Architect Magazine announced today that two of our projects, the Wireless Sensor Network and the Green Roof Vegetation Study, won 2013 R+D Awards. They are featured in the magazine's July issue along with six other winning projects deemed exceptional by jurors Jing Liu, Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, and Bill Zahner, Hon. AIA. Now in its seventh year, the R+D Awards program celebrates exploration and innovation in architecture.
London's Centre for the Built Environment announced the winners of the New London Awards 2013 at an annual luncheon yesterday at Guildhall. The Embassy of the United States was recognized with a prize in the Office Buildings category. New London Awards recognize the very best in architecture, planning and development in London. New and proposed projects across all sectors of the built environment were eligible and were judged by an eminent international jury. The jury was looking for schemes for both built and unbuilt projects of the highest design quality that demonstrate a positive impact on their surroundings and make a wider contribution to life in the city. A full list of winners is featured on the NLA website.
Philadelphia, PA – Renovation work continues on the Henry F. Ortlieb Company Bottling House at the corner of N. American and Poplar Streets in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties neighborhood. The Philadelphia architecture firm KieranTimberlake will move into the renovated building in early 2014.
Work currently underway includes exterior envelope restoration and roof replacement, with new windows to be installed beginning in September. Brick repair has proven to be more extensive than expected, which has led to the temporary closure of the 800 block of North American between Brown and Poplar Streets. Residents should expect one or two additional street closures in August and September as windows are installed.
The Master Plan for the Central Delaware has received a 2013 Award of Excellence from AIA New York State. The goal of this 30-year plan is to transform this six-mile length of Philadelphia's Central Delaware River Waterfront into an authentic extension of the thriving city and vibrant neighborhoods immediately to its west, breathing life back into a post-industrial waterfront once at the heart of Philadelphia's economy.