ICYMI: Five tiles that go bold with graphics, a recap of this week's #ArchitectChats on advice for recent architecture graduates, and columnist Aaron Betsky describes the "elevated mediocrity of the new Whitney Museum, designed by Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA.
Tweet of the Day:
93 years ago today, on its 75th anniversary of publishing, Chicago Tribune announced its arch. competition. pic.twitter.com/qEzVUOTQR8— Blair Kamin (@BlairKamin) June 10, 2015
Map of the Day: Millennials are priced out of affording a house in these U.S. cities. [Bloomberg]
Seven More Stories for Thursday:
The 2015 winners of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) were announced. [Bruner Foundation]
A defining feature of the world's smartest cities will be vertical greenery. [CNBC]
New York's Lowline project launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to construct an underground park. [Untapped Cities]
New York's High Bridge reopens after a $61 million renovation. [New York]
The Park Inn Hotel, the only one of Frank Lloyd Wright's five hotels still remaining, recently received an $18.1 million renovation. [Chicagoist]
Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA, will be giving a talk on his humanitarian work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on June 18. [LACMA]
The Glass House Summer Party will be held on Saturday. [The Glass House]
Step Up, Step Down:
Skanska named Ryan Clayton the vice president of operations; Larry Casey the executive vice president, chief strategy, and markets officer; and Andrew Quirk the director of Centers of Excellence markets strategy.
Awards: Enter Now!
AIA|DC is accepting applicants for its 2016 Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP). The CKLDP is a year-long program focusing on nurturing professional skills for emerging architects. Applications are due June 29.
AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee is holding its second annual Thesis Showcase. Graduates from accredited architectural degree programs (B.Arch. and M.Arch) in the last three years who have completed a thesis project are eligible to apply. Submissions are due July 1.
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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