Necklace Residence / REX

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REX has just released their winning competition design for a unique residential competition: a private residence for three generations. The estate includes the parents’ home, four children’s homes, event space, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, spa, library, study, home cinema, and performance space.

Rierson-Salmons Cabin / Salmela Architect

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Architects: Salmela Architect
Location: , Minnesota,
Architect In Charge: David D. Salmela
Project Architect: Malini Srivastava
Builder: Rod & Sons Carpentry
Area: 1372.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: David Getty

Zazzle / Studio O+A

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Architects: Studio O+A
Location: , CA, USA
Area: 90,000 sqft
Photographs: Jasper Sanidad

Spaulding Hospital / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: Charlestown, , Massachusetts,
Construction Manager: Walsh Brothers Incorporated
Area: 378,367 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Steinkamp Photography, Anton Grassl/Esto

Health and Human Sciences / Clark Nexsen

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Architects: Clark Nexsen
Location: Cullowhee, NC, USA
Principal In Charge: Chad Roberson, , LEED AP BD+C
Senior Project Architect: Sara Melanson, AIA, LEED AP
Project Architect: Joel Helms, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Area: 160,000 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mark Herboth

Westland Distillery / Urbanadd

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Architects: Urbanadd
Location: SODO Busway, , WA, USA
Architect In Charge: Mark Ward, Jim Brown, Adam Pearce
Area: 13,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Urbanadd

Counter Culture Coffee Training Center / Jane Kim Design

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Architects: Jane Kim Design
Location: , United States
Architecture Project Team: Jane Kim, Jason Kurzweil, Alex Leonard
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alan Tansey

Wagner Education Center / Olson Kundig Architects

’ $6.6 million Wagner Education Center at The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) in is scheduled to break ground this winter. Reminiscent of historic Northwest boatbuilding facilities, the projected LEED Gold center will serve as the “modern front door for the growing museum, Lake Union Park and the surrounding South Lake Union neighborhood.” The design will feature large windows and movable exterior panels that, consistent with Kundig’s signature use of inventive details, will grant users maximum flexibility in controlling the interior’s exposure to the elements.

Salmela House / Salmela Architect

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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

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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: , California,
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.