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Frank Gehry is the first architect to win the Harvard Arts Medal

Posted: Friday, February 05, 2016
Frank Gehry will make a visit to Harvard University this April to accept the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal. As its name indicates, the achievement award honors a distinguished Harvard or Radcliffe graduate or faculty member for art excellence as well as notable contribution to education and the public good.…

Eight new Emerging Voices announced for 2016

Posted: Thursday, February 04, 2016
It's that time of year when The Architectural League of New York announces the Emerging Voices winners. Established in 1982, the Emerging Voices program helped propel the careers of over 250 architects — many whose names are well known today. The invite-only portfolio competition recognizes emerging and potentially…

Zaha Hadid joins the ranks of RIBA Gold Medalists: “We will continue this progress”

Posted: Thursday, February 04, 2016
Following RIBA's announcement back in September, Zaha Hadid was presented with the 2016 Royal Gold Medal yesterday evening. Awarded since 1848 and approved by the Queen of England, the Royal Gold Medal recognizes a lifetime's work of an architecturally influential person or group. Though particular projects in her practice…

Get a glimpse of the 2016 New Practices New York winners

Posted: Wednesday, February 03, 2016
There's no doubt that the boroughs of New York City are chockfull of emerging architectural talent. New Practices New York is one notable portfolio competition that recognizes the pioneering work of today's up-and-coming architects and designers. Recently, the AIA New York Chapter’s New Practices Committee announced a fresh…

The “Dodecaplex Space Ecosystem” imagines a future form of space travel

Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
As if it were straight out of a sci-fi story, the "Dodecaplex Space Ecosystem" is a traveling spacecraft that also provides a hospitable environment for inhabitants. The Dodecaplex was one of the many submissions that aimed to win the top prize in the latest Jacques Rougerie Foundation International…

A closer look at the “Re-Source” bio-fuel sea port, a Jacques Rougerie Foundation competition winner

Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Beautifully rendered futuristic designs that occupy the ocean or the starry skies of outer space are the focal elements of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation's International Architecture Competition. The annual competition was established to encourage sustainable and technological innovation for the future. Young architects, designers, and engineers are given…

PennDesign dean + former SOM partner Marilyn Jordan Taylor joins RIBA International Prize Jury

Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016
The Royal Institute of British Architects is gearing up for the inaugural RIBA International Prize, which will deem a project as the world's best new building of the year. No need to be British — the prize is open to all architects worldwide. Submissions are due February 9,…

Escobedo Soliz Studio wins the 2016 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016
MoMA PS1 announced today that Escobedo Soliz Studio has won the 2016 Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. The winner of the annual YAP competition will temporarily transform the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City in Queens, NY with an outdoor installation — specifically…

MIT wins top design award for first phase of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016
Students got the chance to contribute their ideas to the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition that was launched last summer. The challenge was to design a sub-scale prototype pod for the Hyperloop, which is slowly becoming a reality as time pushes forward. This past weekend, 115 student teams…

Shortlisted concepts for Redefining St. Hilda’s revealed, will be exhibited Feb. 1

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016
In celebration of their 125th anniversary, St. Hilda's College in Oxford is planning for an upgrade. Right now, the College is getting closer to finding the winning redevelopment concept in their Redefining St. Hilda's invite-only design competition. The more than £10 million project consists of improving student and Fellow…

“Creation from Catastrophe” at RIBA explores the possibilities of post-disaster design

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016
One of the first hopeful signs that things are picking up again after disaster strikes a city is the rebuilding of structures. As difficult as the aftermath may be, disasters become an opportunity for architects and communities to figure out new ways to design and build. In this spirit,…

Winners of the latest INSPIRATION HOTEL competition revealed

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The third edition of the Inspiration Hotel ideas competition was another success! Organized by opengap, the competition invites architects and designers worldwide to put forth their most clever ideas for a creative haven for artists to focus and develop their ideas. In other words, the "hotel" would…

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