Colby College’s sprawling athletics center outperforms even the harshest Maine winters

The Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center (HAARC) at Colby College in Waterville, Maine is a sprawling, 350,000-square-foot complex containing a multiuse field house with a 656-foot track, tennis courts, an ice arena, an Olympic-sized pool, a competition gymnasium for basketball and volleyball, squash courts, a strength and fitness center, multi-purpose studios, locker rooms, sports

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The Aya delivers a new housing prototype with its four-faced facade

Facade ManufacturerACME YKK Architects Studio 27 Architecture LEO A DALY Structural EngineerRobert Silman Associates General ContractorBlue Skye Construction LocationWashington, D.C. Date of Completion2020 Systembrick and window wall ProductsACME – 50% Steel Gray Utility, 50% Ridgemar Velour Utility YKK YCW Curtainwall In an effort to improve services for homeless families in Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser

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The bulbous bay windows of the Lantern House illuminate NYC’s High Line

New York City’s High Line is no stranger to development. Since first opening in 2009, the elevated railway–turned–public park has spurred a building frenzy on Manhattan’s Far West Side, much of it architecturally meager. Straddling the High Line today—several years after its third and final stretch was inaugurated—are gleaming glass stalactites, anonymous in their bearing

Vancouver House, a twisting cantilevered tower

The matte stainless steel facade of Vancouver House highlights twisting innovation

Architectural collaborations often arise from networking or crossing paths on site. In this case, it was by chance that Bjarke Ingels met Ian Gillespie, owner of Canada’s leading luxury development company Westbank, at a lecture series where the award-winning firm DIALOG Design was also in attendance. BIG worked with DIALOG and James K.M. Cheng Architects to produce a 497-foot-tall tower with

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The passive house Fass School employs local materials for an active facade

Awarded the 2021 AIA Award for Architecture in late April, the Senegalese Fass School and Teacher’s Residences is the first in its region of over 110 villages to provide secular education alongside traditional Quranic teaching. The project, completed in 2019, was designed by Toshiko Mori Architect (TMA) for the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and nonprofit group Le Korsa. The oval-shaped main building

image of several buildings including The Byrant. View is from Bryant Park and includes trees

New York’s tapering tripartite The Bryant joins the ranks of Beaux-Arts icons

Overlooking New York’s Bryant Park, the (now complete) residential tower The Bryant cuts a striking-yet-austere figure in the crowded Midtown skyline. Designed by the primarily London-based firm David Chipperfield Architects (DCA), the 34-story high-end-rise is notable for its perfect grid of oversize post-and-beam concrete slabs and operable window bays. ArchitectDavid Chipperfield Architects Architect of RecordStonehill Taylor Facade ConsultantVidaris Structural EngineerSeverud

rendering of the L shaped building exterior highlighting the Arizona sun's intense glare

Studio Ma harnesses new climate technologies for ASU’s Downtown Center

In its design of the 284,000 square-foot, 16-story Downtown Phoenix Residence Hall and Entrepreneurial Center for Arizona State University (ASU), Studio Ma demonstrated how new advancements in materials and technologies can be employed to build structures that will better withstand the unique conditions of desert climates. The downtown complex, comprised of an L-shaped residential tower

Gothic revival facade at Vanderbilt University “sprinkles” the past with modern efficiency

While gothic revival architecture can be found on nearly any campus, rarely are these traditional exteriors extolled for their energy efficiency. However, the residential E. Bronson Ingram College building showcases the historic character of the treasured Vanderbilt University campus while also achieving LEED Gold. Located in Nashville, the campus holds an eclectic blend of late


TerraCORE Panels – in partnership with GammaStone and Fiandre – is a leading provider of lightweight panelized cladding systems with an expansive portfolio of solutions. The GammaStone AIR system represents the next generation of thin veneer reinforced cladding, utilizing materials ranging from natural stone, porcelain, glass, brick, GFRC, and mosaic tile. Fiandre’s large-format porcelain rainscreen

SOM’s new Moynihan Train Hall restores original trusses to support new catenary vault skylights

On January 1, 2021, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall opened to the public. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, this renovation and expansion of the original Pennslyvania Station were urgently needed to accommodate the busiest transportation hub in the Western Hemisphere. The monumental civic project connects the architectural past through adaptive reuse of the

Trahan Architects’ 309 Magazine Street infills with monumental steel and poured concrete

Architectural preservation is often a continued struggle between human-made constructs and the inexorable forces of natural phenomena. Nowhere in the United States is this relationship more pronounced than in New Orleans, that polyglottal metropolis at the border of the Mississippi River Delta and the Gulf of Mexico. Located in the Picayune Place neighborhood, Trahan Architects’ under construction 309

The Fitzroy harkens back to Old New York with art deco-inspired terra-cotta blocks

A stroll through New York neighborhoods subject to feverish developments, from Downtown Brooklyn to Central Park South, reveals a design trend that has taken root and proliferated citywide: A seismic shift from unobstructed glass curtain walls to facades of ever-greater opacity. The trend is being driven by myriad forces, namely rising performance standards and shifting aesthetic tastes,