Less than a year after renovating the d.School, Cody Anderson Wasney Architects have been showered with praise. From positive student and faculty feedback about the building, to the recent Citation Award at the American Institute of Architects' 2014 Santa Clara Valley Design Awards, the building has already made a statement both on and off campus.
While it’s easy to get excited about the soon-to-be finished buildings of 2015, it’s important to take a step back and look at the many groundbreaking steps architects have taken over the course of the past year. Many new buildings opened this year, but the most successful ones pushed the envelope of how people can…
With almost all of our graduate programs ranked in the top five nationally, Stanford seems to have an incredible repertoire of graduate curricula. However, one program is glaringly missing: a graduate school for architectural design. While many elite schools like Harvard and Yale have had graduate programs in architectural design for over 50 years, it’s…
Although not without its faults, the Windhover Contemplative Center’s architectural connection with nature – instead of the sandstone, tile-roofed academic halls – allows us to remove ourselves from the stressful environments we have created on campus, and escape to a lofty, stress-free state where we can finally “unplug” and “breathe.”
Last Thursday night, architects, urbanists and interior designers gathered in the San Jose Convention Center for the biennial Santa Clara Valley Design Awards, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Five judges presented the fourteen awards in the categories of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Unbuilt/Small Projects and Emerging Professionals. The awards were split into three levels of prestige: Citation, Merit and Honor- the highest award. Although all of the award-winning projects set the bar high for architectural innovation in our region, the following four Honor Award winners are unparalleled examples of design excellence.
Editor-in-chief of Metropolis Magazine Susan Szenasy came to the d.school on Monday October 6th for a roundtable discussion on architecture, design and culture. In honor of her recently published book “Szenasy, Design Advocate,” Szenasy led an open conversation on her writing of the last thirty years. I had the pleasure of speaking with Szenasy before…
After almost two years of construction, it’s finally happened: the Anderson Collection is open to the public. On opening day, visitors were directed by a simple, makeshift sign to the new building and met by museum staff with string quartet accompaniment. Though the procession to the building was pleasant, its understated nature did not do justice to the incredible building and collection within. But then again, I’m not sure what could.
Summer is over and campus is buzzing with frosh. Bathed in California sun, quintessential Stanford spots like Main Quad, White Plaza and Palm Drive look more beautiful than ever. But when NSO is over and the freshman dorms lose their luster (it won’t take long), you’ll likely find yourself wandering aimlessly into the depths of campus. Don’t worry—The Stanford Daily is here to provide a roadmap of the greatest hidden buildings and spaces on campus.
Yesterday afternoon, residents of San Francisco gathered in Jessie Square to watch the first major construction milestone of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s addition: the topping out ceremony. Though attendees leisurely enjoyed food trucks, interactive building blocks and the customary spectacle of placing of the topmost metal bar in a buildings framework, the topping out ceremony brings a crucial question to the forefront: Is the SFMOMA outgrowing San Francisco?
This year, from Feb. 27 to March 30, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will host a showcase of nine design and architecture films. While their topics range from exploring the hidden waterways of cities all over the world to in depth studies of architects like Tadao Ando and Frank Lloyd Wright, The Daily took a more detailed look at two of the showcase’s most exciting films.
With an expected sense of decorum, visitors took their seats in the SFJAZZ Center’s Miner Auditorium, and quietly prepared for an evening of Latin jazz. As the lights dimmed, I felt the mood of the room change. Suddenly, performer John Santos was on stage, engaging us, the audience, in casual repartee. Instead of providing a formal context for the performance, Santos informally talked about his love for Latin jazz, and joked with the audience about buying his new CD.
Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, the New Mission Theatre stands as a remnant of a once vibrant community. Today, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is taking enterprising steps to restore this historic landmark to its original iconic status.
When in search of ghouls, goblins and supernatural spirits, Bay Area residents know where to go: the Winchester Mystery House.