Quote of the Day: "I have been treated like a dog." —Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, FAIA, on his work designing the World Trade Center PATH station. [The Wall Street Journal]

ICYMI: Read a recap of Tuesday's Twitter chat about takeaways from AIA Convention.

Number of the Day: $905,000—the closing price of Frank Gehry, FAIA's Winton Guest Home, which was auctioned off on Tuesday. [Curbed]

Instagram of the Day:

this was totally handybecause i needed a purse.

A photo posted by mark lamster (@marklamster) on

Seven More Stories for Wednesday:

Critic Christopher Hawthorne is giving a talk Thursday on preservation in California. [Berkeley City Club Conservancy]

In Washington, D.C., the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program is hosting a forum, "Baltimore and beyond: Creating opportunity in places," on Thursday. [Brookings]

The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation and the city's Urban Redevelopment Authority restored the facades of 11 downtown buildings in Pittsburgh. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Mental Floss lists 15 ideas and concepts that have shaped U.S. cities. [Mental Floss]

A fire in a 16-story apartment building in Baku, Azerbaijan, killed 16. [The Telegraph]

Architect Sir John Soane's London apartment opens to the public this week. [T Magazine]

The World War I Centennial Commission kicks off a design competition on Thursday for a memorial in Washington, D.C. [NBC Washington]

Step Up, Step Down:

Maria Giudice, a director of product design at Facebook, is moving to Autodesk to become vice president of experience design. [Fast Company's Co.Design]

SmithGroupJJR named Mike Medici, AIA, Russ Sykes, and Troy Thompson, AIA, as managing partners. [SmithGroupJJR]

Diane Davis, the Charles Dyer Norton professor of regional planning and urbanism at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, will become the chair of the urban planning and design department. [GSD]

Awards: Enter Now!

Bentley is accepting entries for it annual Be Inspired Awards competition, which celebrates innovative infrastructure design, engineering, construction, and operation. Submissions are due June 5.

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.

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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