Photo of the Day:

Construction continues for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington. The building will be situated between the National Museum of American History and 15th Street, next to the Washington Monument. When it opens to the public in 2016, the museum will be a centerpiece venue for ceremonies and performances, as well as a primary exhibition space for African American history and culture.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images Construction continues for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington. The building will be situated between the National Museum of American History and 15th Street, next to the Washington Monument. When it opens to the public in 2016, the museum will be a centerpiece venue for ceremonies and performances, as well as a primary exhibition space for African American history and culture.


From the Magazine: Washington, D.C.'s Sylvan Theater, designed by Weiss/Manfredi and Olin, won a 2015 Progressive Architecture Award. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: The U.S. Postal Service honored Robert Robinson Taylor in a stamp collection; CB2 partnered with students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a home furnishings line; Design Within Reach selected the champagne chair contest winners; and Frank Gehry, FAIA, designed a backdrop for the Martha Graham Dance Company.

Instagram of the Day:

View of the #NewWhitney from #Washington Street. #PresidentsDay [Photo by @timothyschenck]

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Video of the Day: Eduardo Camarena’s Masters thesis project, titled "Vertical City in Sao Paulo" for the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid.


Seven More Stories for Tuesday:

Critic Rowan Moore asks which of the shortlisted architects would be best to restore Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art building. [The Guardian]

In an effort to save a historic Miami church, a developer is proposing to suspend a garage over the building. [Miami Herald]

Critic Christopher Hawthorne previews the Broad Museum, designed by New York's Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in Los Angeles. [Los Angeles Times]

A look at architectural treasures in Trinidad. [The Guardian]

Does architect Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA's style mesh with Miami architecture? [Reuters]

The reopening of the newly restored Hollyhock House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright drew a large crowd. [Los Angeles Times]

The debate continues: Critic Michael Kimmelman on whether architects should design death chambers and solitary confinement cells. [The New York Times]

Awards: Enter Now!

The Residential Architect Design Awards (RADA) recognize outstanding work in advancing residential design. The standard entry deadline is Feb. 20.

The 2015 Washington Unbuilt Awards Program recognizes unbuilt theoretical and commissioned projects. Submissions are due Feb. 23.

The Design Talks Institute recognizes alternative ideas for reframing how underutilized spaces can be used in urban environments in its Lost Spaces 2015 competition. Submissions are due March 30.

The Radical Innovation Awards recognize innovative ideas that impact the hospitality industry. Contestants may submit their next big hotel concept until March 31.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is hosting its third annual RAMSA Travel Fellowship, a $10,000 prize for the purpose of travel and research. Proposal submissions are due April 10.

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