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Meadow House / Office Mian Ye

  • Lead designer: Office Mian Ye
  • Location: Potomac, MD, USA
  • Partner in Charge: Mian Ye
  • Area: 7000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Ehsan Khah, Mian Ye

©  Mian Ye ©  Mian Ye ©  Mian Ye ©  Mian Ye

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Extension / WHLC Architecture

  • Architects: WHLC Architecture
  • Location: Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Design Team: Rex Cabaniss, Micah Morgan (AIA)
  • Area: 14500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Treasure Tolliver , Tim Mueller

© Treasure Tolliver © Treasure Tolliver © Treasure Tolliver © Treasure Tolliver

Pratt Institute's New Film/Video Department Building / Wasa/Studio A

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Continuing Education Event - ADA / HSW / GBCI Credit Hours

CE Academy is hosting a live continuing education event for the Las Vegas area, providing attendees with 5 hour state accessibility/ ADA/ barrier-free CE, 2 AIA HSW / LU Credit Hours and 1 GBCI Credit Hour for LEED Professionals.

The Boro Hotel / Grzywinski+Pons

  • Architects: Grzywinski+Pons
  • Location: Long Island City, 49-13 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
  • Area: 48000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Floto + Warner

© Floto + Warner © Floto + Warner © Floto + Warner © Floto + Warner

US Pavilion Summons Architects Interested in Participating at 2016 Venice Biennale

The US Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale has launched a call for submissions to all architects interested in participating in The Architectural Imagination. The exhibition will present speculative architectural projects commissioned for specific sites in Detroit but with far-reaching application for cities around the world." Curators Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon will commission 12 US architects to "produce new work that demonstrates the creativity and resourcefulness of architecture to address the social and environmental issues of the 21st century." Each of the 12 projects will be exhibited in the pavilion and documented in an exhibition cataLog, a special issue of the journal Log.

The curators are looking for design excellence, innovative speculative thinking, and architectural expertise in built and/or unbuilt work. Read on to learn more. 

Blackbird House / Will Bruder Architects

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

Invisible Barn / stpmj

  • Architects: stpmj
  • Location: Sagehen Creek Field Station, Tahoe National Forest, 11616 Sage Hen Road, Truckee, CA 96161, USA
  • Area: 72.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of stpmj

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Ledge House / Theodore + Theodore Architects

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Exhibition: Side by Side: Philip Johnson's Glass House and Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House

Side by Side is an exhibition by photographer Robin Hill that explores the similarities and differences between two of America's most iconic houses. The Glass House by Philip Johnson and The Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe. Through a series of dyptychs, Mr. Hill's lens explores both the geometry of the structures and their place in the environment. Tellingly the exhibition is housed in the Seagram Building designed by Mies van der Rohe and assisted by Philip Johnson. The lobby of The Four Seasons is an ideal venue for this exhibition as much of the design aesthetic of both architects is prevalent in the space as well as in the photographs.

CAF Launches Open Competition for New Chicago Headquarters

The Chicago Architecture Foundation has launched an open international ideas competition for a facility that will include a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition space for CAF; a new headquarters for the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH); a design and allied arts high school; and flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs. The project, dubbed the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE) will a new kind of learning campus aimed to "equip young people to be stewards for the built environment of the 21st Century."

The Most Successful US Firms of 2014 are...

Architectural Record has named the "Top 300 Architecture Firms" in the United States, ranking the nation's most successful practices based on their architectural revenue from 2014. Gensler, whose annual revenue surpassed one billion USD, maintained the lead for the fourth consecutive year. The firm's recent commissions, such as Los Angeles' Metropolis, help them set new records for revenue. AECOM, who came in second, also recorded significant growth - both internationally and domestically. 

The top 25 firms are...

Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Wins Final Approval

The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) has awarded Frank Gehry's controversial Eisenhower Memorial final approval during a meeting held on July 9. This means all agencies overseeing the project has (finally) agreed on the design, which has taken 15 years and many design revisions to achieve. The project, now a joint venture between Gehry and AECOM, was initially granted preliminary approval last October. 

"The resulting Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial design satisfies the goals of the seven design principles established for this site in 2006 by the NCPC to preserve and enhance the unique character of this site and establish a new green space within the context of L’Enfant’s plan for Washington D.C.," said the NCPC in their final report. You can read the report in full, here

DR Residence / su11 architecture+design

  • Architects: su11 architecture+design
  • Location: Darien, CT, USA
  • Architect in Charge: Erich Schoenenberger + Ferda Kolatan
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of su11

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Event: Happy Hour Design Studio: Lego Challenge

Navy Green Supportive Housing / Architecture in Formation + Curtis + Ginsberg Architects

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Eyes on Boston: Urban Photo Walk

Explore how architectural photographers see the cityscape in this dynamic session suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers alike. During this intimate exploration of Boston’s Fort Point and Financial District neighborhoods, you will learn to produce memorable images that convey a sense of place, an expression of the architect’s ideas, and a connection to landscape and surroundings. Professional photographer Emily O’Brien will help you and other enthusiastic photographers see Boston in a whole new way. Take your photography to new heights!