The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), designed by the collaborative team of R+L and James Corner Field Operations has been cited for an Award of Excellence by the 2014 AIA New York State Design Awards Jury in the Unbuilt Projects category. The project will be exhibited this fall at the AIANYS's annual design conference in Saratoga, NY. The award, which honors distinguished projects by New York State architects, will be conferred on Friday, Oct 10. MORE >06/18/14
R+L's recently completed exhibition design for the Davis Museum at Wellesley College is in the news this week. The Boston Globe reports that "While former secretary of state Hillary Clinton signed copies of her new book, “Hard Choices,” at the Harvard Book Store on Monday, one of her predecessors (and the first woman to hold that office), Madeleine Albright was at Wellesley College, the alma mater of both women, and scheduled to sign copies of her own book, Read My Pins." Astrid Lipka and Lyn Rice were on hand Monday evening for Albright's public dialogue with Wellesley president Kim Bottomly, where she lauded R+L's lucent display design for the exhibition of the same name. Read My Pins, which documents her deft use of pins as diplomatic tools, is open through July 20. Photo © Suzanne Kreiter-Boston Globe. MORE >05/19/14
Astrid Lipka and Lyn Rice co-chaired this year's national American Institute of Architects/Committee on Design (AIACOD) conference here in NYC, which concluded yesterday, May 18. The four-day conference examined the status of urbanism and architecture in New York through an intensive itinerary of on-site talks by 30 leading thinkers, planners and architects at 17 of the city's most significant project & development sites. The conference brought together speakers Stan Allen, Michael Arad, Vishaan Chakrabarti, David Childs, Susan Chin, Craig Dykers, Hugh Hardy, Scott Marble & Karen Fairbanks, Charles Renfro, Lisa Switkin, Marion Weiss & Michael Manfredi, Claire Weisz, Billie Tsien, Mark Wigley, and Tom Wright to name a few. A year in the making, the conference included participants from across the US and culminated with a panel discussion about the future of urbanism in NY moderated by AIANY's Lance Brown. Many thanks to our tenacious committee here in NYC and to national AIACOD chair Steven Alspaugh for making the conference a great success.