KPF wraps 320 Granville in Vancouver with a curved curtain wall

Brought to you by: Architect: KPF Location: Vancouver Completion Date: 2023 View More Project Info A Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)–designed office tower, named after its address, 320 Granville, has completed construction in Vancouver. The building is located in the city’s Central Waterfront Hub, an area which straddles Vancouver’s downtown commercial hub and borders Waterfront Station,

Koning Eizenberg Architecture designs University of Melbourne Student Pavilion

Brought to you by: Architect: KoningEizenberg Architecture Location: Melbourne, Australia Completion Date: February 2023 Los Angeles–based design studio KoningEizenberg Architecture (KEA) has completed construction on a new student pavilion for the University of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Circulation on the new concrete building was pushed to the exterior, which is detailed with extruded balconies, wood

Gehry Partners references icebergs for Warner Bros. headquarters

Brought to you by: Architect: Gehry Partners Location: Burbank, California Completion Date: 2023 To coincide with Warner Bros. Entertainment’s transition into its second century of operation, after its centennial in 2023, Gehry Partners has completed an 870,000-square-foot office complex in Burbank, California dubbed “The Second Century Project.” The office complex is roughly composed of two

Facades+ kicks off 2024 in San Francisco on January 25

On January 25, the Facades+ conference series returns to San Francisco for our first event of 2024. The symposium will be co-chaired by Francesca Oliveira, principal at SOM, and features seven expert-led presentations on topics such as facade performance and carbon. It will also showcase a few of California’s most innovative and striking building envelopes.

MJMA clads Ontario community center in standing seam metal panels

Brought to you by: Architect: MJMA Architecture & Design Location: London, Ontario Completion Date: 2022 At East Lions park in London, Ontario, MJMA Architecture & Design completed an overhaul of the park’s recreation facilities, circulation, and landscaping. The firm also designed a brand new community center that replaces a disused outdoor pool. Clad in standing

Cunningham Architects shades office with Accoya wood screens

Brought to you by: Architect: Cunningham Architects Location: Dallas Completion Date: 2023 Dallas-based retailer Half Price Books has constructed a new office complex adjacent to its flagship store on Northwest Highway. Designed by local firm Cunningham Architects, the project consists of four stories and 26,000 square feet of space that will be used for a

These are the top facades AN covered in 2023

Brought to you by: This week, we’ve gathered AN’s picks for the best facades covered in 2023. These projects were sourced from around the globe and exhibit a wide variety of material expressions, ranging from woven carbon and glass fiber to precast concrete and reclaimed brick. Check out our list to discover facades as diverse as

BIG unveils The Spiral, a glass tower wrapped with climbing balconies

Brought to you by: Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Location: New York Completion Date: 2023 Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is responsible for the latest addition to Hudson Yards, a supertall glass skyscraper named The Spiral for the ascending terraces lining its facade. The building sits on West 34th Street, straddling 10th Avenue and Hudson Boulevard

Facade Tectonics Institute Welcomes new Executive Director Katerina Hojgrova Neme

The Façade Tectonics Institute welcomes its new Executive Director, Katerina Hojgrova Neme, replacing Valerie Block, who has served as the interim Executive Director since 2021. Katerina comes to FTI from UK’s Built Environment Media (former World Architecture News), where she has been since 2007. Here, she was US West Coast Correspondent and a manager of

Glass prisms compose OSO’s Deloitte Summit tower in Vancouver

Brought to you by: Architect: OSO Location: Vancouver Completion Date: 2023 An office tower composed of a shifting cluster of glass boxes, straddles Vancouver’s Business district and cultural center. Designed by the Japanese firm OSO for Deloitte, one of the big four accounting firms, the building attempts to balance the character of the city’s business

SOM’s designs new brick engineering building for Rice University

Brought to you by: Architect: SOM Completion Date: November 2023 Location: Houston Rice University recently announced the completion of a new research facility. The Ralph S. O’Connor Building for Engineering and Science, designed by SOM, replaces the Abercrombie Engineering Lab and provides students and faculty with 250,000 square feet of laboratories, classrooms, offices, and gathering spaces.

Renew Reuse Regrow returns on December 6

The Architect’s Newspaper’s virtual conference series continues with Renew Reuse Regrow: Virtual Summit, on December 6. Featuring a full day of presentations, the event will bring together leaders in the architecture world whose work covers adaptive reuse and the latest in mass timber progression in the industry. Particularly amid larger discussions of embodied carbon, recycling

Facades+ will come to Seattle on December 1

The Facades+ conference series will return to Seattle on December 1 for the final event of the year. Co-chaired by LMN Architects, the symposium will feature the most exciting projects in the city as well as two roundtable discussions related to sustainability. During breaks, attendees are encouraged to visit the methods and materials exhibition hall,

RDHA designs a polished aluminum facade for generator tower

Brought to you by: Architect: RDHA Location: Toronto Completion Date: 2023 Toronto-based studio RDHA has designed a new emergency generator tower for Metrolinx, the agency responsible for public transit in Toronto. The generator will be put to use in emergency situations, to power Toronto’s Union Station. RDHA’s generator was built adjacent to a defunct signal

Payette crafts operable stainless steel fins for Northeastern’s EXP building

Brought to you by: Architect: Payette Location: Boston Completion Date: 2023 EXP, a brand new science facility for Northeastern University, opened to students earlier this year. Located between Boston’s Roxbury and Fenway neighborhoods, EXP, designed by Payette, allows for the expansion of the school’s scientific research and education programs. The research and laboratory building is

Miller Hull’s new health sciences building features an opaque facade

Brought to you by: Architect: Miller Hull Partnership Location: Seattle Completion Date: 2023 The Miller Hull Partnership’s new Health Sciences and Education Building (HSEB) for the University of Washington (UW) utilizes sustainable strategies to deliver co-disciplinary research, classroom, and collaborative spaces for the next generation of healthcare professionals. Featuring an innovative composite structural system consisting

DLR Group reclads SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center

Brought to you by: Architect: DLR Group Location: Sacramento, California Completion Date: 2022 DLR Group recently transformed and refaced the Sacramento Community Center Theatre, a Brutalist structure originally opened in 1974. Rechristened the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, the building features a new facade with a perforated aluminum screen that allows natural light into