Thanks to all who completed AAO’s Re-Opening Readiness Survey this past April. Twenty percent architecture centers and cultural organizations responded to this questionnaire assessing the state of our members’ near-future planning, and concerns around preparing for re-opening to staff, the public, and the eventual arrival of in-person and hybrid programming. Click through for a summary of the results.
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Beyond the Build Environment recently launched SAY IT WITH MEdia, a challenge for publications to feature BIPOC and women in at least 15% of their content.
Ten architects from six countries selected for two-week creative residency at Art Omi in Ghent, New York.
A newly designed, open-access edition of SAH Archipedia, an online encyclopedia that tells the history of the U.S. through its structures and places, is now freely available to the public.
Walking around the three glass mushrooms levitating in the centre of Prague just minutes from the Charles Square leaves one with a distinctly dystopian feel. The Karel Prager designed buildings from the early 1970s don’t exactly emanate a modern feel. But walk through the bright white neon that spell the letters C A M P and you will find yourself in a parallel universe.
The storied 50-year history of the Chicago Architecture Foundation—long regarded as a global leader in architectural tours, design education, and, more recently, as successful participants in the Open House Worldwide movement—started a new chapter on August 31 when the Chicago Architecture Center officially opened to public visitors.
Last month, we brought you news about the opening of BLOX, the Danish Architecture Center's new home. This month, we have updates and new renderings for two other architecture centers set to open soon: the Chicago Architecture Center and AD EX (the Architecture and Design Exchange, pictured above) in Dallas.
On May 7, 2018, the Danish Architecture Center welcomed the world to Copenhagen and to its long-awaited new home. DAC is Denmark’s national center for the development and dissemination of knowledge about architecture, building, and urban development. With the move, DAC has transformed into a larger and more visible organization that provides visitors an orientation to Danish architecture, design and livable cities. New DAC staff member Jen Masengarb, senior project manager for international visitors (and formerly the director of interpretation and research at the Chicago Architecture Foundation) reports for AAO members.
The 3rd Open House Worldwide Conference took place in London, from January 31-February 2, 2018. Convened by Victoria Thornton, founder of Open House London and the Open House Worldwide family, the conference brought together over 75 representatives from 30 Open House programs around the globe.