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Weekend Edition: Competition winners and new leaders

Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

Rendering of walkways through a city park

The outdoor spaces that will connect the neighborhood (Team Agence Ter)

Detroit picks team to shape Midtown cultural center

Detroit has picked the team to shape the Midtown cultural center that will tie together the area’s existing institutions.

Photo of Andrew Whalley and Nicholas Grimshaw looking at an architectural model

Andrew Whalley, left, will be the new chairman of Grimshaw Architects, founded by Nicholas Grimshaw, right. (Courtesy Grimshaw Architects)

Andrew Whalley to lead Grimshaw Architects

Andrew Whalley will become the new chairman of Grimshaw Architects, as its founder, Nicholas Grimshaw, hands over the reins.

Photo of Lesley Lokko

Lesley Lokko, architect and best-selling author, is the new dean of the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York. (Courtesy Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture)

Lesley Lokko, architect and author, named dean of Spitzer School of Architecture

Architect and novelist Lesley Lokko has been named the new dean of the City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture.

Aerial photo of IBM Somers Office Complex in Somers, New York

Former I.M. Pei–designed IBM campus in Westchester could become boarding school. Pictured here: Aerial view of the IBM Somers Office Complex, Somers, New York (Google Earth)

Former I.M. Pei–designed IBM campus in Westchester could become boarding school

The IBM Somers Office Complex, designed by Pei Cobb Freed and Partners in the ’80s, could be getting adapted into a private school.

Have a great weekend and see you next week!

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