Photo of the Day: The biggest Bay Area earthquake since 1989 hit Napa County, Calif., early Sunday morning. Over 170 people were injured from the tremor. A fire destroyed several houses in a Napa mobile home park, and many more buildings were damaged. [San Francisco Chronicle; Napa Valley Register]

The Alexandria Square building in Napa, Calif.
Noah Berger/Associated Press The Alexandria Square building in Napa, Calif.

Award of the Day: Julie Snow, FAIA, won the AIA Minnesota 2014 Gold Medal. [AIA Minnesota] Snow, a principal at Minneapolis-based Snow Kreilich Architects, recently took ARCHITECT on a tour of the firm's Lake Minnetonka retreat. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture could lose accreditation in 2017. [ARCHITECT]

Quote of the Day: "Though there are parts of the world where people still live in thatched huts, this new brand of architecture is emerging out of places where non-natural, machine-made constructions are the norm. In this context, the natural materials represent a choice rather than a strict necessity, and the hand-built ethos is a self-conscious step away from the long march of technology." —The Boston Globe correspondent Dushko Petrovich on bamboo architecture. [The Boston Globe]

Video of the Day: Information designer Nicholas Felton collects and charts data on himself. [The New York Times]

Infographic of the Day: The $130-million Ralph Wilson Stadium (home to the Buffalo Bills) renovations by the numbers. [Buffalo Bills]

Five More Stories for Monday:

A reflection on John C. Norman, West Virginia's first African-American architect. [The Charleston Gazette]

Three crazy kids took a selfie from the top of a Hong Kong skyscraper. [New York Daily News]

ARCHITECT contributor Nate Berg argues that even though speculative architecture may not get built, it's still good for us. [The Daily Beast]

A recent report released by New York–based Citizens Budget Commission ranked San Francisco and Washington, D.C., as the most affordable U.S. cities for low-income families based on rent and transportation costs. [The Washington Post]

Critic Oliver Wainwright on "facadism." [The Guardian]

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