Helmuth Rosales and Steven Holl honored!

Posted on October 25th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, The Cooper Union

photo by Samuel Lahoz Photography

The Cooper Union’s Helmuth Rosales and Stephen Holl Architects were both honored last night at the Center for Architecture’s Heritage Ball. Congrats!

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“Decoys & Depictions” Symposium and Exhibit

Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Installations + Exhibitions, Lectures

This Friday, Nader will lecture at the Sam Fox School of Design and Digital Arts at Washington University in St. Louis on the role of digital images in contemporary architecture. Concurrently, NADAAA’s work will be included in an exhibition, also titled Decoys & Depictions, at the Des Lee Gallery in St. Louis.

“This collaborative discussion between architects and artists raises questions about our operations concerning contemporary images: How can a deeper understanding of electronic imaging and the ongoing technological developments therein reshape how we design and build? How might we reconsider conventional methods of display in relation to the circulation of images through social networking and web-based media? How can interfacing with images directly change how we structure design pedagogy? Decoys & Depictions: Images of the Digital aims to address critical questions about the capacity of images to transform architecture through a dualistic analysis of data and picture.”

For more information on the symposium check HERE.

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North Hall Ribbon-Cutting!

Posted on October 14th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD NORTH HALL, Events

This weekend we celebrated the opening of RISD’s new North Hall with School leadership, students, faculty, and friends. Thank you all for joining us! Photos below of President Rosanne Somerson, NADAAA’s Nader Tehrani, Trustee Gabrielle Bullock, Student Alliance President Catherine Park, and Shawmut Construction’s Chris Maury are by Matthew Watson, an ’09 RISD alum.

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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

Structure Magazine

Building Design + Construction

High Profile

New England Real Estate Journal

Providence Business News + Another Providence Business News

Construction Specifier

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Nader giving keynote at Innovation Conference

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 NORTH 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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Daniels wins Paul Oberman Award for Adaptive Re-use

Posted on October 4th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Awards

“Architectural Conservancy Ontario recognizes and supports excellence in the heritage community through our annual Heritage Awards. These awards honour and celebrate the people who have made significant achievements in heritage preservation in the previous year. They recognize the work of professionals, groups, and individuals in their work to preserve community heritage, including advocacy, restoration, adaptive reuse, landscape heritage, and craftsmanship.”

See all the winners of the 2019 Architectural Conservancy Ontario awards HERE.

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Cooper ranked #4!

Posted on October 2nd, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, The Cooper Union

The Cooper Union has ranked as #4 undergraduate architecture program for 2020 in Architectural Record’s list of America’s Top Architecture Schools. Last year they were #5 and the year before #15. Details and breakdowns HERE.

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Daniels featured in Blueprint

Posted on September 29th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Press

NADAAA’s Daniels Building is featured in this month’s Blueprint. Alex Bozikovic writes: “The late American architectural historian Vincent Scully believed that architecture should be a conversation between eras. Rarely does this metaphor play out with such drama as in the Daniels Building at the University of Toronto, where two very distinct architectural discourses run together on a prominent urban site. […] the very particularity of the building makes it a beautiful and distinctive place. It is architecture that aims to say something bold and complex, and in so doing adds to the conversation that is the city.”

View full article HERE.

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Katie speaking at Facades+ Toronto

Posted on September 27th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures

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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