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A Professor Takes His Students Around the World to Build Modern Spiritual Monuments

A Washington, D.C.-based architecture professor takes his students to remote outposts to create modern structures steeped in history and myth.
June 13, 2015
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Cutting-Edge Dorms Embrace The Landscape with No Need for Elevators or Interior Stairs

A pair of innovative dorm buildings push boundaries without showing off or upstaging their setting.
June 6, 2015
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5 Smart-Looking Schools

These dynamic schools teach us that learning doesn't have to be as dull as a brick building.
June 2, 2015
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A Forgotten Insurance Building Finds New Life as a Humming High School

Following a sensitive renovation at the hands of DSH // architecture, the Larchmont Charter High School in Los Angeles settles into a midcentury gem originally designed by Welton Becket.
April 21, 2015
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New College Try: Fresh Design from Students

Model-making is all well and good, but there's no substitute for hands-on experience. These five architecture programs empowered students to design and build functional structures in their communities. What they came up with bodes well for the next generation of architecture.
March 19, 2015
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Building Modern Schools in New York City

Architect Gavin Macrae-Gibson has designed dozens of educational spaces in New York City, from a renovation of the New York Public Library's Astor Hall entrance to PS 313, a new school in Sunnyside, Queens. Macrae-Gibson joined us at Dwell on Design NY to discuss what it means to create a “modern” school in New York. Here, we take a look at a few of his recent projects that have helped shape the city's academic landscape.
January 15, 2015
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New Kids on the Bloc: American Architects in the Post-Soviet World

Three New York-based architects discuss the challenges—and opportunities—of designing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
November 7, 2014
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Creative Proposals for New Teaching Facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

A design competition drew submissions for a new teaching facility, dubbed the ONE Lab, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard's renovated Building 128. The building is among a series of structures dedicated to innovation; the site also contains the New Lab, a 161,000 square foot hub for design prototyping. Here, take a look at the winning concepts.
November 7, 2014
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Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM

A panel at Dwell on Design NY will explore how tech-forward teaching and learning is changing how we conceptualize academic spaces. Joining the discussion is Colin Koop from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, who led the construction of The New School's University Center. Click through the slideshow to see the building, along with other educational spaces that Koop has helped transform.
September 26, 2014