Photo of the Day: 

Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA, receives the Pritzker Architecture Prize at a ceremony held at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum on June 13.

Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA, receives the Pritzker Architecture Prize at a ceremony held at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum on June 13.

Credit: Kyodo via Associated Press

ICYMI: New York's Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is reopening in December. [ARCHITECT]

Number of the Day: 52.6—The Architecture Billings Index in May. This index is up three points from April, reflecting a rebound in the design industry after a two-month slump. [ARCHITECT]

Instagram of the Day:


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Today is the first White House Maker Faire. Watch live here: [The White House]

Athens, Greece, is now on Google Street View. [CityLab]

The U.S. General Service Administration's (GSA) plan to swap two federal Washington, D.C., buildings for renovation services may hit a roadblock. The D.C. Preservation League nominated one of those buildings, the GSA Regional Office building, for historic landmark status. If successful, the landmark label could lower the building’s value to prospective developers. [Washington Business Journal]

CNN ranks the world's top 20 museums. [CNN]

A federal audit revealed that Trade Center Management Associates, the company managing the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in D.C., obtained its contract through favoritism. [The Washington Post]

Interior renderings of a more "hip" Marriott, designed by D.C.based Studio3877. [HotelChatter]

Step Up, Step Down:

Rebecca Johnson was named the executive director of AIA Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. [ARCHITECT]

Perkins+Will promoted John Long, AIA, to principal. The firm also promoted Yashashree Chitale, AIA, Paul Schuette, Geeti Silwal, and Gerry Tierney, AIA, to associate principal. The firm also promoted Dennis Dornan, AIA, Kelly Eastman, Assoc. AIA, and James Mallery, AIA, to senior associate, and Suzanne Drake, Drake Hawthorne, AIA, Justin Helm, Remi Isaacs, Bret Janak, Kase Macosko, Reinhardt Muir, AIA, and Sarah Rege, AIA, to associates. [The Registry]

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