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New Giambrocco neighborhood to transform eight RiNo acres into Denver’s latest mixed-use development

“Giambrocco will be a place in and of itself, but which also contributes to the ongoing renaissance of RiNo from an unexplored part of Denver to the most dynamic and vibrant district in the city,” said Rebecca Stone, OZ Architecture’s managing principal. “It’s critical to note the respect the entire design team is placing on the existing architecture and atmosphere of the area — from the rail yards to the found art — to ensure the culture and vibrancy are carried through to this latest evolution of the neighborhood.”

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JPI announces Phase II of Jefferson Stadium Park in Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle

Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle has been in an urban re-use planning process spanning over a decade.  The City expects that Platinum Triangle will generate more than $1.5 billion in investment. “Jefferson Stadium Park represents the ideals that the City originally envisioned for Platinum Triangle,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “JPI’s investment in the area – not only Stadium Park, but Jefferson Platinum Triangle, equates to approximately one-third of the City’s goals for developer investments.”

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SVA Architects and Development Team Break Ground at Jordan Downs

Ernesto M. Vasquez, FAIA, NCARB; CEO of SVA Architects; states, “It is truly an honor to be part of such a significant—and long overdue—project for the City of LA. Where deterioration and devastation once reigned, a thriving and sustainable community will emerge. We are pleased to collaborate with design firm, Mithun | Solomon to deliver such a transformative project.”

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WS Development engages OMA to design mixed-use project in the Boston Seaport

“We are committed to bringing world-class architecture to Boston’s Seaport – architecture that will stand the test of time. Together with the brilliant team at OMA, we will create a unique urban environment that advances Boston’s innovation economy and celebrates great urban design,” said Yanni Tsipis, Senior Vice President of Seaport at WS Development.

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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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The $50 million Jon M. Huntsman Hall at Utah State University’s Huntsman School of Business embodies the next evolution in business school design. The design, a collaboration between lead designers LMN Architects and architects of record GSBS Architects. Photo: © Kevin Scott

The $50 million Jon M. Huntsman Hall at Utah State University’s Huntsman School of Business embodies the next evolution in business school design. The design, a collaboration between lead designers LMN Architects and architects of record GSBS Architects. Photo: © Kevin Scott

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