Our third annual Good Design Is Good Business Lifetime Achievement Award was presented at the American Architectural Foundation’s Accent on Architecture Gala in Washington, D.C.
Monthly Archive: April 2014
Designed to be the greenest commercial building in the world, the six-story structure is outperforming its energy goals with an integrated design and motivated tenants.
Theaster Gates is a performance artist, potter, object maker, educator, urban planner, and innovator, and he has become a catalyst for renewal on Chicago’s South Side by putting his background to use in a unique way.
Schwartz, who died on April 28 after struggling with cancer, wasn’t so much an architect as a public citizen; architecture was just one tool he used to improve lives. Others included empathy and patience.
The onset of LEDs in lighting has brought manufacturers and designers back to the drawing board to discuss an age-old problem. This is the first in a multipart series on critical issues surrounding soli…
While most 19th century manufacturing hubs were known for their poor working conditions, the Pullman District on Chicago’s South Side was the country’s first model industrial town designed to provide a safer and healthier environment for the Pullman sleeping company’s workers. Over a century later, Method, the green cleaning products brand, is now carrying on the District’s progressive legacy with the construction of its new 150,000-square-foot sustainable factory. The company asked William McDonough + Partners to design its sprawling building, spanning roughly five acres on a brownfield site where the original Pullman lumberyard once stood. Prior to construction of its new facility, Method has committed to cleaning up the 22-acre property, and then transforming it into lush parkland for its employees and the surrounding community.
If you can’t make it to New York for the New York Times Cities for Tomorrow conference—featuring Michael Kimmelman, Shigeru Ban, Yale’s Michelle Addington, Shaun Donovan of HUD, and more—watch a live stream from the event.
Top U.S. architects have criticized the British architects’ association’s call for the ouster of its Israeli counterpart from the International Union of Architects.
For the first time since it was completed in 1950, Frank Lloyd Wright’s SC Johnson Research Tower in Racine, Wisconsin, opens for tours next month. Visitors will see firsthand its functional shortcomings along with its spectacular innovations.
Fifty years ago, designers-to-be were inspired by architecture’s possibilities when they saw the fantastical pavilions in Queens, New York.
The organizers of the U.S. pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale plan to reckon with the legacy of modernism by putting it into practice.
Fort Totten Square in Washington, D.C., designed by Hickok Cole Architects, is a sharp departure from the retailer’s usual formula.
Students and alumni from Savannah College of Art and Design have designed the SCADpad, a new 135-square-foot micro dwelling that can take up residency in under-used parking facilities.
Barry Svigals talks about his firm’s design for a new elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on the site of one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
Say Goodbye. Today is your last chance for an unobstructed view of the celebrated facade on the Manhattan building Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects designed for the American Folk Art Museum. The Museum of Modern Art, the building’s new owner, began erecting scaffolding this morning in preparation to demolish it.
An innovative, conceptual approach aimed at tackling the challenges of world nutrition changes the role of 21st-century Universal Expositions.
Architect Robert Hull, a co-founder of the Miller Hull Partnership LLC, died April 7 from complications related to a stroke suffered while he was on sabbatical in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He was 69 years old.
From sunny colors to plush forms, cheerful comfort prevails at the Salone del Mobile.
At the furniture fair, an exhibit explores the homes of eight international architects.
Ten interdisciplinary Rebuild by Design teams unveiled proposals to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy and protect against flooding due to rising seas and more violent storms.
From 1985 to 2011, Selkowitz headed Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s building-technologies department, where he was the driving force behind a just-completed plug-and-play testing complex, the Facility for Low Energy Experiments (FLEXLab). On April 3, he received the 2014 Award of Excellence from RECORD’s sister publication Engineering News-Record for his role in its development.
The Beaux Arts–style depot, built in 1914, is being restored and converted—by Denver firms Tryba Architects and JG Johnson Architects—into a 112-room boutique hotel with shops, offices, and restaurants, opening in July. Meanwhile, in the rail yard behind the station, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has created a multimodal transit hub.