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Louis Vuitton hosted a fashion show at the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate in Palm Springs, Calif., on Wednesday. Architect John Lautner designed the house, currently on the market for $25 million. [Los Angeles Times]
Rich Fury/Invision/Associated Press Louis Vuitton hosted a fashion show at the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate in Palm Springs, Calif., on Wednesday. Architect John Lautner designed the house, currently on the market for $25 million. [Los Angeles Times]


ICYMI: The nine 2016 AIA candidates discuss what they hope to accomplish if elected, and AIA Chicago announces the recipients of this year's Small Project Awards.

Quote of the Day: "Gruen's full vision for the mall was more than just shops. He imagined them as mixed-use facilities, with apartments, offices, medical centers, child-care facilities, libraries, and (since it was the 1950s) bomb shelters."—Roman Mars. [99% Invisible]

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Eight More Stories for Friday:

Cornell University filed a lawsuit against Pei Cobb Freed & Partners regarding the firm's designs for the Johnson Museum of Art's recent expansion. Cornell claims the designs have caused to structural deficiencies, roof cavities, ceiling cracks, and other problems totaling at least $1.1 million in damages. [The Ithaca Voice]

Construction work begins next week on downtown Orlando's 68-acre, $1-billion Creative Village project, designed by Baker Barrios Architects. [Orlando Business Journal]

A new photography book on a Los Angeles landmark: "Griffith Observatory: A Celebration of its Architectural Splendor" (Hennessey & Ingalls, 2015). [The Atlantic]

Director Wes Anderson designed a bar in Milan's Fondazione Prada, designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). [Wired]

Critic Oliver Wainwright reviews the Fondazione Prada. [The Guardian]

The owner of New York's Seagram Building is proposing alterations to the building's Four Seasons restaurant, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. Architect Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, is working on the project. [The New York Times]

Critic James Russell reviews the new Facebook headquarters designed by Frank Gehry, FAIA. [The Wall Street Journal]

Steven Holl Architects' design for the Kennedy Center expansion in Washington, D.C., no longer will include a structure on the Potomac River. [The Washington Post]

Step Up, Step Down:

Leo A Daly announced that Patricia Lenaghan has joined its Omaha team as senior healthcare clinical and operations analyst. [Leo A Daly]

David Bickle, formerly of Hawkins/Brown, appointed new Director of Design, Exhibitions, & FuturePlan at London's Victoria & Albert Museum [Victoria & Albert Museum]

Awards: Enter Now!

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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