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The Zhuhai Opera House is under construction on Yeli Island in Zhuhai city, south China's Guangdong province.
Li ke - Imaginechina via Associated Press The Zhuhai Opera House is under construction on Yeli Island in Zhuhai city, south China's Guangdong province.

From the Magazine: Some tips from firms going the extra mile to ensure their emerging designers stay and thrive. [ARCHITECT] The New York firm of Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham injects humor (and removes color) from its products and projects. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: Washington, D.C.–based Sorg Architects and DLR Group announce their merger, and read a recap of #ArchitectChats: Architectural Interns, a Twitter discussion about how emerging professionals can navigate the licensure process and more.

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Six More Stories for Wednesday:

The infrastructure of what was meant to be the “world’s tallest building” has been refashioned into a fish farm. [Dezeen]

Construction is wrapping up on the operable skylight at Santiago Calatrava, FAIA's Oculus. [The New York Times]

Gereja Ayam in Indonesia is a massive, abandoned, bird-shaped building. [Colossal]

The Washington, D.C. area's priciest homes on the market. [The Washington Post]

Joseph Giovannini dives into the finances of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. [Los Angeles Review of Books]

Landscape architect Peter Schaudt died. [Chicago Tribune]

Step Up, Step Down:

Fairfax, Va.–based Dewberry promoted Brian Kerner, AIA, to senior associate, and Jennifer Betancourt, AIA, to associate, in the firm’s Elgin, Ill., office. [Dewberry]

Awards: Enter Now!

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 Architectural Imagination exhibition, hosted by the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, is accepting Expression of Interest forms from architects until August 13.

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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