ICYMI: Architect David M. Schwarz, AIA, won the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for his work in classical architecture, two projects won the City of Dreams competition, and AIA renewed its partnership with Hanley Wood and Informa.
Renderings of the Day: The Columbus, Ohio; New York; and Shanghai offices of NBBJ designed preliminary renderings of a Cleveland mixed-use development, titled nuCLEus, that could cost between $380 and $400 million. The plans include 500 residences, 1,600 parking spaces, 200,000 square feet of offices, 140,000 square feet of retail, and a 150-room hotel. The complex has the potential to "broadcast the gritty, energetic assurance of a city eager to cast off its image of Rust Belt decline," says The Plain Dealer's Steven Litt. [The Plain Dealer]
Seven More Stories for Thursday:
A Q&A with London-based architect Norman Foster, Hon. FAIA, about the Hearst Tower, drone technology's use in architecture, and the new Apple campus. [Capital New York]
Beijing's Oceanwide Holdings is going to buy the San Francisco First and Mission tower site, but Norman Foster and Heller Manus Architects will reportedly remain on the project. [San Francisco Business Times]
Washington, D.C.'s George Washington University plans to sell the historic Fillmore building that it received in summer 2014 as part of a court-mandated dismantling of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The building will be listed at $14 million. [The Washington Post]
New York's Pier A Harbor House is now open to the public after a rehabilitation. [The New York Times]
Rashad Young, city administrator of Washington, D.C., released a timeline of the smoke incident on the Metro in L’Enfant Plaza, sending dozens to the hospital and killing a 61-year-old woman from smoke inhalation. [DCist]
Keen Home Smart Vents allow users to control the temperature from room to room via an app. [Wired]
Awards: Enter Now!
The AIA's COTE Top Ten and Top Ten + Awards recognize innovative projects that incorporate sustainable design strategies, while educating the profession and the public about the increased value of buildings that protect the environment. Submissions are due Jan. 26.
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