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Architect Magazine Selects the Top 50 Architecture Firms in the US for 2017

14:00 - 21 November, 2017
Architect Magazine Selects the Top 50 Architecture Firms in the US for 2017

Architect Magazine has unveiled the 2017 edition of the “Architect 50,” their list of the 50 best architecture firms in the United States. The 2017 rankings are based on scores from three categories: business, design and sustainability. This year saw more entrants than ever before, with several first-time entrants making notable impressions, including the number 1 ranked design firm, WORKac. Topping the overall list was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), who also ranked in the top 10 in both design and sustainability.

See the top 10 from each category after the break.

23 Examples of Impressive Museum Architecture

08:00 - 18 May, 2017

Designing a museum is always an exciting architectural challenge. Museums often come with their own unique needs and constraints--from the art museum that needs specialist spaces for preserving works, to the huge collection that requires extensive archive space, and even the respected institution whose existing heritage building presents a challenge for any new extension. In honor of International Museum Day, we’ve selected 23 stand-out museums from our database, with each ArchDaily editor explaining what makes these buildings some of the best examples of museum architecture out there.

AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017

15:05 - 19 April, 2017
AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017, Stanford University Central Energy Facility; Stanford, California / ZGF Architects LLP. Image © Matthew Anderson
Stanford University Central Energy Facility; Stanford, California / ZGF Architects LLP. Image © Matthew Anderson

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have named the recipients of the 2017 Top Ten Awards, celebrating buildings that best exemplify the integration of great design, great performance and sustainable design excellence.

Now in its 21st year, the COTE Top Ten Awards program was established to honor projects that protect and enhance the environment through an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.

Studio Gang, SANAA Among Winners of 2017 AIA Institute Honor Awards

13:05 - 17 January, 2017
Studio Gang, SANAA Among Winners of 2017 AIA Institute Honor Awards

 The American Institute of Architects (AIA) have named 18 architectural and interior projects as recipients of the 2017 Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition for excellence in design.

According to the AIA, “the 2017 Architecture program celebrates the best contemporary architecture regardless of budget, size, style, or type. These stunning projects show the world the range of outstanding work architects create and highlight the many ways buildings and spaces can improve our lives.”

The awarded projects were selected from nearly 700 submissions. The winners will be honored at the 2017 AIA National Convention in Orlando.

AIA Announces Recipients of Innovation Award

06:00 - 21 October, 2016
AIA Announces Recipients of Innovation Award, ©Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, © Keitaro Yoshioka, © Mortenson Construction, © Dana Wheelock
©Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, © Keitaro Yoshioka, © Mortenson Construction, © Dana Wheelock

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected this year's winners for the TAP/CCA Innovation Award, which highlights new practices and technologies that advance project delivery and life-cycle management of buildings. Categories for the awards, conferred by the AIA's Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community and the Construction Contract Administration (CCA) Knowledge Community), include Stellar Design, Project Delivery & Construction Administration Excellence, Academic Program/Curriculum Development, and Exemplary Use in a Small Firm. Voting is open from now until November 18th for favorite projects among the winners.

Astana Expo City 2017 (Astana, Kazakhstan) / Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Glazing & Winter Comfort Tool (Boston, MA) / Payette. Image © Keitaro Yoshioka Epic Deep Space Auditorium (Verona, WI) / Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.. Image © Dana Wheelock Astana Expo City 2017 (Astana, Kazakhstan) / Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture + 22

Milken Institute School of Public Health / Payette

01:00 - 24 November, 2014
Milken Institute School of Public Health / Payette, © Robert Benson
© Robert Benson

© Robert Benson © Robert Benson © Robert Benson © Robert Benson + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, DC, United States
  • Area

    161100.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Critical Round-Up: Renzo Piano's Harvard Art Museums

01:00 - 23 November, 2014
Critical Round-Up: Renzo Piano's Harvard Art Museums, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

With the opening of the Harvard Art Museums a week ago today, Renzo Piano was able to finally complete on a project which, in various guises, has been in progress for seventeen years. The relationship between Piano and Harvard began with a 1997 plan to build a new branch of the Fogg Museum on the Charles River and ended, after objections from locals and then the 2008 recession, in the decision to consolidate the university's three museums (The Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Arthur M Sackler Museums) under one roof.

With its long history, restricted space, the listed facade of the original Fogg Museum and the ultimate difficult neighbor in Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the Harvard Art Museums project was inevitably going to cause a fuss on completion. So how did Piano do? Find out what the critics said after the break.

© Nic Lehoux © Michel Denancé © Nic Lehoux Courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop + 9

Harvard Art Museums Renovation and Expansion / Renzo Piano + Payette

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Harvard Art Museums Renovation and Expansion / Renzo Piano + Payette, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Michel Denancé © Nic Lehoux © Aerial by Lesvants.com + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Harvard University, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
  • Design Team

    M.Carroll and E.Trezzani (partners in charge) with J.Lee, E.Baglietto (partner), S.Ishida (partner), R.Aeck, F.Becchi, A.Stern, B.Cook, M.Orlandi, J.Pejkovic and J.Cook, M.Fleming, J.M.Palacios, S. Joubert; M. Ottonello (CAD operator); F.Cappellini, F.Terranova, I.Corsaro (models)
  • Area

    204000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

National University Of Ireland, Galway | Science Research Building / Payette

01:00 - 28 April, 2014
National University Of Ireland, Galway | Science Research Building / Payette, © Warren Jagger
© Warren Jagger

© Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland
  • Area

    86112.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

National University Of Ireland, Galway / Payette

01:00 - 25 April, 2014
National University Of Ireland, Galway / Payette, © Warren Jagger
© Warren Jagger

© Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland
  • Area

    65000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Meditech Medical Information Technology Computer Science Building I / Payette

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
Meditech Medical Information Technology Computer Science Building I / Payette, © Warren Jagger
© Warren Jagger

© Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fall River, MA, United States
  • Area

    120000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Carl J. Shapiro Science Center / Payette

01:00 - 26 August, 2011
Carl J. Shapiro Science Center / Payette, © Warren Jagger Photography
© Warren Jagger Photography

© Warren Jagger Photography © Warren Jagger Photography © Warren Jagger Photography © Warren Jagger Photography + 18

UMass Amherst Integrated Science Building / Payette

00:00 - 22 August, 2011
UMass Amherst Integrated Science Building / Payette, © Warren Jagger Photography
© Warren Jagger Photography

© Warren Jagger Photography © Warren Jagger Photography © Warren Jagger Photography © Warren Jagger Photography + 16