When code prohibited the addition of an entirely new master bedroom suite to this Cold Spring, New York, residence, Jennifer Marsh, of Mowery Marsh Architect, proposed that the client invest in an elegant new bathroom instead.
With the academic year getting under way this month, several art and architecture schools recently announced new leadership appointments. Joel Towers (left); William Morrish (right) In New York, Parsons The New School for Design has two new leaders: Joel Towers and William Morrish. In April, Towers became the dean of the design school after Tim Marshall became The New School’s interim provost. A cofounding partner of SR+T Architects, Towers formerly served as director of Parson’s Sustainable Design and Urban Ecology program. Morrish was named dean of the School of Constructed Environments, previously led by interim dean Laura Briggs. Trained in
Ample daylight, natural ventilation, and a connection to the landscape are among the features found in educational facilities recognized this month by the American Institute of Architects. On August 12, the AIA’s Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) announced the 13 winners of this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. Beyond honoring architects for exemplary work, the program aims to identify trends in educational design and disseminate knowledge about best practices in the educational sector.
Images courtesy AIA From top to bottom, winners are: Providence North Portland Clinic, by Mahlum; Oregon Health and Science University, Peter O. Kohler Pavilion, by Perkins + Will with Peterson Kolberg & Associates; Cancer Research Institute, by HKS with UHS Building Solutions. Oregon seems to be leading the way in the design of sustainable, innovative, and visually compelling healthcare facilities. Selected from nearly 100 entries, two of the three winners of the 2009 National Healthcare Design Awards, presented by the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Health, are hospitals in Portland. Announced on July 28, the AIA selected one winner in
Ten emerging firms have dressed up the bare concrete courtyard outside New York’s P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center since the institution, housed in a former public school building in Queens, and its Manhattan affiliate, The Museum of Modern Art, began the Young Architects Program in 2000.
Today, the AIA Chicago Foundation announced that David Woodhouse Architects (DWA), a Chicago-based firm known for its elegant design of public spaces, has won a competition to create a memorial for Daniel Burnham. Image courtesy David Woodhouse Architects (top); James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography (bottom) David Woodhouse Architects was named the winner of a competition to design a Daniel Burnham memorial in Chicago. The project is part of the Burnham Plan Centennial Celebration honoring the legacy of Burnham and his 1909 Plan of Chicago, the first comprehensive planning document guiding the growth of an American city. While the memorial still needs