From the Magazine: Karrie Jacobs dives inside the decision to save Michael Graves, FAIA's Portland Building. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: ADP and Moody's Analytics report that the U.S. economy added 213,000 private sector jobs in January; a proposal for a 6.8-mile skating lane in Canada; and associate editor Hallie Busta reviews Hypernatural: Architecture's New Relationship with Nature, by ARCHITECT columnist Blaine Brownell, AIA, and Marc Swackhamer, AIA.
Quote of the Day: "But the billionaire's island, as some New Yorkers have called the project, is the latest, most extreme example of how big money and business elites are warping the way America's urban parks are funded, widening the amenities gap between rich and poor neighborhoods."—Critic Inga Saffron writing in The New Republic on the Pier 55 park project.
Six More Stories for Wednesday:
Frank Gehry, FAIA's Dr Chau Chak Wing building at Sydney's University of Technology opened on Monday. The curvy façade of the $180-million building has been likened to a crumbled paper bag. [The Guardian]
On Thursday, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will premiere "Frank's House" by Andrew Norman, which is a musical piece evocative of Gehry's residence in Santa Monica, Calif. [Los Angeles Times]
A photographer shot the construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's eastern span from the perspective of the worker. [CityLab]
Dutch interior and landscape designer Petra Blaisse installed mirrored floors in the Sonneveld House, designed by Brinkman & Van der Vlugt, in the Netherlands. The installation runs through Sept. 13. [The New York Times]
Step Up, Step Down:
Tom Robertson joined Atlas Roofing Corp. to manage the Wall CI Board Polyiso Division.
Ayers Saint Gross, which has offices in Baltimore, D.C., and Tempe, Ariz., promoted Karla Aghajanian; Jonathan Ceci; Tom Lee; Dennis Lynch, AIA; Kevin Peterson; and Jason Wilcoxon, AIA, to principal. Eric Zobrist, AIA, became an associate principal. The firm also promoted Alice Brooks, AIA; Carolyn Frederick, AIA; Michelle Kollmann, Assoc. AIA; and Mike Salsbury, AIA to senior associate.
Awards: Enter Now!
The Residential Architect Design Awards (RADA) recognize outstanding work in advancing residential design. The standard entry deadline is Feb. 20.
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