From the Magazine: A boutique Colorado firm is bringing an architect's sensibility to structural engineering, and is landing big-name clients (Michel Rojkind, Sasaki) in the process. [ARCHITECT]

Quote of the Day: "For devotees, the opportunity to open Albert Frey's kitchen cabinets and poke around his property, albeit while watching out for rattlesnakes, may have been worth any cost."—Patricia Leigh Brown reports on Modernism Week in Palm Springs, Calif. [The New York Times]

ICYMI: Sotheby's will host a Bande Dessinée auction on March 7, and MVRDV got a green light for its plan to restructure an aging mixed-use block.

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Seven More Stories for Thursday:

The online database HistoricPlacesLA launched. [CityLab]

The owners of this skyway, reportedly designed by Ed Baker, are ponying up $5,000 for someone to take it off their hands. [WebUrbanist]

These stools with handles are more chic alternative to folding chairs. [Design Milk]

Developers are pouring money into creating suburban McMansions, but urban planners argue that they should be focusing on building urban, walkable communities. [The Atlantic]

The University of Central Florida expects to break ground on its $45-million incubator facility this year, designed by Gainesville, Fla.–based Ponikvar & Associates. [Orlando Business Journal]

Architecture inspires dancer Biba Bell, whose father designed houses. [Detroit Metro Times]

Photos of a 90-square-foot West Village apartment. [Curbed New York]

Awards: Enter Now!

AIA San Francisco's Design Awards program recognizes projects in the Bay Area. Submissions are due today, Feb. 26.

The Residential Architect Design Awards (RADA) recognize outstanding work in advancing residential design. The standard entry deadline is extended to Friday, Feb. 27.

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 Friday, 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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