Tim Hursley


Marlon Blackwell Receives the 2020 AIA Gold Medal

The Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have awarded renowned architect Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, with the 2020 Gold Medal. This prize credits an individual that had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.

Fulbright Building Addition. Image © Timothy Hursley Srygley Office Building . Image © Tim Hursley St Nicholas Church. Image Courtesy of Marlon Blackwell Architect The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion . Image © Timothy Hursley + 11

Spotlight: Rem Koolhaas

With the extensive list of acclaimed alumni of his firm, OMA, it is not a stretch to call Rem Koolhaas (born 17 November 1944) the godfather of contemporary architecture. Equal parts theorist and designer, over his 40-year career Koolhaas has revolutionized the way architects look at program and interaction of space, and today continues to design buildings that push the capabilities of architecture to new places.

Seattle Central Library / OMA + LMN. Image Courtesy of OMA Maison Bordeaux. Image © Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA Fondazione Prada. Image © Bas Princen Casa da Musica. Image © Philippe Ruault + 39

Zeppelin Station / Dynia Architects

© Stephan Werk © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley + 26

  • Architects: Dynia Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  100000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Amherst College Greenway Residences / Kyu Sung Woo Architects

© John Horner © John Horner © John Horner © John Horner + 18

Amherst, United States

Jennifer Bonner of MALL Wins 2019 Architectural League Prize

Jennifer Bonner of MALL has been named one of the 2019 recipients of The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. Each year, The Architectural League announces six firms as winners of the award, which spotlights young, innovative North American architects and designers. Bonner is known for work that reinvents materials, hacks typologies, and playfully reimagines everyday architectural elements from gable roofs to brick facades.

Haus Gables, 2017-2018. Image © Adam DeTour Office Stack, 2019. Image Courtesy of Glenn Marquardt Haus Gables, 2019. Image © NAARO Domestic Hats, 2014. Image © Patrick Heagney + 6

UTHSC Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation / brg3s Architects

© Tim Hursley
© Tim Hursley

© Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley + 24

  • Architects: brg3s Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60719.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Moshe Safdie Discusses His Unbuilt Work and Timeless Meaning In Architecture

While Moshe Safdie may be more well known for the bold forms defining his portfolio of built projects—ranging from the National Gallery of Canada and the horizontal Raffles City Chongqing to the iconic Habitat 67—the architect considers his unbuilt works as important, if not more. Safdie ponders the role of these projects and more in PLANE-SITE’s latest addition to the series Time-Space-Existence.

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

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.

The resilient city has a reputation for its food, music and focus on fun, but the infamous Katrina transformed New Orleans into an architectural conundrum: a problem to be solved and a chance for architects (from around the world) to contemplate the future of one of the United State’s biggest ports.

Sorenson Center For The Arts / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

© Dana Sohm © Dino Misetic © Tim Hursley © Dana Sohm + 58

Spotlight: Moshe Safdie

Habitat 67. Image © Canadian Architecture Collection, McGill University
Habitat 67. Image © Canadian Architecture Collection, McGill University

Theorist, architect, and educator Moshe Safdie (born July 14, 1938), made his first mark on architecture with his master's thesis, where the idea for Habitat 67 originated. Catapulted to attention, Safdie has used his ground-breaking first project to develop a reputation as a prolific creator of cultural buildings, translating his radicalism into a dramatic yet sensitive style that has become popular across the world. Increasingly working in Asia and the Middle East, Safdie puts an emphasis on integrating green and public spaces into his modernist designs.

Plan for Singapore's new "Air Hub". Image Courtesy of Safdie Architects National Medal of Honor Museum in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Image Courtesy of Safdie Architects Habitat 67. Image © <a href=''>Wikimedia user Wladyslaw (taxiarchos228)</a> licensed under <a href=''>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City. Image © Tim Hursley + 13

The Best Student Design-Build Projects Worldwide 2017

For the third year in a row, in June we asked our student readers to submit the design-build projects which they have recently worked on. And, for the third year in a row, the response we received was excellent. With hundreds of submissions to ArchDaily, ArchDaily Brasil and all four ArchDaily en Español sites, in 2017 our readers gave us more projects to choose from than ever before; we’ve narrowed this selection down to bring you the 34 best student design-build projects around the world from the past year.

© ICD/ITKE © Philip Tidwell © Monica Nouwens Courtesy of Rick Sommerfeld + 172

Methodist South Emergency Department Addition / brg3s architects

© Tim Hursley              © Tim Hursley              © Tim Hursley              © Tim Hursley              + 12

Memphis, United States
  • Architects: brg3s architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  23000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Bowtie House / deMx architecture

© Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley + 21

Fayetteville, United States
  • Architects: deMx architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2756.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007

12 Projects Announced as Winners of 2016 AIA Education Facility Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)'s Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has announced the winners of the 2016 CAE Education Facility Design Awards, which honor educational facilities that “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.”

This year's theme was “Visioning and Re-Visioning," which focused on "the ways in which pedagogical innovation and cutting-edge design impact and influence each other." The AIA also notes that education facility design may now be more important than ever, as recent studies have indicated that a positive learning environment can affect a child’s academic progress over a year by as much as 25%.

Find out which projects received awards, after the break.

CALS Children’s Library / Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

© Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley + 35

Little Rock, United States
  • Architects: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  38500.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

Video: Tour Through Trahan Architects' Sculpted Louisiana Sports Hall and Museum

A contemporary museum set within the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, Trahan ArchitectsLouisiana State Sports Hall of Fame and Regional History Museum is distinguished for its sculpted interior and contrasting copper facade. Watch the short film above as Spirit of Space tours through the building, capturing the museum’s historic context and central pathway.

World Photo Day: Tim Hursley by Andrew Freear of Rural Studio

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked 15 architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Andrew Freear of Rural Studio writes on behalf of Tim Hursley.

A Moving Question: The Beauty of a Broken Silo. Image © Tim Hursley Mamilla Hotel / Safdie Architects. Image © Tim Hursley Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame / Trahan Architects. Image © Tim Hursley Newbern Town Hall / Auburn University Rural Studio. Image © Tim Hursley + 5

ArchDaily Editors Select: Our Favorite Projects in the USA

Happy 4th of July! To celebrate the USA's Independence Day, our editors have selected their favorite projects located in the USA, from architecture classics to extraordinary newcomers. Enjoy them all, after the break!