Tweet of the Day:
Looking better each step of the way, darts within thatched glass: SOM's 350 Mission. pic.twitter.com/x7JAjYqqJm— John King (@JohnKingSFChron) July 18, 2015
Video of the Day: One song, 15 locations’ reverb. [h/t Colossal]
Four More Stories for Monday:
The Philadelphia Navy Yard is producing the best new architecture in the city, says critic Inga Saffron. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Japan has tossed out Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA's designs for the Tokyo Olympic stadium due to high costs and public criticism. [The Guardian]
Eight months after Clemson University scrapped its plans to build a contemporary architecture center, the university announced plans to lease space in downtown Charleston, S.C., for its architecture and historic preservation programs until it decides on a permanent location. [The Post and Courier]
Critic Blair Kamin on the latest landscape architecture projects in Chicago. [Chicago Tribune]
Step Up, Step Down:
Alice J. Raucher, AIA, will replace David J. Neuman as the architect of the University of Virginia. [Richmond Times-Dispatch]
Alejandro Aravena was named the director of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. [la Biennale di Venezia]
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.
The 2A Asia Architecture Award 2015 Competition, which aims to celebrate architecture and design projects located in Asia, has extended its deadline to July 30.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting an ideas competition for a 241,000-square-foot Center for Architecture, Design, and Education, on a prominent downtown site near Millennium Park. The top prize is $10,000, and Chicago Public Schools students will award a special $1,000 prize. Submissions are due Sept. 9.
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