Allen Institute / Perkins+Will

15:00 - 3 December, 2015
Allen Institute / Perkins+Will, © Hedrich Blessing
© Hedrich Blessing

© Hedrich Blessing © Hedrich Blessing © Hedrich Blessing © Hedrich Blessing +17

Call for Proposals: Folly 2016

14:00 - 3 December, 2015
Call for Proposals: Folly 2016, Folly 2016
Folly 2016

Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League invite designers and architects to help shape the physical setting in which the park fulfills its mission as an environment for art, creative expression, social programming, and education. Socrates, located in Long Island City, Queens, is distinctive for its combination of waterfront setting, accessibility, and community-driven programs.

In previous years the Folly program investigated the intersection between sculpture and architecture with temporary structures that intentionally served no utilitarian purpose. This year, marking the program’s 5th and the park’s 30th anniversaries, the competition instead asks entrants to fuse form with utility, creating designs that explore the intersection of art and architecture while durably addressing and improving the conditions of the park.

LMN Architects Win 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award

12:21 - 3 December, 2015
LMN Architects Win 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award, Vancouver Convention Centre West. Image © LMN Architects
Vancouver Convention Centre West. Image © LMN Architects

LMN Architects, a 145-employee firm based in Seattle, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architecture Firm Award

“LMN Architects exemplify the best in architecture firm culture,” said 2015 AIA President Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA. “Not only is their work proof of this, but the amazing talent they are cultivating will have a reverberating impact on the profession for years to come.”

Elevating Erie: Ideas Competition for a Biodiverse Boulevard

14:10 - 2 December, 2015
Elevating Erie: Ideas Competition for a Biodiverse Boulevard , Competition Open Call
Competition Open Call

Update: The deadline has been extended to January 4, 2016. 

The creation of the Erie Canal was a paradigm shift for American progress in the 19th century, leveraging hundreds of miles of canal networks capable of generating cities out of swamps and ushering in a new era of exchange. Over a century later, what was the Erie Canal through Central New York has been capped over with urban development and sprawl. We are now presented with the opportunity to reposition Erie as the vehicle for a globally relevant, ecologically turbocharged urban corridor. The Elevating Erie ideas competition seeks proposals that consider our current global biodiversity challenges in urbanized regions by developing solutions specific to the Erie Canalway Trail along Erie Boulevard East connecting DeWitt to Syracuse.

See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World

08:00 - 1 December, 2015
See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World, Stegastein Lookout. Image via DesignCurial
Stegastein Lookout. Image via DesignCurial

Now in its second year, DesignCurial has revealed the results of their annual “Top 10 Public Toilets” award, recognizing outstanding lavatory design across the world. The top 10 emerged as exemplars among over 1,000 public toilet designs, evaluated on “design, innovation and the relationship with surroundings”. “The aim of the list was to bring international design to the fore, especially unique architecture that may be overlooked due to the structure’s mundane stereotype,” said Katherine Houston, web editor at DesignCurial. “This list is well geographically spread, with distinctive designs emerging from Japan, Australia and the UK to name a few.” See the world’s best public toilets for 2015 after the break.

Trail Restroom. Image via DesignCurial Wembley WCs. Image via DesignCurial Tokinokura Lavatories Shimodate. Image via DesignCurial L'Uritonnoir. Image via DesignCurial +28

Webinar: Energizing Heritage Conservation with ARCHICAD Point Clouds and BIM

05:30 - 1 December, 2015
Webinar: Energizing Heritage Conservation with ARCHICAD Point Clouds and BIM

The challenge: to produce a set of HABS (Historic American Building Survey) drawings for the Library of Congress for the Arizona State Fairgrounds Grandstand Building, a 1938 WPA project.

Please join our webinar where Philip Allsopp, Senior Sustainability Scientist and Adjunct Professor with the Julie Ann Wrigley, Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, will present a fascinating case study about the groundbreaking use of 3D laser survey and point clouds with ARCHICAD 19.

Austin Home / Aamodt / Plumb Architects

13:00 - 30 November, 2015
Austin Home / Aamodt / Plumb Architects, © Casey Dunn
© Casey Dunn

© Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn +15

Khabele Elementary Expansion / Derrington Building Studio

19:00 - 27 November, 2015
Khabele Elementary Expansion / Derrington Building Studio, © Peter Molick Photography
© Peter Molick Photography

© Peter Molick Photography © Peter Molick Photography © Peter Molick Photography © Peter Molick Photography +49

Writing Pavilion / Architensions

11:00 - 27 November, 2015
Writing Pavilion / Architensions, © Cameron Blaylock
© Cameron Blaylock
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
  • Architects in Charge

    Alessandro Orsini, Nick Roseboro
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Cameron Blaylock © Cameron Blaylock © Cameron Blaylock © Cameron Blaylock +20

Pearl Izumi North American Headquarters / ZGF Architects

09:00 - 26 November, 2015
Pearl Izumi North American Headquarters  / ZGF Architects, © Raul J. Garcia
© Raul J. Garcia

© Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia +13

Global and International Studies Building / Ennead Architects + Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf

15:00 - 25 November, 2015
Global and International Studies Building / Ennead Architects + Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, © Jeff Goldberg
© Jeff Goldberg

© Jeff Goldberg © Jeff Goldberg © Jeff Goldberg Courtesy of Ennead Architects +35

Alumni Center / TVA Architects

17:00 - 24 November, 2015
Alumni Center / TVA Architects, © Laurence Anderson
© Laurence Anderson
  • Architects

  • Location

    Eugene, OR, USA
  • Design Principal

    Bob Thompson
  • Project Team

    Eric Li, project manager, Caleb Mitchell, Susan Hargrave
  • Area

    6000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Laurence Anderson © Laurence Anderson © Laurence Anderson © Laurence Anderson +19

Film Screening: The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat

07:57 - 24 November, 2015
Film Screening: The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat, Image: The Oyler House cover art.
Image: The Oyler House cover art.

Join us for another portrayal of one of America’s greatest architects: Richard Neutra. The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat explores how Neutra, considered the “father of California Modern architecture,” came to befriend this modest small-town family and how he was inspired by the site’s stunning desert setting, which Neutra compared with the grandness of the mystical Gobi Desert.

Call for Applications: The Tyson Scholars of American Art Program at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

07:30 - 24 November, 2015
Call for Applications: The Tyson Scholars of American Art Program at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Aerial view of Crystal Bridges; photography by Adair Creative. Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.
Aerial view of Crystal Bridges; photography by Adair Creative. Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art invites applications for the 2016-2017 Tyson Scholars of American Art Program. The residential program supports full-time scholarship in the history of American art, visual and material culture from the colonial period to the present. To support their research, Tyson Scholars have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges as well as the library at the University of Arkansas in nearby Fayetteville. Housing is provided at the Crystal Bridges Farmhouse, within easy walking distance from the Museum via wooded trails and approximately 1.5 miles from downtown Bentonville. It features comfortable indoor and outdoor common spaces including an expansive yard, patio and swimming pool; scholars have private bed and bath rooms.

AIANY and Center for Architecture Name Benjamin Prosky as Executive Director

14:00 - 23 November, 2015
AIANY and Center for Architecture Name Benjamin Prosky as Executive Director, © AIANY
© AIANY

Following the resignation of Rick Bell earlier this year, AIANY and The Center for Architecture have appointed Benjamin Prosky as Executive Director. Prosky will assume his new position in early 2016, after stepping down as Assistant Dean for Communications at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). 

“Ben brings a unique energy, intelligence, and experience to the executive director position,” said Carol Loewenson, incoming president of AIA New York and partner at Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, in a statement. “AIANY is poised for great change: more outreach, greater membership value, deeper connections to the academy, and a stronger role in actively impacting the design of our city. Ben is the right person to imagine the AIANY of the future. We are thrilled to have him on board to lead our organization.”



Nordic Light / D/O

11:00 - 23 November, 2015
Nordic Light / D/O, © Chad Holder
© Chad Holder
  • Architects

  • Location

    St Paul, MN, USA
  • Design Team

    John Dwyer AIA, Colin Oglesbay Assoc. AIA, Edward Eichten Assoc. AIA
  • Area

    1750.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Chad Holder © Chad Holder © Chad Holder © Chad Holder +23

AD Classics: Pershing Square / Ricardo Legorreta + Laurie Olin

06:00 - 23 November, 2015
AD Classics: Pershing Square / Ricardo Legorreta + Laurie Olin, © Legorreta + Legorreta, photograph by Lourdes Legorreta
© Legorreta + Legorreta, photograph by Lourdes Legorreta

The recently announced competition to redesign Pershing Square, Los Angeles’ oldest park, will be at least the sixth iteration of the space in the heart of the city’s rapidly changing downtown. Occupying a full city block, what is now Pershing Square (named for the World War I general) was part of the 1781 Spanish land grant to the City of Los Angeles, and was officially dedicated as a park, originally called La Plaza Abaja, in 1866.[1] The current iteration, designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and landscape architect Laurie Olin, with art installations by Barbara McCarren, opened in 1994. Just over twenty years later, the brightly-colored, geometric stucco structures, and the hardscape-heavy layout have faced extensive criticism–one local website is fond of calling it the city’s “most hated park”–but Legorreta and Olin’s design makes a bold statement for urban public space in Los Angeles, unmatched by any other park in the city.

Whitehall Library / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

13:00 - 20 November, 2015
Whitehall Library / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf +23