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Monthly Archives: June 2010

On June 24, 2010 Polshek Partnership became Ennead Architects LLP

Announcement

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Albert Speer and Partner: Qatar Stadiums 2022 FIFA World Cup

With the World Cup underway, I have kept an eye open for future FIFA World Cup stadium designs.  Bingo! Check this out.  Hat tip to designboom. Dubai recently unveiled images of stadiums, designed by german architectural firm Albert Speer and Partner, for the bid of Qatar for the World Cup Soccer 2022.  If Qatar wins

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‘Masterpieces’ on hold, waiting for better times

Hat tip to CNN Living This article focusses on the job market as well.  Give it a read.   Some stunning buildings have appeared in American cities the past four years — buildings, like the Aqua skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, that attest to the creativity of 21st-century architecture. But there might be fewer of them

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With Sketchbook for iPhone, Autodesk Wants to Democratize High-Tech Design

A company known for niche design programs ventures into the mass market. But why? Autodesk does well-over $2 billion in annual revenues, but unless you’re a designer, you probably don’t know the company: They produce sophisticated programs, often costing thousands of dollars, which are necessary tools in design professions ranging from architecture to digital animation.

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2010 P/A Awards: Preston Scott Cohen

[brightcove vid=80148287001&exp=403535636&w=300&h=225] Video interview via Architect TV.

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Slump in Demand for U.S. Architects May Be Near End

Our company began to experienc a slight uptick in hiring during May to present.  This article by Prashant Gopal in Bloomberg Business seems to confirm what we are reporting: May 19 (Bloomberg) — A leading indicator for U.S. commercial property construction showed signs of improvement in April, indicating a rebound in building may be near, the American Institute

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Architects, Congress and the “S Corp.” tax hike

Very good article in THE HILL by George H. Miller, FAIA – 06/07/10 10:03 AM ET When Congress returns this week, one of the first items on its agenda will be finding a way to pay for extending unemployment benefits to the millions of Americans who find themselves jobless even as the economy begins a

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David Dillon, longtime Dallas Morning News architecture critic, dies at 68

Hat tip to Dallas Morning News. I have enjoyed reading Dillon’s critic’s over the years.  I am sorry to learn of his passing.   David Dillon, for 25 years architecture critic of The Dallas Morning News and one of the country’s foremost writers on the subject, died early Thursday of a heart attack at his

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Stunning Eco Stadium Scores Green Goal for 2010 World Cup

Hat tip to inhabitat As countries around the globe get amped up for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, we’re getting just as excited about all the new architecture and development that’s blossoming there. Although all of the new stadiums are gorgeous, so far we’ve been a little dissappointed with the lack of sustainable

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Gehry Partners Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas

This is one of my favorite Gehry buildings.  What is your favorite?  Hat tip to The Architects Newspaper.  Frank Gehry once vowed never to build in Las Vegas, a place where serious architecture is submerged in a tsunami of kitsch, or fatally compromised by commercial imperatives. Larry Ruvo, who made a fortune as Nevada’s chief

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