Sharon Fieldhouse by design/buildLAB (Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto)
The American-Architects Building of the Year 2016 is the Sharon Fieldhouse in Clifton Forge, Virginia, designed and constructed by the design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design. The project received more than 15% of the thousands of votes cast by readers for their favorite Building of the Week featured on our US platform last year.
The site, adjacent to the Palace of Westminster in Victoria Tower Gardens, London. (All images courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants)
Malcolm Reading Consultants has released the designs of the ten shortlisted schemes in the UK Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition, which will "affirm the United Kingdom's commitment to stand up against prejudice and hatred."
The deadlines for two prestigious architecture awards are fast approaching: entries for the LafargeHolcim Awards 2016/17 are due March 21st and the deadline for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize is March 8th.
The jury, L-R: Ivan Blasi (coordinator of EU Mies Award), Dominique Jakob, Peter Cachola Schmal, Anna Ramos (Director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe), Małgorzata Omilanowska, Stephen Bates, Juulia Kauste, Pelin Derviş, and Gonçalo Byrne (All photographs co
The seven-person jury for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award has announced 40 shortlisted projects culled from 355 works nominated for the prestigiuos biennial award organized by the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe.
Photo: Märta Terne
The winner of the ninth annual award hosted by London's Design Museum is a flat-packed emergency shelter developed in part by the IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

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."