After letter-writing campaign, Senate committee backs down on massive change to TIGER program

Light rail in Minneapolis. (MARK DANIELSON / FLICKR)

Light rail in Minneapolis. (MARK DANIELSON / FLICKR)

Since 2009, the United States Department of Transportation’s TIGER program has helped realize some of the country’s most innovative and overdue urban design and transportation initiatives. Launched as part of President Obama’s 2009 stimulus package, TIGER grants have since provided funding for projects like the Brooklyn Greenway, Kansas City streetcar, and new light rail in the Twin Cities.

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Historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville reveals new look following $14 million expansion

National, Preservation
Friday, July 10, 2015
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(Courtesy Steve Lowry/Ryman Auditorium)

(Courtesy Steve Lowry/Ryman Auditorium)

An historic epicenter for music and stage performances in the “Music City” of Nashville, the Ryman Auditorium, has unveiled a new face following a $14 million expansion by Nashville-based firms Hastings Architecture Associates and R.C. Mathews Contractor.

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro touts new planning rules for affordable housing

Development, National, News, Urbanism
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Today local officials cut the ribbon on phase two of the Park Boulevard housing development, adding 128 units to the mixed-income community in Bronzeville. (Kathryn Quinn Architects)

Today local officials cut the ribbon on phase two of the Park Boulevard housing development, adding 128 units to the mixed-income community in Bronzeville. (Kathryn Quinn Architects)

U.S. Housing & Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro visited Chicago today to announce a clarification to the 1968 Fair Housing Act that officials say will improve access to affordable housing in cities across the country.

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NCARB makes changes to the licensure process for 2015

The Architect's Hand. (Courtesy George Smyth)

The Architect’s Hand. (Courtesy George Smyth)

Architectural professionals who set their path to licensure aside can soon receive full credit for relevant experiences “that identifies proficiency in the IDP experience categories.” This is one of several changes the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is making to the licensure process.

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Product> Great Pavers for Plazas and Hardscapes

Spec Sheet  
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(Courtesy Unilock)

From courtyards to car parks, pedestrian streets to city plazas, pavers offer an aesthetic and durable alternative to ordinary asphalt and concrete surfaces.

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Products> Hot Products for Hot Summer Days

National, Product
Saturday, July 4, 2015
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(Courtesy Vitrocsa)

Landscape lighting, kitchen systems, pavers, and wire mesh: readers of SpecSheet certainly have wide-ranging interests. Here are some of the most popular products of the year thus far, as measured by the volume of online traffic.

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Breaking> Nader Tehrani named dean of Cooper Union School of Architecture

Nader Tehrani

Nader Tehrani

New York City’s Cooper Union finally found a new leader. Nader Tehrani has been appointed dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. He joins the school this month, taking over where Anthony Vidler left off. Tehrani, formerly of Office dA, is now principal of NADAAA.

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Product> Windows, Walls, and Doors for Spatial Solutions

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Spec Sheet  
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(Courtesy Maars Living Walls)

Inside or out, these six systems encourage spatial efficiency in both commercial and residential settings. Innately flexible, their design allows square footage to respond to the changing demands of the user.

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Think you can design a high-speed mass transit Hyperloop prototype for Elon Musk?

(Courtesy Hyperloop Transport Technologies)

(Courtesy Hyperloop Transport Technologies)

Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk generated brouhaha in 2013 when he proposed a high-speed mass transit system that could travel at just under the speed of sound.

“It’s a cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table,” Musk wrote in a white paper on the so-called Hyperloop, in which he conjectured a reduced-pressure tube design for transporting humans and freight between San Francisco and Los Angeles in just 35 minutes.

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AN West Editor Mimi Zeiger wins Landscape Architecture Magazine’s Williams Medal

(Courtesy Brett Van Ort)

(Courtesy Brett Van Ort)

Landscape Architecture Magazine has given its annual Williams Medal to AN West Editor Mimi Zeiger for her article “Fresno v. Eckbo.” Featured in LAM‘s December 2014 issue, Zeiger’s piece centers on a redevelopment proposal for the Garrett Eckbo–designed Fulton Mall in downtown Fresno, California. The city government plans to run streets through the pedestrian-friendly landscape in an effort to revitalize this now struggling, once well-known city center. Zeiger’s article draws attention to how the plan would jeopardize the preservation of the historically designed area.

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Shipping container wunderkind SG Blocks teams up with Farm Stores to create drive-thru outlets

(Courtesy SG Blocks)

(Courtesy SG Blocks)

Self-contained, prefabricated, and already an architectural craze, shipping containers could be the key to cost-efficient franchising. SG Blocks has partnered with Farm Stores, the nation’s largest drive-thru chain, to design and engineer a prototype for fast-assembling new Farm Stores.

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Product> Architecture Without Borders: Operable Exterior Walls

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Spec Sheet  
LEAD-vitrocsa-FRAN-SILVESTRE-ARQUITECTOS-VALENCIA-(11)-copy

(Courtesy Vitrocsa)

Operable exterior walls strengthen the link between architecture and landscape by selectively erasing portions of a building. Whether they’re swinging, sliding, or pivoting, these dual-purpose panels expand the possibilities of design.

Invisible Wall System

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