ICYMI: The Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting an ideas competition for a new downtown facility, the National Capital Planning Commission approves the Eisenhower Memorial, a new map is designed to make neighborhood noise a little easier to quantify and compare, a digitized catalog shows the product offerings of the former American Encaustic Tiling Company, President Obama designates a rural area of Nevada as a national monument, and seven projects celebrate Shark Week.

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SC Johnson, home of the historic Frank Lloyd Wright Administration Building and Research Tower, announced its multi-year $1 million donation to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to support Taliesin West. [Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation]

San Francisco's Presidio Parkway opened. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Complex names the 25 architects you should know. [Complex]

House sales in the Washington, D.C., area are booming. [The Washington Post]

Originally designed in 1990 by the French-Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi, FAIA, Dutch architecture firm Shift redesigns the Tschumi Pavilion in Groningen, Netherlands, and renames it “CMY Pavilion.” [Dezeen]

Vertical City, a modular skyscraper concept designed by Italian firm Luca Curci Architects, encourages its inhabitants to engage with nature. [Designboom]

Business Insider lists 33 cool buildings of the future. [Business Insider]

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The Royal College of Art's dean of architecture Alex de Rijke resigned. [Dezeen]

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An open, international competition has begun for a World War I Memorial on a 1.8-acre site within Washington, D.C.’s Pershing Park. Stage 1 design entries are due July 21.

Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.

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