ICYMI: Diller Scofidio + Renfro unveiled designs for the U.S. Olympic Museum, the AIA Foundation announced two more Regional Resilience Design Studios, and Thomas Vonier, FAIA, was elected AIA 2016 first vice president/2017 president-elect.
Quote of the Day: "Over the decades, Renzo Piano [Hon. FAIA] has produced so many sedate, restrained and above all polite museums that it is easy to forget that his first effort was raucous, immoderate, and (urbanistically) ill-mannered."—Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA. [Witold Rybczynski]
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Seven More Stories for Monday:
Q+A with architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers, FAIA. [The Washington Post]
Francis Fleetwood, the architect known for transforming the architecture of the Hamptons, N.Y., died at 68. [The New York Times]
In Tucson, Ariz., Los Angeles firm Chee Salette Architecture Office will design a master plan for El Presidio Park and a memorial to commemorate the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting. [Arizona Daily Star]
Critic John King on the latest Presidio Parkland designs from the James Corner Field Operations–led team. [San Francisco Chronicle]
Polish architect Krysztof Kotala of 8+8 Concept Studio released designs for a proposed underwater tennis court off the coast of Dubai. [Bleacher Report]
Critic Oliver Wainwright describes the House for Essex by artist Grayson Perry and architect Charles Holland of FAT as "Half medieval stave church, half Thai wat." [The Guardian]
Phyllis Lambert, Hon. FAIA's op-ed, "Save New York's Four Seasons," argues against changes proposed by the building owner, RFR Holding. [The New York Times]
Awards: Enter Now!
The Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation is hosting a national competition to select a design concept for a commemorative work in Washington, D.C. Stage one submissions are due today.
The 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards is accepting entries through May 22.
Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24, 2015.
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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