From the Magazine: The HAWE Factory designed by Berlin- and New York–based Barkow Leibinger. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: The AIA's February Architecture Billings Index was 50.4, up slightly from January's figure. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, women in architecture earn 80 percent of what men in the profession make. Researchers at University of California, Berkeley 3D-printed a cement-powder pavilion.
Tweet of the Day:
I have a new crush: Iceland's state architect Guðjón Samúelsson, conjuror of 1930s sci-fi-geological fantasies pic.twitter.com/uGFXk8bYGI— Olly Wainwright (@ollywainwright) March 16, 2015
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Aerial photos of gorgeous Dallas houses. [FD]
The NeoCon East 2014, a design show and conference, is calling on seminar proposals. The deadline to submit is April 1. [NeoCon]
The former Lincoln Park, Ill., house of Bruce Graham—architect of the Willis Tower, the John Hancock Center, and the Inland Steel Building—is on the market for $3.8 million. [Crain's Chicago Business]
John Burgee, FAIA, an architect of Boston's 500 Boylston St., criticized plans to fill the building's courtyard with a five-story retail and office space. Burgee says it "puts a plug into (an) open space" on the site of the 1989 building he designed with Philip Johnson. [Boston Herald]
The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago developed an app to provide guests with context about the architecture of the Jeanne Gang, FAIA–designed Aqua Tower where the hotel is located. [The New York Times]
Step Up, Step Down:
Rafael Sixto, AIA, joined Leo A Daly as a managing principal of its Miami office.
Awards: Enter Now!
ARCHITECT's R+D Awards recognize innovative building research, materials, and technologies at every scale—from design strategies and building systems to must-have products and digital tools. Entries are due April 17.
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.
Marvin Windows and Doors are seeking designs that utilize the company’s products for for its seventh annual Architects Challenge. Submissions are due May 1.
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