Aaron Smithson

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Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex is wrapped in a shimmering second skin

Revision and tweaking are central to the architectural process, but it is not often that a practitioner gets the chance to design the same...

Sasaki’s extensive renovation of Boston City Hall Plaza is moving along

When Boston City Hall first opened in February 1969, replacing a confined Civil War–era facility just down the street, New York Times architecture critic...

How sustainable really were the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

In 1896, when Athens staged the first modern edition of the Olympics, fewer than 300 athletes from 12 nations descended on the Greek capital to compete...

Denver slashes minimum parking requirements for new developments to boost affordable housing

Late last month, in a series of zoning code changes that prompted praise from dozens of local nonprofits and businesses, the Denver City Council...

HUD proposes looser safety requirements in public housing despite tenant concerns

In a sweeping, long-awaited overhaul of the inspection process for federally-subsidized public and low-income housing developments, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...

Curator Sean Anderson leaves the MoMA to lead Cornell’s BArch program

This week, Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) announced that curator, educator, and designer Sean Anderson will be joining its faculty...

Linee Occulte at New York’s Citygroup explores the unseen in architecture

“In a time when we are contending with many shared and lost histories, what importance do the lines of the past, hidden out of...

Check out this year’s virtual end-of-year exhibitions from architecture students across the country

During this past year, architecture programs across the United States adopted a wide variety of approaches toward design education in the time of a...

The Southern Hemisphere’s tallest residential tower rises in Melbourne

With construction of the Fender Katsalidis-designed Australia 108 tower now complete, the Southern Hemisphere has a new tallest residential building. It looms...

Governor Cuomo selects SHoP Architects to design new pedestrian bridge over Erie Canal

One year after announcing the project in his 2020 State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has finalized the selection of...

AIA New York reveals winners of 2021 Design Awards

The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) announced the winners of its 2021 Design Awards earlier this month,...

Storefront for Art and Architecture holds first in-person exhibition since pandemic began

Storefront for Art and Architecture, the experimental exhibition space in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, organized its first in-person exhibition since the ongoing global...

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