Salmela House / Salmela Architect

© Paul Crosby

Architects: Salmela Architect
Location: , Minnesota,
Principal Architect: David Salmela
Builder: Rod&SonsCarpentry
Area: 3,000 sqft
Year: 2007
Photographs: Paul Crosby, Peter Kerze

The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building / Westlake Reed Leskosky

© Nic Lehoux

Architects: Westlake Reed Leskosky
Location: , OH, USA
Architect In Charge: Paul E. Westlake
Project Designer: Jonathan C. Kurtz
Client/Owner: Oberlin College
Area: 37,000 sqft
Year: 2010
Photographs: Nic Lehoux , Kevin G. Reeves, Scott Pease

300 Cornwall / Kennerly Architecture & Planning

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Architects: Kennerly Architecture & Planning
Location: , , United States
Developer+ Builder: Agosta Builders, Gerry Agosta
Structural Engineer: Santos & Urrutia Structural Engineers
Area: 14,000 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Bruce Damonte

Design Miami Pavilion / formlessfinder


Each December, Design Miami/ commissions early-career architects to build a designed environment for the fair’s entrance as part of its biannual Design Commissions program. This year’s winning proposal, dubbed “Tent Pile,” was designed by the New York-based architectural practice formlessfinder. Its design harnesses the properties of sand and aluminum to create shade, seating, cool air and a space to play for Miami‘s public.

Hall House / Salmela Architect

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Architects: Salmela Architect
Location: , MN, USA
Architect In Charge: David Salmela
Project Architect: Malini Srivastava
Area: 2,424 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Paul Crosby

Nemours Children’s Hospital / Stanley Beaman & Sears

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Architects: Stanley Beaman & Sears
Location: , FL, USA
Area: 630000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jonathan Hillyer

JFR / Fougeron Architecture

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Architects: Fougeron Architecture
Location: , CA, USA
Photographs: Richard Barnes

Bagley Outdoor / Salmela Architect

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Architects: Salmela Architect
Location: University of Minnesota , 1049 University Drive, , MN 55812, USA
Architect In Charge: David D. Salmela
Area: 1995.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Paul Crosby

Weeksville / Caples Jefferson Architects PC

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Architects: Caples Jefferson Architects PC
Location: , New York,
Construction Manager: Hill International
General Contractor: Brickens Construction
Area: 23000.0 sqm
Photographs: Nic Lehoux, Julian Olivas

September’s ABI Surges Higher

September 2013 ; Graph via Calculated Risk

Demand for design services in the U.S. continues to increase, as the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has reached its second highest level this year. According to the American Institute of Architects (), September’s ABI score was 54.3, up from 53.8 in August. In contrast, the new projects inquiry index fell a few points from 63.0 in August to 58.6 in September. 

Abercrombie & Fitch Building U / MJ Sagan Architecture

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Architects: MJ Sagan Architecture
Location: , OH, USA
Architect Of Record: Meyers Welsh Architecture & Design
Year: 2008
Photographs: Michael Moran

AD Classics: Walt Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry

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Completed October 23, 2003, The Walt Disney Concert Hall celebrates its tenth anniversary today. to the LA Philharmonic, it has received wide acclaim for its excellent acoustics and distinctive architecture. In the decade since its opening, the hall’s sweeping, metallic surfaces have become associated with Frank Gehry’s signature style.

House 1532 / Fougeron Architecture

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Architects: Fougeron Architecture
Location: , CA, USA
Photographs: Richard Barnes

Solar Decathlon 2013: SCI-Arc & Caltech Create California-style, Zero Net Energy Bungalow

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DALE, short for Dynamic Augmented Living Environment, is this year’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon entry for the SCI-Arc/Caltech team. Made of two movable, prefabricated modules that open to allow the outdoors in, DALE celebrates the active California lifestyle through its dynamic architecture.

DALE learns from two classic California precedents: the super-sized suburban tract and the compact, sufficient bungalow; amending one and expanding on the other to become a new Southern California typology. At 600 square feet, it is a micro house with an unprecedented flexible interior that results in the program of a house three times the size.

WSU Enrollment Services Center / Robert Maschke Architects

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Architects: Robert Maschke Architects
Location: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Project Team: Robert Maschke, FAIA, Marc Manack, , Matthew Lindsay
Area: 14,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Matthew Carbone

McCormick Place Event Center / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli

Architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli has been selected to design the new $195 million McCormick Place Event Center in Chicago that will double as for the DePaul Blue Demons basketball program. With 10,000 seats, the building will also house large business and professional meetings as well as concerts and special events.

Solar Decathlon 2013: Stanford University Places Fifth Overall, Ties First in Affordability

Courtesy of Start.Home – Solar Decathlon Team Stanford

From the architect. Stanford University’s Start.Home has won fifth place overall and tied for first place in affordability in the 2013 Solar Decathlon. Read the team’s description to learn more:

For the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, Stanford University designed the Start.Home to provide energy efficiency at the push of a button to a new generation of environmentally conscious occupants. With modular architecture and advanced controls to optimize each component, the house aims to spark a revolution by lowering the entry barrier for an ultra-efficient house and making trendy, social, and affordable.

Piampiano Residence / Studio B Architects

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Architects: Studio B Architects
Location: , CO, USA
General Contractor: Koru Ltd
Area: 8000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Andrew Pogue, Derek Skalko