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The Architects' Journal revealed the results of its "Women in Architecture" survey, which concluded that 62 percent of female architects said they had experienced discrimination in their own practice (paywall required). [Architects' Journal]
The Virgin Group has opened its first hotel in Chicago's historic Old Dearborn Bank Building; the first in what the company hopes to become a chain, with a potential New York City location opening its doors in 2017. [Huh]
Is Airbnb helping or hurting New York's affordable housing market? [Inc.]
The former Aspen, Colo., home of late musician John Denver, on the market since the summer for $10.75 million, could be turned into a center for peace talks. [The Denver Post]
NCARB agreed to share best practices for regulating architectural licensure with its Brazilian equivalent, Conselho de Arquitectura e Urbanismo de Brasil. [NCARB]
Step Up, Step Down:
New York–based Magnusson Architecture and Planning named Fernando Villa, AIA, as principal and director of design.
Oakland, Calif.–based firm Arcsine hired Jason Jones, AIA, as a senior architect.
Penn State's Danielle Mitchell will serve as the new national president of the American Institute of Architecture Students.
New York–based Dattner Architects announced five new promotions: Steven Frankel, AIA, to associate principal; Douglas Freeman, AIA, to associate; Sara Agrest, AIA, to director of interiors; Ruth Ro, AIA, to associate; and Eric Epstein, AIA, to senior associate.
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.
The 2015 Washington Unbuilt Awards Program recognizes unbuilt theoretical and commissioned projects. The program is open to all registered architects, landscape architects, planners, interior designers, associate architects and students in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Winners of the Unbuilt Awards will be featured in an exhibition at the District Architecture Center in Washington, D.C. Submissions are due Feb. 23.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects has released applications for its third annual RAMSA Travel Fellowship. The fellowship is a $10,000 prize for the purpose of travel and research. Open to students in their second to last year pursuing a Master's degree of Architecture from one of 18 U.S. and Canadian schools, the deadline for the proposal submissions is April 10.
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