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2014 Recipient | Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center is located within the berm that separates the Brooklyn Museum par- king lot from the botanic garden.

The Garden contains a variety of landscapes organized into discrete settings; the Visitor Center serves as legible point of arrival and orientation, and it defines a new threshold be- tween the city and the landscapes of the 52-acre garden... more



Centre for International Governance Innovation

The client asked for a campus to last at least 100 years, a "vibrant sanc- tuary," to facilitate reflection, colla- boration, and discussion. The solution consists of two three-storey, inter- connected buildings and an auditorium pavilion organized around a... more

The scale, proportions and materials of the brick elevations facing the street are a direct response to the 19th-century masonry industrial build- ings in the surrounding neighborhood. In contrast three-story glazed... more


AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture

All entries were judged by a dis- tinguished international jury chaired by AR Editor Catherine Slessor. This year's jruy includes Eric Owen Moss

(USA), Manuelle Gautrand (France) and Peter Cook (UK) - see more details on the judges here. Now in their 15th year, the AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture... more

New Product Showcase

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Provia Door
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The first modular aluminum ramp system improving lifestyles for people with limited mobility.

Presto Geosystems
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WhiteWater Attractions
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Varco Pruden
This project consists of multiple buildings (hybrid) 68 ft. wide by 1,250 ft. long.


Julia Morgan
(1872 - 1957)

"Never turn down a job because you think it's too small; you don't know where it can lead."

The good news is that the AIA has, for the first time

ever, awarded its Gold Medal, the profession's highest honor, to a woman: Julia Morgan. She was enormously successful and designed some... more Julia Morgan Bluffton


Piero Ambrogio Busnelli

(1926 -2014)

"Extraordinary ambassador of "Made in Italy."

Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, founder of Italian furniture manufacturer B&B Italia,

has died at the age of 87. Busnelli founded B&B Italia in 1973, after previously co-founding C&B Italia with Cesare Cassina Busnelli worked with innovative designers to create iconic furniture items. In 2011, Busnelli's sons Giorgio and Emanuele brought the company back under family ownership after a majority stake was sold to... more

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