State of the Union. Six shortlisted teams unveil vision boards for LA's Union Station. Architecture teams developed concepts for the 42-acre area, presenting “vision boards” containing conceptual renderings—with no specified limitations— for the neighborhood as it might look in the year 2050.
- EE&K a Perkins Eastman Company/UNStudio
- Gruen Associates/Grimshaw Architects
- IBI Group/Foster+Partners
- Moore Ruble Yudell Architect and Planners/Ten Aquitectos/West 8
- NBBJ/ingenhoven Architects/SWA Group
- Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)/ Parsons Transportation Group
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New eZine. World-Architects.com has launched an eMagazine that features a broad spectrum of architectural culture and trends.
The eMagazine articles include Insight, which highlights interviews with clients and discussions with academics and curators, news headlines, Building Review, Film and Product Spotlight.
Flood of Funding. Residents of Houston passed a ground-breaking measure to fund a water and wastewater infrastructure with a pay-as-you-go plan.
This innovative funding tool for a large-scale drainage project is virtually unprecedented, and is a monumental step for Houstonians that offers a roadmap for other cities.
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The LEED Platinum facility blends highly technological green design with innovations originally devised for use in space exploration to form a working office that also showcases the intelligent technology developed by NASA.