Clinton Park / TEN Arquitectos

© Alexander Severin

Architects: TEN Arquitectos
Location: , NY, USA
Design Team: Enrique Norten, Tim Dumbleton, Hale Everets, David Maestres, Mark Dwyer, Dieter Schoellnberger, Florian Oberhueber, Pedro Hernandez, Jeffrey Goldberger, Joyce Chang, Angela DeRiggi, Yu-Ju Lin, Jong Seo Lee, Veronica Kan, Yi-Ling Teng, Manta Weihermann, Enrique A. Gomez, Giovanni Sidari, Shai Turner, Daisuke Nagatomo, Masako Saito, Devin Keyes, Paola Morales, Jose Castañeda, Armando Rodríguez
Area: 120,000 m2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alexander Severin, Evan Joseph

2013 Seattle Design Festival

© Trevor Dykstra

This year’s Seattle Design Festival, hosted by Design in Public and AIA Seattle, will feature large scale installations, home tours, walking tours, films, lectures, exhibitions, competitions, activities, pop-up parklets, and more which is open to the general public. The city-wide event takes place September 13-22 with the hub of the festival at the ‘Design Block’ in Pioneer Square. This year’s theme is ‘Design in Health’ exploring the connection between environmental design and health & well-being. Design can improve health by: promoting physical activity, increasing access to healthy food, reducing injuries, improving air and water quality, minimizing stress, and strengthening the social fabric of communities.  More information after the break.

The Wellin Museum of Art / Machado and Silvetti Associates

© Anton Grassl / Esto

Architects: Machado and Silvetti Associates
Location: Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323, USA
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anton Grassl / Esto

‘Vers un climat: Building (with) the Unstable’ Exhibition

© AWP , Bosheng Gan, Marchand & Meffre, Anna Positano

Taking place at the Hartell Galley at Cornell University, ‘Vers un climat: Building (with) the Unstable‘ is an exhibition by AWP Architects focusing on the nocturnal face of architecture – how buildings contribute to the urban nightscape. From August 26 – September 16, the exhibit features both realized and proposed projects by AWP while revealing the practice’s in depth research on the many ways in which the intangible dimensions of architecture – such as atmosphere, climate, and light – materialize in buildings. Part of AWP ’s ongoing challengeis to translate recurrent themes of impermanence, evolution, and the uncontrollable into design. More architects’ description after the break.

AIA Compensation Survey: Architect Salary Increases Minimally from 2011

Exhibit 1.1 via AIA

Though most architecture firms have benefited from a steady upturn in the over the past few years, architect salaries remain low. According to U.S. Census Bureau, architecture firms have experienced a 11 percent increase in revenue from 2011 to 2012. Despite this, as reported by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the average total compensation for architecture positions—including base , overtime, bonuses, and incentive compensation—has increased only slightly over 1 percent per year between 2011 and 2013. This 1 percent is barely more than the average increase in compensation between 2008 and 2011, when the construction sector was still in steep decline.

Networking @ Urban Office

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nycobaNOMA ( Coalition of Black Architects and  Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects) is inviting all to come out and join professionals in the design, architecture, development, real estate, and construction fields for an evening of networking at the Urban Office Showroom in New York City. Taking place Tuesday, August 20th, from 6:30-8:30 EST, participants can expect not just networking, but good spirits at the beautiful midtown showroom. Fore more information, please visit here.

Midtown Financial Company / a + i architecture

© Magda Biernat

Architects: a + i architecture
Location: , NY
Architecture Project Team: Dag Folger, Michael Lehner, Carrie Gibbs, Elizabeth Fennell, Phil Ward, Alan Calixto
Area: 110,000 sqm
Photographs: Magda Biernat

Navis Offices / RMW Architecture and Interiors

© Michael O’Callahan

Architects: RMW Architecture and Interiors
Location: 55 Harrison Street #600, , CA 94607, USA
Owner/Manager: Ellis Partners LLC/Jack London Square Ventures LLC
General Contractor: Novo Construction, Inc.
Mechanical Engineers: Encon Energy Conservation Co. – Thermal Mechanical Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Libra Electric
Plumbing Engineer: Pribuss Engineering
Furniture Vendor: One Workplace
Area: 32411.0 sqm
Photographs: Michael O’Callahan

AIA Presents 2013 Educational Facility Design Excellence Awards

Sandy High School; Sandy, Oregon / Dull Olson Weekes – IBI Group Architects © Josh Partee

The American Institute of Architects () Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected five educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design . The award honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client’s mission, goals and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design. 

The 2013 CAE Educational Facility Design Award winners are:

Small Project Awards Exhibit

dSPACE Studio’s “Historic Wicker Park 2-Flat Conversion and Modern Addition”

Currently on display until August 22, AIA Chicago is honoring its Small Project Awards winners at 23 E. Madison in downtown Chicago as part of the Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop-Up Art Loop initiative. Designed in collaboration with Chicago-based branding firm a5, the exhibit offers yet another opportunity for Chicago and its Small Practitioners Group to showcase the smaller-scale innovations that architects work on in their day-to-day practice. The third annual Small Firm/Small Project Award program recognizes high quality work from small Chicago architectural firms and exceptional small local projects. More images information after the break.

M&M House / Stan Allen Architect

© Pablo Gerson

Architects: Stan Allen Architect
Location: ,
Project Team: Giancarlo Valle, Marc McQuade, Chris Oliver
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pablo Gerson, Courtesy of Stan Allen Architect

The Chazen Museum of Art / Machado and Silvetti Associates

© Anton Grassl / Esto

Architects: Machado and Silvetti Associates
Location: 750 University Avenue, University of Wisconsin-, , WI 53706, USA
Year: 2011
Photographs: Anton Grassl / Esto

Horizon Media / a + i architecture

© Magda Biernat

Architects: a + i architecture
Location: 75 Varick Street, , NY 10013, USA
Architecture Project Team: Dag Folger, Bradley Zizmor, Sommer Schauer, Kate Thatcher, Phil Ward, Chris Evans, Janet Lina, Amy Howell
Photographs: Magda Biernat

New York Announces Plans to Build Brooklyn Bridge Beach

via NYDaily News

NYDaily News reports that the City Council has allocated $7 million to redevelop a 11,000 square foot swath of forgotten land into a beautiful, sandy beach beneath the Bridge. Originally conceived as part of ’s “Blueway” plan, the waterfront project will grant access to terraced seating, wading pools and fishing areas, along with a kayak launch and concession stand via tree-lined walkways. See what else the “Blueway” entails, here on ArchDaily.

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

© Anton Grassl / Esto

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

Sagaponac House / Stan Allen Architect

© Bilyana Dimitrova

Architects: Stan Allen Architect
Location: Cold Spring, 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.