NCARB has announced a change in the IDP rules that will require all interns starting their NCARB Record after July 1, 2009, to submit electronic training unit reports every six months.
Much of the architecture building at Delft University in the Netherlands was destroyed in a May 13 fire. No one was injured in the blaze. DutchNews.nl reports that the 40,000 books, magazines, drawings, and maps in the building's library are unharmed but are being inspected. In addition, 80 building models and 200 chairs by famous architects and designers were saved.
The University of Cincinnati is being sued by a former professor who disagreed with the College of Design, Architect, Art, and Planning's new curriculum for architecture students. David Niland, who retired in 2001 after 40 years of teaching, was asked in 2006 to not enter the school unless invited and was warned he could be escorted from the building if he did come. His lawsuit alleges UC violated his free-speech rights by not allowing him to speak at the public university.
WORK Architecture has been selected to design the Clark@MASS MoCA, a new exhibition and storage facility for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, located in North Adams, Mass.
New York City has filed charges against Brooklyn architect Robert M. Scarano Jr. He is accused of flouting zoning laws and could be banned from submitting any plans in Brooklyn.
HDR Architecture, a healthcare design firm with over 160 locations worldwide, is merging with CUH2A, a science and technology firm serving academic, corporate, and government clients.
The American College of Healthcare Architects has announced Rebecca Lewis, partner at DSGW Architects in Duluth, Minn., as the group's 2008 president.
TRO Jung | Brannen has been selected as the master planner for Southcoast Health Systems' three Massachusetts hospitals. The firm is partnering with consulting firm Stroudwater Associates on preparing the plan.
The Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands has announced 20 finalists for a new International Criminal Court. The only U.S. firm on the list (available at icc-cpi.int/press/pressreleases/372.html) is Moshe Safdie and Associates.
Philippe Lamarre, co-founder of design firm Toxa and quarterly magazine Urbania, has received the inaugural Phyllis Lambert Design Montreal Grant. Named for the founding director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the grant rewards the talents of Montreal designers or collectives with less than 10 years of professional practice whose work shows a focus on cities.