With the name of their design firm — L.E.FT — Makram el Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine tip us off to their ideology and offer a partial clue pointing to the location of their first New York City office, on the Lower East Side.
The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture announced today that Robert A.M. Stern has won the 2011 Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture. Photo courtesy Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP Stern has won the 2011 Driehaus Prize, which is bestowed by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. Related Links: Driehaus Prize Given to Egyptian Architect Duany and Plater-Zyberk Donate Driehaus Winnings The annual award, established in 2003 by the university, recognizes architects and urban planners who spend their careers championing traditional design principles with sensitivity to region and context. “Bob brought tradition into the mainstream of
Photo courtesy estudio teddy cruz Manufactured Sites: Housing Urbanism Made of Waste, Teddy Cruz, 2008. Click on the slide show button to view more images. On Tuesday night, architects Greg Lynn and Teddy Cruz were named United States Artists Fellows for 2010, and they celebrated the no-strings-attached gifts of $50,000 at a reception at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. Fifty other artists from the U.S. and Puerto Rico also received the fellowships, which have been distributed annually since 2005. About 450 people attended the lively event, where dancers, musicians, actors and others—all current or former fellowship recipients—performed against a
Photo courtesy MoMA PS1 The MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program was launched in 2000. Click on the slide show button to view past installations (pictured: Dunescape, SHoP Architects, 2000). MoMA PS1 takes a gamble when it selects finalists for its Young Architects Program, which each year gives emerging designers the chance to design an installation for a 10,000-square-foot triangular courtyard at the Queens art center. The entrants don’t initially propose schemes; rather, they are selected to compete in the competition’s final stage based on the ingenuity of their past work. “There’s enormous suspense because we really don’t know what these
Photo courtesy Christine McMonagle/The Jewish Museum “Daniel Libeskind’s Line of Fire” runs through January 30, 2011, at The Jewish Museum in New York. Libeskind designed the exhibition using 40 menorahs from the museum’s collection. Click on the slide show button to see images. Daniel Libeskind’s building signature is often characterized by a lightning-bolt scrawl, clearly visible in his designs for The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and even “Villa Libeskind,” the prefab housing line he launched in 2010. The latest rendition of the architect’s signature can be found in a small gallery in The
Image courtesy OMA OMA has won a competition to design a regional library in the northwestern city of Caen. Related Links: High Hopes in Hong Kong OMA to Buoy Hamburg’s Waterfront Singapore Scotts Tower Cornell Groundbreaking Could End Saga After years of “sending love letters to France,” OMA has won a competition to design a regional library in the northwestern city of Caen, says associate in charge Clément Blanchet. It will be the firm’s first cultural building in the country. In a phone interview from the Netherlands, Blanchet said that OMA, founded in 1975, has been eager to expand its
Image courtesy The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and BMW announced on Friday that they will collaborate for the next six years on a project called the BMW Guggenheim Lab, an initiative to conduct a vast research and development project that will engage the public and improve urban life. Details about the format of the Lab project and the expected results were slim. “The goal is to develop and create solutions for future cities,” said Frank-Peter Arndt, a member of the board of management from BMW Group, at a press conference held in the basement of the Guggenheim. While the project’s
Weeks after announcing plans to purchase ECO:LOGIC Engineering and Anshen + Allen, the Canadian mega-firm Stantec reported today that it has signed of letter of intent to buy Pennsylvania-based Burt Hill Architects. The acquisitions would mark the seventh, eighth, and ninth for Stantec this year. “We have the largest architecture firm in Canada, and we wanted to build something similar in the U.S.,” says Jay Averill, company spokesman. Burt Hill has more than 600 employees in 13 offices, including three offices overseas. As of now, all of Burt Hill’s locations will remain open, says Averill. With $88 million in revenue,