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Weekend Edition: Competition winners and new leaders

2 days 17 hours ago

Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! Detroit picks team to shape Midtown cultural center Detroit has picked the team to shape the Midtown cultural center that will tie together the area’s existing institutions. Andrew Whalley to […]

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The Editors

TECH+ Expo returns to New York to talk the business of building

2 days 17 hours ago

According to Dr. Andrea Chegut, there is a constant tension between securing capital investment and being inventive in the built environment. It’s something that architects have to grapple with as they make design decisions that will please the client and investors, but also adhere to their creative vision. “This tension is happening in your desktops […]

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Sydney Franklin

Five winning submissions picked in Buffalo park ideas competition

2 days 18 hours ago

A competition to revitalize a 1.5-mile-long elevated railway in Buffalo, New York, has ended with five winners, and all five proposals will be combined to shape an RFP aimed at breathing new life into the abandoned rail corridor. The Western New York Land Conservancy launched the Reimagining the DL&W Corridor: International Design Ideas Competition in […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Is Elon Musk’s O’Hare Express System dead?

3 days 4 hours ago

Fears that Chicago’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, would quash Elon Musk’s $1 billion underground shuttle between the Loop and O’Hare International Airport arose around the February 26 election to replace Rahm Emanuel, and now evidence is mounting that the project may be dead. It’s no secret that the O’Hare Express System was a pet project of […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Facades+ will spotlight Minneapolis’s experts and innovators

3 days 5 hours ago

Brought to you with support from On July 24, The Architect’s Newspaper is bringing Facades+ to Minneapolis for the first time to discuss facade trends within the city and beyond. Panels for the conference will highlight the recently completed Allianz Field stadium, perspectives on curtainwall systems by leading contractors and manufacturers in the region, and the […]

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Matthew Marani

Congress Square splits past and present with fiberglass-reinforced plastic

3 days 5 hours ago

Brought to you with support from Architectural preservation is often cast as a zero-sum game; historic structures are either painstakingly maintained or demolished in favor of contemporary development. Arrowstreet’s Congress Square, a 530,000-square-foot project in Boston’s Financial District, provides an alternative solution for this quandary with the restoration and consolidation of an entire block of […]

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Matthew Marani

Stalled California housing bill could give architects chance to redesign the state’s cities

3 days 5 hours ago

California needs 3.5 million housing units. That’s more housing units than currently exist in most states. This shortage—California ranks 49th in housing units per capita, ahead of only Utah—developed slowly but has metastasized into a true crisis, with housing costs rising to untenable levels for all but the most well-off Californians. In considering how and […]

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Jack Balderrama Morley

Park Avenue Armory hosts performance on Europe’s past and present

3 days 6 hours ago

Everything that Happened and Would Happen at the Park Avenue Armory immerses viewers in a world that both appears and disappears. The show had its U.S. premiere earlier this month. The venue’s drill hall is the vast vessel that holds this multimedia production by Heiner Goebbels with Artangel, a London-based event production group. Everything that […]

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Susan Morris

Deborah Marton named Van Alen Institute’s new executive director

3 days 17 hours ago

After former executive director of the New York nonprofit Van Alen Institute, David van der Leer, announced that he was stepping down in October of last year, the hunt to find a replacement leader for the 125-year-old institution was on. Now, Deborah Marton, currently the executive director of the nonprofit New York Restoration Project (NYRP), […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Beleaguered Transbay Transit Center to reopen in July

3 days 18 hours ago

Nine months after cracks were discovered in two structural steel beams of the Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects–designed Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, the transit hub will finally reopen on July 1. However, busses won’t roll through the $2.2 billion terminal until the end of the summer; at first, only the 5.4-acre rooftop park will […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Lorcan O’Herlihy renovates Detroit’s African Bead Museum

3 days 19 hours ago

The Detroit office of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA) has unveiled its initial phase of a small-budget, big-ambition renovation of one of the city’s most remarkable cultural institutions: the MBAD African Bead Museum, an independent exhibition space devoted to African material culture and art. The museum comprises three townhouses and a 6,000-square-foot backyard sculpture garden that […]

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Audrey Wachs

Radical Italian Design movement comes to life in New York gallery show

3 days 21 hours ago

New York powerhouse gallery R & Company is known for its ability to balance historical and contemporary focuses. Its expertise of the midcentury modern Brazilian period is matched by its mastery of postmodern design from the late 1960s through to the early ’80s. The multi-venue gallery is also recognized for its diverse roster of contemporary […]

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Adrian Madlener

Cracks found on L.A. Times building ahead of controversial development

4 days 4 hours ago

In January, several cracks appeared on the exterior of the historic Los Angeles Times building in downtown L.A. While some have suggested the fissures may be due to ongoing transit construction next door, preservationists also say they could signal a larger problem—one that could threaten a controversial, mixed-use development on the site. The Times Mirror […]

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Sydney Franklin

UNStudio spins off new tech-focused startup

4 days 5 hours ago

UNStudio has spun off its own startup, UNSense, to focus on architectural technology and large-scale design problems. “UNSense is completely dedicated to sensory and speculative design,” UNStudio cofounder Caroline Bos told the British publication CLAD, “It’s quite exploratory.” UNSense, according to the company’s website, “combines design thinking and data technology” to create solutions at the […]

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Drew Zeiba

Federal judge rejects Obama Presidential Center lawsuit as opponents vow to fight on

4 days 15 hours ago

Four months after a district judge ruled that a lawsuit against the potential Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Chicago would be allowed to proceed—stalling construction until its conclusion—a federal judge has tossed out the case on June 11. The lawsuit was filed by the environmental group Protect Our Parks and three other community groups against […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Reed Kroloff named new dean of IIT’s College of Architecture

4 days 17 hours ago

Reed Kroloff has been named the new dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) College of Architecture in Chicago. The news comes after an extensive search and two years after the school’s last permanent dean, Wiel Arets, exited his five-year term due to rumored frustrations from faculty. Kroloff is principal of jones|kroloff, an advisory […]

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Sydney Franklin

SelgasCano designs coworking jungle for Los Angeles

4 days 20 hours ago

Second Home, the London-based workspace company, is designing a Los Angeles offshoot with longtime architectural partner SelgasCano. The new-ish startup is poised to open in September and compete with other big names like Soho House and WeWork by nature of its cultural programming and wellness focuses. All cultural events will be open to the public, […]

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Emily Conklin

Lesley Lokko, architect and author, named dean of Spitzer School of Architecture

4 days 22 hours ago

Lesley Lokko has written 12 bestselling novels, organized the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg, and holds a doctorate in architecture from the University of London. And these are just three of her notable accomplishments. Her most recent? She has been named the dean of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of […]

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Emily Conklin

Arquitectonica’s second finished building is being torn down

5 days 5 hours ago

Arquitectonica’s second completed project, the multifamily Babylon apartment block in Miami, is set to be demolished before July. Fears over the now-abandoned building’s demolition have swirled for years, but last January, the ziggurat-inspired complex had its historic designation overturned by Miami city commissioners. The building’s owner, former spaghetti western star Francisco Martínez Celeiro (known professionally […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Aric Chen, curator of Design Miami/Basel, talks post-nature sustainability

5 days 6 hours ago

Collectors, gallerists, designers, curators, and critics come to Design Miami/Basel from around the world to revel in some the most opulent and high-priced design. That being said, the fair isn’t exactly known for its stance on sustainability, let alone efforts to be environmentally conscious.  That is soon to change, beginning with the 14th edition of […]

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