Architecture

November 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Modern zoning practices separated uses, claiming this was a better way to organize American cities. However, the social, cultural, and urban design outcomes drastically changed the world we live in.
Greater Greater Washington
October 30, 2018, 2pm PDT
Charles Wolfe calls attention to similarities between contemporary urbanism and yesterday's debunked utopias. The two may differ in substance, but both tend toward a certain level of dogma that isn't necessarily helpful on the ground.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
October 24, 2018, 10am PDT
Developers Related Midwest have new plans for the infamously failed development site, but have so far been stymied by demands from the office of Alderman Brendan Reilly.
Chicago Tribune
October 24, 2018, 9am PDT
Actually, the New York Wheel never started spinning, but now the project is permanently dead so it will never get the chance.
Staten Island Advance
October 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
You can pay off the mortgage, but you can never leave.
The New York Times
October 14, 2018, 5am PDT
The city has proposed tighter rules for new construction and a more active approach to securing existing tall structures from collapse.
Governing
October 8, 2018, 2pm PDT
The final height of the tower that will become Detroit's tallest building may exceed 900 feet. The tower and its complex are expected to include retail, office, residential, exhibit, and event space.
Crain's Detroit Business
October 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation's master plan for the site is a $2.5 billion bet that high-tech manufacturers can be enticed back to New York, bringing with them the economic heft to transform the whole area.
Curbed New York
October 6, 2018, 7am PDT
An editorial calls for Portland, Oregon to approve a requirement that warning signs be placed on unreinforced historic buildings. An argument is made for further measures, and a greater sense of urgency.
The Oregonian
October 4, 2018, 8am PDT
A new player with a very familiar name has entered into the residential homebuilding market.
Yahoo Finance
October 1, 2018, 2pm PDT
The $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center, which opened to much celebration on Aug. 11, closed down abruptly Sept. 25 after workers found a cracked steel beam. A second cracked beam was later found. Work began Sunday to shore up the structure.
San Francisco Chronicle
Blog post
September 27, 2018, 10am PDT
Robert Venturi, who died last week at 93, was not an urbanist as such. But in rejecting modernism and bringing honesty to discussions about aesthetics, Venturi deserves a debt of gratitude from planners and other architects alike.
Josh Stephens
September 26, 2018, 2pm PDT
New photos and renderings show the Inglewood Stadium construction and future plans for the 300-acre multi-use project.
Urbanize LA
September 25, 2018, 9am PDT
Regulations crafted in the wake of the Trump sign controversy of 2014 could be relaxed to let Salesforce leave its mark on the city of Chicago's skyline.
Chicago Tribune
September 24, 2018, 8am PDT
More than one-half mile of elevated expressway was demolished in the heart of downtown Montréal to make way for a spectacular ground-level urban boulevard and over six acres of continuous public space, bookended by two monumental sculptures.
Canadian Architect magazine
September 22, 2018, 9am PDT
A new map shows where privately owned public spaces are located to encourage more public use.
Curbed New York
September 20, 2018, 5am PDT
Urban design media mourned the passing of Robert Venturi this week.
The New York Times
September 15, 2018, 9am PDT
A competition in the San Francisco Bay Area highlights projects considering new ways to design for impending environmental changes.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
New renderings of two "New York-style" office towers give shape to the $3 billion Water Street Tampa project.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 9, 2018, 11am PDT
A land trust is providing much-needed affordable housing relief after last year’s Hurricane Irma.
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