From the Magazine: Designers who evolve and diversify their areas of expertise will stay relevant in the profession. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: SHoP Architects and West 8 will design Miami’s new tech district, and Morpholio released a communications platform for designers.

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Come have a ball with us at The Beach at the @nationalbuildingmuseum in Washington DC on July 4th.

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The National Building Museum launched a crowdfunding campaign for this summer's "The Beach" installation. [Indiegogo]

Quote of the Day:
"Architecture is never more than a container for social relations. And so high-rise sociology is troubled by larger factors—who is living in the high-rise, and under what conditions?" —Tom Vanderbilt on the psychological effects that living in a skyscraper can have on high-rise residents. [Fast Company's Co.Design]

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Five More Stories for Wednesday:

A real estate agency in Dubai is selling luxurious boathouses nicknamed "floating seahorses" for $1.8 million each. So far, 42 houses have been built and 35 have been sold. [Quartz]

New York's 432 Park Avenue, the new $1.3-billion luxury condo tower set to be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, was inspired by a trash can, according to architect Rafael Viñoly, FAIA, and developer Harry Macklowe. [Wired]

A 14-foot-wide spinning dome house in New Paltz, N.Y., is on the market for $975,000. It was originally listed for $1.2 million, four years ago. [The New York Times]

A growing movement in architecture and urban planning aims to encourage physical activity and to improve public health through the design of the built environment. [Next City]

Photos of City Museum in St. Louis, which Christopher Jobson describes as "quite possibly the ultimate urban playground." [Colossal]

Step Up, Step Down:

Populous acquired Jump Studios, a London-based interior design practice.

Awards: Enter Now!

Bentley is accepting entries for it annual Be Inspired Awards competition, which celebrates innovative infrastructure design, engineering, construction, and operation. Submissions are due June 5.

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.

Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.

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