ICYMI: ADP reported strong growth in the construction sector, Provencher_Roy won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's 2015 Architectural Firm Award, and a review of Michael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros' new book, Design for a Living Planet: Settlement, Science, and the Human Future.

Quote of the Day: "The principles of public interest design are embedded deeply in the history of architecture. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, who served as the first chair of the GSD’s department of architecture, once called design 'neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.' But the cultural touchstone for an architect has at times been far closer to Ayn Rand’s Howard Roark—arrogant, individualistic, and committed to the genius of artistic vision above all." —Stephanie Garlock [Harvard Magazine]

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Washington, D.C.'s Zoning Commission proposed a limit on pop-ups in residential neighborhoods. [The Washington Post]

San Francisco is experiencing a boom in the construction of office buildings, driven by high demand and low vacancy. [San Francisco Chronicle]

President Obama will designate three new national monuments: Chicago's Pullman National Monument, Honouliuli National Monument in Hawaii, and Browns Canyon National Monument in Colorado. [WTOP]

A 3D-printed, cell-inspired coffee table. [3DPrint.com]

On the Las Vegas work of architect Paul Revere Williams. [Vegas Seven]

The Jose de Diego Middle School in Wynwood, Miami got a makeover from graffiti artists. [The Huffington Post]

The first phase of renovation has been completed on the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. However, $22 million must be raised to completely repair damages caused by the 2011 earthquake. [The Washington Post]

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill celebrated its fourth decade working in China with illustrated animals of the country's 12-year zodiac calendar. [SOM]

Awards: Enter Now!

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

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

The Green Awards, launched by AIA Atlanta and Green Building & Design magazine (gb&d), honor sustainable architecture in cities hosting the AIA National Convention. Entries are due Feb. 27.

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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