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FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2014 Reconstruction Awards

The 2014 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall design, engineering, and construction project quality.

To enter the Reconstruction Awards, please download and complete the Entry Form, Project Information Sheet, and Payment Information Sheet below. Deadline for entries is May 16, 2014.

 

 

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Entries due May 16, 2014. Winners will be profiled in the August 2014 issue of Building Design+Construction

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The 2014 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall design, engineering, and construction project quality. Entries are due May 16, 2014.

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The 2014 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall design, engineering, and construction project quality. Entries are due May 16, 2014.

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40 Under 40: Where are they now?

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BD+C catches up with two past U40 honorees: Matt Dumich of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and David Montalba of Montalba Architects

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BD+C catches up with two past U40 honorees: Matt Dumich of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and David Montalba of Montalba Architects

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Fri, 2014-05-09 10:34
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Matt Dumich, AIA, Senior Architect/Project Manager, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago
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BD+C catches up with two past U40 honorees: Matt Dumich of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and David Montalba of Montalba Architects

Every month we’ll be touching base with past 40 Under 40 honorees to see what’s been happening in their professional and personal lives since winning the award. (U40 alums are invited to participate by sending an update to: jhigginbotham@sgcmail.com.) This month: Standout architects in Chicago and Los Angeles make their mark with massive, complex projects.

 

 

 

 

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New York Public Library scraps drastic renovation plans

The New York Public Library has decided to scrap its drastic renovation plans, which involved remodeling the Stephen A. Schwarzman building, one of its research libraries, and selling the home of its mid-Manhattan Library.

The new plan calls for a less drastic renovation of the Schwarzman building, and keeping the mid-Manhattan branch open.

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Opposition to the renovation included three lawsuits

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The New York Public Library's controversial renovation, involving the removal of stacks from the Schwarzman building and the closing of the mid-Manhattan branch, has been dropped in favor of a less dramatic plan.

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Fri, 2014-05-09 12:00
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A research room in the New York Public Library. Photo credit: Leonard G., via Wikimedia Commons
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The New York Public Library's controversial renovation, involving the removal of stacks from the Schwarzman building and the closing of the mid-Manhattan branch, has been dropped in favor of a less dramatic plan.

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It's official: Norman Foster-designed Harmon hotel and casino to be razed due to structural issues

The long and controversial tale of the Harmon hotel and casino is over: MGM Resorts International has received permission to demolish the tower, Dezeen reports.

The court ruling comes in the midst of the debate between owner MGM and developer Tutor Perini, which has been waged over who is at fault for the building's failure.

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Construction of the Las Vegas tower was halted in 2008 after experts discovered faulty steel beams in the structure. Now its owner, MGM, has received permission to demolish the building. 
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Construction of the Las Vegas tower was halted in 2008 after experts discovered faulty steel beams in the structure. Now its owner, MGM, has received permission to demolish the building. 

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Fri, 2014-05-09 14:00
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Photo: Vrysxy via Wikimedia Common
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Construction of the Las Vegas tower was halted in 2008 after experts discovered faulty steel beams in the structure. Now its owner, MGM, has received permission to demolish the building. 

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How your firm can gain an edge on university projects

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Top administrators from five major universities describe how they are optimizing value on capital expenditures, financing, and design trends—and how their AEC partners can better serve them and other academic clients.

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Top administrators from five major universities describe how they are optimizing value on capital expenditures, financing, and design trends—and how their AEC partners can better serve them and other academic clients.

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The Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, known as ATEC, at the Universi
The Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, known as ATEC, at the University of Texas at Dallas. The 155,000-sf project was brought in at a construction cost of $47,677,622 and total cost of $60,500,000. In the last few years, the high-tech university, which was founded as a research facility for Texas Instruments, has completed a new visitor center, parking garage, student services building, and residence hall. Photo: Randy Anderson / www.Andersonphotography.com
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Top administrators from five major universities describe how they are optimizing value on capital expenditures, financing, and design trends—and how their AEC partners can better serve them and other academic clients.

The last decade has been a period of robust construction activity for American colleges and universities, but many institutions of higher learning are now tapping lightly on the cap-ex brakes.

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Lubbock, Texas, to build modern 'tent city' as shelter for homeless

Located just east of downtown Lubbock, the High Cotton Genesis center is a unique homeless assistance facility. On the five-acre site of a former cotton gin, the High Cotton program provides temporary shelter for Lubbock's homeless population in the form of a "tent city." 

High Cotton is managed by Link Ministries, a faith-based non-profit organization that works to connect those in need with facilities and programs to help them through a difficult part of their lives.

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A chapel, kitchen space, larger laundry facility, and more restrooms and showers are part of the new development.

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On the five-acre site of a former cotton gin, the High Cotton program provides temporary shelter for Lubbock's homeless population. The facility needs to expand due to increased need, and new plans have been drawn up.

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Mon, 2014-05-12 12:10
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In the fall of 2013, architects produced a conceptual and schematic design for t
In the fall of 2013, architects produced a conceptual and schematic design for the High Cotton site. Renderings courtesy of Link Ministries, HiWorks Architecture, Urbanist Design, and Studio Outside Landscape Architects. Renderings: courtesy HiWorks
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On the five-acre site of a former cotton gin, the High Cotton program provides temporary shelter for Lubbock's homeless population. The facility needs to expand due to increased need, and new plans have been drawn up.

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The best of affordable housing: 4 projects honored with 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards [slideshow]

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community, in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), recognized four recipients of the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards.  

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The winners include two dramatic conversions of historic YMCA buildings into modern, affordable multifamily complexes.

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The winners include two dramatic conversions of historic YMCA buildings into modern, affordable multifamily complexes.

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Mon, 2014-05-12 15:25
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28th Street Apartments, Los Angeles; Koning Eizenberg Architects. Photo: © Eric
28th Street Apartments, Los Angeles; Koning Eizenberg Architects. Photo: © Eric Staudenmaier
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The winners include two dramatic conversions of historic YMCA buildings into modern, affordable multifamily complexes.

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10 highest-rated green hotels in the U.S.

TripAdvisor announced the 10 highest-rated TripAdvisor GreenLeaders hotels in the U.S., and the results of its eco-travel survey of more than 2,100 U.S. respondents.

According to the survey, 23% of respondents have consciously made an eco-friendly travel choice in the past year, and 85% said doing so made them feel more positive about their trip.

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The ARIA Sky Suites in Las Vegas and the Lenox Hotel in Boston are among the 10 most popular hotels (according to user reviews) to also achieve Platinum status in TripAdvisor's GreenLeaders program.

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The ARIA Sky Suites in Las Vegas and the Lenox Hotel in Boston are among the 10 most popular hotels (according to user reviews) to also achieve Platinum status in TripAdvisor's GreenLeaders program.

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Mon, 2014-05-12 19:53
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The Bardessono resort in Yountville, Calif., tops TripAdvisor's list of highly r
The Bardessono resort in Yountville, Calif., tops TripAdvisor's list of highly rated green hotels.
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The ARIA Sky Suites in Las Vegas and the Lenox Hotel in Boston are among the 10 most popular hotels (according to user reviews) to also achieve Platinum status in TripAdvisor's GreenLeaders program.

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Libeskind wins competition to design Canadian National Holocaust Monument

A design team featuring Daniel Libeskind and Gail Dexter-Lord has won a competition with its design for the Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Toronto.

The winning design, called "Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival," is based on the Star of David. It beat out five competing submissions from the likes of David Adjaye, Julian Bonder, and Gilles Saucier.

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The plan came out ahead of David Adjaye and four others in the competition.

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A design team featuring Daniel Libeskind and Gail Dexter-Lord has won a competition with its design for the Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Toronto. The monument is set to open in the autumn of 2015.

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Tue, 2014-05-13 09:16
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Renderings: courtesy the Department of Canadian Heritage
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A design team featuring Daniel Libeskind and Gail Dexter-Lord has won a competition with its design for the Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Toronto. The monument is set to open in the autumn of 2015.

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19 industry groups team to promote resilient planning and building materials

Leaders of America’s design and construction industry – along with building owners and operators - for the first time have agreed to promote resilience in contemporary planning, building materials, design, construction and operational techniques as the solution to making the nation’s aging infrastructure more safe and secure.

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The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, have issued a joint statement on resilience, pushing design and building solutions for disaster mitigation.

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The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, have issued a joint statement on resilience, pushing design and building solutions for disaster mitigation.

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Tue, 2014-05-13 10:02
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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons
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The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, have issued a joint statement on resilience, pushing design and building solutions for disaster mitigation.

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