Emerging Voices 2017

Headlines26. January 2017
By: John Hill
Image: Architectural League
The Architectural League of New York has announced the eight firms receiving its 2017 Emerging Voices Award, the annual competition that "spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design 'voices' that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design."
Image: City Collaborative
City Collaborative – the multidisciplinary team of sP+a Sameep Padora & Associates, Ratan J. Batliboi Architects, Schlaich Bergermann Partner, and Ladybird Environmental Consulting – has won the international competition for the redesign of Maharashtra Nature Park and design of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Mithi River.
Francisco Mangado (Photo: Juan Rodriguez; all photos courtesy of the Berlin Academy of the Arts)
Spanish architect Francisco Mangado has been named a recipient of the Akademie der Künste's Berlin Art Prize 2017.

An Open Letter to Trump

Headlines19. January 2017
By: John Hill
The White House (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Architects Advocate, which launched on the first day of September last year, has penned an open letter to President-elect Trump, who will be inaugurated on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, DC, tomorrow.
View of the back of the house (Photo: Courtesy of Bruce Makowsky/BAM Luxury Development)
Beverly Hills developer Bruce Makowsky is listing a speculative house in Bel Air, California, for $250 million. Appropriately, he has annointed the 38,000-square-foot house, "Billionaire."
Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects (Photo: Grafton Architects)
The Board of La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, has announced that Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Dublin's Grafton Architects have been appointed as curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in 2018.
Grace Farms by SANAA (Photo: Dean Kaufmann)
The American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2017 AIA Institute Honor Awards: eleven awards in architecture, seven awards in interior architecture, and five awards in regional and urban design.
Day One keynote speakers (Photo: Screenshot of conferenceonarchitecture.com)
The American Institute of Architects has announced the three days of keynote speakers as part of its upcoming, rebranded AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, formerly known as the AIA Convention.

Details of AMNH Expansion Unveiled

Headlines12. January 2017
By: John Hill
Architectural White Model (Image ©AMNH/D. Finnin)
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York has unveiled plans for exhibits and programs in the new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation designed by Studio Gang Architects.

Lucas Picks LA

Headlines11. January 2017
By: John Hill
All images courtesy of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Following an unsuccessful attempt at building the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, filmmaker George Lucas and the museum's board of directors have announced the project will be realized in Los Angeles's Exposition Park.