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 Revitalizing the East River Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Mathews Nielsen's phased approach to transforming Manhattan's Upper Esplanade.</b>:<p>Reclaiming the waterfront as public open space has been one of the most prominent and transformative design initiatives in New York City for the past decade. In 2011, the East River Esplanade became a focal point of that vision when CIVITAS, a non-profit neighborhood advocacy organization, sponsored the competition Reimagining the Waterfront. The competition solicited ideas to redesign the East River Esplanade between East 60th and 125th Streets, and drew in more than 90 submissions by landscape architects and designers, setting high expectations for a challenging sliver of the city.</p> < (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Studio Visit> JAHN Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>The Chicago office of this legacy firm is designing projects around the globe.</b>:<p>The Chicago offices of JAHN are lined with models of unbuilt work. Renderings of towers, airports, and corporate headquarters never realized line the walls of the third floor of the Adler & Sullivan-designed Jeweler’s Building like wallpaper. Hardly paper architects, the designers here are happy to confront the dreams of past projects on a daily basis. “As you walk through these hallways you get ideas,” said firm principal Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido. “Maybe things that didn’t get built inspire you.”</p> <p>Gonzalez-Pulido stepped up from executive vic (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Unveiled> M2 Mixed Building Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>nARCHITECTS designs a stepped office building for Calgary's new East Village neighborhood.</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); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; float: left; width: 245px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><b>M2 Mixed Building</b><br /> <b>Architect:</b> nARCHITECTS with Riddell Kurczaba Architecture<br /> <b>Client:</b> XYC Design + Development<br /> <b>Location: </b>Calgary, Alberta<br /> <b>Completion:</b> End of 2016</p> <p>A gleaming aluminum office building will rise fro (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Feature> The Forefront of Design Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src=",-NY_Courtesy-of-PARA-Project.jpg" /><br/><b>AIA New York's 2014 New Practices.</b>:<p style="padding:12px;margin:12px 0;background:#eee;color:#333;font-size:16px;line-height:140%;"><i>AN</i> is proud to sponsor <a href="">New Practices New York</a>, one of the city’s leading showcases of design talent. We extend our congratulations to this year’s selected firms. Their work are <a href="">on display at the Center for Architecture</a>.</p> <p><a href="/uploads/PARA-Project_La-Casita_Syracuse,-NY_Courtesy-of-Para-Project.jpg"><img width="675" height="450" src=" (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Preparing for the Crowd Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Frederick Fisher and Partners return for expansion of Bergamot Station Arts Center.</b>:<p>Since the mid-2000’s Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station Arts Center has been a lightning rod for debate about what the future of the city looks like and who decides. With post-recession rents skyrocketing and the impending arrival of the Expo light rail line in 2016, the city, which owns most of the land on which the center’s galleries sit, has been eager to redevelop the creative zone, which includes the hangar that is home to the Santa Monica Museum of Art.</p> <p>The project’s official RFQ, released in 2012, asked for designs that would “protect and enhance th (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News In Detail> Clark Art Institute Water System Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Aaron Seward dives into the Clark's sophisticated water retention system by Tadao Ando and Reed Hilderbrand with Gensler.</b>:<p>The Clark’s three-tiered reflecting pool serves functional as well as aesthetic purposes. It integrates with stormwater management, rain water collection, landscape irrigation, and heating and cooling systems, conserving water resources and protecting nearby riparian habitat. Since the <a href="">completion of the Clark Center at the Clark Art Institute</a>, the new building by Tadao Ando and its landscape design by Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture have been widely lauded by the architectural press, including by this publication. Fa (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Pratt Students Raise an AAC Wall Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Installation investigates the future of facade design and fabrication.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Return of the Pier Show Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Philip Berger reports back from Chicago's resurgent art expo.</b>:<p>While the 2014 edition of Expo Chicago, the city’s largest art fair, has not brought back the glory days of the 1980s and 90s, when “The Pier Show” made Chicago a capital of the contemporary art world (if only for the four to five days of its duration), the most recent iteration cements its return to high quality. Now in its third year under the aegis of Tony Karman & Co., Expo Chicago is helping local artists reclaim the city’s prominence on the national and international art scenes.</p> <p>From its inception, the art fair at Navy Pier was the only thing of its (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Editorial> Real Change for a Changing Climate Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Alan G. Brake on how architects and urbanists can lead the fight against climate change.</b>:<p>As we worked to finish our annual environmental issue, nearly 400,000 people marched through Midtown Manhattan to demand political action to address climate change. It was the largest gathering ever dedicated to the issue. Thousands of additional events took place around the world to echo the message that decisive action on climate change is urgently needed. Attending the march, the atmosphere was festive and empowering. The sense was that change is not only possible, but that it is long overdue. For New Yorkers the issue has become personal. The memories of Hurricane Sandy remain fresh in (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News The High Line at High Tide Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>OMA and OLIN win competition to turn D.C. bridge into dramatic elevated park.</b>:<p>Washington D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge Park could eclipse the High Line and become the new gold-standard in turning outdated infrastructure into dynamic public space. After a seven-month design competition to reimagine an old freeway bridge that stretches across the Anacostia River, a proposal by OLIN and OMA has been selected – and it is equal parts infrastructure, public park, and architectural playground. The envisioned elevated space would be built atop existing piers and stretch across the Anacostia River, from the city’s Navy Yard to Anacostia Park.</p> <p>In their pr (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Interior Case Study> 72 and Sunny Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Lean Arch designs an airy space for the Playa Vista-based advertising and media company.</b>:<p style="width:170px;height:170px;float:left;padding:10px;margin:0 12px 12px 0;background: #eee;font-size:18px;"><b>72 and Sunny</b><br /> Playa Vista, California<br /> Lean Arch</p> <p>The sprawling former offices of the visionary and eccentric businessman Howard Hughes in Playa Vista have undergone an extensive renovation, and are now a major playground for creative offices and academic institutions like Youtube, Earthbound Media, and UCLA’s new Ideas Campus. But only one company got to be in the Hercules Campus’ Building One, home to Hughes’ administrative building and (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Studio Visit> Macrae-Gibson Architects Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>This New York City firm works primarily in the public realm, adding new twists to New Deal-era architectural vocabulary.</b>:<p>It is a sad state of affairs, but often a fact, that many New York architecture practices take public work only as a sideshow to more fashionable and profitable residential and corporate projects. This model of practice is not one that <a href="">Macrae-Gibson Architects</a> has followed since its was founded in 1982. In fact, though the firm has a healthy number of residential and commercial projects—from upper east historic district townhouses to social housing in Newark—it is their public or institutional projects they proudly claim have become imbedded i (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Mall of Education Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Austin's Highland Mall is being transformed into a community college campus and transit-oriented mixed-use development.</b>:<p>All over America, traditional indoor shopping malls are biting the dust. An object of fascination for Internet aficionados and urban planners alike, abandoned malls, with their spooky, frozen-in-time interiors, invite a kind of morbid curiosity as well as visions of planning grandeur. In Austin, Highland Mall, once a regional shopping destination, was in its own death throes in 2007. Soon after, Austin Community College (ACC) was preparing a district-wide master plan with local firm Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects, and began to search for the additional 200,000 square feet of “swi (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Open> Soho House Chicago Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>This famous London club punches its way into Chicago's West Loop.</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>Soho House</b><br /> 113-125 North Green Street<br /> Chicago<br /> Tel: 312-521-8000<br /> Designer: Soho House</p> <p>Originally from London, Soho House is famous for its hyperchic members-only clubs in cities that now include New York, Toronto, and Mumbai. Its first Chicago location opened in August, (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News