The Bureau of Labor Statistics' released their occupational injuries and illness report yesterday. Across the construction industry, the rate of nonfatal occupational injuries reported by private employers was 3.6 per 100 full-time workers in 2012. The rates varied slightly across sectors: construction of buildings (3.3), heavy and civil engineering construction (3.1), and specialty trade contractors (3.8).
Steven Holl Architects received the top honor at Municipal Arts Society MASterworks Awards for "Best New Building" for their Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University. [Art Daily].
Frank Gehry, FAIA, is on board to design more Facebook offices in Dublin and London. [Los Angeles Times]
The 2013 Seattle AIA Honor Awards emphasized themes of efficiency in architecture. The AIA jury favored public structures, with top awards going to civic and institutional buildings. [Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce]
The Australian Institute of Architects presented 55 awards across 12 categories for structures ranging from a restored Gothic chapel to a converted public restroom to a $547.7-million entertainment arena. [Sydney Morning Herald]
Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland awarded Wasps Studio the Andrew Doolan Award for best Scottish building of the year, Nord's Scheme in Glasgow. Nord's Scheme is a former neglected tenement block that was converted into a cultural hub. [Building.co.uk]
The Queens Museum showcases remnants from the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fair: "They serve as a reminder that the building itself is a kind of artifact, built to house the New York City Pavilion at the 1939 fair." [The New York Times]
David Chipperfield Architects was dropped by London's Geffrye Museum on extension design project. The museum announced its search for a new architect. [bdonline.co.uk]
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