Schönberg Residence / Dialect Design

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Architects: Dialect Design
Location: Charlotte, NC,
Construction & Design: Tobias “Toby” Witte & Jahan Nourbakhsh /
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Armando Bellmas

Branson School Student Commons / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

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Architects: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Location: Ross, CA,
Project Team: Mary Griffin, FAIA, Eric Haesloop, FAIA, John Kleman, Georgianna Salz, Evan Makiewicz, Tory Wolcott, Juliet Hsu
Landscape Architect: Christian Lemon, Sasaki
Engineer: Mike Forbes, Fratessa Forbes Wong
Contractor: Herrero Construction
Energy/LEED: Loisos and Ubbelohde
Project Area: 7,550 sq ft
Project Year: 2009
Photographer: David Wakely, David Wakely Photography

Benning Library / Davis Brody Bond

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Architects: Davis Brody Bond Aedas
Location: ,
Co-Lead Designers: Peter Cook, AIA & J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA
Project Team: Christiane DeJong, AIA, LEED AP, Jeffrey Harrigan, Nathan Hoyt, FAIA, Andrew McGee, Cody McNeal, LEED AP, Charlie Salinas
Contractor: Forrester Construction Company
Structural/Civil Engineer: Delon Hampton
Geotechnical Engineer: Professional Consulting Corporation
Mechanical Engineer: JVP Engineers
Lighting Consultant: MCLA
Landscape Architect: Lee and Associates
A/V, Security, IT: Polysonics
Elevator Consultant: Williams-Huntt & Associates
Furniture Management: Fahrenheit, LLC
Cost Estimator: S.C. Meyers & Associates, Inc.
Community Outreach: Circle Point
Owner’s Representative: A-1 Construction
Project Area: 22,000 sq ft
Project Cost: $10,000,000
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Paúl Rivera – archphoto

In Progress: Salvador Dalí Museum / HOK + Beck Group

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HOK, along with Beck Group, has designed a new museum to house the works of Salvador Dalí in St. Petersburg, Florida. The architecture, greatly inspired by the great surrealist, “combines elements of the classical and the fantastical,” according to the director of the museum. The design speaks to the essence of Dalí while incorporating functional elements to combat Florida’s tough weather.

More images and more about the museum after the break.

Arritt Farmhouse / OnSite

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Architects: OnSite
Location: Virginia,
Project Managers: Marie and Keith Zawistowski
Project Team: Sean King, Patrick Hummel, Erin Carraher
Structural Engineering: Pierre LaFlamme
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of OnSite Architecture

Stadium 302 / Workshop Architecture|Design

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Architects: Workshop Architecture|Design
Location: Tacoma, WA, USA
Principal in Charge: Steve Bull, AIA, LEED
Project Team: James , Dan Rusler
Interior Design: LairDesign
Lighting Design: Precision LD, Seattle
Structural Engineering: Quantum Consulting Engineers
General Contrator: Norpoint
Project Area: 10,900 sq ft
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Workshop Architecture|Design

2010 Los Angeles Architecture Awards

Grand Prize: LAPD Administration Building / AECOM in a joint venture with Roth Sheppard Associates

A few weeks ago the LA Business Council hosted the 40th version of the LA Architectural Awards.

Selected by a jury of 10 notable design and building professionals, the winning projects cut across a wide range of building types, from commercial office spaces to affordable apartment complexes to sports arenas. The call for entries went out in December 2009 to more than 7,000 industry leaders. From the hundreds of submissions received, the jury selected 31 winning projects in 20 overall categories. All winning projects, except the “Best of LA Architects” award winners, are located within County. “Best of LA Architects” recognizes local architects for projects completed outside of County.

The Grand Prize went to the LAPD Administration Building by AECOM (in a joint venture with Roth Sheppard Associates), and we also find projects recently featured at ArchDaily such as the Hidden House by Standard Architecture, the Cherokee Lofts by Pugh + Scarpa, the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories  by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects or the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics by Morphosis.

All the awarded projects after the break:

New Art Museum / SANAA

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Architect: SANAA
Location: 235 Bowery, , NY 10002
Client: New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City; Zubatkin Owner Representation
Project Leadership: Saul Dennison, Chairman, Board of Trustees, New Museum; Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, New Museum; Lisa Roumell, Deputy Director, New Museum
Architect of record: Gensler Architects
Project Management: Plaza Construction Corporation, New York City

Structural engineers: Guy Nordenson Associates, Simpson Gumperts & Heger Inc., New York City
Lights and illumination: Arup
Constructed area: 58,700 sq ft
Year of enchargement: 2002
Year of completion: 2007
Photographs: Iwan Baan, Dean Kaufman, Benoit Pailley

Nearpoint Residence / Workshop Architecture|Design

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Architects: Workshop Architecture|Design
Location: Anchorage, AK,
Principal in Charge: Steve Bull, AIA, LEED
Project Architect: Dan Rusler
Design Collaborator: Rachel Wood Massey
Structural Engineering: HSV Engineers
Contractor: WinterSun Construction
Lighting Design: Precision LD
Cabinetry: Jon’s Woodworking
Project Area: 2,900 sq ft
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Kevin G. Smith

Abiquiu House / Anderson Anderson Architecture

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Architects: Anderson Anderson Architecture
Location: New Mexico,
Collaborators: Birgitte Ginge, Madeline Williams
Project Area: 1,900 sq ft
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Anderson Anderson Architecture

322 Reinvented / Substance Architecture

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Architects: Substance Architecture
Location: Iowa,
Project Area: 4,200 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Paul Crosby

232 Bedford Ave / Loadingdock5 Architecture

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Architects: Loadingdock5 Architecture
Location: Brooklyn, NY,
Project Team: Sebastian Schroeter, Werner Morath and Sam Bargetz
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Loadingdock5 Architecture

Colman Triplex / Workshop Architecture|Design

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Architects: Workshop Architecture|Design
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Principal in Charge: Steve Bull, AIA, LEED
Project Team: Dan Rusler, James
Interior Design: LairDesign
Structural Engineering: HSV Engineers
General Contractor: Lair LLC
Project Area: 3,750 sq ft
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Workshop Architecture|Design

What You Say and What They See: A Client Perspective on Winning Proposals

Winning new work for architecture firms has become increasingly complex as competition has become fiercer and clients more sophisticated in their expectations. A client-focused, targeted proposal is one of the key elements in winning a project. But just what are clients looking for? And what goes into assembling a successful submission?

This panel of architects and clients will explore what it takes to make your best case. Architect panelists will start with the initial “go” decision, and discuss strategies including selecting the team, the project approach, and the cover letter. Client panelists will describe the thinking that goes into developing an RFP and what makes for a convincing response. This session promises to result in some valuable advice in an especially challenging market.

The event will take place July 26 from 6 to 8 pm. For more information click here.

New Buildings New York: Alice Tully Hall and the Redesigned Public Spaces at Lincoln Center

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New Buildings New York, a program of the Center for Architecture Foundation, is a series of tours that provide a behind-the-scenes look at new building in the metropolitan area and are led by their architects, engineers and designers. All proceeds benefit youth and family programs at the Center for Architecture.

All interested parties are invited to join the Center for Architecture Foundation for an insider’s tour of Alice Tully Hall and the redesigned public space at Lincoln Center. The tour will be led by the principals of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Sylvia Smith, FAIA, LEED of FXFOWLE followed by a cocktail reception. Tickets are $80 per person ($50 tax-deductible) and advance RSVP is required. It will take place on July 29 between 6-8 pm.

More information can be found here.

‘Megan Geckler: Every Move You Make, Every Step You Take’ Exhibition

The work of Los Angeles-based artist Megan Geckler lies somewhere between art and design, with architectural installations that are assembled from thousands of strands of multicolored flagging tape, a plastic ribbon typically utilized by surveyors to demarcate space on construction sites.

The end result resembles an updated three-dimensional version of string art that shares the seemingly kinetic territory of the Op Art and Light+Space movements. These site-specific projects are also strongly influenced by minimalism, but retain a sense of play and delight.

The exhibition will be on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union Street, Pasadena CA , from July 17 till October 31. More information can be found here.

ASSEMBLY Launches July 28

Assembly, a new cultural journal featuring a mix of fiction, narrative nonfiction, essays, interviews, poetry, art, design, and architecture, will celebrate the release of its first issue on Wednesday, July 28 in ’s Lower East Side.

Based in Brooklyn and Toronto, the biannual publication explores a wide array of subjects in the social, political and cultural realms. Content in the first issue, which is currently available in bookstores, includes an interview with the Fiery Furnaces’ Matthew Friedberger; an investigation of the cultural and medical factors behind rising maternal mortality rates; a profile of a South African architecture firm working in Johannesburg’s shantytowns; and more.

From 7PM, Assembly will host readings and talks from several contributors at Bluestockings (172 Allen Street). Journalist Kashmir Hill will discuss her experience of cyberstalking a New York man to learn more about the limits of internet privacy, and Philip Irwin and M. A. Wallace will read short fiction excerpts. Following the readings, free drinks and copies of issue one will be available at Lolita Bar (266 Broome Street).

RSVP to events@assemblyjournal.com by July 23.

Uptown Penthouse / ALTUS Architecture + Design

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Architects: ALTUS Architecture + Design
Location: Minneapolis, MN,
Contractor: Streeter & Associates
Project Area: 2,500 sq ft
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Dana Wheelock &