Balmori Associates, Carlos Zapata Studio, OpenScope Studio, Pelli Clarke Pelli, and Eric Rosen Architects are currently hiring!

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/04/0459d408354bc81fb441d7efa8dac4e1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Looking for an architecture <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" >firm</a> that can give you the opportunity to work on a variety of typologies and scales? Have a look at the current <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" >job</a> listings from last week's Employer of the Day featured firms!

Founded by the late Diana Balmori, landscape and urban design practice Balmori Associates is seeking a bright, creative and enthusiastic Fulltime Designer who is “ready to undertake minimal administrative duties and business development/marketing tasks”.

The Garden That Climbs The Stairs, Bilbao by Balmori Associates. Photo: Iwan Baan.

Carlos Zapata Studio, whose portfolio ranges from professional sports arenas to private homes, is currently hiring an Intermediate Project Architect to join their Soho office. The candidate will have at least 5-7 years of full-time experience, and experience with NYC codes and zoning requirements are a must.

JW Marriott Hotel by Carlos Zapata Studio. Photo: Carlos Zapata Studio.

Working at various scales and typologies, San Continue reading “Balmori Associates, Carlos Zapata Studio, OpenScope Studio, Pelli Clarke Pelli, and Eric Rosen Architects are currently hiring!”

Hank Koning + Julie Eizenberg win 2019 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/10/100jzryjlsm9yk3u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Based in Santa Monica, the respected Australian architect duo <a href="https://archinect.com/koningezienberg" >Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg</a> were revealed today as the 2019 recipients of the Australian Institute of Architects' Gold Medal, the country's highest architecture accolade. The honorable medal is bestowed to architects who have designed or executed buildings of high merit or have produced distinctive, influential work that has advanced the architectural profession.</p>          

The illuminating projects of the 2019 Lumen Award winners

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5s/5s35w8zg9tt20gna.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Architectural lighting designers take the spotlight in the Illuminating Engineering Society NYC's yearly Lumen Awards, which were established in 1968 and have grown into a prestigious international event over the decades. During a gala last week, the IESNYC announced the 2019 winners in recognition for their professionalism, excellence, and originality in architectural lighting design. The 2019 theme, &ldquo;Past and Future&rdquo;, celebrates the legacy of professionals who shaped NYC's lighting design industry.

“This year marks the 113th birthday of the IES, which was founded right here in New York […] Over the years, Lumen Award-winning projects have mirrored the changing times, tastes, new technologies, and energy concerns, and this year, we celebrate the future of lighting design,” IESNYC President Caleb McKenzie said during the gala.

Awards were presented in the following categories: Award of Excellence, Award of Merit, and Citation. Take a gander at the winning projects.

Win a copy of “Architecture and Modelbuilding”, a guide to help sharpen your model-building skills

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e8/e8e487750c96cd7f041caa646ed15833.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Eager to update your knowledge on the art of model-building? The book &ldquo;Architecture and Modelbuilding: Concepts - Methods - Materials&rdquo; is a guide that illustrates the possibilities of the medium and also explores its past and future. Thanks to publisher&nbsp;<a href="http://birkhauser.com/" rel="nofollow" >Birkh&auml;user</a>, Archinect is giving away five copies of the book to our readers!

Authored by Alexander Schilling, an architect and lecturer at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the book builds on its successful predecessor “Basics Model Building”. This latest volume offers practical tips, techniques, simple explanations, and specific examples — with an abundance of photos, of course — for different work stages and tasks.

Courtesy of Birkhäuser.

Presentation and Views. Courtesy of Birkhäuser.

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Want a chance to win a copy of “Architecture and Modelbuilding”? Fill out this survey by the deadline on Friday, June 28th, end of day. Five paperback copies Continue reading “Win a copy of “Architecture and Modelbuilding”, a guide to help sharpen your model-building skills”

Closer look: 3XN’s new Olympic House in Lausanne

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0z5pyempbbe7a94m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Ahead of <a href="https://bustler.net/news/7326/3xn-s-international-olympic-committee-hq-to-be-inaugurated-on-june-23" >its June 23 inauguration on Olympic Day</a>, the final photos of 3XN's anticipated <a href="https://bustler.net/news/tags/international-olympic-committee/16070" >International Olympic Committee</a> Headquarters &mdash; also dubbed as the Olympic House &mdash; in Lausanne have been revealed.&nbsp;

The Olympic House is adjacent to the 18th-century castle, Le Château de Vidy, in Louis Bourget Park near the border of Lake Geneva. The CHF145 million (approx. $145.9 million) project includes a conference center, meeting rooms, a restaurant, three floors of offices, exhibition spaces, fitness facilities of course, a roof terrace, and underground parking. Inspired by the Olympic Rings, the spiraling Unity Staircase connects the building’s five floors through a central atrium and helps define an area for social activity and movement. It also received three high-level international and Swiss sustainability certifications from LEED, Minergie, and SNBS — which make it currently one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, according to 3XN.

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SOM + TLS Landscape Architecture to design first phase of Xiong’an New Area, China’s “model city of the future”

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w8/w8m7bcfsgbjoybvw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Out of 12 finalist teams from 10 countries, SOM and TLS Landscape Architecture were chosen to design the first phase of a new economic zone referred to as the Xiong'an New Area, which is envisioned as China's model &ldquo;city of the future&rdquo;. The competition attracted over 200 entries.&nbsp;The expert jury panel selected SOM and TLS's proposal for &ldquo;its global vision, world-class standards, sensitivity to Chinese heritage and culture, and innovative approach to urban design&rdquo;.

Located about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing in the Hebei province, the Xiong’an New Area was established as a major economic zone by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2017. The province includes major wetland ecosystems and Baiyangdian, the largest freshwater lake in Northern China. In designing their proposal, “City of Life”, SOM and TLS prioritized ecology and human experience.  

Oliver Wainwright on rethinking the Serpentine Pavilion

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/af/af14b8fa37abf54b3c6061fe3f6cc6c4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Ishigami&rsquo;s structure is a striking object, but it could have been so much better, and it is a frustrating outcome in what has been a troubled year for the Serpentine. [...] After almost 20 years of commissioning novelty structures to host summer parties for sponsors, it feels like the format could do with a rethink and look beyond the bounds of the gallery&rsquo;s garden, and the collectors&rsquo; estates where the structures end up.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150142001/first-photos-of-junya-ishigami-s-2019-serpentine-pavilion-ahead-of-this-week-s-opening" rel="nofollow" >few days before</a> the opening of the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, Oliver Wainwright of The Guardian wrote a piece calling for the Serpentine Galleries to consider rethinking the format of the yearly Serpentine Pavilion program (like appointing the architects earlier, for starters). It's been a rough year wrought with controversy for the Serpentine &mdash; from <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/251016/junya-ishigami" rel="nofollow" >Junya Ishigami</a>'s practice <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150133309/junya-ishigami-s-lecture-at-mit-cancelled-following-revelations-of-unpaid-internships-at-his-eponymous-firm" rel="nofollow" >being criticized</a> for employing unpaid interns, to the troubles of working with a tight construction schedule for <!--more--> conceptual pavilion designs (and it shows in this year's pavilion), to the sudden resignation of the gallery's CEO Yana Peel.&nbsp;</p>         

Oliver Wainwright on rethinking the Serpentine Pavilion

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/af/af14b8fa37abf54b3c6061fe3f6cc6c4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Ishigami&rsquo;s structure is a striking object, but it could have been so much better, and it is a frustrating outcome in what has been a troubled year for the Serpentine. [...] After almost 20 years of commissioning novelty structures to host summer parties for sponsors, it feels like the format could do with a rethink and look beyond the bounds of the gallery&rsquo;s garden, and the collectors&rsquo; estates where the structures end up.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150142001/first-photos-of-junya-ishigami-s-2019-serpentine-pavilion-ahead-of-this-week-s-opening" rel="nofollow" >few days before</a> the opening of the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, Oliver Wainwright of The Guardian wrote a piece calling for the Serpentine Galleries to consider rethinking the format of the yearly Serpentine Pavilion program (like appointing the architects earlier, for starters). It's been a rough year wrought with controversy for the Serpentine &mdash; from <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/251016/junya-ishigami" rel="nofollow" >Junya Ishigami</a>'s practice <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150133309/junya-ishigami-s-lecture-at-mit-cancelled-following-revelations-of-unpaid-internships-at-his-eponymous-firm" rel="nofollow" >being criticized</a> for employing unpaid interns, to the troubles of working with a tight construction schedule for <!--more--> conceptual pavilion designs (and it shows in this year's pavilion), to the sudden resignation of the gallery's CEO Yana Peel.&nbsp;</p>         

OFFICEUNTITLED, Blitz, Rapt Studio, Co Adaptive Architecture, and Rolfs Elert Office are currently hiring!

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/42/4202177f485447fe7f6bbc57edef08cb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Ready to move on up the career ladder? If you're eager to put your years of professional experience to the test, have a look at last week's featured Employer of the Day firms, who currently have <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" >job</a> positions for candidates with at least 5 to 10 years of experience. If you're in the early years of your career, you can check out our previous list of junior- and mid-level positions&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150135170/last-week-s-featured-employers-were-toshiko-mori-minarik-architecture-tolo-architecture-murphy-burnham-buttrick-and-autocamp" rel="nofollow" >here</a>.

Culver City-based OFFICEUNTITLED (f.k.a. R&A Architecture and Design) is hiring Architectural Designers of all levels. The Senior Architectural Designer / Project Architect position fits a person who has a minimum of 10 years experience and “thrives in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, who values creativity and exploration and is passionate about project delivery and utmost quality”.

Doheny Residences by OFFICEUNTITLED. Image via OFFICEUNTITLED.

Interdisciplinary practice Rapt Studio is looking for a Senior Designer in New York. The candidate will have Continue reading “OFFICEUNTITLED, Blitz, Rapt Studio, Co Adaptive Architecture, and Rolfs Elert Office are currently hiring!”

Revitalization plan for Miami’s Little Havana to focus on more affordable housing and healthy urban living

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/88/88abb5c034ecf65022f8eef91ffb418f.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>A plan for the future of the historic Little Havana neighborhood was released Tuesday after two years of preparation. The "Little Havana Me Importa" effort launched in 2017 after the neighborhood was named a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Since then, more than 2,700 residents have given their input about the future of their neighborhood through workshops and surveys. The collaboration is being led by PlusUrbia, the National Trust and private sector developers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>An ambitious plan to revitalize Miami's historically significant Little Havana neighborhood was unveiled last week during a local launch event. Over 2,700 residents who participated in a survey indicated that they want more affordable housing and parks, and fewer building demolitions. The plan will also focus on improving healthy urban living for residents. You can find the full revitalization plan on PlusUrbia's <a href="https://plusurbia.com/project/little-havana-master-plan-2/" rel="nofollow" >website</a>.</p>           

David Adjaye designs memorial pavilion honoring iconic South African trumpeter Hugh Ramapolo Masekela

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e0/e0fd6842093e58ae269f4ed44ac9a83b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The family of the revered South African trumpeter and cultural activist&nbsp;Hugh Ramapolo Masekela recently unveiled a memorial pavilion honoring the musician that architect <a href="https://archinect.com/adjayeassociates" rel="nofollow" >David Adjaye</a> designed. Masekela passed away last January at the age of 78.&nbsp;

The late Hugh Ramapolo Masekela. Photo: Brett Rubin.

Spearheaded by Masekela’s family, the pavilion honors the Pan-African heritage and values that the iconic musician championed throughout his life. It also commemorates his contributions to South Africa‘s liberation and commitment to realizing a post-colonial Africa that impacted the shared history and memory of people in the African diaspora. The pavilion was revealed at the beginning of South Africa’s Youth Month and as part of Masekela’s 80th Birthday Commemoration.

Photo: Alexi Portokallis.

Adjaye’s elegant design for the pavilion draws from African burial ritual practices, in which dignified structures are built to serve as a gathering place for family and visitors to remember and connec…

HENN to design RLB CAMPUS ’25 office building in Linz, Austria

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dl/dla0jwhokwl2dxe0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/henn" >HENN</a> scored first prize in the competition to design the new CAMPUS &rsquo;25 office building for the Raiffeisenlandesbank Ober&ouml;sterreich regional bank in Linz, Austria. Located between the Blumau Tower and S&uuml;dbahnhofmarkt, the new 30,000 m&sup2; building will revive the campus with new co-working zones, shops, restaurants, exhibition spaces, and improved outdoor public spaces.

The German architecture practice is no stranger to designing corporate office headquarters. Some of their competition-winning projects in recent years include offices for Continental AG, Zalando, and Shenzhen software company Kingdee, to name a few.

HENN shared more details about their CAMPUS ’25 design below.

HENN to design RLB CAMPUS ’25 office building in Linz, Austria

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dl/dla0jwhokwl2dxe0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/henn" >HENN</a> scored first prize in the competition to design the new CAMPUS &rsquo;25 office building for the Raiffeisenlandesbank Ober&ouml;sterreich regional bank in Linz, Austria. Located between the Blumau Tower and S&uuml;dbahnhofmarkt, the new 30,000 m&sup2; building will revive the campus with new co-working zones, shops, restaurants, exhibition spaces, and improved outdoor public spaces.

The German architecture practice is no stranger to designing corporate office headquarters. Some of their competition-winning projects in recent years include offices for Continental AG, Zalando, and Shenzhen software company Kingdee, to name a few.

HENN shared more details about their CAMPUS ’25 design below.

Susan Kare, Thomas Phifer, IwamotoScott, SCAPE among 2019 Cooper Hewitt National Design Awardees

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xd/xdud4lrfm96nof32.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Another edition of the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Awards has come to a close.&nbsp;Launched in 2000 as a project of The White House Millennium Council, the yearly awards program recognizes designers, patrons, and companies for excellence, innovation, and public impact across 10 design disciplines. The winners are selected based on the level of excellence, innovation, and social impact of their body of work.

An esteemed, interdisciplinary jury selected the winners after reviewing the submitted nominations from design experts and enthusiasts. The Director’s Award will be bestowed to an individual or organization for their outstanding support and patronage within the design community. The 2019 recipient will be announced on a later date.

Read on for more about this year’s winners.

Somewhere Studio’s 2019 City of Dreams Pavilion now open in Roosevelt Island

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fk/fk5x7tnvb58kxgzs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Just in time for summer, <a href="https://bustler.net/competitions/6262/the-city-of-dreams-2019-pavilion-design-competition" >2019 City of Dreams</a> pavilion competition winner <a href="https://bustler.net/news/7135/salvage-swings-designed-by-somewhere-studio-wins-2019-city-of-dreams-pavilion-competition" >&ldquo;Salvage Swings&rdquo;</a> is now open to the public on Roosevelt Island in New York. Designed by&nbsp;Arkansas-based&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/somewherestudio" >Somewhere Studio</a>&nbsp;led by Jessica Colangelo and Charles Sharpless, the pavilion is made from cross-laminated timber that was salvaged from shipping palettes of the Stadium Drive Residence Hall construction project on the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus. The 12 modules of the pavilion frame individual swings and views of the surrounding park and city.

The pavilion was a centerpiece at the FigmentNYC arts festival earlier this month, and will remain at Lighthouse Park through August 2019.

Somewhere Studio shared more details about their winning design below.

With no wheelchair ramp, Tony Award winner Ali Stroker couldn’t join her cast and crew on stage to celebrate their win

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/34/34ce2a8fe49a7a23a4134f461385f369.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>After her win, Stroker spoke to reporters about the lack of accessibility on Broadway. She said that most of the theaters&rsquo; backstage areas are not generally accessible to performers with disabilities.

“I would ask theater owners and producers to really look into how they can begin to make the backstage accessible so that performers with disabilities can get around,” she said, per The New York Times.

Ali Stroker became the first person to use a wheelchair to win a Tony Award during Sunday night’s glitzy ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Her historical win — which was for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in the acclaimed Broadway revival of “Oklahoma!” — is a milestone in bolstering the representation of people with disabilities.

However, there was an obstacle for Stroker during the ceremony that is all too common for people with disabilities in everyday life: No Continue reading “With no wheelchair ramp, Tony Award winner Ali Stroker couldn’t join her cast and crew on stage to celebrate their win”

Dan Pitera appointed as University of Detroit Mercy architecture dean

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3e/3e3bb627697ec89ca016214becbad2e0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Dan Pitera, the director of the non-profit, community-centric <a href="http://www.dcdc-udm.org/" rel="nofollow" >Detroit Collaborative Design Center</a> (DCDC) for the past 20 years, was appointed as the new dean of the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/5596/university-of-detroit-mercy" rel="nofollow" >University of Detroit Mercy</a>'s School of Architecture and will begin his new position on August 1.&nbsp;

Described as “a political and social activist masquerading as an architect”, Pitera has led a successful career in architecture and urban development, with an expertise in public interest design and community engagement. He earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He then joined the University of Detroit Mercy in 1999 and has taught upper-level design studios. He served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University from 2004-05, and in 2010 was formally inducted into the AIA College of Fellows. He co-authored the book “Syncopating the Urban Landscape: More People, More Programs, More Geographies” and co-edited “Activist Continue reading “Dan Pitera appointed as University of Detroit Mercy architecture dean”

Dan Pitera appointed as University of Detroit Mercy architecture dean

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3e/3e3bb627697ec89ca016214becbad2e0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Dan Pitera, the director of the non-profit, community-centric <a href="http://www.dcdc-udm.org/" rel="nofollow" >Detroit Collaborative Design Center</a> (DCDC) for the past 20 years, was appointed as the new dean of the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/5596/university-of-detroit-mercy" rel="nofollow" >University of Detroit Mercy</a>'s School of Architecture and will begin his new position on August 1.&nbsp;

Described as “a political and social activist masquerading as an architect”, Pitera has led a successful career in architecture and urban development, with an expertise in public interest design and community engagement. He earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He then joined the University of Detroit Mercy in 1999 and has taught upper-level design studios. He served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University from 2004-05, and in 2010 was formally inducted into the AIA College of Fellows. He co-authored the book “Syncopating the Urban Landscape: More People, More Programs, More Geographies” and co-edited “Activist Continue reading “Dan Pitera appointed as University of Detroit Mercy architecture dean”

Dan Pitera appointed as University of Detroit Mercy architecture dean

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3e/3e3bb627697ec89ca016214becbad2e0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Dan Pitera, the director of the non-profit, community-centric <a href="http://www.dcdc-udm.org/" rel="nofollow" >Detroit Collaborative Design Center</a> (DCDC) for the past 20 years, was appointed as the new dean of the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/5596/university-of-detroit-mercy" rel="nofollow" >University of Detroit Mercy</a>'s School of Architecture and will begin his new position on August 1.&nbsp;

Described as “a political and social activist masquerading as an architect”, Pitera has led a successful career in architecture and urban development, with an expertise in public interest design and community engagement. He earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He then joined the University of Detroit Mercy in 1999 and has taught upper-level design studios. He served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University from 2004-05, and in 2010 was formally inducted into the AIA College of Fellows. He co-authored the book “Syncopating the Urban Landscape: More People, More Programs, More Geographies” and co-edited “Activist Continue reading “Dan Pitera appointed as University of Detroit Mercy architecture dean”

3XN’s International Olympic Committee HQ to be inaugurated on June 23

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3wspwqb7fx4jo73.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />It's finally happening! Since <a href="https://bustler.net/news/6013/construction-update-3xn-s-new-international-olympic-committee-headquarters-is-taking-shape" >our last construction update</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12533/3xn" >3XN</a>'s International Olympic Committee Headquarters in Lausanne will be inaugurated during international Olympic Day on June 23. Back in 2014, the Danish practice <a href="https://bustler.net/news/3501/3xn-to-design-the-new-international-olympic-committee-hq-in-lausanne" >won the competition</a> to design the new IOC HQ, which will bring together about 500 employees under one roof. 3XN teamed up with Swiss architecture firm IttenBrechb&uuml;hl to oversee construction of the project.&nbsp;

3XN prioritized movement, transparency, flexibility, sustainability, and collaboration in their design — in reference to the Olympic Movement’s core values. Situated on a public park on the shores of Lake Geneva, the building features an undulating facade that emulates the energy and graceful movements of an Olympic athlete, the firm says. Inspired by the Olympic Rings, the spiraling Unity Staircase connects the building’s five floors through a central atrium and helps define an area for social activity and movement. Exhibition spaces, a cafeteria, and Continue reading “3XN’s International Olympic Committee HQ to be inaugurated on June 23”