ICYMI: Associate editor Hallie Busta recaps six sustainable coverings from NeoCon 2015, artist Ai Weiwei rebuilds a Ming Dynasty temple across two galleries in Beijing for his first solo show in his native China, and NCARB announces new leadership and award recipients.
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Despite criticism for Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA's designs, Japan will keep the London-based architect's plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics stadium. [USA Today]
Late architect Minoru Yamasaki, who designed the original Twin Towers, would hate the new World Trade Center complex, according to views he expressed in a letter to critic Ada Louise Huxtable. [Business Insider]
La Sapienza, a new film opening Friday, explores how 17th century Italian architect Francesco Borromini's work changes the life of a contemporary designer. [Los Angeles Times]
The proposed San Francisco tower designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is facing criticism. [San Francisco Chronicle]
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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