MAD's Design for the Real World Redux Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:00

The Museum of Arts and Design is extending entry for Design for the Real World Redux, an international design competition, sponsored in partnership with the Victor J. Papanek Foundation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, until June 15, 2011.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 11:06
American Institute of Architects Select Recipients of the Sixth Annual Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:00

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Associates Committee (NAC) selected five recipients to receive the 2011 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship.  The recipients are Nicolette Feldser, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Devin Little, Assoc. AIA; Audrey Maxwell, Assoc. AIA; Miranda Mote, Assoc. AIA and Matt Murphy, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C.  The recipients were recognized at the NAC reception at the 2011 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans.

The recipients will receive compensation for the entire cost of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and a full set of study guides provided by Kaplan Construction Education.

The recipients of the scholarship were chosen by a jury composed of AIA members ranging from Associates to Fellows, NAC and AIAS representatives, and a representative from Kaplan Construction Education.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Joins Whitney Museum of American Art and Architect Renzo Piano to Break Ground For The Museum’s New Building in Downtown Manhattan Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 14:05


Celebrating a defining moment for the premier institution of modern and contemporary American art, and a landmark achievement in the public-private revitalization of downtown Manhattan, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the City of New York today broke ground for the Whitney’s new museum building on Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director, for a ceremony animated by music and performance, held before an invited audience of some 500 guests at the site of the Whitney’s future building, at the southern entrance to the High Line.

Joining the Mayor and Mr. Weinberg for the ceremony were Christine C. Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council; Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan Borough President; Whitney Board of Trustees Co-Chairs Robert J. Hurst and Brooke Garber Neidich; Whitney Board President Neil G. Bluhm; Flora Miller Biddle, Honorary Chairman and granddaughter of Whitney Museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and world-renowned architect of the new nine-story, 200,000-square-foot building, Renzo Piano. Other City officials in attendance included First Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris, Deputy Mayor Robert K. Steel, Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin, Chair of the City Planning Commission Amanda M. Burden, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Councilman Dan Garodnick, and EDC President Seth W. Pinsky.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 16:24
RIBA Award for City of Westminster College by schmidt hammer lassen architects Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 07:25

City of Westminster College by schmidt hammer lassen architects has received a prestigious RIBA Award in London. With this award, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) acknowledges that City of Westminster College is of high architectural standard and contributes considerably to its surroundings. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 16:13
Global Design Competition to Bring Living Buildings to Aleutian Islands Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 06:54

Cascadia Green Building Council and the Aleutian Housing Authority invite global interdisciplinary teams to design – and build -- an affordable, single-family home in one of the world’s most challenging environments.

Cascadia Green Building Council and the Aleutian Housing Authority seek interdisciplinary teams to design a single-family dwelling unit capable of meeting the imperatives set by the Living Building Challenge 2.0 ™, the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard.

The Living Aleutian Home Design Competition aims to inspire teams to bring the tenets and principles of the Living Building Challenge to Atka, an Aleutian Island community with a population of 61 people. This contest raises the bar for innovation, challenging teams to create a prototype for affordable, sustainable residences in a rural community confronted with sky-high construction costs, an extreme climate and a pressing need for adopting alternative fuel strategies.

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