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2019 Brick in Architecture Awards honor dynamic design

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) announces recipients of the 2019 Brick in Architecture Awards, celebrating 30 years as the nation’s premier design competition featuring clay brick. “These architects maximize brick’s virtually unlimited aesthetic freedom and its integral role in sustainable design,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s President, CEO and CFO.  

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Guinness World Records hails Saudi Arabia’s Maraya Concert Hall as world’s largest mirror-clad building

“We are proud to have been a catalyst for the Guinness World Records title for Maraya Concert Hall as the world’s largest mirror-clad building. Moreover, we highly value the opportunity to support the Royal Commission of Al Ula to achieve its vision for Maraya Concert Hall and capture the essence and mystery of the Al Ula valley through the mirrored glass façade of the building,” stated Jasmin Hodzic, AME Marketing Director at Guardian Glass.

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Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara receive the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Dublin, Ireland, have been selected as the 2020 Pritzker Prize Laureates, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation. “The collaboration between Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara represents a veritable interconnectedness between equal counterparts,” states Pritzker. “They demonstrate incredible strength in their architecture, show deep relation to the local situation in all regards, establish different responses to each commission while maintaining the honesty of their work, and exceed the requirements of the field through responsibility and community.”

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AIA selects recipients for the 2020 Architecture Awards

AIA’s 2020 Architecture Awards recipients include: Floral Court, London, United Kingdom | Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2, Mumbai, India | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland | Thomas Phifer and Partners; Minnesota State Capitol Restoration, St. Paul, Minnesota | HGA; Tivoli Hjørnet, Copenhagen, Denmark | Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Calgary Central Library, Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Snøhetta and DIALOG; Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, Chicago | John Ronan Architects; and Jishou Art Museum, Jishou, China | ATELIER FCJZ.

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AIA selects recipients for the 2020 Young Architects and Associates Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced yesterday that is has selected 22 recipients for the AIA Young Architects Award and five recipients for the Associates Award. The AIA Young Architects Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.  

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Biggs Cardosa Associates’ Plaza Bridge at Marine Way wins ACEC’s 2020 Golden State Award

The American Council of Engineering Companies, California (ACEC California) announced yesterday that Biggs Cardosa Associates has been honored with their prestigious 2020 Golden State Award for its work on the Plaza Bridge at Marine Way in Irvine, Calif. The Plaza Bridge is a cast-in-place concrete slab supporting a landscaped park. Because of the bridge’s size, the structural design had to meet strict California Fire Code and NFPA requirements for tunnels and be able to resist a 13,000-gallon gasoline tanker fire event, combined with a heavy goods vehicle loaded with ordinary combustibles.

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ACEC California announces 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards

“California’s private sector engineers deliver strategic investments that are crucial to the state’s health,” said Brad Diede, Executive Director of ACEC California. “This year’s awards go to both public and private projects that embody accomplishment in net zero energy building, levee improvements, reducing roadway congestion, among many others. These firms’ partnerships with their private and public sector clients produce projects that help the people of California thrive.”

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King County Library System honored with two Library Journal awards

“KCLS is pleased to be named a Five-Star Library for overall service excellence,” said King County Library System Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum. “And we are equally proud that the beautifully designed Tukwila Library, which serves as an important community anchor, has been recognized as a Landmark Library.” The new 10,000 square-foot, $8.9 million library opened in April 2017, and incorporates innovative and sustainable features that require minimal maintenance over time.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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