Mapdwell announced today the unveiling of Mapdwell Solar System for the Washington, D.C. The MIT-born project has formed an alliance with the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) to provide its state-of-the-art rooftop solar resource to the U.S. capital.
DDOE was the first of several organizations to partner with Mapdwell after the platform was introduced in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The District’s map comes only seven months after the initial rollout of Solar System, and constitutes the first step in Mapdwell’s expansion in the United States and abroad.
Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
Location: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Mba Project Team: Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, Principal in Charge and Design Architect; David Jaehning, AIA, Project manager; Meryati Johari Blackwell, Assoc. AIA, NCIDQ, ASID, LEED AP BD+D; Jonathan Boelkins, AIA; William Burks, Assoc. AIA; Stephen Reyenga, Assoc. AIA; Michael Pope, Assoc. AIA; Bradford Payne, Assoc. AIA; Angela Carpenter
Associate Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
Psw Project Team: Mark Herrmann AIA, Associate Principal in Charge and Project Manager; Joe Stanley, AIA, Principal; Craig Curzon, AIA, Principal; Reese Rowland, AIA, Principal; Wesley Walls, AIA, Principal; Kimberly Braden Prescott, ASID, Director of Interiors; Christopher Thomas, AIA; Sarah Menyhart Bennings, AIA; Michelle Teague, AIA; Conley Fikes, AIA; Jim Thacker; John Dupree, AIA; J.B. Mullins, AIA; Laura Lyon
Photographs: Timothy Hursley
In honor of Alabama’s 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Campaign, a national design competition was launched to envision a “Monument to Foot Soldiers.” New York City-based Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects was one of many entrants who responded, hoping to design a monument that would honor the sacrifices made by the unnamed activists who fought for civil rights and celebrate the power of the human spirit.
Yesterday at Art Basel and Design Miami, Norman Foster unveiled plans that would double the gallery space at the historic Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. By constructing three “bold” new pavilions beneath a single “shimmering” roof, Foster promises to restore the museum’s original elegance, strengthening its role within the surrounding community and provide the framework for future growth.
Each year when Design Intelligence publishes “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools,” we try to look beyond the rankings. At the end of the day, the report is a snapshot of the state of architecture today and, as such, is a minefield of useful information, particularly for current (or soon-to-be) architecture students. Check out the short infographic after the break to see how the profession’s outlook has grown far more optimistic for architecture grads; what firms look for in recent grads (it may surprise you); and the unequal relationship of high-ranking sustainability programs vs. the prevalence of LEED certification.
A fire station typically is organized into two distinct zones – one that reaches outwards to the city and acts as a monumental symbol of protection, and one that contains the hidden inner workings of the station. In a large headquarters, with a diverse set of programs each with their own unique spatial requirements, such a strategy of containment is untenable.