National Museum of U.S. Navy


Carrying the label, “Artistic Ideas Competition,” five firms vied for a commission to design a new National Museum of the U.S. Navy. The five were:

Perkins&Will Chicago Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Copenhagen/New York Gehry Partners Los Angeles DLR Group Columbus, Ohio Quinn Evans Ann Arbor

With a site not

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Buntrint National Park Visitor Center Competition


Image: ©Kengo Kume


Winner Kengo Kuma and Associates CHwB Albania, Ervin Paci, SOLARON Albania, iMEPS Engineering & Consulting, YOKE, Esmeralda Agolli and GE-D Engineering Japan / Albania


Runnerup Philippe PROST / AAPP France


Honorable Mentions Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects Helsinki, Finland

William Matthews Associates London, UK


Jury citation: In

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Powerhouse Ultimo Renewal Competition

Image: ©Architectus


In July 2022, the NSW Government launched a national Design Competition to renew Powerhouse Ultimo (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences). The two-stage competition invited collaborative design teams to bring their own expansive concepts and ambitions and collaborate with the Powerhouse to deliver this generationally important cultural project.

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International design competition for the development of a Private Island in The Bahamas Winner Announced


James Hamilton Architects, based in the Caribbean islands of Turks & Caicos Islands, was selected as the overall winner of the competition for the private island in the Bahamas.

The client sought to create a highly sustainable destination to attract diverse groups of travelers, the yachting community and residents, whilst preserving

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Portland Museum Winner Announced

LEVER Architecture Named as Winner of International Competition



The Portland Museum of Art (PMA), together with Dovetail Design Strategists, is proud to announce that LEVER Architecture (Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA) has been selected to lead the design team for the PMA’s $100 million campus expansion and unifcation project, The PMA

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Young Architects Unwelcome


A few months ago we were alerted that Sarasota, Florida, a city known for its emphasis on the arts, was contemplating a selection process for a new performing arts center. Then recently, we noticed that a list of star architects had been named to participate in the selection process. Assuming this list might be

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Butrint National Park Visitor Center (Albania) Shortlist


Sponsor: The Ministry of Culture of Albania, the Butrint Management Foundation (BMF) Facilitator: Malcolm Reading Consultants (London) Type: International, open (RfQ), 2-stage The Butrint Management Foundation (BMF) today [13 December 2022] revealed the four teams who will compete to design a new visitor center for Butrint National Park, an exceptional UNESCO World Heritage Site

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A New Site in San Jose for Breeze of Innovation


Plaza de Cesar Chavez Photo: ©xAtsukex


The City of San Jose has finally reach a consensus on a site for Breeze of Innovation, the winning entry in the city’s recent Urban Confluence competition. Urban Confluence Silicon Valley announced they have made the important decision to consider building Breeze of Innovation at Plaza

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Penn Station Redo announced


Courtesy office of Governor Kathy Hochul


New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the city’s MTA announced the team that will redesign the station serving New Jersey Transit, Amtrac, the Long Island Railroad, and soon the Metro-North Railroad. Following an open RfQ sent to 106 prequalified firms, which attracted five proposals, the selected

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Portland Museum of Art Campus Unification + Expansion Design Competition: Shortlist


The Portland Museum of Art’s current structure, designed by Harry Cobb of SOM, now more than 40 years old, has seen no increases in galleries, visitor amenities, or capacity at the museum. To solve this long-standing problem, on June 1st, the Portland Museum of Art launched an invited competition with a call for qualifications

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