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March 17, 2017

VR Is changing the game for Portland architecture

Oregon Public Broadcasting

If you ever started on a household project and finished with something looking completely different, you’ll surely appreciate how gaming technology is changing the built environment. Architects are making use of virtual reality to walk around buildings — before they even break ground.

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March 15, 2017

Kansas City architecture firm builds baseball fields across the country

NBC Kansas City

Architecture firm Populous has designed nearly two dozen major league ballparks across the country, and it's done renovations to others including Kauffman Stadium. The architectural firm is currently working on making upgrades to historic Wrigley Field in Chicago. Populous also designed the Atlanta Braves stadium, which is set to open at the end of March.

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March 1, 2017

Pritzker Architecture Prize goes to 3 people — a Spanish team that blends old and new

Chicago Tribune

For the first time, three architects have jointly won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's highest honor. Making their selection doubly unusual, the architects — Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta — practice not in a glittering metropolitan center but in the small Catalonian city of Olot, some 70 miles northeast of Barcelona.

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February 27, 2017

Bulletproof Eiffel Tower wall proves architecture is the newest anti-terror weapon

Forbes

Paris is erecting a $20 million glass wall around the Eiffel Tower. The magnificent iron lattice tower with the unique four-arched girder base will be hedged by a transparent, bulletproof protective perimeter. Of all structures, how could Paris’ iconic landmark get the border treatment?

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February 22, 2017

11 pioneering architects of color who made their mark

Curbed

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon it was right on time. Freelon, 63, was principal architect for the museum, which opened to intense acclaim and popularity Sept. 24 in Washington. He's now world-renowned for his designs, but his success didn't come quickly or easily.

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February 14, 2017

Architect shapes nation's view of African American history

Associated Press

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon it was right on time. Freelon, 63, was principal architect for the museum, which opened to intense acclaim and popularity Sept. 24 in Washington. He's now world-renowned for his designs, but his success didn't come quickly or easily.

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February 6, 2017

Google's plan to make our buildings less poisonous

Fast Company

Our buildings can make us sick. In Google, the movement for healthy architecture may have gotten its most powerful ally yet.

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January 24, 2017

New map highlights African-American architects’ work in Los Angeles

Next City

A new map produced by the Los Angeles chapter of the AIA marks over 50 buildings in the city with significant input by African-American architects. Until now, this history, which reveals an impressive breadth of projects, from colleges to hospitals, housing to civic centers, churches, temples, restaurants, and the iconic LAX Theme Building, was never collected into one visual.

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January 17, 2017

25 must-see buildings in Iowa

USA Today

USA Today travel editor Ben Abramson takes a tour of Iowa’s noteworthy architecture.

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January 4, 2017

World's architecture focus of new travel program

Forbes

Travelers with a serious interest in building design often don’t get their fill when visiting new places, but an innovative travel program called Architectural Adventures aims to change that.

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