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 Return of the Pier Show Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Philip Berger reports back from Chicago's resurgent art expo.</b>:<p>While the 2014 edition of Expo Chicago, the city’s largest art fair, has not brought back the glory days of the 1980s and 90s, when “The Pier Show” made Chicago a capital of the contemporary art world (if only for the four to five days of its duration), the most recent iteration cements its return to high quality. Now in its third year under the aegis of Tony Karman & Co., Expo Chicago is helping local artists reclaim the city’s prominence on the national and international art scenes.</p> <p>From its inception, the art fair at Navy Pier was the only thing of its (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Editorial> Real Change for a Changing Climate Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Alan G. Brake on how architects and urbanists can lead the fight against climate change.</b>:<p>As we worked to finish our annual environmental issue, nearly 400,000 people marched through Midtown Manhattan to demand political action to address climate change. It was the largest gathering ever dedicated to the issue. Thousands of additional events took place around the world to echo the message that decisive action on climate change is urgently needed. Attending the march, the atmosphere was festive and empowering. The sense was that change is not only possible, but that it is long overdue. For New Yorkers the issue has become personal. The memories of Hurricane Sandy remain fresh in (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News The High Line at High Tide Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>OMA and OLIN win competition to turn D.C. bridge into dramatic elevated park.</b>:<p>Washington D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge Park could eclipse the High Line and become the new gold-standard in turning outdated infrastructure into dynamic public space. After a seven-month design competition to reimagine an old freeway bridge that stretches across the Anacostia River, a proposal by OLIN and OMA has been selected – and it is equal parts infrastructure, public park, and architectural playground. The envisioned elevated space would be built atop existing piers and stretch across the Anacostia River, from the city’s Navy Yard to Anacostia Park.</p> <p>In their pr (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Interior Case Study> 72 and Sunny Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Lean Arch designs an airy space for the Playa Vista-based advertising and media company.</b>:<p style="width:170px;height:170px;float:left;padding:10px;margin:0 12px 12px 0;background: #eee;font-size:18px;"><b>72 and Sunny</b><br /> Playa Vista, California<br /> Lean Arch</p> <p>The sprawling former offices of the visionary and eccentric businessman Howard Hughes in Playa Vista have undergone an extensive renovation, and are now a major playground for creative offices and academic institutions like Youtube, Earthbound Media, and UCLA’s new Ideas Campus. But only one company got to be in the Hercules Campus’ Building One, home to Hughes’ administrative building and (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Studio Visit> Macrae-Gibson Architects Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>This New York City firm works primarily in the public realm, adding new twists to New Deal-era architectural vocabulary.</b>:<p>It is a sad state of affairs, but often a fact, that many New York architecture practices take public work only as a sideshow to more fashionable and profitable residential and corporate projects. This model of practice is not one that <a href="">Macrae-Gibson Architects</a> has followed since its was founded in 1982. In fact, though the firm has a healthy number of residential and commercial projects—from upper east historic district townhouses to social housing in Newark—it is their public or institutional projects they proudly claim have become imbedded i (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Mall of Education Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Austin's Highland Mall is being transformed into a community college campus and transit-oriented mixed-use development.</b>:<p>All over America, traditional indoor shopping malls are biting the dust. An object of fascination for Internet aficionados and urban planners alike, abandoned malls, with their spooky, frozen-in-time interiors, invite a kind of morbid curiosity as well as visions of planning grandeur. In Austin, Highland Mall, once a regional shopping destination, was in its own death throes in 2007. Soon after, Austin Community College (ACC) was preparing a district-wide master plan with local firm Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects, and began to search for the additional 200,000 square feet of “swi (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Open> Soho House Chicago Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>This famous London club punches its way into Chicago's West Loop.</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); float: left; width: 220px; -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font: 13px/150% helvetica,arial,sans-serif;"><b>Soho House</b><br /> 113-125 North Green Street<br /> Chicago<br /> Tel: 312-521-8000<br /> Designer: Soho House</p> <p>Originally from London, Soho House is famous for its hyperchic members-only clubs in cities that now include New York, Toronto, and Mumbai. Its first Chicago location opened in August, (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Cambridge Architectural's Steel-Wrapped Embassy Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Metal mesh bridges old and new in Davis Brody Bond renovation.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Plaza de Resistance Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>The Met opens its new, OLIN-designed plaza.</b>:<p>On September 10, the new David H. Koch Plaza (of the right-wing Koch brothers) outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened to the public. Designed by OLIN, the renovation transforms four city blocks along Fifth Avenue, with new pavers, fountains, lighting, and allées and bosques of trees.</p> <p>Previously a vast expanse of hardscape, swamped with vendors, the new design seeks to provide a more varied and pleasant atmosphere to gather prior to or following a visit to the museum. Even in its previous state, the Met Plaza was a marquee gathering place in the city, thanks to the monu (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Comment> Jennifer Nitzky Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>The president-elect of ASLA offers her views on the future of landscape architecture in New York City.</b>:<p>2014 marks the 100th anniversary since the founding of the New York Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA-NY) and we have much to celebrate.</p> <p>From the early days of Central Park, to the recent opening of public parks on Governors Island and unveiling of the Rebuild by Design competition winners, the roles of landscape architects have evolved as a new generation of parks and green spaces are redefining the urban environment of the future. Central Park was originally designed as a place where all people can enjoy and escape the busy city life. Our new definition of (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Lawn Boy Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>New campus center in Cleveland is a green crossroads.</b>:<p>Like most Spartans, the newest arrival on Case Western Reserve University’s campus this academic year hangs out on the lawn. Squeezed in between two existing buildings and popular Freiberger Field, the new Tinkham Veale Center (nicknamed “The Tink”) does everything with a nod to its landscape.</p> <p>Dedicated August 24, the Perkins + Will-designed building sits at the intersection of the two historic campuses of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology. A pass-through walkway connects them still, while the building’s three-pronged shape reaches o (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Will Rebuild be Realized? Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Millions in federal funds allocated for resiliency efforts.</b>:<p>In early June, New York City and State’s top political brass joined the then-secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Shaun Donovan, to announce the winners of Rebuild By Design, the department’s design competition to create resilient communities along the East Coast.</p> <p>The location of the event at the Jacob Riis Houses on Manhattan’s Lower East Side was a major tip-off that BIG and Starr Whitehouse’s proposal to wrap Lower Manhattan with a landscaped berm and parkland would be getting at least some of the pie. New York City was award (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Unveiled> Ohlone College Fremont Campus Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Cannon Design and Anderson Brule Architects unify a campus riven with grade changes.</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%;"><b>Ohlone College Fremont Campus Academic Core Replacement Project</b><br /> <b>Architect:</b> Cannon Design with Anderson Brule Architects <br /> <b>Client: </b>Ohlone College District <br /> <b>Location:</b> Fremont, CA<br /> <b>Completion:</b> 2017</p> <p>Ohlone College&r (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Biking in the Bay Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>San Francisco's cycling plans making progress.</b>:<p>Consistently ranked as one of the most bike friendly cities in the United States, San Francisco—where over 3 percent of the population commutes by bicycle—has its sights aimed high. The long-term bicycle plan put into effect five years ago—officially dubbed the 2009 San Francisco Bicycle Plan––has lofty aims to increase bike ridership to 20 percent by 2020 through a series of projects. As of this year, 87 percent of the projects, or 52 out of the 60 projects in the 2009 plan, are complete.</p> <p>This past year the Bay Area Bike Share opened, and other initiat (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News