Author: Marie McCarthy

World-Famous Architect, known for Pyramid at Lourve, I.M. Pei dies at 102

His buildings are simplistic, inviting, elegant and iconic. He’s also known for his use of geometry and light. He was a leader in designing cultural institutions and cultural center points. He’s won every notable architectural award, including the Pritzker Prize. Judges at the time said Pei created “some of [the century’s] most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms.”

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New York City Selects Finalists for Big Ideas for Small Lots Competition

Space is a hot, and expensive, commodity in New York City and housing is in short supply. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to address affordable housing shortages by utilizing smart architectural design. Thus, the Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC design competition was born. The challenge was organized by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the American Institute of Architects in New York. The design competition tasks architects with imagining spaces that maximize space on small, city-owned lots.

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