Matt Shaw

Senior Editor, Architect's Newspaper

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What happened to speculation in architecture?

This is a preview of our September issue, out tomorrow. What happened to speculation in architecture? At a recent symposium at the Yale School of Architecture titled “Aesthetic Activism,” Dean of the Syracuse School of Architecture Michael Speaks noted that curiously, architecture has lost its penchant for speculation in recent…

Mimi Zeiger, Ann Lui, and Niall Atkinson to curate 2018 U.S. Pavilion

The co-commissioners of the United States pavilion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale are the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the University of Chicago. They jointly announced today that the theme of their exhibition will be "Dimensions of Citizenship." It will be co-curated by Niall Atkinson,…

AN to host mini-marathon talk series at first Exhibit Columbus

What: The Architect’s Newspaper Opening Conversations When: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 26th Where: The Red Room, Cleo Rogers Memorial Library, 536 5th St, Columbus, Indiana, 47201 As part of the opening festivities of Exhibit Columbus, The Architect's Newspaper (AN) will host a wide-ranging conversation about architecture, art, design, and…

Detroit architect Gunnar Birkerts has died at 92

Latvian architect Gunnar Birkerts has passed away at age 92. The Detroit-based architect was best known for his formally exuberant interiors that carried on the legacy of Eero Saarinen; in 1951 Birkerts came to the U.S. to work with Saarinen in Birmingham, Michigan. He also worked in the offices of…

Architect Peter Pran passes away

Norweigan-born architect Peter Pran, FAIA, has passed away. He was a co-founder and partner of Peter Pran + H Architects in New York City, and had previously held positions at Ellerbe Becket, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), and NBBJ. He has also been an influential educator, having taught at schools across the country…

Does architecture have a crisis of ideas?

Like everything, architectural history and theory have been radically realigned by the internet and digital culture. Now, ideas are passed through relatively unfiltered media, such as 140-character tweets that have turned writers’ attention from writing to spewing fragments of criticism that float off into the ether. Curation today…