ICYMI: Catholic University architecture students design a chair for Pope Francis, the Urban Land Institute shortlists six international parks in the 2015 Urban Open Space Award competition, and Sean David Burke highlights some of the updates in Autodesk Revit 2016 and 3ds Max 2016.

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Alexander Calder sculptures are all over architecture renderings, says Benjamin Sutton. [Hyperallergic]

Tokyo-based architect Kengo Kuma, Hon. FAIA, is working outside the realm of the city's modern-day "utilitarian concrete structures," with projects like Toshima Ward Office and the Starbucks in Fukuoka. [Quartz]

A list of the coolest Airbnb homes for architecture lovers. [CNN]

How New York's Pratt Institute transformed its campus. [The Wall Street Journal]

New renderings of New York's Pier55, designed by New York's Mathews Nielsen and London's Heatherwick Studio. [DNAinfo New York]

The Frick Collection will not continue with expansion plans that would build on the Russell Page–designed garden. Critic Michael Kimmelman says that the museum is "lucky." [The New York Times]

Musical benches. [PSFK]

A college student is building a scale model of Chicago with Legos, a project that he estimates will take 10 years to complete. [Curbed Chicago]

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 today.

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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