From the Magazine: The jury recognized nine risk-taking projects, products, and technologies in the 2015 R+D Awards. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: Six new benches with endless configurations, renderings of this year's MPavilion in Melbourne, and the winner of the 2015 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: Performance Award.

Quote of the Day: "Generally if you look at the continuity and history of architecture in Detroit, it has always been very, very high in the 20th Century from Albert Kahn all the way through today." —Glen LeRoy, FAIA, dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Ill., who will take over as president of the Boston Architectural College in September. [Detroit Free Press]

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Five More Stories for Tuesday:

The heads of the AIA and the Sierra Club sent a letter to Congress backing the preservation of 2030 energy requirements for federal buildings. [AIA]

Target built an acrylic house to showcase smart-home products. [PSFK]

ArtPlace America donated $250,000 to Washington, D.C.'s 11th Street Bridge Park, designed by OMA and Olin. [11th Street Bridge Park]

Three new books and an exhibition at the Pompidou Center examine architect Le Corbusier's works and his politics. [The New York Times]

The new Atlanta Falcons stadium will include gardens for growing food. [Atlanta Magazine]

Step Up, Step Down:

Jean-Sébastien Bourdages is a new associate and design director at Lemay. [Lemay]

Awards: Enter Now!

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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