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An Architect’s Guide to New Orleans: 21 Unmissable Works of Architecture and Design

08:00 - 7 February, 2018
An Architect’s Guide to New Orleans: 21 Unmissable Works of Architecture and Design , Courtesy of New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
Courtesy of New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

New Orleans is an architectural paradise. From Baroque to Modern, the buildings of New Orleans tell the story of a peculiar American city heavily influenced by its French, Spanish and Caribbean roots. Its diverse historical influences have impacted the urban fabric as much as the culture itself. A hub for celebratory gatherings such as bachelor and bachelorette parties, weddings, music festivals and Mardi Gras, Louisiana's largest and oldest city has long claimed tourism as a significant part of its vibrant economy.

Top Young North American Firms Win The Architectural League's 2018 Emerging Voices Awards

12:40 - 1 February, 2018
Top Young North American Firms Win The Architectural League's 2018 Emerging Voices Awards, Bruma House; Estado de México, Mexico, 2017 / Fernanda Canales + Claudia Rodríguez. Photography: Rafael Gamo. Image © Fernanda Canales
Bruma House; Estado de México, Mexico, 2017 / Fernanda Canales + Claudia Rodríguez. Photography: Rafael Gamo. Image © Fernanda Canales

The Architectural League of New York has announced the recipients of its 2018 Emerging Voices awards, spotlighting individuals and firms “with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism.”

Fine Arts Commission on BIG's Smithsonian Plans: "It's Not Good Design"

16:00 - 25 January, 2018
Fine Arts Commission on BIG's Smithsonian Plans: "It's Not Good Design", Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual
Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual

Despite 3 years of community input and redesign, BIG’s plans for the new Smithsonian Institution Campus Master Plan in Washington, D.C., has been met with skepticism from the Commission of Fine Arts, one of the two federal agencies charged with approving the plan.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Joins Perkins+Will in Monumental Merger

12:00 - 24 January, 2018
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Joins Perkins+Will in Monumental Merger, Perkins+Will's Shanghai Natural History Museum and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects' Malmö Live. Images by James and Connor Steinkamp; Adam Mørk
Perkins+Will's Shanghai Natural History Museum and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects' Malmö Live. Images by James and Connor Steinkamp; Adam Mørk

In one of the largest mergers ever to occur in the architecture world, world renowned Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has joined Perkins+Will in a strategic global partnership aimed at extending the firms’ international reach and reinforcing a commitment to sustainability and design excellence.

5 Video Works Selected to Exhibit at the 2018 U.S. Venice Biennale Pavilion

16:45 - 14 December, 2017
5 Video Works Selected to Exhibit at the 2018 U.S. Venice Biennale Pavilion, Courtesy of School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The University of Chicago
Courtesy of School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The University of Chicago

The curators of the U.S. Pavilion exhibition at the 2018 Venice Biennale have revealed five film and video works that will be featured within their Dimensions of Citizenship exhibition at next year’s Venice Biennale.

16 Firms Selected by OBO to Provide Designs for U.S. Diplomatic Buildings Across the Globe

12:00 - 8 December, 2017
16 Firms Selected by OBO to Provide Designs for U.S. Diplomatic Buildings Across the Globe, A view of the new U.S. Embassy in London, designed by KieranTimberlake, currently under construction . Image © U.S. Embassy London
A view of the new U.S. Embassy in London, designed by KieranTimberlake, currently under construction . Image © U.S. Embassy London

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO) has selected the 16 architecture/engineering firms that will provide comprehensive design services for new construction and modernization projects at U.S. diplomatic facilities across the globe. 

James Stewart Polshek Wins 2018 AIA Gold Medal

16:20 - 6 December, 2017
James Stewart Polshek Wins 2018 AIA Gold Medal, William J Clinton Presidential Center and Park (2004). Image © Timothy Hursley
William J Clinton Presidential Center and Park (2004). Image © Timothy Hursley

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has named James Stewart Polshek, FAIA, as the recipient of the 2018 AIA Gold Medal. Lauded by the AIA for his “unparalleled vision and leadership,” Polshek has enjoyed fruitful professional and academic careers as a founding partner of James Stewart Polshek Architect (later Polshek Partnership and currently Ennead Architects) and a former dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Florida's Forthcoming Hard Rock Hotel is Shaped Like a Giant Guitar

09:30 - 16 November, 2017
Florida's Forthcoming Hard Rock Hotel is Shaped Like a Giant Guitar, Courtesy of Seminole Tribe of Florida
Courtesy of Seminole Tribe of Florida

This article was originally published by The Architect's Newspaper as "Rockin’ guitar-shaped Florida hotel celebrates construction milestone."

26 Firms Shortlisted to Provide Designs for US Diplomatic Buildings

14:00 - 19 October, 2017
26 Firms Shortlisted to Provide Designs for US Diplomatic Buildings, View of Beirut overlooking Bernard Khoury Architects' B 018 . Image © Bernard Khoury Architects
View of Beirut overlooking Bernard Khoury Architects' B 018 . Image © Bernard Khoury Architects

The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), whose mission is to provide safe, secure and functional facilities that represent the U.S. Government in U.S. foreign policy objectives, has shortlisted twenty-six design firms for the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Worldwide Design Services solicitation. The IDIQ provides comprehensive Architecture/Engineering (A/E) services for both new construction and modernization projects at U.S. diplomatic facilities worldwide.

US Postal Service Releases Stamp Commemorating Adjaye's Smithsonian Museum of African American History

16:00 - 13 October, 2017
US Postal Service Releases Stamp Commemorating Adjaye's Smithsonian Museum of African American History, Courtesy of US Postal Service
Courtesy of US Postal Service

The United States Postal Service has released their latest stamp, honoring one of the past year’s most significant architectural works: the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture by Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup.