The noted urban planner is heading up the new Bond Design Center at the City College of New York. Photo courtesy CCNY Griffin is heading up the recently launched J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City. Architect and urban planner Toni L. Griffin has introduced progressive ideas to mainstream planning over her 25-year career. Her test beds have included Detroit, where she has dealt with depopulation strategies, and Newark, where she worked to spur job growth. Earlier, she held positions with the District of Columbia and Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, in addition to Skidmore, Owings
This year marks the 25th anniversary for the organization's list, which draws attention to historic buildings, landscapes, and communities that are under threat. Photo courtesy Clara Daly/ward9.com/NTHP Ellis Island Hospital Complex. Click to view more images. Related Links: 2011 List of Most Endangered Sites 2010 List of Most Endangered Sites 2009 List of Most Endangered Sites 2008 List of Most Endangered Sites 2007 List of Most Endangered Sites 2006 List of Most Endangered Sites 2005 List of Most Endangered Sites 2004 List of Most Endangered Sites Today the National Trust for Historic Preservation released its 2012 list of America’s 11
Today, the Miami City Commission is expected to give a nonprofit group the green light to rehabilitate Miami Marine Stadium, an abandoned Modernist landmark designed in 1963 by then 27-year-old Cuban-American architect Hilario Candela.
Corporate branding gets an illuminating twist in two projects where light is as essential as environmental graphics to convey company philosophy in satellite offices—one urban, the other suburban. In each case, architect and lighting designer integrate the interior fit-out of an existing space with an effective lighting scheme that is not only energy-efficient and low maintenance, but also tailored to client identity as it relates to the new location.
Image courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop Click on button to view more images. Related Links Piano Designs New Home for Greek National Library and Opera As Greece grapples with its ongoing debt crisis, a major cultural project there is moving forward. Today, Renzo Piano presented his final designs for the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center (SNFCC), a privately funded project slated to rise on the Saronikos Kolpos waterfront in southern Athens. Construction of the $803 million, 85,000-square-meter building will start later this year and conclude in 2015, at which point the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will transfer ownership of the facility to