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Pasadena Heritage Colorado Street Bridge Party

Saturday, July 16, 2016 6:00pm – 11:30pm Everyone is invited to join Pasadena Heritage in celebration at the Colorado Street Bridge Party Saturday, July 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This night of music, dancing, vintage cars, free kids activities, and festive foods and beverages will be held atop one of the most beautiful bridges in […]

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A new book surveys little-known modern Mexican architecture

Edward R. Burian, an architect and professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has produced an informative survey on a subject not well known to a general audience. Although northern Mexico is a large, well-populated region, to many Americans it still conjures images of a largely empty, dusty land of vaqueros or the […]

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AN reports from New Cities Summit in Montreal, an international conference on new technology that shapes cities

Today in Montréal, 600 designers, architects, geographers, technology experts, entrepreneurs, and policymakers convened for the New Cities Summit, a forward-looking conference hosted by the New Cities Foundation. The Summit tries, through the lens of technology, to put a finer point “innovation,” “urban change,” and “economic growth,” often-nebulous concepts that nevertheless drive the design and governance […]

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SWA remakes a historic plaza in downtown El Paso to appeal to Millennials

From the 1880s to the late 1960s, El Paso’s San Jacinto Plaza was the place to see alligators at alarmingly close proximity. Crowds would sit around the fountain in the middle of the park to watch the sad spectacle of captive reptiles circling their enclosure. When the city asked landscape architecture firm SWA to redo […]

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Henry Taylor: Guadalajara

The Mistake Room (TMR) is pleased to announce the launch of TMR Guadalajara—a new yearlong initiative of residency-based exhibitions and artist projects in Mexico’s second largest city. Artists will spend a month living and working at Museo Taller Jose Clemente Orozco—the historic former residence and workshop of the late Mexican muralist. At the culmination of […]

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A wide array of architects chosen by Walmart owners for Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program

The Walton Family Foundation has chosen a group of 36 design firms comprising architects and landscape architects to be part of their Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program in a bid to boost the standard of architecture in the up and coming area of Northwest Arkansas. […]

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Muñoz & Company Quilt with Glass and Masonry

Envelope inspired by history of Dallas’ African-American community. For the past 20 years, San Antonio–based Muñoz & Company (formerly Kell Muñoz Architects) has focused primarily on what president and CEO Henry Muñoz III calls “the architecture of identity.” The bulk of that work, in turn, has been concentrated on the United States–Mexico border, where the […]

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro touts new planning rules for affordable housing

U.S. Housing & Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro visited Chicago today to announce a clarification to the 1968 Fair Housing Act that officials say will improve access to affordable housing in cities across the country. […]

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Chicago’s Graham Foundation awards $490,000 for architectural research

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts today announced the latest recipients of their grants to individuals, a $490,000 pot of money split among 63 projects all over the world, including an extensive photographic survey of Le Corbusier’s completed architectural works by photographer Richard Pare; a series of community-based design and urban […]

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro to headline IDEAS CITY 2015 in New York City

Julian Castro, the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has been announced as the keynote speaker for the third annual IDEAS CITY festival in New York.  IDEAS CITY is a biennial street fair that “explores the future of cities with culture as a driving force.” It will launch its third annual rendition on […]

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