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Renzo Piano to design new Kum & Go corporate HQ in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Renzo Piano Building Workshop will be the design architect for the new corporate headquarters of Midwest convenience retailer chain Kum & Go. The 120,000 sq.foot building will be located at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. After competing teams submitted written proposals, six…

Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia voted as America’s Best Public Restroom 2014

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
America has voted. The Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia was announced today as America's Best Public Restroom. Organized by Cintas, the popular annual contest isn't just about voting for the prettiest restrooms. It also promotes the importance of public restroom hygiene and highlights businesses whose restrooms exhibit functional…

CALL FOR ENTRIES: What do you think the Obama Presidential Library should look like?

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014
The Chicago Architectural Club launched its 2014 edition of the Chicago Prize ideas competition this past weekend: design the Barack Obama Presidential Library! From the lively discussion (if not frenzy) surrounding a Barack Obama Presidential Library possibly being built, the Chicago Prize invites architects and designers…

Winners of AIA Los Angeles’ 2014 Design Awards

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014
The AIA Los Angeles chapter hosted a festive night of celebrations for their 2014 Design Awards, which honors architectural excellence by L.A.-based architects. The eventful awards ceremony took place at the Bradbury Building, the Million Dollar Theater, and Grand Central Market — three historic landmarks in…

BIG plans are revealed for Smithsonian Castle upgrade in D.C.

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014
Bjarke Ingels Group has sure been making some headlines this week. The firm recently unveiled the proposed master plan to renovate the historic Smithsonian Castle South Mall campus in Washington D.C. The three major points of the plan are expanding visitor and education facilities, improving…

Diller Scofidio + Renfro named as design architect for U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs

Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Diller Scofidio + Renfro was announced as part of the winning team who will design and build the new U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The winners are: Diller Scofidio + Renfro from New York (design architects); Anderson Mason…

A first-prize tie in the 2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” results

Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Interestingly enough, the ONE Prize "Smart Dock" competition has two 1st prize winners for 2014. Organized by Terreform ONE, this year's theme had participants propose a new design and science educational facility for the renovated Building 128 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The program of the collaborative…

Don’t forget to register for the Facades+ Dallas conference!

Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014
The Facades+ conference series is only one week away from holding its first event in Dallas, Texas on October 30 and 31. If you haven't registered yet, now is the time! Presented by The Architect’s Newspaper and Enclos, Facades+ Dallas is the ninth event…

OMA and OLIN Studio to design new 11th Street Bridge Park in D.C.

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014
OMA and OLIN Studio have been selected to design the new 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington D.C. The competition was held as part of the 11th Street Bridge Park project initiative, which will transform an old freeway bridge into D.C.'s first elevated park. From the

The boolean-created “Situation Room” at the Storefront for Art + Architecture

Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Immersed in a neon bubblegum pink shell, walking through the Situation Room gives viewers a fascinating perspective of the digital and physical environments. Designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY in collaboration with sound artist Jana Winderen, Situation Room was commissioned by the Storefront for…

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