The National Building Museum awarded the Pennsylvania State University's Department of Architectural Engineering this year's Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction, which the museum will formally present on Dec. 3. [National Building Museum]

ICYMI: The Whitney Museum of American Art will reopen in its new building on May 1, and a new report examines the efficacy of green product claims.

Quote of the Day: "The reality is, trauma does lead to innovation in architecture and design." —Journalist Jacoba Urist on rebuilding schools after tragedy. [The Atlantic]

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Six Stories for Friday:

Sales of Chicago homes are declining, but prices are increasing. [Chicago Tribune]

Ikea is going to start making pieces from the 1950s through 1970s. [Curbed]

ARCHITECT contributor Nate Berg interviews author Anthony Townsend on how cities are using technology. [MIT Technology Review]

Photographer Margaret Morton's new book, Cities of the Dead (University of Washington Press, 2014), documents the Muslim and Russian architectural influence on Kyrgyzstan's cemetery cityscapes. [Juxtapoz]

Art critic Holland Cotter reviews the Harvard Art Museums by Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, which opened last weekend. [The New York Times]

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg are expanding. [The New York Times]

Step Up, Step Down:

Nancy Ruddy, the co-founder of New York's CetraRuddy, has been named to the board of the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute in New York, making her the second professional on Institute's board who is an architect and interior designer by training.

Awards: Enter Now!

The AIA's COTE Top Ten and Top Ten + Awards recognize innovative projects that incorporate sustainable design strategies, while educating the profession and the public about the increased value of buildings that protect the environment. Submissions are due Jan. 26.

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