2019 DesignTO Festival

Friday, Jan 18, 20197:55 AMSunday, Jan 27, 20196 PMEDT

Toronto, ON, CA

DesignTO, formerly Toronto Design Offsite Festival, is Canada’s largest cultural celebration of design. From January 18-27 the festival will showcase over 100 exhibitions and events.

Going into its 9th year, the festival transforms Toronto into a creative hub, taking design and art out of the studio and into the urban sphere. The event brings people together to celebrate contemporary culture. The festival provides opportunities for emerging talent and engages the community with exceptional and accessible public programming.

To learn more about the event click here.

Sainsbury Wing by Venturi, Scott Brown wins 2019 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award

Interior View of Atrium and Gallery Space, Photo by Matt Wargo, 1991, Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania by the gift of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. © Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

Interior View of Atrium and Gallery Space, Photo by Matt Wargo, 1991, Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania by the gift of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. © Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

After no one received the prize last year, there was a more positive outcome for the AIA’s Twenty-Five Year Award for 2019. Today, the AIA announced Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates‘ Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery in London as this year’s recipient. Established in 1969, the annual award distinguishes a building that has gracefully stood the test of time over the last 25-35 years and “continues to set standards of excellence for its architectural design and significance”.

An extension to the historic National Gallery, the 120,000 square-foot Sainsbury Wing houses one of the world’s most visited collections of early Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings. Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown‘s practice was selected to design the project after they won the second iteration of an international competition in 1985-86. Completed in 1991, the new Sainsbury Wing sparked heated debate among modernists, postmodernists, and the general public. Some critics thought its facade was a parody of the existing National Gallery, while others like British journalist Simon Jenkins praised it as one of the finest galleries of the 20th century.

Exterior View from Trafalgar Square, Photo by Matt Wargo, 1991, Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania by the gift of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. © Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
Interior View Facing Jubilee Walk, Photo by Phil Starlin, 1991, Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania by the gift of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. © Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

Working with associate architect Sheppard Robson, VSBA envisioned the Sainsbury Wing to relate to the National Gallery while maintaining its own modern identity. The design blends modern and classical architectural details: “Corinthian columns and pilasters are folded against the glass edge of Jubilee Walkway, while large square openings and metal columnettes at the entry form new architectural rhythms that spring from the duo’s affinity for Palladio, Aalto, and early Modernism. Made of the same Portland limestone as Wilkins’ building, the wing also observes its cornice height,” the AIA describes.

Its original design is still largely intact with few alterations since its completion. Last year, Historic England granted the wing with Grade I status.

Interior View of Gallery Space, Photo by Phil Starlin, 1991, Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania by the gift of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. © Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
Exterior View from Trafalgar Square during Protest, Photo by Steven Izenou, 1991, Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania by the gift of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. © Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Sainsbury Wing provides grade access to the entire gallery, and also features an entrance that is accessible to all visitors. It also offers convenient access to exhibition spaces and other museum amenities like an interactive information center, a 350-seat lecture theater, and a restaurant.

As the late Robert Venturi once described, the Sainsbury Wing is “harmony between the old and the new and the varying contexts—via analogy and contrast within a difficult whole.”

The 2019 Twenty-Five Year Award Jury included:

Jeanne Chen, AIA, Chair, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, Santa Monica, California
Rania Alomar, AIA, RA-DA, West Hollywood, California
Alicia Berg, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Raymond M. Bowman, Assoc. AIA, Pittsburgh, PA
Katherine K. Chia, FAIA, Desai Chia Architecture PC, New York, NY Shannon R. Christensen, AIA, CTA Architects Engineers, Billings, Montana
Eugene C. Dunwody Jr., AIA, Dunwody/ Beeland Architects, Macon, Georgia
Henry Moss, AIA, Bruner/Cott & Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
David Rosa-Rivera, Savannah College of Art and Design, Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Emerging Architectural Professional I or II (San Francisco, California)

Boulder Associates Architects

 

Employer: Boulder Associates Architects
Location: San Francisco, CA, US
Posted on: Tue, Jan 8 ’19
Type: Full-time

Be a part of a dynamic team, a growing office, and the opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives through beautiful healthcare design. Boulder Associates is a leader in design for healthcare and senior living,
providing architecture and interior design services from thriving offices in San Francisco, Boulder, Sacramento, Irvine and Dallas. Our core values include innovation, sustainability, and using a personalized approach to engage, understand, and appreciate our staff and clients.

We seek a full-time architectural intern to join our San Francisco team. This person will help design and document a variety of healthcare project types in all phases from programming through construction administration. Top candidates will be looking for an energetic, small office environment with long-term career potential and will be eager to learn quickly and progress in their careers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Prepare design studies
• Plan and execute work as a reliable, integral member of a project team
• Coordinate work with consultants, clients and regulatory agencies
• Develop project documentation in Revit
• Perform construction administration duties

Required Experience / Attributes:

• Professional degree in architecture
• 1 to 3 years of relevant professional experience
• Portfolio that demonstrates excellence in design thinking
• At least 6 months of professional Revit experience
• Attention to detail and a thirst to understand how buildings go together
• Self-motivated and able to problem-solve independently
• Accountable and results-oriented

Preferred Experience:

• Healthcare project experience
• Knowledge of sustainable design practices

Complete the Boulder Associates online application and submit your cover letter, resume and a link to view your online
portfolio here: www.boulderassociates.com/firm…

Thank you for your interest in our firm!

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