ICYMI: Blaine Brownell, AIA, discusses the architect's role regarding material conservation, a new tool from the AIA and the U.S. Department of Energy aims to standardize reporting for firms participating in the AIA’s 2030 Commitment, and Kengo Kuma & Associates' new Toshima Ward office is featured in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.

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The Wall Street Journal’s Julie V. Iovine explains developmentalism on the South American continent. [The Wall Street Journal]

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, known as MoCADA, is moving to a larger space in another Brooklyn neighborhood. [The New York Times]

Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA’s completed center for studying Middle Eastern culture at the University of Oxford features a suspended reflective tunnel. [Dezeen]

"Pavement to Platform" is an exhibit that features artists’ impressions of what the London Underground should look like. [Gizmodo]

Step Up, Step Down: Lance Hosey, FAIA, is joining Perkins Eastman's Washington, D.C. office as the firm's first chief sustainability officer. 

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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