Architecture

April 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The American Academy of Arts and Letters is condemning the "abhorrent" conduct of members facing sexual harassment allegations, but otherwise is declining to take further action. Authors Sherman Alexie and Garrison Keillor and architect Richard Meier are among the academy members...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012 file photo, Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela's network of youth orchestras known as 'El Sistema' or The System, attends an event at the Teresa Carreno Theater in Caracas, Venezuela. Abreu died Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was 79. No cause has been given but the government economist turned musical educator had been known to be battling several illnesses ever since he retired from El Sistema a few years ago. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
March 24, 2018 - 7:44 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jose Antonio Abreu, the Venezuelan government economist turned musical educator who created a network of youth orchestras that has been replicated in dozens of countries around the world, died Saturday. He was 79. His death was announced by the newspaper El Universal,...
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March 20, 2018 - 10:15 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is planting 10 chapels in the woods of one of Venice's lagoon islands for its first-ever contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican's culture minister, unveiled plans for "Vatican Chapels" on Tuesday, saying the project...
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March 13, 2018 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning architect Richard Meier is facing sexual-harassment accusations from several women and is taking a six-month leave from the New York- and Los Angeles-based firm he founded. Four women who worked with him and a fifth who met him on a project have detailed encounters in...
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India's Balkrishna Doshi who won the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize poses for the Associated Press at his home in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He is the first from India to win architecture's highest honor in the prize's 40-year history. The award was announced Wednesday by Tom Pritzker of the Chicago-based Hyatt Foundation. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
March 07, 2018 - 2:57 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Architect and educator Balkrishna Doshi, best-known for his innovative work designing low-cost housing, has been awarded the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the first Indian to win architecture's highest honor in its 40-year history. The award was announced Wednesday by Tom...
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India's Balkrishna Doshi who won the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize poses for the Associated Press at his home in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He is the first from India to win architecture's highest honor in the prize's 40-year history. The award was announced Wednesday by Tom Pritzker of the Chicago-based Hyatt Foundation. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
March 07, 2018 - 11:37 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Architect and educator Balkrishna Doshi, best-known for his innovative work designing low-cost housing, has been awarded the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the first Indian to win architecture's highest honor in its 40-year history. The award was announced Wednesday by Tom...
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March 07, 2018 - 10:00 am
Balkrishna Doshi of India has won the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize. He is the first from India to win architecture's highest honor in the prize's 40-year history. The award was announced Wednesday by Tom Pritzker of the Chicago-based Hyatt Foundation. Doshi has been an architect, urban planner...
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Richard Root
August 08, 2017 - 2:54 am
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) - The Town of West Seneca is preparing to sue two firms behind the design of the Burchfield Nature and Art Center. The Burchfield Center was close last January due to structural issues. Repairs to the structure are estimated to cost between $900,000 and $1.7 million. At a...
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June 10, 2017 - 7:07 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — It's been 150 years since the birth of America's best-known architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. But his innovative designs continue to fascinate the public, from New York's Guggenheim museum, where the circular building itself is a sculptural work of art, to the Fallingwater house...
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