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PUBLIC SPACE

2017  Regional & Urban Design Awards

A nexus for transportation in the City of Brotherly Love, 30th Street Station is the third-busiest Amtrak station in the country and connects travelers with Philadelphia’s local rail, bus, subway, and trolley routes. This plan will help the vibrancy found within the station spill out into the surrounding district by creating a transportation-centered mixed-use neighborhood that fuses the city and station. The culmination of two years of discovery and consultation, the plan lays out a vision

for the district’s next three decades, which could see a projected 20 to 25 million passenger trips per year circulating through 30th Street Station. It includes 18 million square feet of new development built atop 88 acres of existing railyards as well as an additional 40 acres of new open space. Creating a new civic plaza at the station’s front door, the plan hop­­­es to infuse the district with the hallmarks of the city’s dynamic neighborhoods: an accessible and...more aia


Nørreport Station Intervention
Copenhagen, Denmark

The chaotic esplanade covering Denmark’s oldest subterranean station through which around 165,000 people move every day, has been redesigned to house a bus terminal, parking for more than two thousand bicycles and a pedestrian zone connected with the medieval streets of the old city centre.more


Canadian Urban Design

Entre les Rangs revisits the agricultural history of Quebec to contextualize a dialogue with a contemporary urban context. As a reference to Quebec’s wheat fields that undulate in the wind and through the seasons, the installation comprises thousands of flexible stems topped with white reflectors that take advantage of the surrounding stimuli to create an ever-shifting array of animation. Immersed in a sensory experience, visitors walk through a series of winding paths, where the stems merge into a large canvas agitated by the wind, caressed by light and carried by music. 

Entre les Rangs, Quebec

The resort is composed of 25 guest suites, spa, 100-seat restaurant, bar/lounge, fitness center, conference room/wedding chapel/theater... more raic

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, Toronto

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Accuride International
Your Premier Source for Standalone, Integrated, and Personalized Access Control Systems.

Barrett Company
Proven performance over time is the best indicator of waterproofing and roofing systems quality.

BonnieLines
Combining strength and beauty, BonnieLines GRATESTONE Pavers are ideal where...

Caanan Site Furnishing
Canaan offers quality site furniture for public and private spaces across North America.

Collier Metal Specialties
COL-MET landscape edging is manufactured in Garland, Texas by Collier Metal Specialties LTD.

Emser Tile
Emser is a leading supplier of the world’s finest tile and natural stone.

FilterPave
FilterPave is regarded by many as the most advanced poly bound porous pavement available today.

Garden On The Wall
The Art of Preserved Nature for Interiors. Created with All Natural Preserved Plants

GKD MetalFabrics
Woven metal fabric designs from the most advanced technical weaving mill in the world.

Greenfields Outdoor Fitness
Greenfields Outdoor Fitness provides unique outdoor fitness settings for users at all fitness levels.

Innovative Ceilings
Innovative Ceilings are manufactured with 70% post-consumer recycled glass using a patented...

Linetec
Linetec, an environmentally-focused architectural finishing company.

Maglin Site Furnishings
Maglin is a leading North American manufacturer of public site furniture.

Nature of Early Play
Nature of Early Play is the leader in recycled plastic outdoor early childhood play equipment.
Play Mart
We design our natural playground equipment to develop healthy, motivated, adventurous kids.
   
Rasmussen Iron Works
Rasmussen is a manufacturer of specialty gas log sets and gas fires for vented and vent-free fireplaces

Riverdale Mills
Riverdale Mills Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of welded wire mesh in the world.

Stockyards Brick and Timber
We specialize in antique common brick, pavers, and granite cobblestones.

   
Superior Concrete Products
We offer superior, state-of-the-art fireplaces, barbecues and outdoor fire products for homes around the world.

Surecrete
SureCrete Design Products is a manufacturer of decorative concrete and products.

Teragren
Teragren Bamboo creates bamboo products that are Beautiful, Durable and Renewable.

   
The Modern Fan Company
The Modern Fan Company is the original and premier source for contemporary ceiling fan design.

Thomas Steele
Thomas Steele is the premier choice for handcrafted benches, tables, trash receptacles and planters.

Uni-Systems
Uni-Systems is the leading designer and advocate of kinetic architecture.

   
We Cork
WE Cork offers the highest quality in natural cork floor tiles, planks, floating floors and more.

Western Colloid Products
estern Colloid is a pioneer and innovator of asphalt emulsion-based roof systems that are eco-friendly.

Zachary A. Design
Zachary A. Designs produces some of the lightest concrete-like furniture on the market.

Innovators - A Look Back

 

Gunnar Birkerts
1925-2017
“They thought they didn’t need another star architect to build another one of those things,”

 

The Corning Museum of Glass. Michigan, 1980, designed by Gunnar Birkerts, who described it as a “linear periscope.”

Mr. Birkerts designed dozens of buildings, many of them in and around Detroit, typified by “bold forms, space before structure, minimal detailing, stratified walls and daylight in interior spaces,” the architecture critic Kay Kaiser wrote in “The Architecture of Gunnar Birkerts” (1989). more gunnarbirkerts curbed

 

Fred Koetter
1938-2017
“A small light called ‘architecture’ went on in my head—a little tantalizing light that completely seduced me,” 

Koetter’s achievements in the field of

 

The Corning Museum of Glass. Michigan, 1980, designed by Gunnar Birkerts, who described it as a “linear periscope.”

architecture, urban design and theory, and teaching contribute to the way in which professionals interpret the modern city. Miller Park Plaza in Chattanooga, Tennessee, represents a mixed-use urban area of commercial spaces, offices, housing, and public open space. more

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