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BEYER BLINDER BELLE REVITALIZES HISTORIC FRANKLIN SCHOOL, NEW HOME TO D.C.’S INAUGURAL LANGUAGE-ARTS MUSEUM, PLANET WORD

Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB) announces that Planet Word, a revolutionary museum dedicated to the power, beauty, and fun of language, opened to the public on October 22nd. The Museum is housed in D.C.’s historic and long-vacant Franklin School, which was revitalized by Beyer Blinder Belle. Planet Word…

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RISD Participates in Microsoft Virtual Reality Study Aimed at Developing an Immersive Classroom Environment That Meets the Needs of Artists and Designers

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) announces their participation in a Microsoft virtual reality study aimed at developing an immersive classroom environment that meets the needs of artists and designers. The study’s goal is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of…

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HUNTER’S POINT SOUTH WATERFRONT PARK AWARDED 2020 ULI NEW YORK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPMENT & AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN

SWA/BALSLEY announces that Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park – one of New York City’s most ambitious parkland developments in decades – has been awarded a 2020 ULI New York Awards for Excellence, in the “Excellence in Civic Development” category, and…

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Rhode Island School of Design Launches “Race in Art & Design” Cluster Hire Search

As part of its commitment to address institutional racism and advance social equity, RISD is hiring 10 new faculty as part of a cluster hire initiative focused on race and decolonization in art and design.    In response to student…

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Friedman Benda presents ‘WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN’, November 5–December 12, 2020

On November 5, Friedman Benda will open an expansive exhibition called What Would Have Been. On the heels of a tumultuous and unprecedented cycle of global events, the gallery will share a trove of design from over 30 studios originally…

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WRNS STUDIO COMPLETES TWO BUILDINGS FOR EL CAMINO HEALTH PART OF MOUNTAIN VIEW CAMPUS EXPANSION MASTER PLAN

WRNS Studio has completed two buildings for El Camino Health (ECH) – Behavioral Health Services Taube Pavilion (BHS) and Integrated Medical Sobrato Pavilion – as part of its Mountain View campus Master Plan. Both projects leverage innovations in patient-centered care,…

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Rhode Island School of Design Completes Phase Two of Quad Block Enhancement Project with Reopening of Nickerson Hall

PROVIDENCE, RI (September 14, 2020) – Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has completed renovations to its Nickerson Hall residence, marking the end of phase two of the multiyear Quad block enhancement project, which includes multiple housing structures and a dining…

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Friedman Benda presents DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 54: DOMITILLA DARDI

Inaugurated on April 1, 2020, Design in Dialogue is a series of online interviews hosted alternately by curator and historian Glenn Adamson (Wednesdays) and designer Stephen Burks (Fridays). Conversations are held on Zoom for 1 hour, beginning at 11AM EDT, including a…

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Friedman Benda presents DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 53: SIMONE LEAMON & EWAN MCEOIN

Inaugurated on April 1, 2020, Design in Dialogue is a series of online interviews hosted alternately by curator and historian Glenn Adamson (Wednesdays) and designer Stephen Burks (Fridays). Conversations are held on Zoom for 1 hour, beginning at 11AM EDT, including a…

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Friedman Benda presents DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 52: EKENE IJEOMA

Inaugurated on April 1, 2020, Design in Dialogue is a series of online interviews hosted alternately by curator and historian Glenn Adamson (Wednesdays) and designer Stephen Burks (Fridays). Conversations are held on Zoom for 1 hour, beginning at 11AM EDT, including a…

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Friedman Benda presents DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 51: DAN BARBER + GREGG MOORE

Inaugurated on April 1, 2020, Design in Dialogue is a series of online interviews hosted alternately by curator and historian Glenn Adamson (Wednesdays) and designer Stephen Burks (Fridays). Conversations are held on Zoom for 1 hour, beginning at 11AM EDT, including a…

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Friedman Benda presents DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 50: BYRON & DEXTER PEART

Inaugurated on April 1, 2020, Design in Dialogue is a series of online interviews hosted alternately by curator and historian Glenn Adamson and designer Stephen Burks. Conversations are held on Zoom for 1 hour, beginning at 11AM EDT, including a participatory…

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WRNS Studio Designs Healthy, Inspirational Workplace for Century-Old Okland Construction in Salt Lake City

WRNS Studio has completed the renovation and expansion of the corporate headquarters for Salt Lake City-based Okland Construction. With roots that reach back to 1918, Okland Construction is a privately held, family-owned business that has left its mark of craftsmanship…

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President Somerson Announces Actions to Advance Social Equity at RISD

Rhode Island School of Design President Rosanne Somerson announced actions to advance social equity at RISD through a letter addressed to the RISD Community. The letter reads as follows: Dear RISD Community, Over recent weeks BIPOC students, faculty, staff and alumni have voiced…

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SWA SELECTED AS MASTER PLANNER FOR FREEDOM PARK IN ATLANTA, GA

The Freedom Park Conservancy announces the selection of the Houston-based studio of the world renowned landscape architecture firm, SWA Group, for the master plan of Freedom Park, a 200+ acre public park adjacent to downtown Atlanta and home to the…

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Designer Stephen Burks joins ‘Design in Dialogue’ as a host, interviewing guests with an emphasis on voices of diversity in the design community

Friedman Benda is pleased to announce that beginning in July, designer Stephen Burks will be joining Design in Dialogue as a host. Stephen Burks will appear weekly on Fridays, inviting and interviewing guests with a particular emphasis on voices of…

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SWA/Balsley Designs Paveletskaya Plaza in Moscow, a Model of Landscape Urbanism and Placemaking

Prominently located at the front door of Moscow’s historic train station, the new Paveletskaya Plaza is poised to become the city’s next great urban park and public attraction. The innovative design collaboration by SWA/Balsley and 5+design won an invited international competition with a…

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Friedman Benda presents ‘Assemblage 6: Unlearning’ by Faye Toogood on September 10

Friedman Benda is pleased to present British artist Faye Toogood’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, Assemblage 6: Unlearning, opening September 10, 2020. Assemblage 6 marks a dramatic rupture in Faye Toogood’s creative trajectory, in which she has set out to ‘unlearn’ the…

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‘OrtaMiklos: 6 acts of confinement’ at Friedman Benda

Friedman Benda is pleased to present OrtaMiklos: 6 acts of confinement, the first US solo exhibition of the French and Danish creative duo. In 6 acts of confinement, OrtaMiklos debuts a new body of work divided into six discrete scenes…

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Rhode Island School of Design’s Senior Show 2020 Now On View

Graduating seniors now living in various locations around the world came together virtually for what may be their final collective project: the RISD Senior Show 2020. Featuring the work of more than 300 students in 16 undergraduate majors, the exhibition…

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SWA Group Designs ‘The Promenade On Forest’, a Pandemic-Age Pedestrian Plaza with Dining, Shopping and Safe Gathering Spaces in Laguna Beach

As cities across the United States start to reopen more businesses in a time COVID-19, the City of Laguna Beach, CA, has collaborated with SWA Group, internationally renowned landscape and urban design firm, to transform its famous Forest Avenue in the…

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Hyundai Motor Group and Rhode Island School of Design Announce Collaboration to Study Future Mobility Innovations Inspired by Nature

Hyundai Motor Group and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) today announced a research collaboration to examine relationships among natural and built environments in order to propose new directions for the future of mobility. The study expands on the smart mobility vision announced…

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Rhode Island School of Design Announces 2020–2021 Reopening Plan

  Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) plans to open this fall with students on campus in a de-densified model. This decision comes after RISD, like many colleges and universities across the world, implemented a remote learning model for the latter…

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Rhode Island School of Design’s Grad Show 2020 Now on View

Thesis work by students who recently completed master’s degrees at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is now on view at 2020risdgrad.show. Grad Show 2020 invites viewers to experience an expansive range of exploration by emerging artists and designers. The digital publication includes work by…

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BEYER BLINDER BELLE LAUNCHES BBB ‘UNIVERSITY’

Beyer Blinder Belle has launched BBB ‘University’, a homegrown initiative that provides staff with training in emerging technologies and explores new project approaches and delivery methods. Created during difficult times and changes in the business environment, BBB Uni is one of several…

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RISD Interior Architecture Students Envision Bold New Alternatives for the Iconic and Long-Vacant “Superman Building”

With an iconic building in Providence approaching its eighth year of vacancy, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) students in a spring studio titled Saving Superman focused on bringing it back to life. Built in 1928 at the then-impressive height of…

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Rhode Island School of Design Celebrates the Class of 2020

On Saturday, May 30, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will honor the 457 undergraduate and 207 graduate students earning their degrees this spring. The global virtual celebration featuring a video tribute to the class of 2020 will go live…

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 21: Joris Laarman

DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 21: Joris Laarman Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas….

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 20: Aric Chen

DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 20: Aric Chen Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas….

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 19: Alexandra Lange

DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 19: Alexandra Lange Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas….

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 18: Adam Silverman

DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 18 Adam Silverman Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas….

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 17: Darrin Alfred, Monica Obniski, Bobbye Tigerman

DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 17: Darrin Alfred (Denver Art Museum) Monica Obniski (High Museum of Art) Bobbye Tigerman (LACMA) Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from…

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 16: Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 16. Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and…

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 14: Stephen Burks

DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 14. Stephen Burks Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas….

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 13: Sarah Schleuning

DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 13. Sarah Schleuning Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas….

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 11: James Wines

Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas. Conversations are held on Zoom for 45…

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Friedman Benda presents ‘6 acts of confinement’, first solo exhibition by creative duo OrtaMiklos | June 25th

Friedman Benda is pleased to present OrtaMiklos: 6 acts of confinement, the first US solo exhibition of the French and Danish creative duo. In 6 acts of confinements, OrtaMiklos debuts a new body of work divided into six discrete scenes with each act…

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 10: Alexandra Cunningham Cameron

Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas. Conversations are held on Zoom for 45…

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In the Face of COVID-19, Rhode Island School of Design Implements Remote Teaching & Learning Practices

PROVIDENCE, RI (April 29, 2020) – With the campus shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rhode Island School of Design has transitioned to remote teaching and learning for the remainder of the spring semester. Within a matter of days, RISD…

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Friedman Benda presents Design In Dialogue with Ron Arad

DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 8. Ron Arad Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas. Conversations…

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SWA GROUP INVITES PARTICIPATION IN EARTH DAY GALLERY AS PART OF “NATURE WORKS” CAMPAIGN

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, International landscape architecture firm SWA Group invites the public to participate in Nature Works, its new digital campaign aimed to bring solace to the public amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  The campaign provides beautiful…

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 7: OrtaMiklos

Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas. Conversations are held on Zoom for 45 minutes +…

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 6: Najla El Zein

Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas. Conversations are held on Zoom for 45 minutes +…

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 5 with Humberto Campana

Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas. Conversations are held on Zoom for 45 minutes +…

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Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 4: Faye Toogood

Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas. Conversations are held on Zoom for 45 minutes +…

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Rhode Island School of Design Community Confer Virtually to Address Nationwide Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment Due to COVID-19

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) students, alumni and faculty are conferring virtually about creative ways to meet worldwide demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical personnel across the United States. A recent report in the Washington Post indicates…

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Friedman Benda announces Design in Dialogue, a new video interview series hosted by design critic Glenn Adamson

DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 1. Misha Kahn We are thrilled to launch today Design in Dialogue, Friedman Benda’s new video interview series hosted by design critic Glenn Adamson. Occurring every Wednesday @ 11am EST, Design in Dialogue will feature interviews with the gallery’s roster of designers. Each episode will be followed by a public Q&A, allowing viewers to…

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A note to our media colleagues from John Melick

Dear media colleagues, Over the last several years, the art, culture and design media has experienced a financial roller coaster ride as many in our sectors have diverted parts of their ad budgets to digital content as the expectations of audiences have shifted. With some sense of stability only…

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WRNS Studio Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020

WRNS Studio has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020. The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to…

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Rhode Island School of Design Opens First Newly Constructed Residence Hall in 34 Years

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) celebrates the opening of North Hall, the college’s first newly constructed residential facility to open in 34 years. The first cross-laminated timber (CLT)-steel hybrid residence hall in New England, the building is an innovative…

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Rhode Island School of Design President Rosanne Somerson Receives 5-Year Extension

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) recently announced that the Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to extend President Rosanne Somerson’s appointment as the leader of the institution for an additional five years, to June 30, 2025. In 2015, after an extensive…

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Magnusson Architecture and Planning breaks ground on a sustainable, mixed-use complex at 2050 Grand Concourse in the Bronx

The development will bring 96 units of affordable and supportive housing and will house the relocated headquarters of Unique People Services New York, NY — Construction began on a mixed-use, mixed-income development in the Bronx’s Fordham Heights. Designed by Magnusson Architecture…

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Friedman Benda Gallery presents at TEFAF Maastricht 2020: ‘Ettore Sottsass, Gaetano Pesce, Shiro Kuramata: 1950s–1970s’

March 5 – 15, 2020 For Friedman Benda’s inaugural participation at TEFAF Maastricht 2020, the gallery is pleased to present an overview of early key furniture and objects by Ettore Sottsass, Gaetano Pesce, and Shiro Kuramata. Through pivotal works rarely…

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Magnusson Architecture and Planning Wins Multiple 2020 AIA Design Awards for St. Augustine Terrace and MLK Plaza

Only affordable housing project this year to be recognized by AIA New York City Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) announces the firm’s recognition by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as a leading firm in architectural excellence in New York…

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Magnusson Architecture and Planning Announce Completion of The Printhouse

Project brings 71 market rate and affordable units  targeted at young professionals seeking a more affordable urban lifestyle in New Rochelle, NY. Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) recently announced the completion of The Printhouse, a six-story, 68,300 sf mixed-use development….

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Friedman Benda presents Misha Kahn ‘Soft Bodies, Hard Spaces,’ opening February 27, 2020

Soft Bodies, Hard Spaces February 27 – April 4, 2020 New York, NY (January 13, 2020) – Friedman Benda is pleased to present Misha Kahn’s third solo show at the gallery. In Soft Bodies, Hard Spaces, the Brooklyn-based artist exploits…

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Friedman Benda presents ‘Comfort’, curated by Omar Sosa

Comfort, Curated by Omar Sosa January 9 – February 15, 2020 Opening reception: Thursday, January 9, 2020, 6–8pm Press preview: January 9, 2020, 10am–12pm “We must rediscover for ourselves the mystery of comfort, for without it, our dwellings will indeed…

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Three affordable housing developments by Magnusson Architecture and Planning among the winners of New York State’s Buildings of Excellence Competition

The awarded projects exemplify MAP’s commitment to high standards for design, health and sustainability in affordable housing Three affordable housing developments designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) were among the winners of the First Round of the Buildings of…

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BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON DESIGNS NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR THE HENRY J. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has partnered with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) to design its headquarters in San Francisco’s China Basin neighborhood. Located just across the AT&T park, the new 26,700 square foot space is intended to meet the…

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Friedman Benda announces collaboration with artist Daniel Arsham at Design Miami/

This year at Design Miami/, Friedman Benda will present an immersive installation by acclaimed artist Daniel Arsham in collaboration with the gallery. The latest project in his multi-disciplinary practice, Arsham breaks away from the traditional constraints of an art fair….

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SWA Group Designs Pacific Plaza Park in Downtown Dallas

SWA Group has designed Pacific Plaza, a new public park that transforms the experience of the central business district in downtown Dallas.  Pacific Plaza is the first of an ambitious four-park initiative spearheaded by Parks for Downtown Dallas in a…

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Magnusson Architecture and Planning Announce Completion of Selis Manor

Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) announce the completion of Selis Manor, a tenant-in-place renovation of a 205-unit special needs apartment building serving a population that is blind and physically disabled. Located in Chelsea, the building consists of studio, 1- and…

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Magnusson Architecture and Planning Announce Completion of Webster Green

Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) recently announced the completion of Webster Green, a $30 million affordable and supportive housing development in the Bedford Park neighborhood of the Bronx. The mixed-use affordable and supportive housing development provides apartments and supportive homes…

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SWA Designs Landscape & Public Realm for Chase Center, San Francisco’s New Arena & Entertainment District

People-centric landscape design supports the center’s programmed activities and creates a new major public open space for San Francisco  San Francisco, CA (October 2, 2019) – SWA’s San Francisco studio has designed the landscape for Chase Center, the new waterfront…

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SWA Group Chosen to Create Landscape Master Plan for Walmart Home Office

SWA Group (SWA) has been chosen to develop the overall landscape architectural design of the Walmart New Home Office Campus headquarters in Bentonville, AR. Part of the design team, which also includes Gensler, Walter P Moore and Arup, SWA Group…

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Friedman Benda announces design industry veteran Alex Gilbert as newest member of the gallery’s sales division

Friedman Benda is pleased to announce that design industry veteran Alex Gilbert will join the gallery’s sales team. With over 15 years of experience working at the intersection of design and technology, Gilbert was formerly a Vice President at Sotheby’s…

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Designs Largest Everlane Store to Date in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) announces their design of Everlane’s newest and largest store to date in the heart of vibrant Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located at 104 North 6thStreet, the space is a redesign of an existing 1960s, two-story brick building. The store…

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Rhode Island School of Design’s Board of Trustees Elects New Members

Shepard Fairey, Gabrielle Bullock, Shahzia Sikander, Norman Chan, Michael Rock and William Schweizer to serve as Term Trustees; Donald Choi, Deborah Mankiw named Ex Officio Trustees New York, NY (September 9, 2019) – Blue Medium is proud to announce the election of Shepard Fairey, Gabrielle…

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Rhode Island School of Design Presents Collection 19 at New York Fashion Week

(New York, NY) September 4, 2019 – Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) returns to New York with Collection 19, its fourth annual showing at New York Fashion Week (NYFW), featuring work by 17 recent Apparel Design graduates. The runway…

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Friedman Benda gallery presents ‘Gaetano Pesce: Age of Contaminations’ October 24 – December 14, 2019

Friedman Benda is pleased to present a critical survey of the Italian architect, designer and visionary Gaetano Pesce, examining the pivotal period of his career from 1968 to 1992. Age of Contaminations brings together rarely seen iconic works from key historic collections…

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Magnusson Architecture and Planning Expands Leadership Team With Three New Associate Principals

Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) recently announced the promotions of three Senior Associates – Sara Bayer, Joe Moyer and Jen Stencel – who will be joining Chris Jones as Associate Principals. The four will continue to manage many of the…

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Magnusson Architecture + Planning Announce Construction of “The Bryant,” a 100% Affordable-Housing Development in the Bronx

Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) recently announced the start of construction for The Bryant, a 62-unit affordable and supportive development in the Bronx. This is MAP’s second collaboration with the nonprofit developer New Destiny Housing, which will also provide support…

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Magnusson Architecture + Planning Oversees Design For Expansion of Flatbush Caton Market

Magnusson Architecture + Planning (MAP) recently announced the ground-breaking for the expansive redevelopment of what is now the Flatbush Caton Market in Brooklyn. The project, called Caton Flats, will invigorate the predominantly Caribbean American neighborhood with improved facilities for local…

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Friedman Benda Presents Summer: A Group Exhibition

Friedman Benda will present Summer, a group exhibition opening Thursday, June 20th. A collaborative effort by the gallery staff, this curated exhibition highlights representations from practices at the intersection of art, design and craft. From iconic and historic objects to cutting-edge contemporary…

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Friedman Benda Presents Andrea Branzi At Design Miami/Basel

“The distance between the natural world and the artificial world no longer exists today, because the latter has become second nature.  So when I gather together nature, techniques, industry, arts and crafts, high technology and archetypes, everything seems much clearer.”  -Andrea Branzi  For…

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RISD 2019 Graduate Show and MFA Exhibitions in NYC

Last Week, the Rhode Island School of Design closed another installment of its annual Graduate Show. The show, held in the Rhode Island Convention Center was on view from May 23 -June 1. The 28,000 square foot convention center featured…

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Bryan Stevenson, Calls on RISD Graduates to Change the World at 2019 Commencement

“There is something that feels more like equality, that feels more like freedom than what we’ve experienced…. We’ve got to change narratives…. we’ve got to change the world.”  Last weekend, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson,…

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Johnson Favaro to Redesign Beverly Hills La Cienega Park

The new La Cienega Park Master Plan will include new outdoor and indoor recreation facilities, a community center, and pre-school in addition to expansion of ball fields, playgrounds, and park open space The City of Beverly Hills has selected Culver…

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Rhode Island School of Design’s Furniture Design Department presents RISDXMABEO 2019 at ICFF

The department of Furniture Design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is pleased to present RISDXMABEO 2019 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. RISDXMABEO recently debuted as part of the second edition of Ventura Future during Milan Design Week. The exhibition…

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Rhode Island School of Design Launches RISD Stands Against Gun Violence

In honor and remembrance of the victims of the rampant gun violence that plagues America, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) launched a multidisciplinary community response this month, marking the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre on April…

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Frick Environmental Center Honored by AIA Committee on the Environment

The Frick Environmental Center, designed by architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, has received a prestigious 2019 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Plus Award. Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment, this national honor is…

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Bryan Stevenson to Deliver Keynote Address at Rhode Island School of Design’s 2019 Commencement

On Saturday, June 1, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will award degrees to 487 undergraduate and 214 graduate students at its 136th Commencement ceremony. Commencement 2019 will take place at 10:30 am at the Rhode Island Convention Center in…

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University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Building by Ennead Architects and SmithGroup Celebrates Grand Opening

Today, the design firms of SmithGroup (Architect of Record) and Ennead Architects (Design Architect) celebrates the grand opening of the University of Michigan’s new Biological Sciences Building (BSB). Characterized by a transparent, open-lab concept that combines cutting-edge scientific research and…

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Magnusson Architecture + Planning Unveils St. Augustine Terrance in The Bronx

Magnusson Architecture + Planning (MAP) will debut St. Augustine Terrace, a new mid-rise building that will provide 112 units of affordable housing for low-income families in the Bronx. The project was commissioned by The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of…

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Rhode Island School of Design’s Furniture Design Department presents RISDXMABEO 2019 in Milan

The department of Furniture Design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is pleased to present RISDXMABEO 2019 at Ventura Projects in Milan. Debuting as part of the second edition of Ventura Future during Milan Design Week, the exhibition is…

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Ennead Architects Completes Denning House at Stanford University

Ennead Architects has completed Denning House, the new home for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University. Working with the University and the Denning Family, Ennead Design Partner Richard Olcott developed a design that supports the ambitious goals of the…

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Magnusson Architecture and Planning Selected to Design Casa Celina, Affordable Senior Housing in the Bronx

Magnusson Architecture + Planning (MAP) will bring to fruition its exciting concept for 100% affordable senior housing at NYCHA’s Sotomayor Houses in the Soundview section of the Bronx. MAP worked with Xenolith Partners, The Kretchmer Companies, ELH Mgmt., and the…

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Ennead Architects Wins International Competition to Design The Shanghai Estuary Chinese Sturgeon Nature Preserve

Ennead Architects has been announced winner of an international design competition for the Shanghai Yangtze River Estuary Chinese Sturgeon Nature Preserve. Led by Ennead Design Partner Thomas Wong, in partnership with Andropogon Landscape Architects, the project is an ambitious plan…

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Magnusson Architecture & Planning Completes Affordable Housing Residential Development MLK Plaza

Magnusson Architecture + Planning (MAP) has completed MLK Plaza, a 13-story, 167-unit, affordable residential building in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. It was one of the first developments to use the new Zoning for Quality Affordability regulation, which…

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Friedman Benda Presents Najla El Zein: Transition

Friedman Benda is pleased to announce Transition, Beirut-based designer Najla El Zein’s first solo exhibition. Developed over the course of two years, this marks the debut presentation of three series: Distortion, Fragmented Pillar and Seduction. Organic and gestural, these objects act as varied embodiments of El Zein’s personal…

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Magnusson Architecture and Planning Announces Groundbreaking for Sunset Park Library

As the architects for the redevelopment of the Sunset Park Library in Brooklyn, New York, Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) is pleased to announce the ground breaking for the new mixed-use building. The new development will be completed in December 2020 and will…

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Designs High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has designed High Meadow studio, a re-purposed educational hub for students of the Fallingwater Institute’s summer residency programs in architecture, art, and design. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, entrusted to preserve and conserve Fallingwater and the natural and…

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Completes Colorado School of Mines, Coorstek Center

The new CoorsTek Center at the Colorado School of Mines – an education and research facility dedicated to connecting students, faculty, researchers, and industry professionals – designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in association with Anderson Mason Dale Architects is now complete….

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Honored with Architecture Interior Award for Apple Store, Upper East Side

The American Institute of Architects have selected the Bohlin Cywinski Jackson-designed Apple Store, Upper East Side as one of nine projects to receive its prestigious award. The awards program honors notable achievements in architecturally spectacular interior spaces. Located at Madison…

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Rhode Island School of Design Appoints Kent Kleinman as Provost

After an extensive international search, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kent Kleinman as provost, effective March 2019. “Kent brings broad teaching and administrative experience to RISD coupled with a vision for how…

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Felix Burrichter to Curate “Blow Up” at Friedman Benda

Friedman Benda announces its fifth annual guest-curated exhibition entitled Blow Up, opening on January 10 through February 16, 2019.  Curated by Felix Burrichter, the founder and editor of the architecture and design magazine PIN–UP, the exhibition will take the miniaturized domestic…

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Johnson Favaro Designs New Master Plan for UCLA’s Library System

Johnson Favaro has been commissioned to redesign a comprehensive library master plan for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to be completed in the coming year. The master plan will include seven out of the ten libraries located across…

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Rhode Island School of Design and N Square Collaborate to Explore New Approaches to Addressing Nuclear Proliferation

A network of innovators collaborating on new solutions to nuclear weapons threat will come together November 13-16, 2018 for the N Square Innovation Summit at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). N Square and RISD will co-host the intensive program…

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Friedman Benda at Design Miami/

Friedman Benda returns to Design Miami/ with a presentation inspired by the ancient Japanese tradition of a dry rock garden (karesansui). Works by six internationally acclaimed designers drawn from the gallery roster integrate a balance of volume and form, material…

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Exhibition and Symposium Exploring Role of Craft

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is hosting an exhibition and symposium as part of a partnership launched in 2017 with the Ministry for Tourism, Air Transport, Handicrafts and Social Economy of Morocco, La Maison de l’Artisan and Holmarcom. Crafting…

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Friedman Benda Presents “Dialogues” at the Salon Art + Design

For its annual exhibition at The Salon Art + Design (November 8-12, 2-18), Friedman Benda will present Dialogues, aligning two emerging voices in context with the groundbreaking Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007). Focusing on three radically different approaches…

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Johnson Favaro Completes New Allied Health Sciences Building at Southwestern College in National City, CA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johnson Favaro Completes New Allied Health Sciences Building at Southwestern College in National City, CA Building serves as new face of Southwestern College and enables more students to pursue health sciences Los Angeles, CA (September 19, 2018)…

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Rhode Island School of Design Announces Collaboration with Murray Moss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rhode Island School of Design Announces Collaboration with Murray Moss Partnership centers on innovative frameworks for teaching and thinking about design PROVIDENCE, RI (September 17, 2018) – Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Murray Moss, founder…

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Adam Silverman: Occupation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adam Silverman: Occupation Friedman Benda September 6 – October 13, 2018 Detail of installation maquette by Adam Silverman New York, NY – Friedman Benda will present the largest gallery exhibition to date of work by Los Angeles…

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Johnson Favaro Completes Phase I of Redevelopment Project for The Center for Early Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johnson Favaro Completes Phase I of Redevelopment Project for The Center for Early Education and Breaks Ground on Phase II At completion campus to feature 70,000 SF in two new buildings replacing two existing buildings, plus campus…

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A Kansas City Arts Experience Announces Artist Lineup for “The Weekend”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Open Spaces 2018: A Kansas City Arts Experience Announces Artist Lineup for “The Weekend” Oct. 12-14 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 9, 2018) – Open Spaces KC is pleased to announce a lineup of 11 recording artists slated…

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Previews Two New Carnegie Mellon University Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Previews Two New Carnegie Mellon University Projects Both buildings designed to be cutting-edge maker and collaboration spaces © Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Pittsburgh, PA (July 10, 2018) – Renowned architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ)…

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Honored with AIA Housing Award

FOR IMMEDIAT RELEASE Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Honored with AIA Housing Award Seattle, WA (May 21, 2018) – The Bear Stand Residence, designed by architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ), is the recipient of a 2018 Housing Award from the American…

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Frick Environmental Center Achieves Prestigious Living Building Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Frick Environmental Center Achieves Prestigious Living Building Certification Center is Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s First Living Building-Certified Project Pittsburgh, PA (May 3, 2018) – After more than a year of extensive testing and documentation, the Frick Environmental Center…

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Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE SHELLEY & DONALD RUBIN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair AN EXHIBITION FEATURING EL ANATSUI, MARY MATTINGLY, MICHAEL RAKOWITZ, JEAN SHIN, SHINIQUE SMITH, MIERLE LADERMAN UKELES, AND OTHERS Michael Kelly Williams, Wodakota, 2017. Courtesy of…

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University of Illinois Breaks Ground on New Siebel Center for Design

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE University of Illinois Breaks Ground on New Siebel Center for Design Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Creates ‘Playground’ for Future Designers Champaign, IL (April 26, 2018) – The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UI) yesterday celebrated the groundbreaking for the…

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BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON DESIGNS MODERN WEST SEATTLE FIREHOUSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON DESIGNS MODERN WEST SEATTLE FIREHOUSE Seattle, WA (April 25, 2018) – Seattle’s newest firehouse, designed by architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, is now complete. The modern facility, which recently earned LEED Platinum certification, replaces a…

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Frick Environmental Center Honored by AIA Committee on Architecture for Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Frick Environmental Center Honored by AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Receives Design Award of Excellence for Living Building Challenge-targeted project in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA (April 16, 2018) – The Frick Environmental Center (FEC),…

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Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling Curated by Mark Rosenthal Friday, April 27, 2018 – Sunday, August 26, 2018 Philadelphia, PA, March 29, 2018 – The Fabric Workshop and Museum is pleased to present Ursula von…

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PAULA COOPER GALLERY: JOEL SHAPIRO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PAULA COOPER GALLERY JOEL SHAPIRO 521 W 21st Street March 24 – April 28, 2018 Opening Reception: March 24, 6-8pm NEW YORK – Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent work by Joel…

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gt2P (great things to People): Manufactured Landscapes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE gt2P (great things to People): Manufactured Landscapes May 3 – June 9, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday, May 3: 6-8pm New York, NY – February TBD, 2018 – Friedman Benda is pleased to present “gt2P: Manufactured Landscapes,” the Chilean…

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Erez Nevi Pana: Consciousness

For Immediate Release Erez Nevi Pana: Consciousness Friedman Benda Project Space May 3 – June 9, 2018 “In a way, the earth became my town and I roamed – digitally and physically on the move – working with the flow…

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UNDER ARMOUR’S CONNECTED FITNESS MOVES INTO NEW WORKSPACE DESIGNED BY BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNDER ARMOUR’S CONNECTED FITNESS MOVES INTO NEW WORKSPACE DESIGNED BY BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON San Francisco, CA (February 5, 2018) – Connected Fitness, part of Under Armour’s health and fitness division, has moved into a new office space…

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SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING & SCULPTURE ANNOUNCES 2018 AWARDS DINNER AND HONOREES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING & SCULPTURE ANNOUNCES 2018 AWARDS DINNER AND HONOREES Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in New York City New York, NY, February 22, 2018  ABOUT THE HONOREES Peter Doig (F ’07) will…

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MARK DI SUVERO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PAULA COOPER GALLERY MARK DI SUVERO 534 West 21st Street January 6 – February 3, 2018 Opening Reception: January 6, 6 – 8pm NEW YORK – Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work…

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