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The good, the bad, and the ugly: Best preservation stories of 2017

In the trenches, preservation can feel cyclical—historic buildings are defended and saved, others destroyed, and public appreciation grows for once-loathed styles (looking at you, Brutalism). This year’s brilliant adaptive reuse projects are worthy of their own list, but we chose to highlight the epic sagas—new landmarks, victories against out-of-scale development, priceless buildings pulverized, and the controversies that will shape […]

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2018 BOMA INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO

Your commercial real estate career is always in motion. You need to know what’s now and what’s next to stay ahead in a changing industry. The BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo is your big moment to learn, connect, grow and shine. The 2018 event will be held in San Antonio, Texas from June 23-26, […]

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What if everything you know about the suburbs is wrong?

With 52 essays from 74 authors, Infinite Suburbia’s 732 pages comprehensively analyze the suburbs from the perspectives of architecture, design, landscape, planning, history, demographics, social justice, familial trends, policy, energy, mobility, health, environment, economics, and applied and future technologies. Organized by theme in an index that best resembles a spider’s web, the book is meant […]

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A revealing look at how cities bid for Amazon’s new headquarters

On October 19, Amazon received 238 proposals from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America, all vying to be the home of HQ2, the $5 billion, 50,000-employee co-headquarters the company wants to build over the next two decades. A decision is expected sometime in 2018. Bidders were asked not to […]

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AIA urges Trump Administration not to withdraw from UNESCO

On October 12, the Trump administration announced that the United States would withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations agency responsible for the designation of World Heritage Sites. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has issued a public statement that decries this decision. In the statement, AIA president Thomas Vonier advocated for the World Heritage Sites program, […]

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Archtober Building of the Day #13: iHeartMedia

This story is part of a monthlong series of guests posts by AIA New York that feature Archtober Building of the Day tours. See the full 2017 schedule here. In today’s Building of the Day tour, Archtober viewed the new offices of iHeart Media in Midtown. Designed by Architecture + Information (A+I) in association with creative consultants Beneville […]

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Elon Musk says N.Y.-D.C. Hyperloop has government approval

Elon Musk tweeted earlier this morning that he received government approval to start building a New York-Philadelphia-Baltimore-D.C Hyperloop, as reported by engadget. Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017 His series of tweets indicate that while […]

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Saving our heritage: top historic preservation stories from across the U.S.

Historic preservation stories always stir up a conversation: What parts of American architectural history should be preserved? What doesn’t need saving? Since our last coverage of 2016’s top historic preservation articles, many new buildings have become imperiled or found respite from demolition.As we celebrate America on July 4, here’s an updated list that includes a unique […]

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8th Annual Shoot & Skoot

The AIA San Antonio Shoot’N’Skoot brings out the sportsman from our San Antonio community.  This year marks our 8th event and each year gets better.  Held as a fundraiser to benefit the Center for Architecture and local AIA San Antonio Chapter, interest in the upcoming Shoot event is keen. It provides an opportunity for architects and related […]

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20th Annual Homes Tour

Each year a premier event for the public, planned to highlight outstanding examples of residential architecture designed by AIA members, takes place in San Antonio. A selection of residences are opened in the fall by their owners to allow for this self-guided, self-driving tour. Homes are selected by the annual jury based on submissions by […]

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CAN Opener Awards Night & Reception

This international food drive created by the Society for Design Administration elevates public awareness of the worldwide hunger crisis by showcasing the creative talent of design and construction industry professionals and the students they mentor via a competitive of a design/build competition in 150 cities around the world. For the last decade, the San Antonio […]

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Ground breaks on Steven Holl’s design for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Steven Holl’s design for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) has started construction. In 2015, Holl described the commission as “the most important” of his career. Steven Holl Architects was awarded the job back in 2012, seeing off competition from Morphosis and Snøhetta, but working out the design has been a drawn-out experience. “What you see […]

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