ICYMI: Tokyo’s Hotel Okura will begin partial demolition this summer, Tim Carl, FAIA, was named CEO of Hammel, Green & Abrahamson, and the Architectural League of New York named the 2015 Emerging Voices Winners.

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Critic Joseph Giovannini argues for the preservation of Paul Rudolph's Orange County Government Center, which is "of national and international significance, one that any other county would treasure." [Los Angeles Review of Books]

Crews began demolishing San Francisco's Candlestick Park on Wednesday. The former home of the Giants and the 49ers is being replaced by a mixed-use development. [NBC Bay Area]

The tower on San Francisco's Ferry Building is getting a facelift, to restore it to its original appearance. The numerals 1915 will be installed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and the building will be illuminated for nine months with white lights to resemble how it looked at that 1915 event. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Preservation Houston dished out its Good Bricks awards to 13 people and organizations who contributed to historic preservation efforts in the city. [CultureMap Houston]

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum released a font free to the public. [Wired]

+POOL will kick-off a month-long art installation at the ACE Hotel in New York tonight at 7 pm. The exhibition, entitled "Doing Something Big When No One Asks You To Do Something Big," will feature a look back at four years' worth of research behind the floating, filtering swimming pool. The installation will be open to the public through March 1. [+POOL]

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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