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Scott Merrill announced as 2016 Driehaus Prize laureate

Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The University of Notre Dame announced today that Florida-based architect Scott Merrill — founder and principal designer of Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects — is the 2016 laureate of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize. Established in 2003, the annual, lifetime-achievement award recognizes a living architect whose work has demonstrated…

Three architecture schools win over $99K in 2015 NCARB Award

Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards recently announced the 2015 recipients for the NCARB Award, which supports architecture school initiatives that best integrate practice and education through innovative means. The NCARB Award Jury encourages schools to develop curricula that will have lasting positive impact for students…

The mystical Forest of Arden Annex enchants Stetson University in Florida

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Built upon a bed of green grass at the Stetson University campus in DeLand, Florida is the Forest of Arden Annex. Design practice Art of Space from Springfield, Missouri built the temporary structure for a "space as event" project organized by the Hand Art Center and the…

City officials approve $5.2M contract for new St. Petersburg Pier in Florida

Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015
The City of St. Petersburg in Florida made one step forward toward the construction of the new St. Petersburg Pier, following the conclusion of the second run of the St. Petersburg Pier Design Competition that Rogers Partners + ASD + Ken Smith won back in April.  The…

“The Pier Park” selected as winning St. Petersburg Pier design

Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015
Maybe the second time's the charm? "The Pier Park" by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, and Ken Smith is the winning proposal for the new St. Petersburg Pier in Florida. The Pier Selection Committee met last Thursday to deliberate the final rankings, which included feedback from the…

St. Petersburg Pier shortlist narrows down to three proposals

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
In attempt #2 in finding the new new design of the iconic St. Petersburg Pier, the shortlist announced last December has narrowed down to three. "The Lens" by L.A. firm Michael Maltzan Architecture + landscape architects Tom Leader Studio won the original competition in…

“Miami 2100” exhibition addresses projected rising sea levels with resilient design

Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015
Climate change is a worldwide occurrence, but its impact can differ for individual cities. In Miami, experts project that the city will be under water in the next century. Students at the Florida International University School of Architecture highlight this issue in the "Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient…

New St. Petersburg Pier Competition – Check out these 8 Finalists

Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Anyone remember the last architectural competition to redesign the iconic pier in St. Petersburg, Florida? The winning entry back in 2012, "The Lens", designed by Los Angeles firm Michael Maltzan Architecture in collaboration with landscape architects Tom Leader Studio, ran into fiery opposition from locals,…

Álvaro Siza and Herzog & de Meuron win first Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize in Chicago

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014
In a large evening benefit dinner at IIT College of Architecture's S. R. Crown Hall in Chicago last night, Álvaro Siza and Herzog & de Meuron were announced as the winners of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Established by IIT architecture…

ONZ Architects’ “Tornado Catcher”, a finalist entry in the Wynwood Gateway Park Competition

Posted: Monday, October 06, 2014
The "Tornado Catcher" urban park is one of ONZ Architects' latest proposals that earned a finalist spot in DawnTown's recently concluded Wynwood Gateway Park Competition in Miami, Florida. Aside its catchy name, the proposal looks back at two historically destructive tornadoes that struck the Miami…

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