Nader speaks at the Digital Desires Symposium

Posted on March 31st, 2012 by Lisa LaCharité

Posted under: Events

As mentioned in a previous post Nader is a speaker today at the Sam Fox School Digital Desires Symposium.

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AIANY awards in the Architect’s Newspaper

Posted on March 15th, 2012 by Lisa LaCharité

Posted under: Awards

All AIANY unbuilt honor award winners here including Dortoir Familial and all AIANY interiors honor award winners here including the Hinman Research Building.

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Come Visit Us In NYC!

Posted on March 13th, 2012 by jpalazzolo

Posted under: Events, Things We Like

NADAAA New York is full steam ahead in Chelsea’s iconic Starrett Lehigh building. Located at 601 W 26th Street, the Starrett Lehigh Buidling, taking up a full city block, is situated between the Hudson River and the expanding High Line Park.

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Melbourne Uni Exhibit Elicits Project Conversations

Posted on March 11th, 2012 by Lisa LaCharité

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, Press

The Melbourne Uni Exhibit has started to stir up some conversation about the project in the Melbourne design community. Read A Visual Treat: JWA and NADAAA’s University of Melbourne Exhibition in Review written by Marnie Morieson on Architectureanddesign.com.au  and A New Architecture Building written by Warwick Mihaly on Ponfilocastaldi.

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New Development in Our Neighborhood

Posted on March 7th, 2012 by Katie Faulkner

Posted under: Things We Like

In early February, a Roxbury Project Review Committee (PRC) voted unanimously to endorse Melnea Partners, including NADAAA, for the development of a City lot known as “Parcel 9.”

The mandate for the development was given by the 2004 Roxbury Master Plan, which called for projects that enabled wealth generation for the local community, honored a commitment to local and minority hiring, and provided both affordable and market-rate housing. The November 2011 decision to move the Boston School Department to the renovated Ferdinand Building in Dudley Square reflected the Plan’s foundational belief that land use and quality of life must be considered in terms of neighborhood economic benefit.

In addition to a credible financial plan, the three contenders for the development of Parcel 9 were required to project numbers of full-time jobs. During the public review process, teams were rarely questioned about design, and instead asked to specify salary ranges, community job prospects, and number of market-rate vs. low-income housing units. All teams had complicated financial models that included New Market Tax Credits, a federal incentive program offering tax credits to investors.

Within this discussion, NADAAA’s design for the Melnea Hotel + Residences presented itself as transformative. The 160-room hotel and 52 apartments were raised on a landscaped platform with views to the City. The ground floor, penetrable at many points, linked Dudley Square with Ramsey Park by means of a jazz club, restaurant, fitness center, and community hall. Renderings featured the structure’s dynamic form, pedestrians and cyclists traversing the site, convenient public transportation access, and active storefronts.

The Melnea team- architects, urban designers, developers, and community members- considered “shared value,” a concept described by economist Michael Porter as going beyond the success of a single venture to create societal benefit. Designers stressed the need for vibrancy and positive environmental impact, developers considered tenants and ROI’s, and members of the community researched career “ladder opportunities” for community low-skilled workers.

After the PRC announced support for the Melnea Hotel + Residences, The Bay State Banner quoted co-chair Jorge Martinez, “This will be a huge economic engine for the community … (I) can’t wait” for the development to begin. The Melnea team enjoyed the levity of celebration, but understood the real work has yet to begin.

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On Exhibit: A New Building for The University of Melbourne Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning

Posted on March 6th, 2012 by achang

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, Installations + Exhibitions

NADAAA in Partnership with John Wardle Architects in Melbourne present an Exhibition of the New Building for the University of Melbourne Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning.  It’s been up for a week and will remain up for another week and a half.   The Exhibition highlights design models, and presentation drawings of the new building as well as the collaborative dialogue between the two offices.  If you’re in The Melbourne VIC area please visit the Wunderlich Gallery at the Architecture Building.  between Monday, 27 February 2012 –  Saturday, 17 March 2012.   http://www.abp-unimelb.com/engage/a-new-building

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2012 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards

Posted on March 6th, 2012 by Lisa LaCharité

Posted under: Awards, Press

The Hinman Research Building at Georgia Tech wins an Interiors Honor Award and Dortoir Familial wins an Un-built Work Honor Award. See full list of winners here.

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It’s a doggy dog world

Posted on March 6th, 2012 by Lisa LaCharité

Posted under: Things We Like

We have been organizing, moving and rearranging things in the office lately. Dora, Lucia and Annie have been helping. Dora supervises organization of papers, Lucia oversees the moving of boxes, Annie oversees productivity (here she is editing animations).

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Anglesea Australia rainbow

Posted on March 1st, 2012 by Lisa LaCharité

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Nader Tehrani was able to snap this shot during his recent visit to Australia in Anglesea.

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Hinman wins I.D. Award

Posted on March 1st, 2012 by Lisa LaCharité

Posted under: Awards, Press

Hinman wins honorable mention in the I.D. 2011 Annual Design Review.

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