A Korean Heritage Site Sets the Tone


Chungji National Heritage Museum Competition




For those unfamiliar with Korean Heritage and its symbols, the choice of the jury for a new complex to house artifacts, now located at various scattered sites, would seem to beg more information, especially when one views the designs of the non-selected finalists—all quite modern.

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Bringing Design and Construction in Closer Proximity


University of Florida’s College of Design Construction

and Planning’s New Addition


Development phase image courtesy ©Brooks + Scarpa


If architects have had one complaint concerning the planning and realization of a project, it has been with planners and especially construction managers, both of whom often display a lack of

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Shedding More Light on a Non-Profit’s Work Spaces


Houston Endowment’s New Headquarters on the Bayou


Southwest view Houston Endowment Headquarters – Photo Ivan Baan, courtesy Kevin Daly


Following in the footsteps of other major non-profits—The Ford Foundation and LA’s California Endowment Center in particular—the Houston Endowment’s new headquarters, located on a grassy knoll just above the Buffalo

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Transforming a Helsinki Harbor Site

The Makasiiniranta South Harbor Competition Helsinki South Harbour and Tori Quarter Suomen Ilmakuva Helsinki. Image credit/ Tietoa Finland, Janne Hirvonen


As a prelude to a competition for the design of a new Architecture and Design Museum to be located in Helsinki’s South Harbor, the City of Finland staged an open competition to establish a

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Respect for the Old, In with the New


Image courtesy Budapest Development Agency ©Grimshaw

Budapest’s Nygati Rail Station Competition


Completed in 1877, Budapest’s Nygati Railway Station has witnessed many of the twists and turns of Hungarian history: the Austro-Hungarian Empire, revolutions of post-World War I and 1956, and various shades of expansion and shrinkage in their territory. Its important

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A Modern Concert Hall for Prague


Vltava Philharmonic Hall Design Competition


View to Concert Hall from bridge ©BIG


Classical music is still part of a vibrant musical scene in Prague, with at least four principal venues hosting concerts, ballet and opera. As a modern European city, the only missing venue from these choices is a state of

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A Tribute to Veterans on the Wisconsin Prairie


The Cold War Veterans Memorial Competition


Rendering: Oyler Wu Collaborative/Courtesy Pritzker Military Museum & Library


The Pritzker family is no stranger to good architecture; so it should come as no surprise that a project launched by the Pritzker Military Archives, including a competition for a Cold War Veterans Memorial in Wisconsin,

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The Architect of GSA’s Finest Hour


Edward A. Feiner, FAIA (1947-2022)



Nothing is a boon to architecture more than a knowledgeable patron. And one of the foremost “patrons” of architecture in modern societies is government—at its various levels. Our federal government’s role in this is carried out mainly by the General Services Administration (GSA), which oversees the

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Ottawa Parliamentary Precinct’s Block 2


A Quest for that Elusive Connective Formula


First Place: Pedestrian perspective from Parliament – Zeidler Architecture in association with David Chipperfield Architects


How do you find a common thread that can connect an eclectic collection of buildings, visually as well as physically, all located within a one-block site, located just across

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Infrastructure Hub as Urban Revitalization Catalyst


Vilnius Railway Station and Public Square Competition


Vilnius Station competition Image: ©Zaha Hadid Architects



Aerial view of Vilnius railway station (2021)


In European cities, recent history has seen their central railway stations become the subject of upgrades, or totally new projects, many of them springing up

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