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Thank you for the coverage - I'm excited to share our Brutalist Washington Map in collaboration with Blue Crow Media.

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+AIANational announces winners of its 2016 Institute Honor Awards: Regional & Urban Design -

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+AIANational announces winners of its 2016 Institute Honor Awards: Interior Architecture -

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+AIANational announces winners of its 2016 Institute Honor Awards: The 25-Year Award goes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, by EHDD Architects -

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation announced the winner of its Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition at a press conference held today in Helsinki. Beating out 1,714 other submissions, Paris-based Moreau Kusunoki Architectes has won the Guggenheim Helsinki museum competition with a design that celebrates a return of domesticity to the art experience. The winning design, dubbed "Art in the City," breaks down the scale of the museum into a series of charred wood-clad, independent volumes that allow the city to permeate through it. In their entry, the architects described their proposal as "a sensitive and sympathetic approach to the context and nature of Helsinki," which was an aspect lauded by jury chair Mark Wigley, AIA, in his remarks at today's announcement. 

"The international open competition process offered a unique challenge for practices around the world to partake in this exceptional project," architects Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki said in a joint statement. "Such events represent great hope for architects. We are delighted and honored to have been selected from among 1,715 entries. We are happy to share this victory with all the people we work with: our staff, our partners, and our clients. This great adventure brought us energy, joy, and dreams. The adventure now continues with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the people of Helsinki, and lovers of architecture and art.”

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Snøhetta and Envelope A+D have released designs for an expansion to Chef Thomas Keller’s renowned fine dining establishment, The French Laundry, in Yountville, Calif. The restaurant—which won the James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding Restaurant Award” in 2005, and has earned three stars from Michelin every year since 2007—resides in a historic Napa Valley stone cottage that operated as a steam-powered laundry facility in the 1920s. The expansion, designed by Snøhetta and local architects Envelope A+D, in collaboration with kitchen designer Harrison & Koellner, will increase kitchen size by 25 percent, while renovations to the French Laundry courtyard will create a layered entry sequence for guests arriving at the restaurant.

Read more at +Architect MagazineøhettaFrenchLaundry  

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Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced the three finalists for the 2015 edition of the Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 fellowship for travel-based research. Selected from a field of nearly 200 applicants, this year’s finalists are Malkit Shoshan, Erik L'Heureux, AIA, and Quynh Vantu. These three designers and early-career architects will present their work and proposals at the GSD on April 16, and a winner will be announced at the end of April.

“The strength and diversity of the applications are growing each year, making the jury’s job increasingly difficult,” jury chair K. Michael Hays said in a release. “It is gratifying to see so many young architects approach their work as part of larger intellectual projects.”


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On March 5, legislators failed to save Paul Rudolph's Orange County Government Center in Goshen, N.Y.

Architecture critic Michael Kimmelman had urged county officials weighing the demolition of the Rudolph-designed center to reconsider the building’s fate in an article for the New York Times on Tuesday. A proposal from Gene Kaufman of New York-based Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects to buy the structure and transform it into an arts hub was vetoed by Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus in January, and Orange County officials held a meeting yesterday at which they were unsuccessful in overruling Neuhaus’s veto. Efforts to stay the building's demise failed, as reported in the Mid-Hudson News, and the demolition will commence in April. "We are moving ahead and we are ready to go," committee chairman Stephen Brescia said in the article. 

Read the full story, with photos by Matthew Carbone, at ARCHITECT Magazine: 

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Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) opened its exhibition, HOT TO COLD: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation, at the National Building Museum. The exhibition features a dizzying spectrum of new and forthcoming work from the New York- and Copenhagen-based firm.
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Congratulations to Moshe Safdie, FAIA, winner of the 2015 @AIANational Gold Medal! via +Architect Magazine 
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