I.M. Pei, a dominant figure in American architecture for more than three decades who designed the Louvre’s crystal pyramid and the angular East Building of Washington’s National Gallery of Art, has died. He was 102.
In the aftermath of five published complaints and one reported settlement, his firm, Richard Meier & Partners, did not change its name or lose any clients. And in the end, although it was announced he would “step back from day-to-day activities,” Meier is still working.
When it comes to current projects, few firms have felt the impact of recent stock market volatility.
While costly, a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) can reveal a wealth of information. Furthermore, new technologies are helping architects track building performance like never before.
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has completed its move to Brooklyn, setting up shop in a new 50,000-square-foot office space only a stone’s throw from the Brooklyn Bridge.
Last month, the overall billings increased by a healthy margin to a score of 54.7, and architecture firms in the Northeast, West, and South regions reported positive growth in billings.
Michiel Hoffman is an architect by trade and the CEO of Bloomframe. His philosophy of architecture is based on human values, pushing the boundaries of how space can serve people.
Toronto firm WZMH Architects, the designers that built the city’s iconic CN Tower, believes that a concept for new, green “plug-and-play” infrastructure will usher the architecture and construction industry into the 21st century.
HGA, a national multi-disciplinary design firm, announced that Boston, Mass.-based Wilson Architects, a prominent architecture firm specializing in science and technology facilities for higher education and corporate clients, has joined HGA’s network of 10 offices from coast to coast.
Meier, who founded Richard Meier & Partners in 1963, will continue to be “available to colleagues and clients who seek his vast experience and counsel,” the firm said Tuesday.
California-based MBH Architects has announced that New York City-based Anderson Architects is joining the MBH family. Stimulated by a shared sense of commitment to collaborative architecture and design, this move pairs distinctive yet complementary skills and disciplines.
The rate of growth did slow when compared to May, but architecture billings remained positive in June, coming in at a score of 51.3.
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In the latest turn of events around Ford’s return to Detroit, the motor giant has tapped Snøhetta to lead the design of its new Corktown campus, along with the renovation of its headquarters in Dearborn.
The UK’s largest practice, Foster + Partners, says it would consider moving its headquarters from London if Brexit meant it could no longer attract the world’s best architects.
Architects now have an array of customizable, market-ready technologies with which to assess their designs—if they chose to do so.