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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

12:00 - 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

14:00 - 20 November, 2015
Whitehall Library / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

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

David Chipperfield Reveals His First Residential Project in New York

12:40 - 20 November, 2015
David Chipperfield Reveals His First Residential Project in New York, © Miller Hare
© Miller Hare

Details on David Chipperfield's first large-scale residential project in New York has been revealed. The last development to take place at Bryant Park, The Bryant condominium tower will feature 57 one to four bedroom residences, including two triplex penthouses, on a boutique hotel at 16 West 40th Street. The HFZ Capital Group development was designed with Chipperfield's "intelligent simplicity," as the architects describe. Each residence will occupy a corner of the tower.

October ABI Remains on Solid Ground

16:00 - 19 November, 2015
October ABI Remains on Solid Ground, October ABI 2015. Image © CalculatedRiskBlog.com
October ABI 2015. Image © CalculatedRiskBlog.com

As reported by the AIA, this month's Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has shown a slight reduction in construction growth in October, dropping by 0.6 points from September's mark of 53.7, but still in solid positive territory at 53.1. The Project Inquiries Index also dropped for the third straight month, falling to 58.5.

“Allowing for the possibility of occasional and minor backsliding, we expect healthy business conditions for the design and construction industry to persist moving into next year,” said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker. “One area of note is that the multi-family project sector has come around the last two months after trending down for the better part of the year.”

Oakville View Estate / John Maniscalco

13:00 - 19 November, 2015
Oakville View Estate / John Maniscalco, Courtesy of John Maniscalco
Courtesy of John Maniscalco
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oakville, CA 94558, USA
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of John Maniscalco

Courtesy of John Maniscalco Courtesy of John Maniscalco Courtesy of John Maniscalco Courtesy of John Maniscalco +12

BIG, West 8 + Atelier Ten Unveil Masterplan for Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District

14:00 - 18 November, 2015
BIG, West 8 + Atelier Ten Unveil Masterplan for Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

BIG, West 8 and Atelier Ten have revealed their masterplan design for Pittsburgh's Lower Hill district, just outside the city's downtown region. Located on the former site of Pittsburgh's Civic Arena, which was demolished in 2012 and has since left a significant hole in the city's fabric, the design will bring 1,200 residences and over 1 million square feet of retail space to the area, while reconnecting the wider Hill District with the downtown core by reinstating the city's road grid, overlaid with a series of pedestrian footpaths, public plazas and green spaces.

Courtesy of BIG Courtesy of BIG Courtesy of BIG Courtesy of BIG +13

Atelier 2B's "Soft in the Middle" Rethinks Modernism for An Age of Collaboration and Sharing

09:30 - 18 November, 2015
Atelier 2B's "Soft in the Middle" Rethinks Modernism for An Age of Collaboration and Sharing, Courtesy of Atelier 2B
Courtesy of Atelier 2B

In his book We Have Never Been Modern, philosopher Bruno Latour concludes that an inability to make humanity and nature inherently separate is one of Modernism’s most misguided tropes. Thus, contemporary designers that hope to riff on or have continuity with modernism must understand that architecture, even at its most aestheticized, is not hermetically sealed off from the outside world - and that therefore modernism is not a plateau of design, but another base camp on the road to further refinement.

In Chicago, the city where Modernism reached both its metaphoric and physical peak, Atelier 2B, a team of Yewon Ji, Nicolas Lee, Ryan Otterson, recently shared the top-five prize of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's ChiDesign Competition (part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial) for their project Soft in the Middle: The Collaborative Core. Indebted to the legacy of Mies and the International Style, Atelier 2B proposed a Modernist-tower-redux that (externally at least) is composed of three stacked rectangular volumes bisected with terraces, set back from the street by a large public plaza. The project brief called for “a new center for architecture, design and education,” in a competition judged by critics including Stanley Tigerman, David Adjaye, Ned Cramer, Monica Ponce de Leon, and Billie Tsien.

Courtesy of Atelier 2B Courtesy of Atelier 2B Design and Allied Arts High School. Image Courtesy of Atelier 2B Out-of-School-Time Youth Program. Image Courtesy of Atelier 2B +8

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

16:00 - 16 November, 2015
3 Universities Win 2015 NCARB Award to Develop Programs that Merge Education and Practice, © AstroStar via Shutterstock
© AstroStar via Shutterstock

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

14:30 - 16 November, 2015
ODA's Manhattan Tower Offers Residents a Slice of Suburbia in the Sky, © Moso Studio
© Moso Studio

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.

© Moso Studio © Moso Studio © Moso Studio © Moso Studio +17