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MCHAP Shortlists the 36 Most “Outstanding Projects” in the Americas

Wiel Arets, Dean of the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Dirk Denison, Director of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), have announced the inaugural MCHAP shortlist – 36 “Outstanding Projects” selected from the 225 MCHAP nominees.

“The rich diversity of these built works is a testament to the creative energy at work in the Americas today,” said Arets. “When viewed alongside the innovative work by the MCHAP.emerge finalists and winner, Poli House by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen which we honored in May, we see the evolution of a distinctly American conversation about creating livable space.” See all 36 winners after the break.

Crystal Bridges Museum Store / Marlon Blackwell Architect

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Location: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712, USA
  • Design Team: Marlon Blackwell, Meryati Johari Blackwell, Michael Pope, Bradford Payne, Jonathan Boelkins, Stephen Reyenga, William Burks, Angela Carpenter, Casey Worrell
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Timothy Hursley

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Flashback: Towerhouse / Marlon Blackwell Architect

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Courtesy of Marlon Blackwell Architect

Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architect Project Location: 2570 Old Missouri Road, Arkansas, USA Project Year: 2000 Photographs: Timothy Hursley, Richard Johnson

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AIA Arkansas 2011 Convention

Last week I had the honor to be an invited speaker to the 2011 AIA Arkansas Convention in Hot Springs, AR. The event featured a great group of speakers such as Hicks Stones (Stone Architecture), Rand Elliott (FAIA, Elliott + Associates Architects), Maitland Jones (Deborah Berke & Partners Architects), Steve Dumez (FAIA, Eskew + Dumez + Ripple), David Miller (FAIA, Miller/Hull Partnership), Matthew Kreilich (Julie Snow Architects, Inc.), Kevin Alter (Alter Studio) and Tim Hursley (Architecture photographer). During the convention I had the opportunity to meet a wide group of local architects, such as renowned architect Marlon Blackwell, Chris Baribeau from Modus Studio (recipient of the 2011 AIA Arkansas Emerging Professional Award), among other local architects. I had also the opportunity to visit the Anthony Chapelby Maurice Jennings + David McKee Architects (Maurice Jennings was partner of E. Fay Jones for 25 years), an incredible piece of architecture. Awards during the convention include local architect Charles Witsell, Jr (FAIA, founding partner and senior, Witsell, Evans & Rasco, Architects/Planners), recipient of the Fay Jones Gold Medal Award, and the Arkansas Chapter of the USGBC, recipient of the Award of Merit. The 2011 Design Awards, announced last Friday, are a good snapshot of the current state of architecture in the southern state. After the break, the list of the awarded projects. Some of them are already featured in AD, the rest will be here soon!

Architecture City Guide: Indianapolis

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Courtesy of Wikimedia

This week, with the help of our readers, we visited Indianapolis for our Architecture City Guide. Our readers suggested a lot of really nice buildings and we greatly appreciate their help. Indianapolis’s numerous sporting events and conventions continually draw crowds to this industrious state capital throughout the year. It is only fitting that there is an architecture city guide for its various contemporary buildings. As a seat of government and industry, Indianapolis also boasts a nice variety of historic architecture that is worth seeing. Take a look at the list our readers help put together and add your favorites to the comment section below. The Architecture City Guide: Indianapolis list and corresponding map after the break.

The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion / Marlon Blackwell Architect

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Landscape Architect: The Landscape Studio, Ed Blake; NINebark ,Eric Fulford & Ann Reed
  • Consulting Engineer: Guy Nordenson & Associates Structural Engineers, L'Acquis Consulting Engineers, Cripe Architects & Engineers
  • General Contractor: Geupel DeMars Hagerman
  • Area: 1290.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Timothy Hursley

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Video: Indianapolis Museum of Art Visitors Pavilion

Melvin and Bren Simon Director and CEO Maxwell Anderson holds a conversation with 100 Acres Project Manager Dave Hunt and Architect Marlon Blackwell about the Indianapolis Museum of Art Visitors Pavilion. This Director’s Journal from Art Babble discusses the structure, site, geothermal, and the program of the pavilion.

L-Stack House / Marlon Blackwell Architect

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Project Team: Marlon Blackwell, AIA, Chris Baribeau, AIA, Matt Griffith, Assoc. AIA, Scott Scales, Assoc. AIA, Michael Pope
  • Project Manager: Meryati Blackwell, Assoc. AIA
  • Landscape Designer: Stuart Fulbright
  • Structural Engineering: Joe Looney, P.E.
  • Lighting Design: John Rogers
  • General Contractor: Marlon Blackwell Architect and Benchmark Framing, Inc.
  • Area: 10000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Timothy Hursley

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Gentry Public Library / Marlon Blackwell Architect

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Location: Gentry, Arkansas, USA
  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Project Team: Marlon Blackwell AIA (principal), Ati Blackwell Associate AIA (project manager), Julie Chambers, AIA Tony Patterson Scott Scales David Tanner, Associate AIA Gail Shepherd, AIA
  • Mep: GA Engineers, Inc.
  • Landscape Designer: Stuart Fulbright
  • General Contractor: SSi, Inc
  • Owner/Client: City of Gentry
  • Area: 11037.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Timothy Hursley

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Fulbright Building Addition / Marlon Blackwell Architect

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Srygley Office Building / Marlon Blackwell Architect

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Location: Johnson, Arkansas, USA
  • Project Team: Marlon Blackwell, Gail Shepherd (project architect), Meryati Johari, Julie Chambers, Chris Baribeau, Matthew Griffith
  • Interiors: Marlon Blackwell Architect, Tom Chandler and Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Butch Green
  • Mechanical Engineer: Tim Geary and Associates
  • Contractors: EWI Constructors, Inc.
  • Owner: Bob Srygley
  • Area: 4125.0 ft2
  • Photographs: Tim Hursley

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Porchdog House / Marlon Blackwell Architect

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Location: Biloxi, MS, USA
  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Principal: Marlon Blackwell FAIA
  • Project Team: David Tanner, Chris Baribeau AIA, Matt Griffith, Jonathan Boelkins, Meryati Blackwell
  • Structural: Black Rock Engineering, Tatum-Smith Engineers Inc
  • General Contractor: Holder Construction Company
  • Owner/Client: Richard Tyler sponsored by Architecture for Humanity
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Timothy Hursley

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Arkansas House / Marlon Blackwell Architect

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Location: Northwest Arkansas
  • Project Team: Marlon Blackwell, Yume Rudzinski, Tony Patterson, Chris Baribeau, Matthew Griffith, Meryati Blackwell
  • Interiors: Meredith Boswell, Ante Prima, Oscar Glottman
  • Structural Engineer: Jim Gore
  • Mechanical Engineers: Tim Geary and Associates
  • Contractor: JW Enterprises
  • Project Year: 2004
  • Photographs: Tim Hursley

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Blessings Golf Clubhouse and Guardhouse / Marlon Blackwell Architect

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Location: Johnson, Arkansas, USA
  • Principal In Charge: Marlon Blackwell
  • Project Architect: Gail Shepherd
  • Project Team: Meryati Johari-Blackwell, Chris M. Baribeau, Scott A. Scales, Tony Patterson, Matthew Griffith, Chuck Rotolo, Herb Crumpton, Jose Ribera, Julie Chambers
  • Interiors: Meredith Boswell
  • Landscape Architect: The Landscape Studio - Ed Blake
  • Engineers Structural: Tatum-Smith Engineers
  • Mep: HSA Engineering Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Lighting Design: John Rogers
  • Area: 21.700 sqf (Clubhouse) + 6.500 sqf (Cartbarn) + 192 sqf (Guardhouse)
  • General Contractor: May Construction (David Swain, Johnny Brewer)
  • Civil: CEI
  • Area: 21700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Tim Hursley

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