Both from working-class communities in the middle of the country (Miller grew up in Illinois; Taylor hails from Colorado), the pair share an affinity for hand-tooled architecture with conceptual underpinnings.
In 2000, California State Parks (CSP) spent just over $41 million acquiring 57 rolling acres for parkland after citizens of Culver City, California, had protested a planned residential development on the site.
V. Mitch McEwen Correction appended August 27, 2009 V. Mitch McEwen earned an M. Arch from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in 2006, and scored a job at the Manhattan office of Bernard Tschumi Architects. As an architectural planner for the firm, she has worked on master plans in Singapore and Abu Dhabi, as well as a museum in Maryland. Her day job keeps her plenty busy. But several years ago, the 31-year old started conjuring up visions of her own project: a “laboratory to experiment” with the intersection of architecture and other art forms. So in
Dutch architectural firm MVRDV and real estate developer TEDA Vantone have teamed up to build a large residential development in the center of Tianjin, a city of 11.7 million people in China. Image courtesy MVRDV TEDA will offer a total of 6,000 residences. Called TEDA, the 240,000-square-meter development (approximately 2.5 million square feet) will comprise 10 towers, with nearly 6,000 residences. Located on the banks of the Haihe River, it will sit adjacent to the new Yongle Bridge and the Tianjin Eye, a 110-meter-high Ferris wheel. The entire project is slated for completion later this year; as of February, four
Sverre Fehn Sverre Fehn, the prominent Norwegian architect, died on February 23. He was 84. Fehn, known for fusing Modernism with traditional Scandinavian architecture, was the recipient of many of the profession’s highest honors, including the Pritzker Prize, which he received in 1997. In the Pritzker award citation, juror Ada Louise Huxtable lauded Fehn’s work for its “extraordinary richness, perception, and quality” and said it “represents the best of 20th century Modernism.” After graduating from the Oslo School of Architecture in 1949, Fehn joined a group of designers devoted to finding a uniquely Norwegian expression of Modernism. In 1954, he
Earl R. Flansburgh Photo courtesy Flansburgh family On February 3, Earl Flansburgh, FAIA, died from complications resulting from a protracted battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 77. Flansburgh received his bachelor's degree from Cornell in 1953 and his master’s degree from M.I.T. in 1957. He went on to practice architecture in the Boston area for more than 45 years. His firm Earl R. Flansburgh + Associates (ERF+A), founded in 1963 and since renamed Flansbugh Architects, completed some 250 projects for educational institutions. These include the Cornell University Campus Store (1971), the William Kent Elementary School (featured in the May 1971
“A good building can improve the educational mission of a university,” says University of Baltimore (UB) president Robert Bogomolny. With his school poised to invest four years and more than $100 million dollars into a new facility for UB’s law school, he should hope so.