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The architects of the U.S. Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Biennale

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015
Out of 250 submissions, 12 architectural practices were selected to take part in the U.S. Pavilion exhibition for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Titled "The Architectural Imagination" and curated by Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon, the exhibition will present new speculative architectural projects commissioned for specific…

U.S. project highlights from the 2015 World Architecture Festival shortlist

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015
The anticipated 2015 World Architecture Festival is returning to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on November 4-6. WAF is unique in that anyone can apply to the competition and have a chance to win. Additionally, event attendees can witness architecture teams present their projects and then listen to the…

A closer look into Sponge, a Chicago Lakefront Kiosk entry by Joseph Choma

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The anticipated results of the Chicago Lakefront Kiosk competition will be revealed on August 3, just a few days away. In preparation for the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, architects worldwide proposed kiosk designs inspired by the Windy City and its Lake Michigan waterfront.  The winning proposal — in…

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…

Snarkitecture transforms D.C.‘s National Building Museum into giant indoor “BEACH”

Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Visitors to Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum will get to immerse themselves in a monochromatic indoor beach to chill out from the summer heat outside. Designed by Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham of Snarkitecture, The BEACH is a 10,000 square-foot installation that opened to the public…

Recap: A+D Museum celebrates grand reopening at new space in L.A.‘s Arts District

Posted: Friday, July 03, 2015
Partygoers dressed to the nines gathered at 900 East 4th Street in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District last weekend for the Architecture and Design Museum's grand reopening gala: CELEBRATE 2015. The A+D hosts the gala every year as a fundraising benefit, with all profits going toward museum…

Design Marfa to explore desert-climate design in 2015 Symposium + Home Tour

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Design Marfa — the non-profit that hosted the Marfa Multi-Family Housing Competition — announced the details to their 2015 Symposium and Home Tour taking place on the weekend of September 18-19 at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, a small Texan town in the Chihuahuan Desert. The…

Make Music New York crowdsources funds for archi-music showcase “Concerto for Buildings”

Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
All you music buffs out there, listen up! Celebrate summer with New York City's 9th annual Make Music New York festival on June 21 -- the first day of the season. As the flagship event of Make Music Day, the one-day festival boasts over 1,000 concerts of…

Winners of the 2015 AIA TAP Innovation Awards

Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community teamed up to create the AIA TAP Innovation Awards, which recognizes top-notch design, delivery, and management of the built environment through new advanced processes and technologies. Three winning projects and an Honorable Mention…

The 2015 Graham Foundation Grant recipients

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Graham Foundation celebrated the 2015 grant recipients at an evening ceremony and reception at the historic Madlener House, the Foundation's Chicago-based headquarters. The Foundation awarded a total of US$490,000 to 63 projects by individuals that engage in original approaches in the field of architecture. The list of presenters…

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