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The Battle for the Soul of the
Academy Museum

It's a pretty picture: if all goes according to plan, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' big-budget passion project -- a glorious Academy Museum, designed by Renzo Piano, one of the world's top architects, featuring iconic movie artifacts (among

Katzenberg and Spielberg Each Donate $10 Million to the Academy Museum

them Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and the severed horse's head prop from The Godfather) and financed to the tune of $300 million, just to start, by some of the most powerful players in the business (Geffen, Spielberg, Katzenberg) -- will open, after decades of false starts, on the Los Angeles County Museum of... more LA Times LA Curbed Variety




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Museo Jumex in Mexico City

Far more accessible than its predecessor, the new Museo Jumex, a marble-clad box capped with a jagged crown, sits in a still-emerging development at the edge of Polanco, a fashionable quarter near the heart of Mexico City The new museum’s neighborhood is a

Foundation Collection Jumex

kind of architectural zoo, with the most exotic creature, the Museo Soumaya, at its center: designed by Fernando Romero, of the firm FR-EE, and... more




Can Boston take action—enough action—to protect itself from rising waters before the next big storm? Or will the city tragically require its own Katrina or Sandy in order to muster the will to protect itself against repeated catastrophe?

Sasaki Associates

Those were the questions in play at the “Sea Change: Boston” symposium on April 26, cohosted by Sasaki Associates and the Boston Architectural College. Sea-level rise is no idle threat in this city: If Superstorm Sandy had hit five hours earlier, at high tide, flood waters could have extended to City Hall. Boston is vulnerable to storm surges of both hurricanes... more

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New York City Celebrates Design in May

From May 17-20, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair comes to New York to serve as the stateside launchpad of the design world’s newest developments. For industry diehards, roving the showroom floors of the massive Javits Center is like being a kid in the candy shop... more



2014 Smithsonian Award for Design Mind

Witold Rybczynski is a writer and emeritus professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Now living in Philadelphia, he has written... more


Does Italy Have Way Too Many Architects?

The graphic shows that Italy has a shockingly high percentage of architects in its population: for.. more


Featured Design School
Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design (APDesign) was established in 1963 by bringing together into one administrative unit the Departments of.... more

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