ICYMI: Scott Marble, AIA, was named the new chair of Georgia Tech's School of Architecture, the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation unveiled renderings of a new museum campus, and AIA president Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, discusses resilient design.Tweet of the Day:
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"You must be brave and not worry too much about the level of precision" - Renzo Piano on his new Whitney Museum, NY pic.twitter.com/u04ElJBz32— Olly Wainwright (@ollywainwright) April 23, 2015
Video of the Day: A fly-through of the proposed St. Louis NFL stadium. [HOK]
Five More Stories for Friday:
A new exhibition examines Washington, D.C.'s "most endangered places." [Washingtonian]
Plans to convert London’s Docklands into a "trendy meatpacking district" similar to New York City’s have been given a green light. [Huh]
Tristan da Cunha, the "world's most isolated inhabited island" with just 270 residents, is hosting a global design competition to update its aging infrastructure and boost its self-sustainability. [CNN]
Richard Branson’s first Virgin Hotel is now open in Chicago’s Old Dearborn Bank building. [Hypebeast]
Step Up, Step Down:
Houston-based firm Kirksey announced its transition from a firm owned solely by its founder, John Kirksey, to one in which the company's stock is split up between Kirksey and 25 other partners. [Houston Business Journal]
London’s Tate Modern director Chris Dercon will step down in 2017 to lead the Volksbühne, a major theater in Berlin. [The New York Times]
Awards: Enter Now!
DEADLINES EXTENDED: ARCHITECT's R+D Awards recognize innovative building research, materials, and technologies at every scale. Entries are now due today, April 24, for the regular deadline, or April 29 for the late deadline (additional fee applies).
Marvin Windows and Doors are seeking designs that utilize the company’s products for for its seventh annual Architects Challenge. Submissions are due May 1.
The 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards is accepting entries through May 22.
The American Society of Landscape Architects is accepting submissions for its 2015 Awards. Student entries are due by May 2.
The Portland chapter of the AIA is accepting entries for Stitch II, a competition challenging students and emerging designers to propose ideas for re-purposing space under a bridge on Interstate 405. Proposals are due June 1.
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