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‘Downright Heavenly’ Light Shines from Dome at High Point’s Markor Art Center: 360-Degrees of Motorized Hunter Douglas Architectural Shades Manage Light Control

Light control plays central role in this High Point furniture showroom building designed by Freeman Kennett Architects By Zoë Zellers “A furniture showroom is a lot like a museum,” says Peter Freeman, of Freeman Kennett Architects. He explains that similar…
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Emerging Professional Honor Award Winner Stephen Parker Catches up With the Next Generation of Designers at AIAS FORUM

For the rising tide of young designers, this year’s Contra-themed AIAS Forum challenged contrasting beliefs, contradictory approaches, and controversial topics of discussion in architectural practice and education.    By Stephen Parker, AIA NCARB LEED AP BD+C, Architect + Planner, SmithGroup Editor’s Note:…
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HCD Rising Star Award Submission, Umri Community Hospital Master Plan, India

2019 HCD Rising Star Award Winner Stephen Parker Takes Us Behind the Scenes at Last Fall’s Healthcare Design Conference + Expo

HCD’19 saw behavioral health take center stage, and as the stigma of mental health fades away, the AEC industry is proving ready to take on the challenge of designing for humanity at its most vulnerable. By Stephen Parker, AIA NCARB LEED AP…
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Cyrus Peñarroyo, of EXTENTS, at the League Prize exhibit at Parsons School of Design.

Mapping Digital Disparity: Architect Cyrus Peñarroyo Blends Digital and Physical Worlds for Urban Design Solutions

Spotlight on Cyrus Peñarroyo, the League Prize Winner who questions media consumption + maps Internet access This is part two in a series of exclusive conversations with this year’s Architecture League Prize winners. Hunter Douglas is thrilled to be an…
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Just Roofs: Architect Jennifer Bonner Explores the Roof Plan as a New Way to Define Interiors

Spotlight on Jennifer Bonner: Dissecting the roof plan, a new paradigm for architecture, with the League Prize Winner This is part one in a series of exclusive conversations with this year’s Architecture League Prize winners. Hunter Douglas is thrilled to…
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Building Community Matters: A Young Architect Reflects on the Risks + Rewards of Starting His Own Firm

Why Building Your Community is Essential For Starting Your Own Firm By Beau Frail, AIA, RID, NCARB Editor’s Note: Beau Frail, AIA, RID, NCARB is the Principal Architect of Activate Architecture, a design firm based in Austin, TX, that collaborates…
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NBK Terracotta at SHoP Architect's newest tall tower, 111 West 57th St. Photos by Ashley Streff.

111 West 57th Tops Out: SHoP Architects’ Super-Slender Skyscraper Features Striking Terracotta Façade + Unparalleled Views

NBK Terracotta Joins SHoP Architects + JDS Development at Ceremony Marking Tall Tower’s Completion By Zoë Zellers Billionaire’s Row, a premier stretch along Manhattan’s West 57th Street, has a new neighbor: 111 West 57th St. officially topped out this November,…
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The Architectural League of New York’s Annual Beaux Arts Ball Wowed Architects + Designers with “Ceiling Unlimited” Installation

Wave-Themed 2019 Beaux Arts Ball Makes a Splash at Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Architectural League of New York’s Annual Beaux Arts Ball Wowed Guests with “Ceiling Unlimited” Installation By Zoë Zellers Dubbed by industry insiders as “the Met Ball for architects,” the Architectural League of New York’s 2019 Beaux Arts Ball transformed…
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Humanhattan 2050: A Vision for a Resilient Manhattan, Presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Architect Bjarke Ingels on Artists Speaking on Behalf of the Future + His Design for a Resilient Manhattan

Humanhattan 2050: A Vision for a Resilient Manhattan, Presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale By Zoë Zellers Coverage of the Venice Architecture Biennale Presented in Partnership with Architectural Record “As an artist you actually have to be able to speak…
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Hunter Douglas Architectural Window Shade Components Transformed into Fashion at IIDA's Stitch

Hunter Douglas Architectural Window Shade Components Transformed into Award-Winning Fashion at IIDA Stitch Runway Show

Unispace designers partner with Hunter Douglas Architectural to create a surreal fashion ensemble made of window shade elements By Zoë Zellers A team of designers from Unispace collaborated with Hunter Douglas Architectural to transform window shade components into a stunning,…
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Take an architectural tour of Palm Springs ahead of Modernism Week.

The Epicenter of Modern Design: Explore Palm Springs’ Midcentury Architecture Gems

Out + About in Palm Springs, the Mecca of Midcentury Cool Zoë Zellers Mark your calendars – from February 14-24, 2019, designers, architects and midcentury culture aficionados will gather to celebrate California’s annual Palm Springs Modernism Week. The action-packed event...
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Kwong Von Glinow exhibited at Parsons School of Design with fellow winners of the Architectural League Prize.

“Our Motto is, ‘Enjoy Architecture,’” Says Kwong Von Glinow, 2018’s Architectural League Prize Winners

Architects behind Chicago's Kwong Von Glinow, discuss eliminating apartment corridors + rethinking affordable housing design This is part six of a series of exclusive conversations with this year’s Architectural League Prize winners. Zoë Zellers Click here to review competition rules and...
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League Prize winner Anya Sirota investigates music, culture and history in Detroit to design spaces that are charged with dynamic programs for the public.

How a Detroit Shoeshine’s Speakeasy, Where Aretha Franklin Once Performed, Inspired an Architect’s Push for Urban Regeneration

Spotlight on Anya Sirota, the League Prize Winner Who Investigates Culture + Responds with Design Charged with Dynamic Programming This is part five of a series of exclusive conversations with this year’s Architectural League Prize winners. Hunter Douglas Architectural is thrilled to support...
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Architectural League Prize winners, Gabriel Cuéllar and Athar Mufreh, of Cadaster

What’s in a Name? Cadaster Explains: Spotlight on 2018’s Architectural League Prize Winners

Partners in work + love, Gabriel Cuéllar + Athar Mufreh, focus on architecture + property ownership in winning exhibit This is part four of a series of exclusive conversations with this year’s Architectural League Prize winners. Hunter Douglas Architectural is thrilled...
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League Prize Winner Explains Themes of Postcard Rack of Design Projects by Firm Coryn Kempster + Julia Jamrozik

League Prize Winner Explains Themes of Postcard Rack of Design Projects by Firm Coryn Kempster + Julia Jamrozik

Coryn Kempster used the Architectural League Prize competition's prompt to address the “Objective” within the portfolio of Coryn Kempster + Julia Jamrozik’s firm This is part three of a series of exclusive conversations with this year’s Architectural League Prize winners. Hunter...
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Dan Spiegel, a 2018 Architectural League Prize recipient: “Objectives are defined by how the work is viewed at a particular moment in time”

In the exhibit, Dan Spiegel cuts sectional abstract models in “unconventional” ways to isolate particular moments within spaces + projects light to draw memory-like reactions This is part two of a series of exclusive conversations with this year’s Architectural League...
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Bryony Roberts, a 2018 Architectural League Prize winner, focuses on the overlap of subjectivities

Bryony Roberts responds to existing architectural + urban conditions, creates transformative interactions + collaborations Bryony Roberts' installation at the Architectural League Prize exhibit at Parsons School of Design  Courtesy of Bryony Roberts Studio This is part one of a series of...
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