Lucas Museum Latest: A federal judge in Chicago denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from Friends of the Parks against the Chicago Park District. [The Republic] The lawsuit claims that city of Chicago and the Park District cannot approve the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art project at its proposed location without approval from the Illinois General Assembly. [Chicago Tribune]
Tweet of the Day:
With aldies about to OK land transfer for Obama library, cartoon shows Central Park w/ all proposals built--a mess! pic.twitter.com/ROsk7Y2zS1— Blair Kamin (@BlairKamin) March 11, 2015
ICYMI: Michael Graves, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, died on Thursday. He's known for his buildings as well as his industrial designs. The design community posted remembrances on Twitter following the news.
Video of the Day: Design one of the 2000 cubes KUKA robots will manufacture for the Robochop installation at CeBIT.
Five More Stories for Friday:
Italy has more architects than it can support. [The New York Times]
The late architect William Breger once designed a Guggenheim-like grocery store. [The New York Times]
Critic Alexandra Lange reviews the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing, designed by Thomas Phifer, FAIA, at New York state's Corning Museum of Glass. [The New York Times]
Croydon is the latest London borough to begin work on a Boxpark Marketplace, which is comprised of shops housed inside shipping containers. [Huh]
Tom Regan, former dean of Auburn University's College of Architecture, Design and Construction, died. [Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction]
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The American Society of Landscape Architects is accepting submissions for its 2015 Awards. Professional entries are due by March 27, and student entries are due by May 22.
AIA and Houzz launched the 2015 Future of Architecture Residential Design Contest and Showcase. Entries are due March 31.
The Radical Innovation Awards recognize innovative ideas that impact the hospitality industry. Contestants may submit their next big hotel concept until March 31.
The 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards is accepting entries through May 22.
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