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KPMG breaks ground on learning, development, and innovation facility in Lake Nona

“KPMG’s world-class training facility exemplifies Lake Nona’s original mission statement – To create the ideal place that inspires human potential through innovative collaboration,” said Tavistock Senior Managing Director Rasesh Thakkar. “Today’s groundbreaking marks another significant milestone in Lake Nona’s history, and on behalf of Tavistock and all our anchor partners, we welcome KPMG and look forward to working with them.”

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Call for Entries: Arup Essay Contest Seeks Design Solutions for Better Cities

Arup announces the 2017 Doggerel Writing Contest. Participants are invited to describe an under-celebrated idea that holds great potential to shape better cities. The proposed idea should have clear relevance to the relationship between design and the built environment. Submissions that explore various aspects of this relationship, whether technical, economic, or political, are welcome.

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ASLA Statement on President Trump’s FY18 Budget Proposal

“Our recent actions include the May 15 submittal of a letter signed by nearly 2,000 landscape architects and other supporters urging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to change course and work to continue federal carbon reduction programs and regulations, fund scientific research and make it accessible to the American people, and honor the United States’ commitment to the Paris Agreement.”

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2017 COTE Top Ten Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) last month selected this year’s recipients of the Top Ten Awards, the industry’s premier program celebrating sustainable design excellence. For this year, COTE substantially revised its Measures of Sustainable Design, the criteria judges use to evaluate projects. New topics include impact on health, wellness, and economy.

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2017 COTE Top Ten Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) last month selected this year’s recipients of the Top Ten Awards, the industry’s premier program celebrating sustainable design excellence. For this year, COTE substantially revised its Measures of Sustainable Design, the criteria judges use to evaluate projects. New topics include impact on health, wellness, and economy.

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SOMA’s WAVE wins 2017 Architizer A+ Awards

While SOMA is renowned for double skin projects, WAVE wears its second skin out of necessity due to location and exposure: the longer site edge faces south and the shorter one faces west and demands that one extremely important and problematic issue be solved in terms of solar exposure and heat. A unique identity was created through this second layer skin or sunscreen.

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2017 awards event in B.C. celebrates the best in wood design and building

Excellence in contemporary design and building with wood was celebrated March 6, 2017 in Vancouver at the Wood Design Awards in B.C. More than 400 distinguished design and building professionals gathered for the 13th annual event at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West), including architects, structural engineers, project teams, local government, industry sponsors and guests. Winners and nominees of the Wood WORKS! BC 2017 Wood Design Awards were honoured and recognized for their leadership and innovation in structural and architectural wood use.

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2017 Editorial Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. NeoCon 2017

    June 12 - June 14
  2. 2017 AAMA Summer Conference

    June 18 - June 21
  3. 2017 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo

    June 24 - June 27
  4. CONSTRUCT 2017

    September 13 - September 15
  5. 2017 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

    September 18 - September 20
  6. CitiesAlive®: 15th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference

    September 18 - September 21

Image of the Week

2017 awards event in B.C. celebrates the best in wood design and building: Interior Beauty Design: Rod Windjack, HDR | CEI Architecture Associates Inc., Vancouver – Mulgrave Senior School Addition, West Vancouver. Image: © Ed White photographics. Courtesy of Wood WORKS! BC
2017 awards event in B.C. celebrates the best in wood design and building. Interior Beauty Design: Rod Windjack, HDR | CEI Architecture Associates Inc., Vancouver – Mulgrave Senior School Addition, West Vancouver. Image: © Ed White photographics. Courtesy of Wood WORKS! BC

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