From the Magazine: Editor-in-chief Ned Cramer says "kudos" to NCARB on its decision not to use "intern," but reforms should continue. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: AIA announces the 2015 Small Project Awards, the Cooper Union president and five trustees resign, and columnist Aaron Betsky sees sci-fi and urban transformation in the hyper-reality of Bjarke Ingels Group's video representation of the latest iteration of Two World Trade Center.
Quote of the Day: "But this is not the dull box of the typical corporate institution. Instead, it is an undulating, crumpled brick building that looks like it’s been caught mid-collapse during a particularly severe earthquake. Or, perhaps, as locals relish in describing it, like a crumpled brown paper bag. It is an astonishing structure, one that recalls the structural bravura of Félix Candela, perhaps even Gaudí. It has an exuberance and a sense of movement and restlessness that also recall the finest of Gehry’s own work." —Edwin Heathcote on Frank Gehry, FAIA's Dr Chau Chak Wing building in Sydney. [Icon]
Tweet of the Day:
A peek inside the new SFMOMA-in-progress reveals that the Botta stairs complex is gone, new stairs in place-ish. pic.twitter.com/COzEL5twnt— Tyler Green (@TylerGreenDC) June 11, 2015
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Five More Stories for Friday:
A photography exhibition at San Francisco’s de Young Museum shows a gentrifying city, as well as "snippets of everyday life on the margins." [San Francisco Chronicle]
A chapel in Shanghai, designed by local firm Coordination Asia, includes glass panels painted in 65 different colors. [Design Milk]
The Architects Directory 2015 from Wallpaper*. [Wallpaper*]
V. Mitch McEwen, a University of Michigan assistant professor of architecture, is raising money to transform a vacant Detroit house into a theater. [Crain's Detroit Business]
British architect David Adjaye, Hon. FAIA, talks good design, his wardrobe, and selfies. [The Wall Street Journal]
Step Up, Step Down:
Global discipline leader and principal for Perkins+Will's Planning+Strategy team Janice Barnes received a "Pioneering Women in Real Estate" award on Wednesday night.
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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