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LEGO makers build a 30-by-50-foot map of the United States at the National Maker Faire at the University of the District of Columbia.
Steve Ruark/AP Images LEGO makers build a 30-by-50-foot map of the United States at the National Maker Faire at the University of the District of Columbia.

From the Magazine: A focus on a user’s agency in altering and shaping his or her environment defines the 2014 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative grant recipients. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: Can computers replace architects?

Quote of the Day: "Worst case scenario, this is one of the most expensive but one of the coolest art projects the city’s ever seen. Best case scenario, it really helps to seal the deal in making sure the city moves forward with this."—Daniel Barasch, one of the founders of New York's Lowline, speaking about the Lowline Lab. [Wired]

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Video of the Day: Biker Tyler Fernengel makes the abandoned Silverdome stadium in Pontiac, Mich., his own playground.

Six More Stories for Tuesday:

The Surf Club Four Seasons by Richard Meier & Partners, located in Surfside, Florida, topped out. [Designboom]

A lack of architects with five to 10 years of experience represents a talent gap in the profession. [Crain's New York Business]

Critic Rowan Moore reviews the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Fondazione Prada, two recent projects by Rem Koolhaas, Hon. FAIA. [The Guardian]

The MX3D Bridge, from designer Joris Laarman, will be 3D-printed over an Amsterdam canal. [Slate]

Architect Jonathan Marvel, FAIA, followed the path of his father Thomas Marvel, FAIA, in pursuing his education at Harvard University and going into architecture. [The New York Times]

Boston architect David Manfredi, FAIA, has become a public face for Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics. [The Boston Globe]

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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