Photo of the Day:

Commuters walk through the mezzanine of the newly opened Platform B at the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York. When the $3.9 billion transportation hub opens later this year, commuters and visitors will get to decide for themselves whether Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, FAIA's bird-in-flight design has been translated into a grand public space that justifies years of delays and cost overruns.
Mary Altaffer Commuters walk through the mezzanine of the newly opened Platform B at the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York. When the $3.9 billion transportation hub opens later this year, commuters and visitors will get to decide for themselves whether Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, FAIA's bird-in-flight design has been translated into a grand public space that justifies years of delays and cost overruns.
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The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards proposed developing a path to licensure for professionals who have qualified experience from more than five years ago, and AIA launched the "Look Up Film Challenge."

Four More Stories for Friday:

Design firms are moving from the suburbs to downtown Sacramento, Calif. [Sacramento Business Journal]

Critic Oliver Wainwright evaluates the winners of the Royal Institute of British Architects' annual awards. [The Guardian]

In North Dakota, a nonprofit archaeological group is excavating architecture created by Native Americans 500 years ago. [The Washington Times]

A bill signed this week by New Mexico governor Susana Martinez allocates $680,000 to repairs at the historic Palace of Governors. [Albuquerque Journal]

Step Up, Step Down:

Former Architecture editor-in-chief Reed Kroloff will join the Chicago Architecture Foundation as senior adviser on programs and industry collaboration. [Blair Kamin]

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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