Credit: Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings released renderings of the California basketball team's planned $448-million Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) stadium designed by Los Angeles-based AECOM. The 650,000 square feet stadium is designed to have roughly 17,000 seats, and features glass doors that "fold upward to create a five-story opening," capitalizing on the warm Central Valley weather. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer, and open in October of 2016. [The Sacramento Bee]

Credit: Sacramento Kings


Credit: Sacramento Kings


Credit: Sacramento Kings


Credit: Sacramento Kings


Denver Business Journal interviews Jerry Anderson, co-founder and senior principal at Populous, the Kansas City, Mo.-based sports architectural firm selected to design this year's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. [Denver Business Journal]

That same sports architectural firm was selected this week by the Atlanta Braves for their new suburban stadium. [The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

More (non-stadium) news:

The debate over San Francisco's Crissy Field building proposals continues, with weigh-ins by Nancy Pelosi's son and MC Hammer. [The San Francisco Chronicle]

The Guardian's architecture critic Oliver Wainwright responds to Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal to cut building guidelines and environmental regulations. [The Guardian]

Gund Hall at Harvard Graduate School of Design

Gund Hall at Harvard Graduate School of Design

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A mix of emotions surround the annual thesis review for architecture students at the Harvard's Graduate School of Design. [Harvard Gazette]

Wired calls this lighting installation in Lyon, France "epic." [Wired]

Here are "oddball examples" of how Soviet-era architecture is being reused. [Curbed]

Here’s the kind of real estate you can buy for $1.5 million at locations around the country. [The New York Times]

Detroit Free Press writer John Gallagher discusses issues with blight removal and presents solutions for the city's redevelopment. [Detroit Free Press]

"A City in a City: a Decade of Urban Planning by Steven Holl Architects" exhibition opens today at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at Los Angeles's Schindler House. [MAK Center]

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