North Hall in the Press

Posted on October 11th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Press

Recent press on North Hall:

The Architect’s Newspaper

Building Design + Construction

High Profile

New England Real Estate Journal

Providence Business News + Another Providence Business News

Structure Magazine

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Nader giving keynote at Innovation Conference on Oct. 29th

Posted on October 11th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures

On Tuesday, October 29th at The New School in New York Architectural Record will bring together key figures who are generating a range of creative solutions for the built environment today and into the future. From small scale interventions to large developments, the projects presented at the conference will highlight how shifting values, emerging technologies, and new concepts are driving the future of architecture.

See the full conference program and register HERE.

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North Hall mention in New York Times

Posted on October 4th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD RES HALL, Press

Frank Lowenstein, Brian Donahue and David Foster write for the New York Times on how CLT can help solve the climate crisis. RISD’s recently completed North Hall is cited as a case-study. Read the full article HERE.

“Across North America, trees stand ready to help us solve the climate crisis. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in their wood. One way to respond to a challenge from the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, to seek “bold action and much greater ambition” on climate change is to protect forests from development, improve forest management and use sustainably harvested wood to build tall buildings. This will allow us to pump carbon from the atmosphere and store it both in forests and in cities. It will also support rural economies, improve wildlife habitat and create more affordable housing. This opportunity arises from cross-laminated timber, or CLT.”

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Katie speaking at Facades+ Toronto

Posted on September 27th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Uncategorized

Katie will speak on the Daniels Building’s heritage façade on October 11th at the Facades+ Conference: Toronto 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street, Toronto. Find full Conference info HERE and register HERE!

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Nader giving Keynote at Forum on Architecture + Design

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures

Nader will give the Thursday Morning Keynote “The Weight of Thinness” at AIA Philadelphia’s Forum on Architecture + Design next week at Convene. To register and for more information click HERE.

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Next Thursday – Diana Agrest: Architecture of Nature / Nature of Architecture

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, The Cooper Union

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RISD North Hall Opening Celebration!

Posted on September 20th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Uncategorized

Join us on Saturday, October 12th at 60 Waterman Street, Providence, RI as we celebrate the opening of North Hall, RISD’s newest residence hall in more than 30 years. Share in the festivities, enjoy seasonal refreshments and tour the building. The celebration is from 11am-12pm with tours running from 12pm-2pm. Please RSVP by Friday, October 4!

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Daniels wins two Architecture Masterprize Awards

Posted on September 18th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

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The Architecture MasterPrize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide. Daniels was selected as a top building in both the Education and Green categories.

See all the winning projects HERE.

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Daniels Wins Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Awards

Jury comment:

“The University of Toronto Daniels Building and landscape at One Spadina Crescent grapples with a challenging but glorious site. The landmark roadway circle and heritage building were inherently disconnected from adjacent streets and the University of Toronto campus, but remained a highly visible and historically significant site in the city. The designers have ingeniously exploited these constraints delivering an iconic landscape and building expansion that serves as a significant anchor to the University campus and, playing up its 360 degrees of exposure, addresses the public around the circle. To the south, the original building stands proud above new tall grasses. To the east and west, entrance plazas serve to connect to adjacent neighbourhoods, and to the north, a planted amphitheatre forms a dramatic space for outdoor events and lounging.

In particular, the jury applauds the striking and experimental landscape design which is bold enough to make a statement in this space of non-stop traffic. Sloping planted landforms and a wild plant palette challenge expectations of more mundane campus landscape design and offer great diversity in a relatively small area. It serves as a marker of design experimentation – an important indication of the activities within the building’s walls.”

More information on the Toronto Urban Design Awards Program can be found HERE.

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‘Landscape Will Thank You to Remember That’

Posted on September 12th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Power Picket, Press

David Heymann challenges the boundaries between and terminologies of architecture, public art, and landscape. Is NADAAA’s Power Picket public art or architecture? Read Heymann’s take HERE.

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