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Design Pavilion’s hub of design conversations + installations takes over Times Square

  NYCxDesign Week’s free architecture events + installations expected to draw 3M visitors In mid-May, NYCxDESIGN, the annual public design event, is taking over Times Square with a Design Pavilion offering free programming that’s bringing design to the public eye….
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Bryony Roberts Studio | Primo Piano, The American Academy, Rome. Credit: Bryony Roberts

2018 Architectural League Prize Winners Address ‘Objectivity’ in Prestigious Design Competition

Exhibit of winning designs by young architects + designers on view in NYC during AIA For thirty-seven years, The Architectural League of New York has prompted young architects and designers to reflect on an annual theme and submit architectural portfolios…
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Evelyn Lee at Grassroots '18, photo by Lora Teagarden.

2018 AIA Grassroots: Insights on Influence

The architect’s influence, civic engagement & other key impressions from the AIA Grassroots conference Editor’s Note: Architect and planner Stephen Parker, based out of SmithGroupJJR’s D.C. offices, is a community designer and advocate who writes about community-driven issues and equity….
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Central Saint Giles, designed by Renzo Piano, sets new facade standards with colorful NBK terracotta.

From High-Gloss to Hyper-Pigmented: The New Ways Architects Are Using Terracotta Façades

Architizer + NBK Terracotta explain the ins and outs of designing with terracotta Terracotta, an ancient building material once suited to adorn the Babylonians’ palaces and temples, is a buzzworthy, customizable and durable façade option. Architizer describes the long, sustainable…
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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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Hunter Douglas Architectural ceilings were featured in three projects honored by CISCA.

Ron Rice honored with CISCA’s President’s Award; Hunter Douglas Architectural Ceilings featured in 3 winning projects

Hunter Douglas Architectural ceilings featured in 3 winning civic project designs The Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association celebrated the industry with its Excellence awards this week in Orlando, Florida. The annual event recognizes noteworthy projects and players, and this…
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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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Gensler walks us through the major redesign of the iconic Nassau Coliseum featuring custom engineered Hunter Douglas ceilings.

Inside the Redesign of Nassau Coliseum

How Gensler’s winning design created a “transformative experience” at the famed sports & music venue In recent years, Nassau Coliseum had begun showing signs of age after hosting a steady lineup of concerts and sporting events in the four decades…
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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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