The Architect's Newspaper - News Channel The Architect's Newspaper speaks directly to architects with the news, developments, trends, resources, and updates when and how they want it. Short, direct, and lively, we are the essential read in the field. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:09:39 +0000 en The Archive Project Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Ahead of 80th anniversary, Perkins+Will rediscovers its past.</b>:<p>Until Perkins+Will’s Chicago office hired Cheryl Ziegler to catalogue and organize them, the archives of the nearly 80-year-old design firm were just a loose collection of photographic slides, yellowing sketches, and scrapbooks. “It wasn’t an archive,” said design director Ralph Johnson. “They were working files.”</p> <p>Johnson said in his early days at the firm he would often go to the cluttered file cabinets to pull examples of past work for inspiration. Original documents date back to some of the firm’s first work, including the Crow Island Sch (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Open> FEIT New York Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>This Soho flagship features an installation by artist and architect Jordana Maisie.</b>:<p style="border-top: 5px solid rgb(0, 170, 238); margin: 6px 10px 10px 0pt; padding: 8px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(221, 221, 221); float: left; width: 220px; -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font: 13px/150% helvetica,arial,sans-serif;"><b>FEIT New York</b><br /> 2 Prince St., New York <br /> Tel: 212-226-8600<br /> Designer: Jordana Maisie and Price and Josh Tull</p> <p>FEIT’s new flagship on the corner of the Bowery and Prince Street in Soho features an installation by artist and architect Jordana Maisie. Titled <i>Raw Elements of C (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Action Station Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Tom Hurt designs a home for Austin non-profit Creative Action.</b>:<p>Creative Action, the wildly successful 15-year-old Austin, Texas, non-profit has opened the doors to its first ever permanent home. Known for its innovative arts programs that reach more than 20,000 kids via classes held at schools, libraries, churches, and even juvenile detention centers, Creative Action (CA) operations had been based out of a tiny 2,000-square-foot facility that amounted to nothing more than storage space for its materials. Karen LaShelle, CA’s executive and artistic director, reminisced somewhat ruefully about having to conduct the program’s important trainin (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Digital Incan Masonry by Matter Design Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Architects update pre-Columbian building method with modern tools and materials.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Design at work> Framestore Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>RAC Design Build transforms a former aircraft facility for a visual effects company.</b>:<p>RAC Design Build and contractor City Constructors have transformed a 12,000-square-foot former aircraft facility on the edge of Culver City’s Hayden Tract into a flexible work environment for the visual effects company Framestore. The New York–based outfit, known for its work on the film Gravity, wanted a distinctive space to serve as its new West Coast headquarters.</p> <p>Repurposing the building—an industrial tilt-up concrete shell with a unique four-story central tower—on a fast-track schedule required a coordinated approach between the architect and the builder (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Line in the Plan Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Houston planning department denies Saudi consulate's variance request.</b>:<p>A dispute pitting local construction codes against diplomatic security concerns is unfolding in Houston. An ongoing tussle over a 10-foot building line variance stands between the Saudi Arabia Royal Consulate and the City of Houston’s Planning and Development department. At the December 18, 2014, meeting, planning commissioners voted to deny the variance request after listening to staff and a representative speak on behalf of the consulate.</p> <p>City planners presented their recommendations to deny the 10-foot building line for two accessory structures: guardhouses for the main con (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Review> Civic Drawing Room Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Robert Landon reads Dial Parrott's <em>The Genius of Venice</em>.</b>:<p style="border-top: 5px solid rgb(0, 170, 238); margin: 6px 10px 25px 0pt; padding: 8px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(221, 221, 221); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; float: left; width: 250px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><a href=""><i><b>The Genius of Venice: Piazza San Marco and the Making of the Republic (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Patience Is A Virtue Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>James Corner Field Operations and EHDD win Presidio Parklands commission in San Francisco.</b>:<p>The Presidio Trust—the organization that helps manage the Presidio, a park at the northern tip of San Francisco that was once a military post—has selected a winning design team for a 13-acre plot of land near the Golden Gate Bridge.</p> <p>After abandoning a plan for a nearby site in the Presidio last February, (that included among three final proposals a plan for George Lucas’ art collection), the Trust then launched a new competition last spring.</p> <p>Last month the Trust announced the winning team for what they have dubbed the “New Presidio Parklands.” T (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Dramatic Terrain Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Matiz Architecture and Design expands the Santa Fe Opera.</b>:<p>Nestled seven miles outside of town, the Santa Fe Opera’s Crosby Theatre blends seamlessly within New Mexico’s unique landscape. Designed by James Stewart Polshek and completed in 1998, it features a suspended roof that is calibrated so that the setting sun coincides with the rising curtain. Tasteful stucco buildings are sized and placed in accordance with the rolling desert terrain. But the building’s small bathrooms, cramped wing space, and limited front and back of house amenities have motivated the opera to take on a sizable upgrade. Now, New York City–based Mati (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Kohler Goes with the Flow in Hamburg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Composite facade brings new row house into harmony with its historic neighbors.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Top-Performing Bath & Kitchen Products Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>The most successful kitchens and baths turn not only on appearance, but on functionality</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Best Of Design Awards Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>See the Winners and the Honorable Mentions of <em>AN</em>'s 2015 awards program.</b>:<p style="margin:12px 0;padding:10px; line-height:140%;color:#333;background:#eee;font-size:17px;">On December 12, in New York City, seven jurors convened to evaluate and discuss more than 200 projects submitted to <i>AN</i>'s second annual Best Of Design Awards.<br /> <br /> The jury included Thomas Balsley, of Thomas Balsley Associates; Winka Dubbeldam, of ARCHI-TECTONICS; Kenneth Drucker, of HOK; Chris McVoy, of Steven Holl Architects; Craig Schwitter, of Buro Happold; Annabelle Selldorf, of Selldorf Architects; and Erik Tietz, of Tietz-Baccon.<br /> <br /> This year, the jury reviewed (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Schoolhouse Block Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Nomadic Newark school gets a lesson in offsite construction.</b>:<p>For its first 14 years, the Lady Liberty Academy Charter School of Newark occupied several temporary sites, a condition that not only inconvenienced its population of 450 kindergarten through 8th-grade students, but also put the institution’s viability at stake: Without a permanent home, Lady Liberty faced losing its charter. Not-for-profit developer Build With Purpose turned to New York firm GLUCK+ to conceive a design solution that could beat the clock within a constrained budget.</p> <p>The chosen block comprised a modernist, 26,000-square-foot former Ukrainian Catholic Church day (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Groundbreaking Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>University of Kansas campus expansion includes seismic research test facility.</b>:<p>Kansas is probably not the first place people think of when it comes to earthquake-resistant structures. Then again, most people would not think of housing a high-performance structural lab for mega-stress-testing building components anywhere but inside a huge industrial box. The University of Kansas is pleasantly defying conventional thought on both counts with its $14 million West Campus Structural Research Facility, the first phase of KU Engineering School’s expansion, known as LEEP2. “The idea was to make it welcoming to students,” said Dr. David Darwin, chair of Civil (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News