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A cancer center, an art museum, and a botanic laboratory all made the list this year. See the 2012 nominees and take a guess at which building will take home the 2012 Stirling Prize. Read More
The U.S. General Services Administration signed a lease at the new towers, pushing the tenant occupancy past the halfway mark. Read More
If approved, the SW Ecodistrict Initiative could give the area surrounding the National Mall just the push it’s needed to transform the urban ghost town into a lively city center. Read More
As museum funds continue to dry up, organizational leaders are trying to cater to new crowds to bring in fresh patrons.Read More
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked 12 of the largest global economies, seating the U.S. at number nine. Read More
The recipients of the partnership’s new Disaster Grant Program will receive five grants that total $10,000 and go toward programs that offer architects education, advocacy, and training to assist their communities following a disaster. Read More
In Provo, Utah, church leaders invite local residents to cease protests against a view-obstructing building—as a matter of faith. Read More
The team will spearhead the effort to overhaul Union Station by enhancing access for pedestrians, building new lines for high-speed rail, and paving the way for commercial development in the area. Read More
Will Bruder + Partners announced earlier this week that firm leaders have decided to go their separate ways and will split into two practices, starting July 1. Read More
The brilliance of the arches produced using this gravity-defying technique was not lost on one Cuban ballet star who commissioned Foster + Partners to renovate one of Fidel Castro’s incomplete projects constructed using timbrel vaults. Read More
By June 1, 2013, non-residential buildings larger than 50,000 square feet will be required to measure or benchmark, as well as disclose, energy and water use. Read More
A former national vice president of AIAS in Washington, D.C., Simons is now the director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a national urban design initiative. Read More
Architecture and design consultancy firm Aedas opens its second office in the U.S. in Seattle. Read More
Some call Detroit's art movement a renaissance, but local artists say it has been there all along. Read More
‘Conde Nast Traveler’ lists 14 global cities that embody eras of architecture such as Gothic revival and Victorian. Read More
Queen Elizabeth II awarded the architect the title for her contributions to the architecture field. Read More
Cutting costs is the biggest incentive behind managing energy for buildings owners and operators, according to the 2012 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.Read More
The story of Buffalo, N.Y., illustrates the difficulty that smaller U.S. cities have in attracting business and revenue by hosting conventions. Should they continue to invest money in convention centers? If not, what are their options?Read More
The Chicago Architecture Foundation recently launched the website Discover Design to teach students about the design and construction of school buildings, and is now challenging those same students to put their pencils to paper.Read More
Bentley Systems announced this year’s winners of the Bentley Student Design Competition, awarding scholarships to five students from the high school and college levels to continue to pursue disciplines necessary to a future career in infrastructure design.
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