Brandywine House / Robert M. Gurney Architect

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Architects: Robert M. Gurney Architect
Location: Rock Creek Park, 3545 Williamsburg Lane Northwest, , DC 20008, USA
Year: 2014
Photographs: Anice Hoachlander, Allen Russ

Moshe Safdie Wins 2015 AIA Gold Medal

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has just announced that Moshe Safdie, FAIA, will be the 2015 AIA Gold Medal recipient. Honoring him for his “comprehensive and humane approach to designing public and cultural spaces across the world has touched millions of people and influenced generations of younger architects,” the AIA believes that Safdie’s work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.

“Moshe Safdie has continued to practice architecture in the purest and most complete sense of the word, without regard for fashion, with a hunger to follow ideals and ideas across the globe in his teaching, writing, practice and research,” stated Boston Society of Architects president Mike Davis in his nomination letter.

Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ

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Architects: NBBJ
Location: 1422 East Livingston Avenue, , OH 43205, USA
Area: 15000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart

Tree House / Matt Fajkus Architecture

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Architects: Matt Fajkus Architecture
Location: , TX, USA
Area: 257.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Brian Mihealsick, Bryant Hill, Twist Tours

Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: , FL, USA
Area: 135000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Robin Hill

The Room at Technicolor Postworks / Rafi Segal Architecture

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Architects: Rafi Segal Architecture
Location: , NY, USA
Design Team: Rafi Segal A+U , Sara Segal
Project Manager: Bill Topazio (PostWorks)
Area: 1400.0 ft2
Photographs: Kate Joyce

Kids Science Labs 02 / Woodhouse Tinucci Architects

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Architects: Woodhouse Tinucci Architects
Location: , IL, USA
Area: 7900.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Mike Schwartz

Sebastopol Barn House / Anderson Anderson Architecture

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Architects: Anderson Anderson Architecture
Location: , CA, USA
Architects In Charge: Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson
Area: 3732.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Anderson Anderson Architecture

SCAPE and Rogers Partners Design New Public Gateway for Mississippi River Waterfall

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SCAPE / Landscape Architecture and Rogers Partners have envisioned a new public gateway for the Mississippi River’s “one true waterfall” – St. Anthony Falls in downtown . Named after being the city’s original site for its 19th-century water supply and fire-fighting pumping stations, “Water Works” is designed to “weave” together heritage ruins, local ecology, and recreational systems into a “coherent civic space” on four-acres of Central Riverfront. 

Images Released of Cummins’ Deborah Berke-Designed Headquarters in Indianapolis

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Cummins has released preliminary renderings of their new $30 million headquarters designed by -based Deborah Berke Partners. The news comes shortly after the diesel engine manufacture had announced plans to transform a four-acre downtown site in the heart of the Market East cultural district into a 10-story office building and public park.

Laguna Street Residence / Michael Hennessey Architecture

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Architects: Michael Hennessey Architecture
Location: , CA, USA
Area: 4370.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Joe Fletcher

US, Canada and Mexico Agree to Recognize Architect Credentials

New York-based architect Richard Meier’s 180-meter “Reforma Tower” planned for Mexico City (click image for more)

A tri-national agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico will now allow architects to work across borders in North America. As reported by the US National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (), in conjunction with the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) and the Federacion de Colegios de Arquitectos de la Republica Mexicana (), representatives from the architectural regulatory authorities in all three countries have agreed to mutually recognize architect credentials.

FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE Reveals Latin American Art Museum for Miami

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On the heels of President Barack Obama’s recent decision to reform US immigration policy, FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE has released designs for a new Latin American Art Museum (LAAM) in . The four-story museum, characterized by elongated, cantilevering terraces and sculpture gardens, hopes to become “the most significant institution for displaying Latin American art in America.” Continue reading to learn more.

Gross-Flasz Residence / One d+b Miami

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Architects:
Location: Harbor Island, North Bay Village, FL 33141, USA
Architect In Charge: Hugo Mijares
Collaborating Architects : Francisco Llado, Robert Moerigh, Xavier Garcia Sr, Xavier Garcia Jr.
Area: 750.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fabio Ventresca

Designs Unveiled for Foster + Partners’ “Health Education Campus” in Cleveland

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Foster + Partners has submitted plans for a new “Health Education Campus” in , Ohio. The 485,000-square-foot quadrangle building is designed to foster collaboration between the students of Case Western Reserve University and the Clinic on the medical campus’ existing 11-acre parcel at East 93rd Street between Euclid and Chester Avenues.

New York’s $4 Billion Train Station Takes Shape

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Santiago Calatrava’s head-turning World Trade Center Transportation Hub has assumed its full form, nearly a decade after its design was revealed. In light of this, the New York Times has taken a critical look at just how the winged station’s budget soared. “Its colossal avian presence may yet guarantee the hub a place in the pantheon of civic design in New York. But it cannot escape another, more ignominious distinction as one of the most expensive and most delayed train stations ever built.” The complete report, here.

Madison Park Tree House / First Lamp

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Architects: First Lamp
Location: Madison Park, , WA 98112, USA
Contractor:
Area: 3200.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tim Bies Photography

The Last Stop: Documenting North America’s Disappearing Rest Areas

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Rest stops are a disappearing sight in North America. Brought by tight highway budgets, and the increasing number of off-exit fast food outlets and gas stations, these roadside oases may soon become extinct. Photographer Ryann Ford wants to make sure they’re documented before this happens. Her project, “The Last Stop” is a series of photographs taken of unique rest stops across the nation. A Kickstarter campaign has been started to fund Ford’s work, and the ensuing publication of her photographs. Learn more, after the break!