AD Classics: New York State Pavilion / Philip Johnson

rSnapshotPhotos /

It is rare to find an architectural project whose history makes such strange bedfellows as the State Pavilion: a master architect and millions of exhibition patrons, roller skaters and rock stars, stray cats and Iron Man [1]. For three hours on April 22, in honor of the fifty year anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair, the city of Queens will open the long shuttered gates to ’s most futuristic work.

Marfa Contemporary Gallery / Elliott + Associates Architects

© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing

Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
Location: 100 East San Antonio Street, Marfa, TX 79843, USA
Project Team: Rand Elliott, FAIA; Brian Berryhill, Associate
Area: 4720.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Scott McDonald – Hedrich Blessing

ARUP Downtown Los Angeles / ZAGO Architecture

© Joshua White

Architects: ZAGO Architecture
Location: 811 Wilshire Boulevard, , CA 90017, USA
Project Team: Andrew Zago, Laura Bouwman, Dale Strong
Area: 2500.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Joshua White

Lingo Construction Services / Elliott + Associates Architects

© Scott McDonald – Hedrich Blessing

Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
Location: 123 Northwest 8th Street, , OK, USA
Project Designer: Rand Elliott, FAIA
Project Architect: Kyle Wedel, AIA LEED AP
Area: 12,260 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Scott McDonald – Hedrich Blessing

Flexhouse / Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson

© Ranquist Development Group

Architects: Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson
Location: 2801 West Shakespeare Avenue, , IL, USA
Area: 13,000 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ranquist Development Group

The New School University Center / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

© James Ewing

Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Location: 65 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003, USA
Design Partner: Roger Duffy, FAIA
Managing Director: Mark Regulinski,
Project Manager: Chris McCready, AIA
Senior Design Architects: Jon Cicconi, AIA; Colin Koop, AIA
Senior Technical Coordinator: Angelo Arzano, AIA
Technical Coordinator: Kimberly Garcia, AIA
Area: 375000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: James Ewing

AD Classics: Saltzman House / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

© Ezra Stoller/Esto

One of the earliest built works of Richard Meier, The Saltzman House, completed in 1969, is one of several Meier-designed residences that exhibits his signature style: absolute whiteness, geometric composition, and the prominence of light.  With a heavy early-Modernist influence, the Saltzman House captures the purity of form and space seen in the projects of Le Corbusier.

Seaside House / Gray Organschi Architecture


Architects: Gray Organschi Architecture
Location: , NY, USA
Area: 3000.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Gray Organschi Architecture

Chesapeake Building One / Elliott + Associates Architects

© Scott McDonald – Hedrich Blessing

Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
Location: Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Project Team: Rand Elliott, FAIA; Bill Yen, , Michael Shuck
Area: 59,000 sqft
Year: 2014
Photographs: Scott McDonald – Hedrich Blessing

Brooks + Scarpa Design Park-And-Ride Plaza for Seattle Rail Station

© Brooks + Scarpa

Brooks + Scarpa has won a competition to design a new park-and-ride plaza for the future Angle Lake light rail station in . As part of the 1.6-mile South 200th Link Extension, which will connect Angle Lake to the airport and downtown area by 2016, the $30 million complex will provide the station’s anticipated 5,400 passengers with a pedestrianized plaza, drop-off and retail area, as well as a 1,050-stall parking garage and 35,000 square feet of reserved space for future transit-oriented development.

AIA Names 10 Most Impressive Houses of 2014

Sol Duc Cabin; Seattle /

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected ten recipients for their 14th annual Awards. Considered to be the year’s most impressive works, the awards are designed to “recognize the best in U.S. housing design” and “promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.” The winners, after the break… 

Perez Art Museum / Herzog & de Meuron

© Iwan Baan

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Location: Pérez Art Museum , 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, , FL, USA
Partners In Charge: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger
Associate: Charles Stone
Area: 11,125 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Iwan Baan, Arcophotos, Daniel Azoulay, Oriol Tarridas

Jesuit Community Center at Fairfield University / Gray Organschi Architecture

© Robert Benson Photography

Architects: Gray Organschi Architecture
Location: , CT, USA
Area: 20000.0 ft2
Year: 2009
Photographs: Robert Benson Photography

Jade Residence / E/L Studio

© Pepper Watkins

Architects: E/L Studio
Location: , NJ 08260, USA
Area: 3300.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pepper Watkins

Lancaster Campus of History / Centerbrook Architects and Planners

© Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics

Architects: Centerbrook Architects and Planners
Location: , PA, USA
Architects In Charge: Mark Simon, FAIA
Area: 33,000 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics

Low/Rise House / Spiegel Aihara Workshop

© Bruce Damonte

Architects: Spiegel Aihara Workshop
Location: , CA, USA
Architect In Charge: Dan Spiegel
Area: 4500.0 ft2
Photographs: Bruce Damonte

AD Classics: Kresge Auditorium / Eero Saarinen and Associates

Kresge Auditorium at MIT, , Massachusetts © Jorge Salcedo / Shutterstock

Kresge Auditorium, designed by Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen, was an experiment in architectural form and construction befitting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s focus on technology and innovation. This feat of sculptural engineering serves as a meeting house and is part of the cultural, social, and spiritual core of MIT’s campus. Kresge Auditorium is one of Saarinen’s numerous daring, egalitarian designs that captured the optimistic zeitgeist of Post-war America.

Two Bear Retreat / Edward M. Doyle

Courtesy of

Architects: Edward M. Doyle
Location: Two Bear Lake, , WI, USA
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Edward M. Doyle, Don Wong, Bill Baxley