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AIA recognizes two education buildings by Chicago architects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected13 educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The purpose of the

Gary Comer College Prep by John Ronan Architects

design awards program is to identify trends and emerging ideas, honor excellence in planning and design, and disseminate knowledge about best practices in educational and community facilities... more

 

James I. Swenson Civil Engineering Building

Academic buildings are familiar ground for Carol Ross Barney, FAIA. But when the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) commissioned her to design a classroom and lab facility for it's new Department of Civil Engi- neering, she recognized a chance to do something different Rather than

simply design a building to house educational activities, she’d go one better: Make a building that teaches on its own. “This building is an ar- chitect’s dream, because it is about materials,” says Ross Barney, prin- cipal of... more ArchInnovations

The Architecture of early childhood - Finnish style

kirkkojärvi school, espoo, finland, 2010 by verstas architects

Over the past decade, Finland has excelled in international student assessments, could this in part be down to the architecture enabling environments that are conducive for learning? This exhibition highlights seven schools in detail, offering a varied sample of functional and architectural solutions, examining how contemporary school.... more Finland

hiidenkivi school, helsinki, finland, 2005 by häkli architects

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The RIBA President's Medals 2011

The Royal Institute of British Architects has been awarding the President's Medals since the 1850s and the awards were establi- shed in their... more

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More than 6,000 landscape architecture professionals from across the U.S. and around the world will gather in San Diego, October 30 – November 2, to earn up to 21 professional... more

Countdown to World Architecture Festival

World Architecture Festival is the world's largest, live, truly inclusive and inter- active global architectural awards programme. It is a unique meeting point for architects, suppliers... more

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