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SHoP Architects Reveal Restoration Plan for New York's Seaport District

SHoP Architects have revealed a mixed use proposal to pedestrianize New York City’s historic Seaport District. Extending the Manhattan grid out into the waterfront, the scheme seeks to harmonize pedestrian infrastructure and increase access to the shoreline, while proposing a 500-foot luxury residential tower by developer Howard Hughes Corporation that would jut out into the harbor. More about the proposal, after the break. 

AIA Honors Edward Mazria with 2015 Kemper Award

Edward Mazria, AIA, founder of Architecture 2030, has been selected to receive the 2015 Edward C. Kemper Award. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) chose Mazria for “catalyzing the architecture community to address climate change through the design of decarbonized, sustainable and resilient built environments.” 

AIA Honors Rural Studio with 2015 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced Rural Studio as winner of the 2015 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, recognizing the Newbern, Alabama–based design/build program for its student-led projects that have catered to one of the South’s poorest and most underserved regions.

“Rural Studio’s projects prove that an authentic conversation with the residents, no matter how unconventional the client, can yield ambitious architecture,” stated the AIA in their official press release.

Ehrlich Architects Win 2015 AIA Architecture Firm Award

Ehrlich Architects, a Los Angeles-based practice dedicated to the philosophy of Multicultural Modernism, has been selected to receive the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2015 AIA Architecture Firm Award. The award celebrates Ehrlich Architects' 35 years of practice, which, as the AIA notes, has become renowned for “fluidly melding classic California Modernist style with multicultural and vernacular design elements by including marginalized design languages and traditions.”

The firm, originally founded by Steven Ehrlich in 1979 after working with the Peace Corps in Africa, is now led by four diverse partners: Ehrlich, alongside Takashi Yanai, Patricia Rhee, and Mathew Chaney. You can preview some of their most notable projects and watch an interview with Ehrlich, after the break.

Brandywine House / Robert M. Gurney Architect

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AIA Honors Peter Eisenman with 2015 Topaz Medallion

Following Moshe Safdie’s selection to be the next AIA Gold Medalist, the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has announced Peter Eisenman, FAIA, as winner of the 2015 Topaz Medallion. Eisenman, known for a lifetime of scholarly work and his long associations with Princeton, Harvard, Cooper Union and Yale, will be honored for his global impact on architectural education after more than 60 years of teaching.

“There are probably very few schools of architecture where Peter is yet to have lectured,” wrote Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, in a recommendation letter. 

Moshe Safdie Wins 2015 AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has just announced that Moshe Safdie, FAIA, will be the 2015 AIA Gold Medal recipient. Honoring him for his “comprehensive and humane approach to designing public and cultural spaces across the world has touched millions of people and influenced generations of younger architects,” the AIA believes that Safdie's work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.

“Moshe Safdie has continued to practice architecture in the purest and most complete sense of the word, without regard for fashion, with a hunger to follow ideals and ideas across the globe in his teaching, writing, practice and research,” stated Boston Society of Architects president Mike Davis in his nomination letter. 

Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ

  • Architects: NBBJ
  • Location: 1422 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205, USA
  • Area: 15000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart

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Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus / Perkins+Will

  • Architects: Perkins+Will
  • Location: Miami, FL, USA
  • Area: 135000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Robin Hill

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Sebastopol Barn House / Anderson Anderson Architecture

  • Architects: Anderson Anderson Architecture
  • Location: Sebastopol, CA, USA
  • Architects in Charge: Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson
  • Area: 3732.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Anderson Anderson Architecture

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The Room at Technicolor Postworks / Rafi Segal Architecture

  • Architects: Rafi Segal Architecture
  • Location: New York, NY, USA
  • Design Team: Rafi Segal A+U , Sara Segal
  • Project Manager: Bill Topazio (PostWorks)
  • Area: 1400.0 ft2
  • Photographs: Kate Joyce

© Kate Joyce © Kate Joyce © Kate Joyce © Kate Joyce

Kids Science Labs 02 / Woodhouse Tinucci Architects

© Mike Schwartz © Mike Schwartz © Mike Schwartz © Mike Schwartz

Images Released of Cummins' Deborah Berke-Designed Headquarters in Indianapolis

Cummins has released preliminary renderings of their new $30 million Indianapolis headquarters designed by New York-based Deborah Berke Partners. The news comes shortly after the diesel engine manufacture had announced plans to transform a four-acre downtown site in the heart of the Market East cultural district into a 10-story office building and public park. 

Laguna Street Residence / Michael Hennessey Architecture

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SCAPE and Rogers Partners Design New Public Gateway for Mississippi River Waterfall

SCAPE / Landscape Architecture and Rogers Partners have envisioned a new public gateway for the Mississippi River’s “one true waterfall” - St. Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis. Named after being the city’s original site for its 19th-century water supply and fire-fighting pumping stations, “Water Works” is designed to “weave” together heritage ruins, local ecology, and recreational systems into a “coherent civic space” on four-acres of Central Riverfront. 

US, Canada and Mexico Agree to Recognize Architect Credentials

A tri-national agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico will now allow architects to work across borders in North America. As reported by the US National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), in conjunction with the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) and the Federacion de Colegios de Arquitectos de la Republica Mexicana (FCARM), representatives from the architectural regulatory authorities in all three countries have agreed to mutually recognize architect credentials. 

Designs Unveiled for Foster + Partners' "Health Education Campus" in Cleveland

Foster + Partners has submitted plans for a new “Health Education Campus” in Cleveland, Ohio. The 485,000-square-foot quadrangle building is designed to foster collaboration between the students of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic on the medical campus’ existing 11-acre parcel at East 93rd Street between Euclid and Chester Avenues.