Photo of the Day:
Nine-year-old Theo Mackintosh with a sculpture of the Chrysler Building built with sand, wood, and cement. The sculpture is one of two currently on display by London artist Dean Zeus Coleman at the city's Gatwick Airport. (The other is of the Burj Al Arab.) The installations were commissioned to recognize new flights to New York City and Dubai.
Credit: Matt Alexander/Press Association via Associated Press
In Memoriam: Los Angeles designer Deborah Sussman died Wednesday at 83. Sussman was known for her brightly colored designs with architect Jon Jerde, FAIA, on the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. [LA Observed]
Tweet of the Day:
Map of the Day: House construction permits by state. [CityLab]
Infographic of the Day: Median house prices in Bay Area cities. [San Francisco Chronicle]
Happy birthday to Finnish American architect and industrial designer Eero Saarinen, who won the AIA Gold Medal in 1962. Saarinen died in 1961, but his legacy lives on.
Six More Stories for Thursday:
Washington, D.C., home buyers are writing letters to appeal to sellers. [The Washington Post]
U.S. apartment construction reached a 25-year peak in July. [International Business Times]
Construction of Black Rock City is underway for the Burning Man festival, which starts on Sunday. [SFist]
Toyota Motor Co. selected Dallas-based Corgan to design its new Plano, Texas, headquarters. [Dallas Morning News]
Early 20th-century floorplans of New York City apartments. [Mental Floss]
The Chicago Tribune polled voters on the spot for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts. The largest chunk of them—43 percent—said that the location "doesn't matter." Roughly a third said it was good, and another 20 percent said it was bad. [Chicago Tribune]
Step Up, Step Down:
John Quale, Assoc. AIA, has been appointed director of the architecture program in the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning. Quale previously served as director of the graduate architecture program at the University of Virginia. [University of New Mexico]
Amsterdam-based design and consultancy firm Arcadis is acquiring Callison. [Arcadis]
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