Photo of the Day:

Fire officers at the Clandon Park House, in Guildford, Britain. Designed by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni, the 18th-century Palladian mansion was gutted by a huge fire on Wednesday afternoon.
Associated Press Fire officers at the Clandon Park House, in Guildford, Britain. Designed by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni, the 18th-century Palladian mansion was gutted by a huge fire on Wednesday afternoon.

From the Magazine: The AIA has a handful of cool things to do, see, and attend in Atlanta while you're at the upcoming convention. [ARCHITECT]

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Five More Stories for Friday:

Mercedes-Benz USA selected Gensler to design its new headquarters in Atlanta. [Atlanta Business Journal]

On the concept of building names. [The New York Times]

The New York City townhouse where Eleanor Roosevelt once had an apartment is on the market for $18 million. [The Wall Street Journal]

The backstory on why George Lucas' museum proposed for San Francisco's Presidio failed. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Lego Architecture unveiled its latest miniature model, a re-creation of New York City’s famous Flatiron Building. [Hypebeast]

Step Up, Step Down:

Washington, D.C.'s Karn Charuhas Chapman & Twohey announced that Jamie Leclerc will serve as director of government interiors and Patricia Raimondeau will take over as senior designer in the firm's corporate interiors studio.

Awards: Enter Now!

Marvin Windows and Doors are seeking designs that utilize the company’s products for for its seventh annual Architects Challenge. Submissions are due today, May 1.

The American Society of Landscape Architects is accepting submissions for its 2015 Awards. Student entries are due tomorrow, May 2.

The 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards is accepting entries through May 22.

The Portland chapter of the AIA is accepting entries for Stitch II, a competition challenging students and emerging designers to propose ideas for re-purposing space under a bridge on Interstate 405. Proposals are due June 1.

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