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Atlassian Central’s Bold New Art

In LED tubing, Wiradjuri artist Brook Andrew is creating three illuminated silhouettes: a waxing moon, a sun synchronised to daily temperatures and an emu constellation seen in the dust bands of the Milky Way as a keystone art project for the office tower rising 40 storeys above Sydney’s Central Station.

A New Generation of Women Architects Take the Advocacy Helm

The foundation has organized training programs for hundreds of women in leadership positions and many more through mentorship programs. “It’s not really about getting a seat at the table anymore,” Angelica Baccon says. “It’s about how we’re going to shape the profession now that we have one.”

SHoP Designs Mercedes-Benz’ First US Residential Skyscraper

Mercedes-Benz Places is a planned 67-storey, mixed-used skyscraper under construction in the Brickell neighbourhood of Miami. Developed by JDS Development Group (JDS), the building was designed collaboratively between SHoP and the Mercedes-Benz design team. At 2.5 million square feet (232,257 square metres) it will be one of the largest projects currently under construction in Florida.

11 Remarkable Buildings from Columbia Architects

Since the establishment of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in 1881, alumni have gone on to create dazzling structures from the National Archives Building to the Empire State Building to the Museum of Modern Art. Today, Columbia architects are building upon that legacy in conceiving a wide range of innovative public and private spaces around the world.

FIT’s New Academic Building Nears Completion

Work is nearing completion on Fashion Institute of Technology‘s ten-story New Academic Building at 220 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by SHoP Architects, the 110,000-square-foot structure is engineered to LEED Gold standards and will yield new classrooms, administrative offices, review and exhibition spaces, and a student quad illuminated by skylights.

SHoP Leads NYC Housing Design Studio

With a focus on leveraging SHoP’s advanced technology for the greater good—meaning a strong emphasis on cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability—Getman and Garcia presented students with a brief around an affordable housing site they see as falling between challenge and opportunity.

Brooklyn Tower in Dezeen Top 10

We select 10 of this year’s most talked-about architecture projects in the United States as part of our 2023 roundup of the biggest and best.

SHoP Goes ‘Mega’ for World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Tower

The tower’s superstructure, developed in collaboration with local practice BVN and structural engineer Eckersley O’Callaghan and TTW, comprises a steel and concrete ‘mega frame’ supporting a series of ‘mega floors’ positioned every four storeys. A steel and glass exoskeleton façade wraps around the outside. The mega floors each support a giant freestanding three-floor timber insertion constructed in cross-laminated timber (CLT). The mega floors divide the tower vertically into separate ‘neighbourhoods’ incorporating a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, including planted terraces.

New Video Describes SHoP/Fair Supply Partnership

In a video produced by Fair Supply, Chris Sharples and Steven Garcia discuss how SHoP is employing Fair Supply data to transform their supply chain decision making, including the importance of using technology to track and embed information related to material sourcing, labor risks, and carbon data directly into architectural models.

Brockport Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Canal Corporation today announced the commencement of construction of a new pedestrian bridge over the Erie Canal in the Village of Brockport, Monroe County. The crossing is the first new large-scale infrastructure project under New York State’s Reimagine the Canals initiative and will connect the SUNY Brockport campus to the Empire State Trail.