ICYMI: Photographs of Baltimore's Mechanic Theatre demolition, museums band together to protect an artist's sculpture, and a New York City building collapsed.

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Happy birthday to modernist architect Mies van der Rohe, who was born on this day in 1886.

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The California high-speed rail will encourage high-density growth and saves water over time. [CityLab]

An architect created the most structurally creative pile of dirty dishes. [The Onion]

A 700-foot-tall New York skyscraper by Perkins+Will will have built-in parks within the tower. [Bloomberg]

Architects go for simplicity and sophistication when designing their own homes. [The Wall Street Journal]

Three new exhibitions will take a look at the evolution of Latin American design and architecture throughout the years. [The New York Times]

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 today, 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.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is hosting its third annual RAMSA Travel Fellowship, a $10,000 prize for the purpose of travel and research. Proposal submissions are due April 10.

The Radical Innovation Awards recognize innovative ideas that impact the hospitality industry. Contestants may submit their next big hotel concept until April 15.

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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