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Key takeaways from the Architectural Digest Design Show

Takeaways from the Architectural Digest Design Show: Wood, Light + Objects

Inspired designs that caught our eyes at the AD Design Show Spring rings in a steady season of design and architecture tradeshows and events including the ICFF, BKLYN Designs and WantedDesign shows in New York, the Dwell on Design fair…
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Shells have stiffness because of their shape, so they’re very efficient and can achieve very light and delicate structures.

Form Follows Function: The Beauty of Structural Shells with SOM Engineer Toby Mitchell

This article is part of our coverage of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, a curated series of design exhibits across the Windy City that make up North America’s largest architecture festival. The exhibit “SOM: engineering X [art + architecture],” presented the…
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For the concourse, Hunter Douglas custom engineered a metal ceiling panel system.

Call It a Comeback: Inside Downtown Detroit’s New Little Caesars Arena

HOK designs new game-day experience with fan amenities, custom elements & “the Via” The grand opening of Little Caesars Arena, a sophisticated $863 million sports facility designed by HOK, continues to signal an era of economic growth and an energetic…
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The Biennial's opening week party

Historic Chicago Cultural Center anchors Chicago Architecture Biennial

1-on-1 with Jamey Lundblad, CMO of Chicago’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs & Special Events During the four-month run of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Chicago Cultural Center has housed the main exhibition, with architectural models, sketches, and historic photographs. Beneath the Center’s…
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As an architectural finish, HeartFelt™ balances high performance with high style

“Architectural Record” Names HeartFelt™ Best Architectural Finish of the Year

HeartFelt™, our creative application of felt wall & ceiling panels, wins Best in Category The verdict is in: after Architectural Record’s annual review of the best architectural products of the year, a competition that attracted over 250 entries, the jury…
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This Archtober, architects, journalists & design fans joined an AIA-sponsored tour of historic Battery Park

The Reinvention of a Carousel – and The Battery

Archtober Walking Tour Reveals Gems of Architecture and Urban Planning By Paul Hagar A recent AIA-sponsored walking tour of Battery Park highlighted a historic, picturesque link between New York Harbor and the continuing rejuvenation of Lower Manhattan. Focused on the…
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ZGF earns recognition as top firm for sustainability

ZGF Architects again earn top recognition in sustainability from “Architect Magazine”

We revisit our collaboration with ZGF designing an energy-efficient workplace for the EPA & highlight other noteworthy projects For the second year in a row, Architect Magazine named ZGF Architects the top firm in sustainability. ZGF earned a perfect score…
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HeartFelt™ Ceilings Named Finalist in Best of Year Awards

HeartFelt™ Ceilings Named Finalist for Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards

HeartFelt™ Ceilings in running for Best Product of the Year HeartFelt™, our innovative linear ceiling panel system that brings felt to the fifth wall, is in the final round of Interior Design Magazine’s competition for Best Architectural Product of the…
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WIELD marked a day fully dedicated to inspiring both women and men to push for change in the workplace.

Women Inspiring Emerging Leaders in Design: Key Lessons from the Conference

Female leaders “wielded” stories of empowerment, encouraging young architects to strive for equity & pay it forward Live reporting by Stephen Parker, a D.C.-based architect with Smith Group JJR, and the AIA’s Young Architects Forum Advocacy Director. “We stand on the shoulders of…
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The Architecture & Design Film Festival engages architects & design aficionados from Seoul to NYC.

From Seoul to NYC, Architecture & Design Film Fest seeks to inspire design-conscious crowds

“Good architecture opens up possibilities, makes life richer and deeper” – “Coast Modern” film The Architecture & Design Film Festival kicked off in New York this month, celebrating a curated selection of themed movies, events and discussions. It’s been nearly…
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