Roland Snooks and Robert Stuart-Smith, Directors of Kokkugia are excited to announce the formation of two new architecture practices: Studio Roland Snooks and Robert Stuart-Smith Design (rs-sdesign). Kokkugia has always been a highly speculative research practice focused on imagining the future. Snooks and Stuart-Smith are now leveraging that research to establish practices that are focused on realising built projects and providing architectural services.
Related Companies, New York’s premier residential developer, today announced that it has commissioned world renowned Zaha Hadid Architects to design a boutique condominium adjacent to the High Line at 520 West 28th Street in Chelsea just south of Hudson Yards. The 11-story residential development will mark Hadid’s first commission in New York City, leaving an indelible mark on the High Line’s architecture map and continuing Related’s storied history of partnering with world-class architects and designers.
Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, announces that Gia Wolff, an architect based in Brooklyn, New York, is the winner of the inaugural Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship dedicated to fostering new forms of architectural research informed by cross-cultural engagement.
Rio de Janeiro CityVision Competition is the fifth international ideas competition launched by CityVision and it’s part of the annual programme “Sick & Wonder.”
Because of its deep reflection about the future of our cities, Sick & Wonder will try to unveil the disgust behind our cities and to subvert it through the wonder. A wonder that CityVision has shared, since the beginning, with its friends of Farm Cultural Park.
“Rio de Janiero Competition”
Early registration: 04/09
Late registration: 06/10
CRO Studio, founded by Woodbury School of Architecture professor Marcel Sanchez and his partner Adriana Cuellar, is a recipient of a 60th annual Progressive Architecture Award. The P/A Award represents one of the highest honors in the profession and was given to Sanchez and Cuellar for their project Modulo Prep Library in Tijuana, Mexico. Other 2013 recipients include several of the most distinguished firms in contemporary practice: Asymptote Architecture, BIG, Perkins+Will, and Barkow Leibinger.
Peter Reyner Banham spent his time in Buffalo engaged in a scholarly project on the imaginary of American industrial architecture that took the form of historical research, hands-on engagement and seminar instruction, resulting in his landmark work, A Concrete Atlantis. In celebration of Banham’s legacy of experimental criticism, the fellowship is intended to support the research and creative activity of emerging practitioners. . . .
Applications due: 04/01
Robert A. M. Stern Architects is pleased to announce the 2013 RAMSA Travel Fellowship. The RAMSA Travel Fellowship is a $10,000 prize awarded yearly by the RAMSA partnership for the purpose of travel and research. More specifically, the RAMSA Travel Fellowship seeks to promote investigations on the perpetuation of tradition through invention—key to the firm’s own work. The prize is intended to nurture emerging talent and will be awarded each year to an individual who has proven insight and interest in the profession and its future, as well as the ability to carry forth in-depth research.
03/25: Deadline for submission of proposal