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3 Universities Win 2015 NCARB Award to Develop Programs that Merge Education and Practice

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has selected the architectural programs at Mississippi State University, Philadelphia University and the University of Florida as the recipients of the 2015 NCARB Award for the Integration of Practice and Education. The Award helps the selected universities develop "innovative curricula that merge practice and education." This year over $99,000 was awarded to the three programs to develop their proposed initiatives.

“What makes the NCARB Award different from other awards is that it is focused on fostering collaboration between the academy and practice,” said NCARB President Dennis S. Ward, AIA, NCARB in a press release. “This year’s proposals all go further to give students, practitioners, and others within the profession meaningful interactions that will raise awareness for the architect’s role and address issues that are central to practice.”

Learn more about three proposals after the break. 

ODA's Manhattan Tower Offers Residents a Slice of Suburbia in the Sky

Inspired by the recent trend for super-skinny, super-tall skyscrapers currently dominating the Manhattan luxury residential market, ODA New York has developed a design for 303 East 44th Street which they describe as "a new urban reality" for the city. By taking a prototypical, modestly-sized tower building and stretching it skyward, the firm has inserted sculptural skygardens in the voids opened up between the floors to create a tower that combines the advantages of urban living with the spatial benefits of the suburban home.

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Srygley Pool House / Marlon Blackwell Architect

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architects
  • Location: Springdale, AR, USA
  • Design Team: Marlon Blackwell, FAIA / Meryati Johari Blackwell, AIA, NCIDQ, ASID, LEED AP BD+D / William Burks, Assoc. AIA / Bradford Payne, Assoc. AIA / Stephen Kesel
  • Area: 945.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Timothy Hursley

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SL11024 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

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New Images Released of Foster + Partners' Seagram-Adjacent Condos in New York

RFR and Foster + Partners have released new images of One Hundred East 53rd Street, a 63-story luxury residential tower in New York next to Mies van der Rohe's famed Seagram Building. The skyscraper, which was announced last year, will contain 94 residences, a swimming pool, wellness facility, spa, library and sitting rooms, and its trademark Foster minimalism is intended to "provide a counterpoint to the Seagram’s bronze edifice," according to the developers RFR.


Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Billie Tsien

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization for everyone interested in learning about and improving the architecture, design, landscape and urban fabric of the North Texas region is pleased to continue its 2015-16 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Billie Tsien, Co-Founder and Partner of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects - a New York City-based studio focused on work for museums, schools, and non-profit organizations. Tsien’s many projects include the new art museum for the Barnes Foundation collection, the American Folk Art Museum in New York, projects for Lincoln Center in New York and Cranbrook in Michigan, and the Dallas residence for

Lecture: In Our "Extreme Present" Time

In Our Time is an architecture and design lecture series presenting the best thinkers, makers, and builders of today.

Shumon Basar, co-author of The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present is joined by architect Keller Easterling and writer Kari Rittenbach.

Discussion hosted by Hrag Vartanian, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic.

This lecture is made possible by William Pordy M.D.

Presented in collaboration with Hyperallergic.

Shumon Basar is a writer, thinker, and cultural critic. He is co-author of The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Penguin/Blue Rider, March 2015). His edited books include

Architectural Photography Workshop at the Center for Architecture

Learn how to create your own eye-catching photographs of the city’s built environment in this hands-on workshop with architectural photographer Matthew Carbone. An introductory discussion about techniques, relevant mobile phone apps and considerations of lighting and composition particular to on-site architectural photography will be followed by an outdoor shooting session in the iconic South Street Seaport neighborhood. Class size limited to allow for individual feedback and instruction.

Open to all levels of experience. Digital SLR cameras or current iPhones / Android phones with high-quality cameras recommended.

The National Building Museum's 35th Birthday

Thirty-five years ago today, an Act of Congress established the nation’s only museum dedicated to the history and impact of the built environment. To celebrate our birthday, we’re throwing open our doors and offering free admission to all, as well as birthday festivities throughout the day. Learn more at

Matter, Light, and Form: Architectural Photographs of Wayne Thom, 1968-2003

This fall, the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University presents Matter, Light, and Form: Architectural Photographs of Wayne Thom, 1968-2003 at the Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery (WUHO).

Wayne Thom, an architectural photographer who built a practice under the tutelage of A. Quincy Jones, was a success from the start, quickly establishing a position as one of the leading figures in the ‘visual communication’ of architectural projects and ideas, working for developers and architects throughout the North American west and Asia, and often photographing a project from its first promotional models to finished buildings.

Museum Shop Program: Building Washington National Cathedral

Author R. Andrew Bittner discusses the techniques used to build the Washington National Cathedral in his newly-released book from Arcadia Publishing (2015). The construction of this neo-Gothic cathedral is presented in photographic detail. A book-signing follows the talk. Book price: $19.80 Member | $21.99 Non-member.

Building Tour: Dance Place and Brookland Artspace Lofts

Washington’s Brookland neighborhood gained a jolt of artistic energy with the renovation of Dance Place studio and construction of Brookland Artspace Lofts. Dance Place incorporates a theater, office space, and an expanded dance studio. Brookland Artspace Lofts, a 78,000-square-foot residential development, provides 40 affordable live/work studios for working artists. Yolanda Cole, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP; Holly Lennihan, RA, LEED AP; and Starr Ashcraft, LEED AP BD+C with Hickok Cole Architects lead a tour of the buildings and explains how the programmatic needs unique to artists impacted their final designs. 1.5 LU HSW

The Grove / debartolo architects

  • Architects: debartolo architects
  • Location: 2777 S Gilbert Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286, USA
  • Design Team: Jack DeBartolo 3 AIA (Design Principal /Lead Designer), Eric Huffman RA, Michael Roth, Morgan Pakula RA, Tommy Hancock
  • Area: 42000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Bill Timmerman

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman

Call for Submissions: ProDrone Booth Design Proposal CES 2016

About ProDrone:

ProDrone Technology Company ( is a fresh, innovative and forward thinking take on the contemporary UAV industry. We fully focus on the comprehensive research, development, design and production of unmanned aerial vehicles and we strive to not only offer concierge style customer service, but a truly fascinating flying experience.

Our first drone, Byrd, has many special features. Some features that set us apart form the rest are complete portability (Byrd conveniently folds down into an iPad sized package), longer flight time (Byrd has a 30% longer battery life than all other drones within the same category), dual controllers (Connect

Exhibition: On the Tarmac

To most people, tarmac markings are hieroglyphics writ large: an obscure language that greets us as we glide down toward the earth. It is a code both intimately familiar and radically alien. On the Tarmac reconceives this code. Designer Dennis Pieprz Assoc. AIA and his photos, by freeing the tarmac from utility, allow new meanings to emerge, exploring poetry of line work and the ballet of human activity. This collection is about slowing pace and paying attention, but most important about seeking sublime moments in the everyday. The exhibition, presented by BSA Space in partnership with Sasaki Associates, features more

Opening Reception: White on White

Don't miss the opening reception for White on White. This special event is the first opportunity to explore the exhibition while enjoying complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

This exhibition, by photographer Steve Rosenthaland in partnership with Historic New England, showcases rural New England churches of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. From the early meetinghouses through the changing patterns of Greek and Gothic revivals, Rosenthal's black and white images capture what remains of the architectural gems around the region.