From the Magazine: Queen Richmond Centre West received a citation in the 2015 R+D Awards. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: The latest AIA economic report estimates that spending for nonresidential projects will reach about $360 billion this year, and a redesign of LaGuardia Airport was revealed.

Number of the Day: 183 square feet—The width of the narrowest building in Frankfurt, home to the bar Seven Swans & The Tiny Cup. [Contemporist]

Instagram of the Day:

Into the belly of #villadeste #tivoli #Italy

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Four More Stories for Thursday:

Photographer Jeffrey Milstein captures the intricacies of New York and Los Angeles from above. [Designboom]

New Orleans lost more construction jobs over the past year than any other U.S. city. Here's why. [The Times-Picayune]

Stefanie Klavens photographed the retro architecture of old movie theaters across America. [CNN]

There is an increasing number of Chinese homebuyers in Texas.  [CNBC]

Step Up, Step Down:

Chris Tramutola has been named an associate at Peter Gisolfi Associates.

Skanska USA hired Dwight Pullen as senior vice president and director of its Aviation Center of Excellence. [Skanska] The company also promoted Paul Haining to chief environmental, health, and safety officer. [Skanska]

Awards: Enter Now!

The 2A Asia Architecture Award 2015 Competition, which aims to celebrate architecture and design projects located in Asia, has extended its deadline to today.

ChiDesign, a competition for developing a facility for architecture, design and education in Chicago, is accepting submissions until August 7.

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

Doug Mockett & Co. wants innovative ideas for furniture parts, components, accessories, and hardware for its 30th Annual Design Competition through September 8.

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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