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SOM’s Broadgate Exchange House Honored with AIA Twenty-five Year Award

AIArchitect Jan. 9, 2015 The Broadgate Exchange House in London, celebrated for its simple yet ingenious structural system that unifies design and function in the mid-century Modernist tradition, was selected for the 2015 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. Designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) and completed in 1990, the Exchange House is a recognizable presence in central London. Its distinctive facades, defined b
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Peter Eisenman, FAIA, Awarded 2015 AIA Topaz Medallion

AIArchitect Dec. 10, 2014 Peter Eisenman, FAIA, the iconoclastic educator who’s done the most to bring rigorous architectural theory back to the forefront of academia since the early 20th-century Modernist reformation, is the recipient of the 2015 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education. Jointly awarded by the AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), the Topaz M
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Ed Mazria, FAIA, Honored with 2015 AIA Kemper Award

AIArchitect  Dec. 10, 2014  On December 10, the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects bestowed the Edward C. Kemper Award on Edward Mazria, FAIA, for catalyzing the architecture community to combat climate change through the design of energy efficient buildings. Named in honor of the AIA’s first executive director, the award is given annually to an architect who has contributed significantly to t
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Auburn University Rural Studio Honored with 2015 AIA Whitney Young Award

AIArchitect Dec. 10, 2015 On Dec. 10, the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects bestowed the 2015 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award on Auburn University’s Rural Studio. The award was granted in recognition of the student-led design/build projects that Rural Studio established to address the dire needs of one of the South’s poorest and most underserved regions. Established in 1972, the Whitney M. Young J
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Ehrlich Architects Honored with 2015 AIA Firm Award

AIArchitect Dec. 10, 2014 On December 10, the American Institute of Architects’ Board of Directors awarded the 2015 AIA Architecture Firm Award to Ehrlich Architects, the Southern California firm that fluidly melds classic California Modernist style with vernacular design elements by including marginalized design languages and traditions. The AIA Architecture Firm Award, given annually, is the highest honor the AIA b
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Moshe Safdie, FAIA, Awarded 2015 AIA Gold Medal

AIArchitect Dec. 10, 2014 The American Institute of Architects Board of Directors on Dec. 10 awarded the AIA Gold Medal to Moshe Safdie, FAIA. Safdie first burst on the architecture scene with bold proclamations on the future of dwelling with Habitat 67, and has since refined this late Modernist manifesto into a balanced and moderated approach to designing public cultural spaces across the world. The AIA Gold Medal i
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The Halprins in Motion

Landscape Architecture Magazine Oct. 28, 2015 Put away your tracing paper and charcoal pencils. Shut your books. Stop thinking. Put on a blindfold and go for a walk in the woods. Make a structure out of yourselves, human bodies. Catalog everything that you see, hear, feel, and smell. Build a city out of beachside driftwood in complete silence. Take off your clothes. Now start thinking about design. You could call the
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Inner City Incubator

An urgent renewal scheme for Chicago Residential Architect February 2015  Chicago is a city known for erecting massive, mega-scaled, dysfunctional housing projects, like Cabrini-Green and the Robert Taylor Homes, and tearing them down again a handful of decades later. Since the 1990s, the Chicago Housing Authority(CHA) has sought to atomize and disperse poverty by redeveloping more granular, neighborhood-scaled subsi
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3.1 Philip Lim

Contract Design Magazine September 2014 Pop-up stores are equal parts theater, art installation, marketing, and merchandise, deploying high-concept retail environments for short periods of time to create an event, often one in which buzz is as important as sales. But what happens when the event horizon is accelerated from just a few months to just a few weeks? One answer is 3.1 Phillip Lim Microcosm pop-up at the Shi
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Destination Unknown

Changes on track for Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood. Architects Newspaper June 2015 Two months after President Obama declared the historic company town of Pullman, Illinois a national monument, a group of architects, planners, and preservationists are examining ways to balance economic development and historic preservation in the newly protected neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. The National Parks
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