Cool Spaces! is a TV series and website that showcases what's new and exciting in the world of architecture and design.
National premiere on public television: April 2014.

2014 AIA Housing Awards

The AIA has selected 10 recipients for the 2014 Housing Awards. The AIA’s Housing Awards program, now in its 14th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and...
Posted On 09 Apr 2014

Times Square Transformed by Snøhetta

Snøhetta — whose James B. Hunt Jr. Library is featured in the second episode of Cool Spaces! — is leading a $45 million redesign of Manhattan’s Times Square. The Times Square Reconstruction will create a world-class pedestrian-oriented public space for the 360,000 people...
Posted On 07 Apr 2014

Architecture, Imagination & Storytelling

Architecture has always inspired the imagination, and the act of designing a building tells a story. In a sense, architecture moves from fiction to non-fiction, as abstract sketches are translated into real concrete, brick, steel, and glass. Recently, the online collective Blank...

Stephen Explains to Dwell: Why a Show on Public Architecture

Stephen recently chatted with Dwell about Cool Spaces! — which offered him a chance to discuss why he wanted to create a show about architecture for the general public, and why public architecture in particular: We as architects weren’t communicating why [architecture] was...
Posted On 06 Apr 2014

Celebrate National Architecture Week 2014 With the AIA

Are you inspired by architecture? Be part of the AIA’s annual celebration of buildings and their designers: National Architecture Week, April 6-12, 2014. All week we’ll be highlighting architects’ design works and the impact on us — from your local churches and schools to...
Posted On 06 Apr 2014

If Famous Artists Designed Buildings

Spanish artist Federico Babina, whose work is highly architectural and always fun — pixelated architects and an alphabet of architects are two recent series that have gone viral — has come up with a new concept: If famous artists created buildings — what might they look like?...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014
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Cool Spaces! 30-Second Promo

New 30-second promo video. Look for it on your local public TV station.
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

Educating the Public About Good Design: Why Northeastern Is Partnering With Cool Spaces!

A message from George Thrush, director of the Northeastern University School of Architecture. When I heard that my friend Stephen Chung was producing a program about architecture, I was delighted. In our profession, we have long lacked an accessible way for the public to...
Posted On 02 Apr 2014

Bluebeam Case Study: Goettsch Partners/Wrigley Building

When Goettsch Partners renovated Chicago’s historic Wrigley Building, it used Bluebeam Revu to go paperless and bring together all of the complex project’s many contributors. Watch the video to learn more.
Posted On 02 Apr 2014

This Is (the New) NPR

After nearly two decades at one location, National Public Radio’s (NPR) headquarters in Washington, D.C., received a much-needed move and workspace upgrade last spring. The new space, designed by Hickok Cole Architects, included a new seven-story building next to an existing...