Weekend edition: Unpaid interns, Peter Zumthor, and more

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Weekend edition: Unpaid interns, Peter Zumthor, and more

The building still runs over Wilshire Boulevard. (Peter Zumthor/The Boundary)

Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

Rendering of a cave-like, stone canopy
The proposed exterior of the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion (Courtesy Junya Ishigami + Associates)

Junya Ishigami ordered to pay interns after Serpentine uproar, as Elemental ends internships

Junya Ishigami has been taken to task for using unpaid internships, and the Serpentine has ordered that he pay anyone working on the Serpentine Pavilion.

Headshot of Kim Dowdell
Kim Dowdell of Detroit’s Century Partners is the new president of the National Organization of Minority Architects. (Courtesy Century Partners)

NOMA President Kim Dowdell on the politics of Detroit and the architecture profession

AN interviews NOMA’s new President Kim Dowdell on rebuilding Detroit’s housing and what it will take to build a more equitable architecture profession.

Collage of a bronzed sculpture full of trash
Vessel sits at the center of Hudson Yards’ first phase. (Jonathan Hilburg/AN)

Vessel and Hudson Yards are open. What do the critics think?

While architecture critics have been, well, critical of Thomas Heatherwick’s $150 million Vessel, that hasn’t stopped the public from coming out to see it.

Photo of Florida Governor looking at Pulse nightclub memorial
The original Pulse nightclub, where 49 people of Orlando’s LGBTQ community were killed in an act of hate, will stand as part of a new national memorial. (Via Creative Commons)

onePULSE Foundation announces competition for National Pulse Memorial & Museum in Orlando

onePULSE Foundation announced it will hold a two-stage international competition to design the new National Pulse Memorial & Museum in Orlando, Florida.

Rendering of concrete building going over a street
Zumthor’s new renderings for LACMA show a simpler concrete exterior and a shorter building overall. (Peter Zumthor/The Boundary)

Peter Zumthor lightens and shortens LACMA design

Peter Zumthor’s office released new renderings of its design for LACMA, showing a simpler concrete skin and a shorter building overall.

Have a great weekend!