What you'll find below and on the next four pages is an archive of our daily real-time news feed for the week of September 7. For the latest news, check out our main News Roundup.

September 11, 2015

Starchitecture for Students   Architecture on college campuses is trending away from the brick and neoclassical, and embracing postmodern, daring works by celebrity designers. This is especially true at the University of Cincinnati, which boasts a whole host of starchitects who have left their marks on the campus: Frank Gehry, FAIA; Michael Graves; Peter Eisenman, FAIA; and Thom Mayne, FAIA, to name a few. The glamourous architecture is meant to attract more students, and to improve the surrounding neighborhoods. And this has worked for the University of Cincinnati—but not at a low cost. The school has $1.1 billion in debt, which is close to 20 percent more than it had a decade ago, mainly caused by its construction boom. The star-studded buildings also threaten “that the university will turn into a luxury brand, its image unmoored from its educational mission—a campus that could be anywhere and nowhere,” writes Nikil Saval. [The New York Times Magazine]

A Drone's View of the Hollyhock House   Back in February, Wright’s Southern California masterpiece opened to the public after six years of restoration. To kick off the celebrations, the City of Los Angeles and the Barnsdall Park Foundation hosted a 24-hour, self-guided tour. According to Curbed’s Los Angeles section, the lines filled with hundreds of visitors eager to see the American architect’s masterpiece that was built in 1921 for a Pennsylvanian oil heiress.  But now there’s a different, and arguably better, way to the view the house: a video tour filmed with a drone. Filmed by Houzz and narrated by Hollyhock curator Jeffrey Herr, the comprehensive video gives you unparalleled views and a history of the construction. [Curbed]

A look toward the new Dominique Perrault campus buildings
A look toward the new Dominique Perrault campus buildings

Praemium Imperiale   The Japan Art Association has awarded Dominique Perrault, Hon. FAIA, with the 2015 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for architecture. (Four others, for music, painting, sculpture, and theater/film are also given out.) The head of Dominique Perrault Architecture since 1981, Perrault adds this award to a collection of prior accolades such as the Grand National Prize for Architecture in France in 1993 and the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Award for European Architecture in 1997. [ARCHITECT]

"Preserving the Integrity of African-American Places and Landmarks"   Yesterday, Everett Fly, the first African-American of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, was honored with a 2014 National Humanities Medal at the White House. Fly was one of 10 recipients of the National Humanities Medals this year, which were presented with 11 winners of the National Medal of Arts. [ARCHITECT]

2012 AIA COTE Top Ten Project Mercy Corps in Portland, Ore., designed by THA Architecture.
Jeff Amram 2012 AIA COTE Top Ten Project Mercy Corps in Portland, Ore., designed by THA Architecture.

Name Change   THA Architecture has changed its name to Hacker after its founding principal, Thomas Hacker, FAIA. The successful, sustainability-focused firm placed 15th overall in this year's Architect 50, with category rankings of 13 for business, 19 for design, and 44 in sustainability. [ARCHITECT]

Awards: Enter Now!

The AIA, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and the Architects Foundation's Design & Health Research Consortium is adding up to six new member organizations. Application materials are available on the AIA's website. Deadline is Oct. 16.

The Graham Foundation's Carter Manny Award recognizes doctoral students working on dissertation topics in architecture. Applications will be available online starting Sept. 15 and due Nov. 15.

Bathroom products manufacturer Victoria + Albert is challenging designers to create a space that uses its products. Entry is free and submissions are due Dec. 20.

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