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2013 Twenty-five Year Award

The Menil Foundation, Houston

The Menil Collection, in Houston, was selected for the 2013 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. As Renzo Piano’s, Hon. FAIA, first American project, this modest neighborhood museum set a new precedent in museum architecture and propelled Piano into his current status as one of the world’s most trusted designers of cultural buildings. With the Menil, Piano has carried forth the Southern European Renaissance tradition of handcrafted technological humanism into another century, and brought the world a transcendent space .... more

Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop

 

AIA Small Project Awards

The AIA Small Project Practitioners (SPP) Knowledge Community presents the eighth annual Small Project Awards Program to recognize

Saint Nicholas Church
Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architect

small project practitioners for the high quality of their work and to promote excellence in small project design. This Award Program strives to raise public awareness of the value... more

The Mobile Dwelling Cube
Project Architect: Masatoshi Kasai, AIA
Interior Designer: Annette Jannotta, IIDA

New York’s Best New Architecture Is a Celebration of Public Space

It has been said that New York is where the world’s greatest architects come to do their worst work. The FDR Four Freedoms Park may be one of the greatest exceptions to that rule, and is not only a stunning work by one of the world’s greatest designers, but perhaps one of Louis Khan’s greatest works.

Four Freedoms, Louis Kahn, Roosevelt Island

His spare geometries and perfect site lines offer a wholly different view of the city and a stirring tribute to one of the nation’s greatest presidents, providing a new perspective on the past and the present as allas all great architecture should. Even more remarkable, if at times... more

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Of Interest

Architecture Billings UP!

In January, the American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index marked its sixth consecu- tive month of growth in the demand for architectural design services. With a national score of 54.2, up significantly from Decem- ber’s score of 51.2, the architecture industry is seeing continued strength as we begin to come out of the winter... more

The Hottest Interior Design Trends for 2013 with Martyn Lawrence Bullard

"Comfort is the hottest trend in home furnishings, Deep seats with well proportioned arms and heights are vital. Strong solid colors for the body of the upholstery." more

Obama Names Michael Graves to Access Board

President Barack Obama has named Michael Graves, FAIA, to the Architecture and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. The Interior Design Hall of Fame member has revolutionized architecture and product design by introducing postmodern forms and bold color... more DesignWire

 

Featured Design School
Cornell School of Architecture

Cornell University has one of the oldest and most respected architecture schools in the United States. Cornell’s bachelor of architecture retained its number one ranking among undergraduate programs as the master of architecture program moved up to become the fifth ranked graduate architecture pro- gram in the US.... more

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