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Jia Yi Gu is stepping down from her role as MAK Center director

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture’s Jia Yi Gu has announced she is stepping down from the role of director. In an Instagram post the architectural designer, curator, and historian announced she would be leaving the position to start on a new chapter in her career as an assistant professor in architecture at Harvey Mudd […]

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The Good Plastic Company turns plastic waste into a range of surfaces. What’s next? Expansion in the U.S.

When Dr. William Chizhovsky founded the Good Plastic Company in 2018, his goal was to produce the world’s most sustainable surface materials. Chizhovsky, born in Ukraine, earned his master’s degree in management from Harvard and then a PhD from Kyiv National Economic University. His background was in IT management, and he had no prior experience

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John McAslan + Partners opens an office in New York City

John McAslan + Partners is known worldwide for its architecture and infrastructure contributions, specifically to major transit hubs—both London’s Kings Cross and Sydney’s Central Station being crowning achievements. New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) have heralded the redesign of Penn Station from the architecture and engineering team led by John

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What will come of Downtown Los Angeles’s Oceanwide Plaza?

Is Oceanwide Plaza an object lesson? Stalled for more than five years, the project in Downtown Los Angeles stands half-built, filling an entire block across the street from the Crypto.com arena and the L.A. convention center. Tall grasses grow in the gaps between materials and equipment abandoned when it’s bankrupt Beijing-based developer, Oceanwide Holdings, pulled

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Icon of the Seas by Wilson Butler Architects and Royal Caribbean is the world’s largest cruise ship

In 1996, Royal Caribbean and Wilson Butler Architects (WBA) embarked on a simple mission: Provide the “best family vacation on the planet.” Since then, the pair have put out into the ocean blue 24 hulking cruise ships that would make Captain Cook blush. Flash forward to last year, the Boston architecture office and Royal Caribbean

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Bates Smart faces Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C., with copper panels to evoke the Australian Outback

Architect: Bates SmartLocation: Washington D.C.Completion Date: 2023 Much like Uluru—or Ayers Rock, a sandstone landmark in the Australian Outback—the hues on the faces of the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C., change throughout the day. This homage to nature in the built environment is not the result of interplay between sandstone and sun though, but

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Hewitt completes Skyglass, a glass tower with an angled curtain wall

Architect: Hewitt ArchitectsLocation: SeattleCompletion Date: 2023 The latest addition to Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood is Skyglass, a zig-zag-shaped residential tower designed by Hewitt. Composed of angled curtain wall segments, the appearance of the building’s multifaceted form changes based upon the viewer’s perspective. Skyglass is a more formally inventive take on the residential high rise—a

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William Rawn Associates debuts major renovation for Boston’s Museum of Science

William Rawn Associates released this week their vision for a major renovation at Boston’s Museum of Science (MoS). The project will yield a new venue called the Public Science Common. Here, within a future 10,000-square-foot space is where three of MoS’s key departments will be located: the Center for Life Sciences, Center for the Environment,

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Hill House, designed by Donaldson + Partners, is the result of an all-too-rare creative alignment between architect, client, and builder

In the 1990s, after working on special effects for films, Lynda Weinman taught digital media and motion graphics at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and wrote a book about designing for the World Wide Web. She founded Lynda.com in 1995 with her husband, Bruce Heavin, an illustrator and artist. Over time, the

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WORKac releases vision for Sibley Dome renovation at Cornell AAP

WORKac unveiled this week a vision for a restoration of Cornell AAP’s Sibley Dome, the 40-foot-tall rotunda connecting Sibley Hall with Milstein Hall. The New York City office founded by Amale Andraos and Dan Wood will modernize Sibley Dome’s mechanical systems, reinforce foundations, and meet modern buildings demands: The team’s goal is to qualify the

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