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Thom Mayne’s mentoring program is featured in showcase at Pratt

The educational mentorship program spearheaded by Morphosis principal and co-founder Thom Mayne headed into its third semester this year. For sixth graders at Hall Elementary School in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the Thom Mayne Young Architects program was a chance to receive an architectural education and access to design software via after-school classes led by Pratt Institute […]

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Thom Mayne: “As I See It”

Thom Mayne, Founder and Design Director, Morphosis; Cret Chair Professor of Practice, PennDesign Thom Mayne founded Morphosis as an interdisciplinary and collective practice involved in experimental design and research. As Lead Designer and thought leader of Morphosis, Mayne provides overall vision, project leadership, and direction to the firm. With permanent offices in Los Angeles and […]

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U.S. State Department releases final list of designers for worldwide embassies

Capping a search for new designers for the U.S. Department of State’s newest worldwide embassies, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), responsible for constructing and maintaining embassies, has chosen 16 firms to provide design and engineering services for U.S. facilities around the world. The winning offices are expected to provide not only new construction […]

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[Webinar] Advanced Detailing for High Performance Envelopes

The Advanced Detailing Webinar is interactive and will offer attendees a hands-on experience in developing exterior envelope details. This webinar is perfect for all experience levels, from emerging professionals who will gain insights into the fundamentals of detailing to intermediate and expert practitioners who want to explore advances in building tectonics. Speakers: Stan Su, Morphosis […]

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Student Design Competition: New San Francisco Federal Building Plaza

Continuing a legacy of outstanding public architecture, the General Services Administration (GSA) Design Excellence Program seeks to commission our nation’s most talented designers and artists to design federal buildings of outstanding quality and value. These projects are to demonstrate the value of truly integrated design that balances aesthetics, cost, constructability, and reliability; create environmentally responsible […]

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Hands-on workshops cap Facades+ L.A. conference

  Brought to you with support from <a href=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adlink/3.0/5463.1/4582838/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ target=”_blank”><img src=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adserv/3.0/5463.1/4582838/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ border=”0″ width=”234″ height=”60″></a> Facades+ Los Angeles was a two-day conference that brought together top professionals from the worlds of design, fabrication, and construction to consider how high performance envelopes contribute to and are shaped by LA’s unique architectural landscape. Zero Energy Facades Russell Fortmeyer […]

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Highlights from L.A.’s socially-driven Facades+ conference

The Facades+ Los Angeles conference took place last week in Downtown Los Angeles, bringing together technical innovators, socially-driven practitioners, and visionary academics to discuss some of the most resonant topics facing architecture today. Here are some highlights from the event’s first day. The conference opened with remarks from City of Los Angeles Chief Deputy City […]

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Here’s what to expect from Facades+L.A. this week

The 2017 Facades+ Conference in Los Angeles, presented by The Architect’s Newspaper, will kick off later this week, offering two full days of stimulating presentations, panels, and workshops. Day one —Thursday, October 19th—will showcase presentations by key regional and national industry leaders, including Deborah Weintraub, chief deputy city engineer for City of Los Angeles; Stanley […]

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Actor Terry Crews is now a promising young designer

Actor, artist, and NFL player-turned-furniture designer Terry Crews was approached by Bernhardt Design President Jerry Helling to design a line of furniture, which became available to consumers this month. AN Interior arranged for Crews to visit the Downtown Los Angeles studio of Bureau Spectacular and join designer, curator, and theorist Jimenez Lai for an afternoon […]

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AN will bring you a building every day for Archtober 2017

Get ready New York City, the month of Archtober is almost upon us. While October heralds the return of chunky knits and PSLs, New York City’s architecture and design community knows that the tenth month of the year is really Archtober, AIA New York’s celebration of the built environment. In collaboration with the city’s cultural institutions, Archtober […]

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The best of contemporary apartment design, minus the affordability question

Apartments currently represent one of the most fruitful sites of invention within the field of architecture. The contemporary world, simply put, is filled with provocative apartment buildings. Michael Webb’s Building Community—New Apartment Architecture aims to chronicle some of those exemplary projects, delivering a well-rounded—though somewhat incomplete—exploration of contemporary apartment design. At 256 pages, the tome, […]

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Deborah Berke Partners transforms Buffalo asylum into resort and conference center

For a psychiatric hospital built in the late 19th century, the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane in Buffalo, New York, was remarkably ahead of its time. At the request of physician Thomas Story Kirkbride, who helmed the hospital’s design, emphasis was placed on access to natural light, fresh air, and pastoral views to benefit […]

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