Oakley House / Benjamin Waechter Architect

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Architects: Benjamin Waechter Architect
Location: , OR, USA
Architect In Charge:
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lara Swimmer

Salem Harbor Station / COOKFOX

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From the architect. The Salem Harbor , built between 1948 and 1951, is a coal fired which occupies a 65-acre site in Salem, Massachusetts. One of the region’s dirtiest coal- and oil-burning power generators, the 748 megawatt sits within the historical maritime hub of Salem’s waterfront. The facility is topped by three towering smokestacks that pierce the skyline, and can be seen from many parts of Salem as well as the neighboring communities of Beverly and Marblehead. 

Learn more about the station’s transformation after the break…

JC Raulston Arboretum Lath House / Frank Harmon Architect

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Architects: Frank Harmon Architect
Location: , NC, USA
Design Team: Frank Harmon, Will Lambeth
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Frank Harmon Architect

Janus House / Kennerly Architecture & Planning

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Architects: Kennerly Architecture & Planning
Location: , CA, USA
Interior Design: Meg Hart Design
Area: 4,200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Bruce Damonte

Boffo Building Fashion 2013 / Neiheiser & Valle

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Architects: Neiheiser & Valle
Location: , NY, USA
Collaborators: Focus Lighting, Boffo
Area: 640.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Naho Kubota , Evan Joseph , Courtesy of Neiheiser & Valle

Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) / HGA Architects and Engineers

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Architects: HGA Architects and Engineers
Location: West Bend, WI, USA
Principal: James Vander Heiden, , PE
Project Manager: Russ Drewry, AIA
Project Lead Designer: James Shields, FAIA
Project Architect:: Peter Balistrieri
Year: 2013
Photographs: Darris Lee Harris

Ribbons / Cliff Garten Studio

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Architects: Cliff Garten Studio
Location: , CA, USA
Area: 21,840 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Cliff Garten Studio

Pinterest Headquarters / All of the Above + First Office + Schwartz and Architecture

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Architects: All of the Above, First OfficeSchwartz and Architecture
Location: , CA, USA
Project Designers: All of the Above / First Office–Janette Kim, Anna Neimark and Andrew Atwood, with Charlie Able, Benjamin Farnsworth, Rachel Hillery, Mark Acciari, Austin Kaa, Steven Moody, Ewan Feng, Kate Hajash, Brian Lee, Darle Shinsato, Jane Zhu, Fiona Booth, Katie Okamoto, Margaret Zyro
Executive Architect: –Neal Schwartz, Lourdes Garcia, Neil O’Shea, Wyatt Arnold, Erik Bloom, Joshua Yoches
Area: 45000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Naho Kubota, Eddy Joaquim

Perkins+Will Selected to Design Prentice Replacement

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Northwestern University has selected Perkins+Will to design the new 600,000 square foot Biomedical Research Building for the Feinberg School of Medicine in . Planned for the site of Bertrand Goldberg’s recently demolished Prentice Woman’s Hospital, the new building will “anchor the University’s research facilities and be the hub of a world-class research and development enterprise that attracts innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple to Receive 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award

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Just two days after the passing of R. , FAIA, the -based architect’s practice, Eskew + Dumez + Ripple (EDR), has been announced as the recipient of the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award. Presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the annual award is the highest honor bestowed by to a firm by the national institution. EDR is being recognized for “rigorously crafting Modernism to repair, restore, and enhance the exceptionally unique cultural and historic context of New Orleans.”

Julia Morgan Awarded 2014 AIA Gold Medal

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The American Institute of Architects () has announced today their decision to posthumously award the 2014 Gold Medal to Julia Morgan, FAIA (1872-1957), “whose extensive body of work has served as an inspiration to a generation of female architects.”

“Julia Morgan is unquestionably among the greatest American architects of all time and a true California gem,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in her recommendation letter. “Morgan’s legacy has only grown over the years. She was an architect of remarkable breadth, depth, and consistency of exceptional work, and she is widely known by the quality of her work by those who practice, teach, and appreciate architecture.”

300 Lafayette Street / COOKFOX

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Planned to transform former gas site at the entrance of SOHO by mid-2015, this COOKFOX-design was labeled as one of the most “erudite and captivating” presentations the Landmarks Preservation Commission has seen in years. The seven-story office and retail building is centered around the idea of connecting users to nature. Softening the building’s modern steel and glass facade will be a cloak of lush balconies topped with prime penthouse office space.

Ziba Design World Headquarters / Holst Architecture

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Architects: Holst Architecture
Location: , OR, USA
Team: R&H Construction, Brightworks
Area: 76,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Stephen Miller

Flip Flop House / Dan Brunn Architecture

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Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture
Location: Venice, , CA, USA
Contractor: RJC Builders
Structural Engineer: Paul Franceschi
Area: 5700.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brandon Shigeta

Mapdwell Expands to Washington D.C.

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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 and abroad.

Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L Anderson Design Center / Marlon Blackwell Architect

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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, , Project manager; Meryati Johari Blackwell, Assoc. , NCIDQ, ASID, LEED AP BD+D; Jonathan Boelkins, ; William Burks, Assoc. ; Stephen Reyenga, Assoc. ; Michael Pope, Assoc. ; Bradford Payne, Assoc. ; 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
Year: 2013
Photographs: Timothy Hursley

AD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der Rohe

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Situated at the eastern edge of Downtown Detroit, Lafayette Park constitutes the world’s largest collection of buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe. The 78-acre complex was completed in 1959, just after Crown Hall and the Seagram Building. It is not as well known as many Mies projects of that decade, however, many critics argue the project deserves greater recognition. One of the first examples of urban renewal, it is a testament to the development’s design that it remains a vibrant neighborhood more than fifty years after its construction.

Writing Studio / Andrew Berman Architect

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Architects: Andrew Berman Architect
Location: , NY, USA
Landscape Architect: Eleanor McPeck Landscape Design
Area: 2,000 sqft
Year: 2008
Photographs: Michael Moran