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American architecture

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Competition: University of Louisiana Learning Lab

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is holding an open international contest for a landmark new laboratory school (Deadline: 15 September)

  • Contest site: San Jose landmark, California

    Competition: San Jose landmark, California

    The San Jose Light Tower Corporation has launched an international ideas contest for a new landmark structure in Silicon Valley (Deadline: 15 October)

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    Winter Gardens, New York State, by César Pelli and Gruen Associates

    Once an oasis, now a mirage – in the middle of the American city of Niagra Falls the tropical hothouse was an unexpected delight, that then fell into decline as a result of the early ’80s recession and was finally demolished in 2009

  • Houston, Texas

    Competition: Houston Endowment headquarters

    An international competition has been launched for a $20 million base for US philanthropic organisation Houston Endowment (Deadline: 15 July)

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    Kevin Roche (1922 - 2019)

    From a humble first commission to build a piggery for his father in County Cork, the Irish-born American architect went on to work with Eero Saarinen and – with his partner John Dinkeloo – build his own monumental works across the States, culminating in the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1982

  • Hand-drawn maps of Portland

    Competition: The Complete City, Portland

    The Portland Society for Architecture has launched an open international ideas contest to rethink the future of Maine’s largest city (Deadline: 22 July)

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    Seeing red: racial segregation in LA’s suburbs

    The urbanisation of Los Angeles racially segregated its citizens through ‘redlining’ policies, an urban violence that perseveres today

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    Access all areas: the porosity of a hostile border

    As countries become ever-more hostile to external migrants, action must be taken to ensure the city remains inclusive

  • Pulse Nightclub, Orlando

    Competition: National Pulse Memorial & Museum – Orlando

    The onePULSE Foundation has launched an international contest for a new $45 million memorial and museum dedicated to the victims and survivors of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting (Deadline: 30 April)

  • Old Brooklyn in Cleveland, Ohio

    Competition: ZeroThreshold

    An open international ideas contest has been launched for aesthetically-pleasing accessible homes in Cleveland, Ohio (Deadline: 28 June)

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    Preservation In New York

    In a rare piece she wrote for the Architectural Review (August, 1962), Ada Louise Huxtable laments the architectural preservation culture, or lack thereof, in New York 

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    Ada Louise Huxtable (1921-2013)

    Ada Louise Huxtable made history as the first full-time architecture critic at a US newspaper when she joined the New York Times, and was later awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1970

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