Aidlin Darling Design Breaks Ground on Windhover Contemplative Center

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San Francisco-based Aidlin Darling Design has broke ground on the Windhover Contemplative Center at . Inspired by Nathan Oliveira’s meditative Windhover paintings, the single-story, 4,000 square foot spiritual retreat is intended to provide students, faculty and staff members a quiet place of refuge from the intensity of daily life.

Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life / Machado and Silvetti Associates

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Architects: Machado and Silvetti Associates
Location: 238 Thompson Street, University, , NY 10012, USA
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anton Grassl / Esto

Sagaponac House / Stan Allen Architect

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Architects: Stan Allen Architect
Location: , New York,
Assisted By: Pablo Gallego, Jane Kim, Katherine Kim, Matt Schnepf, Ben Tranel
Year: 2007
Photographs: Bilyana Dimitrova, Michal Moran

AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2013

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Taking place October 24-26 at the Phoenix Art Museum, the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2013 consists of a 2-day, 5 to 6 session event that gathers voices of architects serving in various leadership roles, including, principals, educators, owners, designers, environmentalists and innovators, in an intimate setting to discuss the challenges and opportunities for women practicing architecture today. The Summit strives to engage speakers and attendees in an open, conversational setting to share both personal and work experiences toward positive contributions through the practice of architecture. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

Hawk House / Alex Wyndham

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Architects: Alex Wyndham
Location: Central , United States
Builders: Alex Wyndham, John Grill
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alex Wyndham

Founders Hall / Overland Partners

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Architects: Overland Partners
Location: , TX
Design Team: Jim Shelton-AIA, Tim Blonkvist-FAIA, Scott Adams, Bess Swantner, Brad Bailey, Adam Bush-AIA, Steve Bellanger
Consultants: Project Cost Resources, Blum Consulting Engineers, EJES, Jaster Quintanilla (JQ), Lam Partners, 4B Technology, Hughes Associates, WJHW.
Contractor: Beck
Area: 108,000 GSF
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jeffrey Totaro

Ocean Beach Comfort Station / Kevin deFreitas Architects

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Architects: Kevin deFreitas Architects
Location: Ocean Beach, , USA
Design Architect : Kevin deFreitas, Manish Desai
Architect Of Record: Sillman Wright Architects
General Contractor: PRAVA Construction Service Inc.
Public Artist: Shinpei Takeda
Photographs: Darren Bradley, Tim Mantoani

AD Classics: Modern Architecture International Exhibition / Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock

Model of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye from Modern Architecture: International Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #15, February 9-March 23, 1932
“Modern Architecture: International Exhibition” is the title of an exhibition that took place in 1932 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Curated by and Henry-Russell Hitchcock, the exhibition introduced an emerging architectural style characterized by simplified geometry and a lack of ornamentation; known as  the “,” it was described by Johnson as “probably the first fundamentally original and widely distributed style since the Gothic.” The exhibition, along with an accompanying catalogue, laid the principles for the canon of Modern architecture.

‘Practical Utopias’ Exhibition

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Taking place at The Center for Architecture in New York, ‘Practical Utopias’ presents a body of recent work by American and other international firms in five cities across East Asia. Conceived as extensions or embellishments of existing capitals of finance and culture, these new cities within cities serve as focal points for future visions and global ambitions. Over the past twenty years the pace and scale of urbanization in Asia has been unprecedented in both the emerging and maturing economies of the region. Curated by Jonathan Solomon, this provides a framework for education and cultural exchange between New York and the global cities of Asia. The runs October 1 – January 18. For more information, please visit here.

PXSTL Competition Finalist Proposal / Freecell Architecture

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Freecell Architecture‘s proposal for the PXSTL Competition was recently announced one of the three finalists by the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University. Participants were asked to reimagine a vacant lot in ’ Grand Center cultural district while exploring the critical role arts and culture play in creating vibrant, growing communities. The competition aims to demonstrate how small-scale interventions can spur large-scale urban transformation, and Freecell’s proposal was selected for their ability to visualize Grand Center’s long-term vitality, emphasizing community engagement, interactive elements, and cross-disciplinary collaboration among St. Louis’ many cultural organizations. More images and information after the break.

John and Frances Angelos Law Center / Behnisch Architekten + ASG

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Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Ayers Saint Gross
Location: 1401 North Charles Street, University of , , MD 21201, USA
Client: University of Baltimore
Area: 17873.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

South Campus Chiller Plant at OSU / Ross Barney Architects

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Architects: Ross Barney Architects
Location: College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, 500 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Design Principal: Carol Ross Barney
Principal In Charge: Eric Martin
Project Architect: Jonathan Graves, Marc Anderson
Design Team: Ryan Giblin, , LEED AP; Huili Feng
Architect Of Record: Champlin Architects
Local Architect: Lupton Rausch
Area: 95750.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brad Feinkopf

AIA Construction Forecast Predicts Brighter Prognosis in 2014

Via Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon.

With slower than expected activity in the nonresidential construction sector in the first half of the year, the projections for growth in spending have been scaled back.  Led by the hotel and retail project categories, the commercial sector looks largely unchanged, but a noteworthy drop in demand for institutional projects has caused participants in the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast , a survey of the United State’s leading construction forecasters, to reduce projections for spending to a 2.3% increase in 2013, with next year’s projections raised to 7.6%.

Black Family Visual Arts Center / Machado and Silvetti Associates

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Architects: Machado and Silvetti Associates
Location: , New Hampshire, USA
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anton Grassl / Esto

District of Columbia Public Library / The Freelon Group Architects

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Architects: The Freelon Group Architects
Location: 4450 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, , DC 20016, USA
Area: 21472.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Mark Herboth

West Campus Student Housing / Mahlum Architects

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Architects: Mahlum Architects
Location: University of Washington, , WA, USA
Mep Engineers: PAE Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineers: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Landscape Architects: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol LLC
Civil Engineers: SVR Design Company
Builders: Walsh Construction Co., W.G. Clark Construction Co.
Area: 668800.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider

One Workplace / Design Blitz

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Architects: Design Blitz
Location: 2500 De La Cruz Boulevard, , CA 95050, USA
Area: 35000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Bruce Damonte

Van Alen Institute Announces Ground/Work Competition Finalists

Van Alen Institute’s ground floor space at 30 West 22nd Street

Van Alen Institute announced just last week the finalists for Ground/Work: A Design Competition for Van Alen Institute’s New Street-Level Space. Continuing the Institute’s more than century-long legacy of supporting architectural innovation through design competitions, research and public programs, Ground/Work called on emerging architects to take on the task of designing an engaging and accessible venue for the Institute as it reimagines both its physical space and intellectual agenda at its City headquarters.

The selected finalists are Collective-LOK (Jon Lott, William O’Brien Jr., and Michael Kubo); EFGH (Hayley Eber, Frank Gesualdi, Spencer Lapp, Pat Ruggiero, and Ani Ivanova); and Of Possible Architectures (Vincent Appel, Ethan Lay-Sleeper, Jaime Magaliff, Paul Miller, Heather Murtagh, Franklin Romero Jr., and Emily Ruopp, in collaboration with Jay Atherton). More images and information after the break.