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Raising the roof: 2013 World Architecture Festival Awards

United Arab Emirates                                   Al Bahar Towers by Aedas

It's time for that annual parade of everything weird and wonderful in the world of architecture. From a futuristic Zaha Hadid gem in Azerbaijan to something far more rustic in Tibet, via an astonishingly shaped mall in Sweden and a Dutch tribute to dockside sheds, here are some of the shortlisted buildings. More than 300 projects from almost... more Festival

Azerbaijan – Heydar Aliyev Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

60th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards

Progressive architecture has long been associated with the “isms”: Modernism, Post-Modernism, Decon- structivism, and the many other movements that pushed the design envelope at a given moment.

Floatyard by Perkins+Will

But as the P/A Awards celebrates its 60th anniversary, this year’s jury—Steven Ehrlich, FAIA; John Frane; Kimberly Holden, AIA; Reed Kroloff, Assoc. AIA; and Joan Soranno, FAIA—discovered that, as a whole, contemporary architects seem to be focusing less on a particular style or philoso-... more Progressive

Arctic Food Network by Lateral Office

Thom Mayne, FAIA | 2013 AIA Gold Medalist

The American Institute of Architects Board of Directors awarded the AIA Gold Medal to Thom Mayne, FAIA, an architect who has always valued the open-ended creative process over stylistic standbys, and who has risen to prominence and esteem by completing a series of ambitious government and institutional projects.

Mayne is the 69th AIA Gold Medalist. He joins the ranks of such visionaries as Thomas Jefferson (1993), Frank Lloyd Wright (1949), Louis Sullivan (1944), Le Corbusier (1961), Louis Kahn (1971), I.M. Pei (1979), Santiago Calatrava (2005), Renzo Piano (2008), Peter Bohlin (2010), and Steven Holl ... more Morphosis

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CODA's "Party Wall" at MoMA PS1

Groan if you will at the punning title of Caroline O’Donnell’s Party Wall, but the name captures the designer’s dual intent. A giant plywood brise soleil made of scap material left over from the production of skateboards, the temporary work bisects the courtyard at MoMA PS1, the Museum of Modern Art’s... more

President Obama to Award 2012 National Medal of Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by the Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the Federal Government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4... more

Laurie Olin, FASLA, Receives National Medal of Arts

Praying for a good NeoCon

Todd Heiser and Judy Pesek of Gensler praying with Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen for a good NeoCon.

That was the underlying theme of the Giants party, says Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen. The party not coincidentally was held at the Fourth Presby- terian Church on Michigan Avenue, in Gensler's new Gratz Center... more


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The School of Architecture at McGill University

The mission of the McGill University School of Architecture is to educate professionals who will contribute to the socio-economic and cultural development of Quebec, Canada and the broader global community through responsible participation in the process of the design, construction and interpretation of the built environment. more

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