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 Educational Facility Design Excellence Awards

The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 11 educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The CAE Design Excellence Award honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a...
Posted On 08 Sep 2014

Coming Soon: The Introductory Design Course

Over the coming weeks, Cool Spaces! will present assignments taken from Northeastern University School of Architecture’s 2014 Summer Design Studio, an introductory design course. Taught by NEU’s Rebecca Whidden and Alyson Tanguay, the monthlong program offers high school and...
Posted On 03 Sep 2014

Tales From the Road: On Discovering a “Cool Space”

Part of an occasional series of posts by Cool Spaces! creator and host Stephen Chung. August is an especially sleepy time in New England and often entails very little work activity. With such short summers in this region, people tend to take off as much time as possible. I...
Posted On 02 Sep 2014

2014 Bluebeam eXtreme Award Winners

The Bluebeam eXtreme Awards — held in conjunction with the annual Bluebeam eXtreme Conference — recognize innovative project teams that are using Revu to take digital workflows to the eXtreme. This year’s winners, who were celebrated at the recently concluded conference:...
Posted On 14 Aug 2014

2014 AIA Healthcare Design Awards

The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients of the 2014 AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program. The program showcases the best of healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Projects exhibit conceptual strengths that...
Posted On 11 Aug 2014

The Challenge of Public Television

A message from show creator and host Stephen Chung: As Cool Spaces! makes its way across the country, I frequently get questions about future seasons. To be sure, I want to continue making episodes. There is definitely no shortage of great buildings out there to profile, and...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014

The Cool Spaces! People You Don’t See On-Screen

What does a Cool Spaces! production look like? On the screen you see Stephen alone, or with one or two other people, but behind the camera stands a collection of dedicated, patient crew members. “It’s hard to get used to all the people involved in any shot,”...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014

Cool Spaces! Video Chat: The Building Museum’s BIG Maze

The first in an occasional series of casual conversations about things architectural: Stephen was recently in Washington, D.C., and stopped by the National Building Museum to talk to Director of Communications Brett Rogers about the NBM’s BIG Maze — open until Sept. 1,...
Posted On 15 Jul 2014

L.A. Times Architecture Critic Reviews Cool Spaces!

On July 3 — the day Cool Spaces! was set to debut on Los Angeles’ KCET —  L.A. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne posted a review of our first episode, Performance Spaces. Hawthorne gives it serious consideration, largely positive, and we’re happy to note...
Posted On 07 Jul 2014

Episode 4: Healing Spaces Promo

A 30-second look at our third show, which focuses on healthcare spaces. Featured buildings and architects: • Health Sciences Education Building — CO Architects • Yale Health Center — Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects • Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health — Gehry Partners
Posted On 07 Jul 2014