Audrey Wachs

Associate Editor, The Architect's Newspaper

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ACSA cancels controversial detention center competition

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) announced today that it has nixed a controversial student competition to design an immigrant detention center. The brief asked participants to design a "Humanitarian Refugee (Detention) Center." When it was announced, the competition received an avalanche of negative feedback, which…
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Pier 55 is back from the dead. For real.

Just in time for Halloween, Barry Diller has raised Pier 55 from the dead. Today Diller, the financier and chair of media conglomerate IAC, issued a statement today on the project, a Thomas Heatherwick–designed pier and performing arts center in the Hudson River he was funding up until last month.…
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Emerging New York firms design 15 calming spaces for city high schools

For most teens, high school is an angsty time. This year, though, students at select New York City public high schools can de-stress in meditation and yoga rooms designed by emerging local firms. Today First Lady Chirlane McCray, students, and their teachers gathered at a Brooklyn school to announce the…