ICYMI: This week's iteration of #ArchitectChats focused on using drones in the design, construction, management, and documentation of projects.

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Seven More Stories for Wednesday:

Toshima Ward Office in Tokyo, designed by local firm Kengo Kuma and Associates, is completed. [Designboom]

Bjarke Ingels will give the Annual Architecture Lecture at London's Royal Academy of Arts in July. [Dezeen]

A former synagogue in South Bend, Ind., was renovated and converted into a store for a baseball team. [The New York Times]

An interactive Legos installation by artist Olafur Eliasson opens Friday at the High Line. The list of firms collaborating is extensive: BIG–Bjarke Ingels Group, David M. Schwarz Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, James Corner Field Operations, OMA New York, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Selldorf Architects, SHoP, and Steven Holl Architects. [High Line Art]

Amanda Kolson Hurley on Waffle House architecture. [CityLab]

Critic John King describes San Francisco's new Public Safety building, designed by HOK and Mark Cavagnero Associates, as "an architectural machine of carefully balanced parts." [San Francisco Chronicle]

The history and mystery of London's Witanhurst mansion. [The New Yorker]

Awards: Enter Now!

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.

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.

AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee is holding its second annual Thesis Showcase. Graduates from accredited architectural degree programs (B.Arch. and M.Arch) in the last three years who have completed a thesis project are eligible to apply. Submissions are due July 1.

Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.

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