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National premiere on public television: April 2014.

L.A.’s New Gateway

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression, but that adage doesn’t quite hold when it comes to renovation projects. Travelers coming into Los Angeles via LAX may do a double take when they step out of the plane and into the new Tom Bradley...

Video: Renzo Piano Pavilion at Kimbell Art Museum

Just a couple of months ago, the Kimbell Art Museum opened its Renzo Piano-designed addition. The new pavilion, which will house educational and other expanding programs, allows the original building, by Louis Khan, to showcase the museum’s permanent collection. Our friends...
Posted On 19 Feb 2014
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New PBS Series on Building Skyscrapers

If you love tall buildings, then you’ll definitely want to watch the four-part PBS series Super Skyscrapers, currently under way. (Don’t worry about missing them on TV — PBS is posting the full shows after they’ve aired.) Each episode focuses on a different...
Posted On 13 Feb 2014
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NBBJ Masters the Tech Company HQ

Technology companies have long been aware of the power that architecture and interior design have on employee satisfaction and productivity, not to mention brand awareness. For those that can afford to build their headquarters from the ground up, not being bound by an existing...
Posted On 21 Jan 2014
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Buildings That Hang Out

Cantilevers on buildings — the parts of the structure that hang out over empty space, seemingly support-free — can serve a number of functions, both decorative and functional. And as building technology, materials science, and engineering capabilities continue to improve,...
Posted On 15 Jan 2014
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Does Toronto Have a Lock on Best Restaurant Design?

Design journalist CC Sullivan thinks so. He explains why in SmartPlanet. Hoteliers and restaurateurs here love to dress for the occasion, so to speak. As a result, architects and designers get commissions to help attract and awe the throngs. The hotels, bars and eateries compete...
Posted On 13 Jan 2014
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2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design

The Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design recognize distinguished achievements that involve the expanding role of the architect in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. Learn more about these projects and firms on the AIA website. The...
Posted On 10 Jan 2014

Welcome to the Jungle

When reggae icon Bob Marley penned the lyrics to his 1973 hit “Concrete Jungle,” he could not have been aware of the term “building-integrated agriculture” (BIA) — or “agri-tecture,” as it is sometimes called — because it wasn’t coined until 2007. If he had, perhaps the late Tuff...
Posted On 10 Jan 2014

2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

The Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture acknowledge outstanding building interiors created by architects licensed in the United States. Learn more about these projects and firms on the AIA website. Bar Agricole, Aidlin Darling Design The restaurant is designed to...
Posted On 09 Jan 2014

2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

The Institute Honor Awards program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity to elevate the general quality of architecture practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and inform the public of the...
Posted On 08 Jan 2014