July 2010

The Future New York City?

Newsweek recently featured an article where three well-known architecture firms were asked what two of our largest populated cities, New York and Los Angeles, would look like in 2030. The results were quite innovative. Each firm’s distinctive approach on these cities was truly...

A Coastal Getaway

We recently came across this Bark Architects’ designed home on Contemporist. This home, located on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia, embodies the essence of its natural, coastal setting. The plans for this home were sketched out in the sand during a early visit to...

Building Small Spaces at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is one of the leading museums in the world for art and design.  Going on now through August 30, 2010, the V&A will be displaying the work of seven architects from around the world. These design structures will...

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If you are like the many millions of people around the world you probably spend a good part of your day on Facebook.  Next time you’re there make sure you check out our Facebook Fan Page for the latest on Vertical Arts.  We’d love to...

Changing of the Guard

Today in Architectural Record they discussed the recent departures of staff at some of the leading architectural schools in the United States.  With fall semester approaching, deans and other administrators from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of...

Form or Function?

We recently read an article in The Financial Times titled “The balance between form and function”.  It reminded us of Louis Sullivan, the father of modernism, who coined the phrase "form ever follows function”.  Every architecture firm faces this battle when taking on a new...

Stephanie Meeks will head the National Trust for Historic Preservation

This month, Colorado’s own Stephanie Meeks, will become the first woman to run the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Stephanie Meeks, 45, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and an MBA from George Washington University.  Architectural historian Richard Longstreth believes that...

Architect's Annual Design Review

You have until July 9th to enter Architect’s Annual Design Review.  The Annual Design Review celebrates the best of American architecture.  Entries must have been built in the United States or built by a U.S. firm.  The project must have been completed after June 30,...