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Robert Peck goes from being the GSA’s scapegoat to head of a Gensler consulting group. Read More
Billionaire Bill Koch is headed West to play sheriff of his own town, a private 420-acre plot on his Bear Ranch in Gunnison County, Colo. Read More
Dan Meis, a veteran of the sports and entertainment facilities industry, will join the firm Woods Bagot as the leader of its new sports arm, Woods Bagot Sport. Read More
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams hasn’t received a very warm welcome to San Francisco’s Parnassus Heights neighborhood due to his plans to build over a home designed by Louis Christian Mullgardt. Built in 1911, the house has undergone renovations that Williams says make it ineligible for historical...Read More
Executive Director Julie Iovine steps down at ‘The Architect’s Newspaper,’ ‘The New York Observer’ reports. Elsewhere, Jenna McKnight is leaving ‘Architectural Record’ for Architizer. Read More
Cities across the U.S. are overhauling their train stations, acknowledging passengers’ shifting travel preferences. But can the aging Amtrak fleet keep up with demand? Read More
The SOM Foundation, supported by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, announces this year’s travel fellowship winners. Read More
In Burma, a building boom spawned by loosened Western sanctions threatens the nation’s architectural history. As more money pours in, more historic buildings face the fate of the wrecking ball. Read More
Pavilions are ripe for architectural innovations, yet they often don’t translate to the commercial market. Temporary structures’ stand-out performances at the London Olympics may be enough to change the status quo. Read More
Perkins+Will released a white paper citing hundreds of everyday building materials as driving causes of asthma. The report is a part of the firm’s healthy living and building campaign, “Transparency.” Read More
Real estate owners and developers Alchemy Properties announced Tuesday that it will transform the upper part of the iconic Woolworth Building in Manhattan into luxury condos, including penthouse units in the cupola. Read More
Inside one Arizona courthouse, temperatures are allowed to reach into the '80s and '90s during the summer to save energy and keep building costs down. Not everyone appreciates the heat.Read More
One Spanish architecture student sees graduating late as a silver lining. There are no jobs now, he says, so staying in school longer might not be the worst option.Read More
Anbau Enterprises purchased the lot in New York City’s Flatiron District where Stanford White used to entertain young girls, including his ill-famed mistress Evelyn Nesbit. Read More
Just outside Minneapolis, one local brewery took the law into its own hands. With a Prohibition-era law off the books, the company will build a $20 million brewery with the help of HGA’s design.
The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is holding a retrospective of the 1982 Pritzker Prize–winning architect, Kevin Roche. Through Dec. 2.Read More
Firm’s work with school districts has played a major role in its success, particularly throughout the recession, says BCA Architects president and founder Paul Bunton.Read More
Stanford White, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Henry Cobb are some of the biggest names in the industry—but there's more to their stories than beautiful buildings. Read More
In San Diego, there’s no lack of public parks and open space. Residents say the problem, though, is getting to them. Feeling confined to their cars, San Diegans are starting to speak out about the city’s lack of options for pedestrians. Read More
The EPA’s third annual Energy Star Program kicked off Wednesday. Nearly 3,300 commercial buildings will compete to improve energy efficiency, with the biggest loser taking home the prize. Read More
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