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Quote of the Day: "He heard everybody's reaction to black, and he said, 'Hell, I'll look at the building in white'...So he sat with the building for three or for months in all white. And then he realized it did not work." —Michael Govan, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on Peter Zumthor, Hon. FAIA's redesign proposal. [Los Angeles Times]Tweet of the Day:
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Five More Stories for Tuesday:
Critic James Russell, FAIA, on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's selection of David Chipperfield, Hon. FAIA, to design the New York museum's modern art wing. [James Russell]
On Wednesday night, Occidental College in Los Angeles will host a debate about the Peter Zumthor design for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The panel includes LACMA director Michael Govan, architects Sharon Johnston, FAIA, and Mark Lee, architecture critic Greg Goldin, and Carolina Miranda and Christopher Hawthorne of the Los Angeles Times. [Occidential College]
Photographers Giorgio Barrera and Niccolò Rastrelli shoot contemporary Italian Catholic church design from the pew. [Feature Shoot]
Atlanta Business Journal highlights the High Museum of Art as part of "Atlanta's best architecture." [Atlanta Business Journal]
Step Up, Step Down:
Pluton Angjeli joined The Weidt Group as an energy specialist on the Existing Buildings team.
Kansas University hired Mahesh Daas, Assoc. AIA, professor and chairman of the Department of Architecture at Ball State University, as the dean of the school of architecture, design, and planning. [Lawrence Journal-World]
FEH Associates Architects and Engineers announced that Hannah Anfinson has joined the Des Moines and Sioux City, Iowa, offices as an interior designer. [Sioux City Journal]
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.
The Design Talks Institute recognizes alternative ideas for reframing how underutilized spaces can be used in urban environments in its Lost Spaces 2015 competition. Submissions are due one week from today, on March 30.
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.For more news and views, sign up for the ARCHITECT Newswire, the best daily newsletter on architecture and architects.