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All 126 finalists of the inaugural Knight Cities Challenge

Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015
The inaugural Knight Cities Challenge recently announced the 126 finalists that were selected out of more than 7,000 submitted proposals. The competition is seeking the best ideas that will transform the 26 Knight-invested communities into thriving places for living and working, driven by the belief that bolstering talent,…

Team 64North to design new Palo Alto Bridge over the 101 Freeway

Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Team 64North recently won the international competition to design the new Adobe Creek Pedestrian & Cyclist Bridge in Palo Alto, California. Titled "Confluence," Team64's winning proposal will reconnect the city with San Francisco Bay, bridging a total of fourteen lanes of the 101 Freeway. Other teams that competed…

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,…

Chicago Architecture Biennial Launches Call for Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Chicago Architecture Biennial — one of the most anticipated architectural events of the coming year — just released a Call for Proposals for its Lakefront Kiosk Competition. A joint partnership with the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago, the competition invites architects from…

National Parks Now finalists chosen to reinvent the national park experience

Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Van Alen Institute and the National Park Service recently announced the four multi-disciplinary finalist teams of the National Parks Now competition, which aims to reinvent the experience of visiting national parks. As part of Van Alen's Elsewhere initiative and the National Park Services' centennial celebration in…

Stereotank’s HEARTBEAT wins 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart Design

Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014
Here's one for you lovers out there: in the annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design contest, Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born firm Stereotank just came out as the winner with their entry "HEARTBEAT." The interactive installation is scheduled to open for an entire month to couples and singles…

Brian Sell of Moody Nolan Architects wins Nelson Mandela Memorial competition

Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014
One year after the passing of the late Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, the winning proposal of the Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition was revealed. From April to October, the Nelson Mandela Foundation invited all U.S. residents over the age of 13 to design a permanent memorial…

Ehrlich Architects wins 2015 AIA Architecture Firm Award; Peter Eisenman takes the Topaz Medallion

Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
It's a big day of announcements for the AIA! Earlier, Moshe Safdie was revealed as the 2015 AIA Gold Medal recipient.  Other big announcements the AIA made today include Ehrlich Architects from Los Angeles as the 2015 AIA Architecture Firm Award winner. Considered the AIA's highest…

Re-Imagine How We Move Through Cities (Without That Blue Dot)

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014
A floating blue dot on a handheld device’s mapping app has become the default way we understand the complex flows of people through the city and the diverse ways we experience coming and going. Such direct representation is convenient, but removes the spontaneity of approaching the city as both…

Reanimate the Ruins winners reimagine Detroit’s Packard Motor Plant

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Reanimate the Ruins! competition calls attention to the grim industrial and economic realities of Detroit, Michigan in recent years, including filing the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Participants worldwide were challenged to propose ideas for a new adaptive urban center on the site…

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