The Architect's Newspaper - News Channel The Architect's Newspaper speaks directly to architects with the news, developments, trends, resources, and updates when and how they want it. Short, direct, and lively, we are the essential read in the field. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:09:39 +0000 en Re-stitched Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>An infusion of city funds restarts SHoP's FIT building.</b>:<p>In 2009, SHoP Architects won a National Endowment of the Arts competition to design a new academic building for the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. The proposed 10-story building had a striking design with a layered facade of translucent and transparent glass that looked as if it had been sewn together.</p> <p>Further playing into FIT’s fashion focus, SHoP said the building acts like a loom, “[building] form and structure simultaneously.” It was both an aggressive departure for FIT’s Brutalist concrete campus, and another addition to the city (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Splash Down by the River Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Design team selected for Willamette Falls Riverwalk.</b>:<p>Willamette Falls, located fourteen miles upstream from Portland, Oregon, is the largest waterfall in the Pacific Northwest. But the natural wonder, its banks lined by historic industrial buildings, is not open to the public. That will change now that Oregon Governor Kate Brown has announced the selection of Mayer/Reed, Snøhetta, and DIALOG as the design team for the Riverwalk, an initial phase of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project. When completed, visitors will have access to the site for the first time in more than 100 years.</p> <p>A consortium of public and private partners&mdas (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News All Shook Up Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>James Wines enumerates the failings of the renovated and expanded Madison Square Park Shake Shack </b>:<p><b>Sour Wine</b><br /> When owners of the Shake Shack restaurant chain reopened their flagship location in New York’s Madison Square Park this spring after a seven-month renovation, they posted a reassuring message to patrons on a company website: “The new and improved Shake Shack,” it read, “has the exact same look and feel guests around the world have known and loved for 10 years—now carefully rebuilt to last for many years to come.”<br /> <br /> But to James Wines, lead designer of the original Madison Square Park Shake Shack, it is not the same at (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Voices On Spaces for Torture and Killing Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>A recent AN roundtable sparked discussion and debate on architecture and torture</b>:<p><i>In connection with our recent “Voices of Architecture” feature (AN 05_04.01.2015), in which we asked architects to answer 11 questions about contemporary practice, we also conducted a survey of architecture critics. The resulting “Voices of Architectural Criticism” ran on and featured five provocative questions about the state of architecture with answers from Eva Franch I Gilabert, Chip Lord, James S. Russell, and Sanford Kwinter. <br /> <br /> One question focused on a petition by Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) th (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Museum on the Prairie Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>VernerJohnson sets museum ablaze with dichroic glass. </b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Oversharing? Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>New design for Uber HQ in San Francisco shares with the community.</b>:<p>Uber recently released renderings of its new Mission Bay campus in San Francisco. Designed by New York-based SHoP Architects and local Studio O+A, the glassy, two-building project reflects the company’s share-economy aspirations to engage with the general public.</p> <p>At 423,000 square feet divided between two addresses along Third Street—an 11-story tower and a 6-story building—the headquarters mirrors the fast-growing company’s ambitious nature. It is reported that Uber and venture partner Alexandria Real Estate Equities purchased the land last year for $125 mil (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News A Big Interesting Mess Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Pratt and Institute for Public Architecture symposium looked at the past of New York City affordable housing in hopes of discerning the future.</b>:<p>On April 9 and 10, the Institute for Public Architecture and Pratt Institute School of Architecture held “An Inventory of What’s Possible,” a symposium organized to discern what can be done to implement Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious plan to build 200,000 affordable housing units in the next ten years. The event consisted of visits to a variety of different public and supportive housing projects from various eras throughout the city, in addition to talks by professors, students, city officials, community activists, and the president of a residents’ associatio (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News The Name Game Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>NCARB takes steps to eliminate the term intern architect. </b>:<p>At the American Institute of Architect’s recent conference in Atlanta, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced that it will begin working with licensing boards to do away with the term “intern architect.” This decision to change the terminology comes from the idea that people with years of experience working in the field should not be labeled with a term many see as pejorative. “The new term?” asked NCARB in a press release. “There isn’t one. Just don’t use ‘intern.’”</p> <p>To accommodate (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News UNVEILED> Design Building Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Leers Weinzapfel brings three departments together under one green roof.</b>:<p style="border-top: 5px solid rgb(0, 170, 238); margin: 6px 10px 10px 0pt; padding: 8px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(221, 221, 221); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; float: left; width: 205px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><span class="bold">Design Building, University of Massachusetts Amherst</span><br /> <span class="bold">Architect: </span>Leers Weinzapfel Associates<span class="bold"><br /> Client: </span>University of Massachusetts<span class="bold"><br /> Location: </span>Amherst, MA<span (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Experience on the Water Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>ASD, Rogers Partners, and Ken Smith reconceive St. Petersburg's Pier. </b>:<p>Crowned by an inverted pyramid structure, the Pier of St. Petersburg, Florida leads visitors on a long and narrow journey to the end and back. However, as it stands now, it stops short of providing much value outside of that. A new project headed by New York City–based architecture practice Rogers Partners and Tampa-based ASD will revitalize The Pier by turning it into a multi-dimensional gathering place of both leisure and economic development.</p> <p>Robert Rogers of Rogers Partners highlighted complexity and flexible functionality as the defining features of the Pier Park (as it w (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Model Architect Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Richard Meier takes AN on a personal tour of his Model Museum at Mana Contemporary. </b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News OBIT> JOEL SPIRA, 1927-2015 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Chip Israel remembers the founder of Lutron Electronics and visionary in lighting and technology. </b>:<p>The name might not sound familiar, but his vision and products have affected us all. Mr. Spira was the founder of Lutron Electronics, a lighting control company based in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, located outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dimmers were originally introduced to create ambiance by lowering light levels and creating warm glows while saving energy. One of Lutron’s original marketing slogans encouraged customers to use dimmers to “dial romance."</p> <p>Today, the field of lighting controls has grown to include multiple energy-saving applications—reducing (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Review> Togetherness Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Lina Bo Bardi: Together at the Graham Foundation.</b>:<p style="border-top: 5px solid rgb(0, 170, 238); margin: 6px 10px 25px 0pt; padding: 8px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(221, 221, 221); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; float: left; width: 250px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><span class="italic"><span class="bold">Lina Bo Bardi: Together</span></span><br /> Graham Foundation <br /> 4 West Burton Place, Chicago<br /> Through July 25</p> <p> </p> <p>Typically used to assign blame, the act of finger-pointing has prickly connotations. Not so in (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News To draw by hand or by mouse? Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Do computer drawings have the intimacy and poetry of the best hand rendering? </b>:<p>The dean of an East Coast architecture school was recently asked, “do you still teach your students hand drawing?” “No,” he responded, “and we don’t use slide rules or Rapidograph pens. Students today come to us as totally embedded in the digital world and that’s how they communicate and think. </p> <p>Yet here at <i>AN</i> we seem to receive a book or peer review journal nearly every week on the importance of freehand drawing in architectural practice. There is no question that buildings are no longer constructed following pages of hand drawi (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News