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Banking on Design: Palm Springs Launches Architecture and Design Center

11/18/14

Banking on Design: Palm Springs Launches Architecture and Design Center

The new institution is housed in E. Stewart Williams's iconic Santa Fe Savings & Loan building.

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Beyond Gaudí: Exhibit Looks at La Sagrada Família's Collaboration across Time

11/18/14

Beyond Gaudí: Exhibit Looks at La Sagrada Família's Collaboration across Time

An ongoing show at the City College of New York casts the architect's unfinished masterpiece in a new light.

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BIG Unveils Plan to Revitalize Smithsonian DC Campus

11/14/14

BIG Unveils Plan to Revitalize Smithsonian DC Campus

Ingels and co. recently released details of the $2 billion plan.

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Launch Problem: How to Make a New York Pier Kayak-Friendly

11/13/14

Launch Problem: How to Make a New York Pier Kayak-Friendly

The Green Team takes on urban kayaking.

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The First Chicago Architecture Biennial to Assess the State of the Art of Building

11/08/14

The First Chicago Architecture Biennial to Assess the State of the Art of Building

The biennial's organizers reveal details of the inaugural event's programming.

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Will George Lucas's Space-Age Museum Join Chicago's Architectural Pantheon?

11/06/14

Will George Lucas's Space-Age Museum Join Chicago's Architectural Pantheon?

The architects behind the museum hope it will join the ranks of the city's cherished landmarks.

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A Plaza Is No Guarantee of Democracy

11/04/14

A Plaza Is No Guarantee of Democracy

Public space matters much less than what occurs in (and around) it.

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The Architecture of the Dining Room

10/31/14

The Architecture of the Dining Room

A recent Pratt panel discussed the merits and emphases of restaurant design.

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Penn Station’s Destruction, Dramatized on Stage

10/31/14

Penn Station’s Destruction, Dramatized on Stage

A new play fictionalizes the events that led to the demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station.

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In the Thick of It: Remembering the Fight to Save the Theater District

10/27/14

In the Thick of It: Remembering the Fight to Save the Theater District

Author and preservation activist Roberta Gratz reminisces about her experiences with the Save the Theaters campaign.

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