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Joe MacDonald at Washington University in St. Louis

Joe MacDonald was invited as a Visiting Professor in the Fall of 2011 at University of Pennsylvania and at Washington University in St. Louis. At Wash U, MacDonald taught the Full-Scale Fabrication Studio which was recently featured on Suckerpunch.

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Rising Star in Real Estate

Urban A&O Principal Joe MacDonald was named one of 2011’s Rising Stars in the New York Real Estate market in May, 2011.  Sokol Media will honor the eight recipients at an Awards Program on the evening of Tuesday, June 21st in Manhattan.

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This Sunday’s Brunch

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Utah Residence project about to start constructing

Urban A&O’s Utah Residence was featured on the homepage of Design Stories Social Network, “Bringing architects, interior and industrial designers together”, March 30, 2011 at 11:30am

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WAN awards 2011

Urban A&O’s Water Planet was featured on the homepage of World Architecture News.com, The Global Resource for Architecture, as an entry into the WAN Awards 2011 – 21 FOR 21, Friday, April 8th, 2011.

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Urban A&O was recently featured as the cover story of Top Starchitects, a Special Annual Edition from Sokol Media, Inc, a New York-based publisher. 

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Bending the Tools / Re-Scripting the Rules


Bending the Tools / Re-Scripting the Rules: Innovation, Craft, and Methodology in Digital Practice

When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Where: At The Center

It is safe to say that digital technology is at the core of the range of paradigm shifts occurring rapidly across the discipline. It’s affecting what architects design, how architects design it, how those designs get translated, and how it all gets discussed. The event will be moderated by Andrew Blum, known for his writings on technology and contemporary urbanism, and will include presentations and a group dialogue by a panel of distinguished practitioners both young and established, as well as an IT consultant to many of New York’s ‘digital’ practices, and the founder of an Architect’s social networking site.

Moderator: Andrew Blum, writer
Tom Clancey, Owner, Valiant Technology
Marc Kushner, AIA, Founder, Architizer
Joe MacDonald, Assoc. AIA, Principal, Urban A&O
Augustus Wendell, Kim Wendell Design
Michael Szivos, Principal, softLAB

Organizer: AIANY New Practice Committee

Cost: Free for Members; $10 for Non-Members

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Made in New York

For the second year in a row the AIA New York is holding its Made in New York subway exhibition.  Urban A&O, along with AIA members throughout the world, were invited to send images of their work to be displayedat the West 4th street subway station in Greenwich Village.  The exhibition begins Friday, October 8th.

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Innovate: Integrate – Building Better Together

The Center for Architecture has announced the opening to their largest event of the year, the exhibit Innovate: Integrate, designed by Urban A&O.  This exhibit details cutting edge construction practices and how they become implemented into main-stream building.  “Innovate : Integrate describes two interdependent elements of a new industry standard, one that balances architectural expectations and real-world implementation to achieve an environmentally and economically sustainable built environment for the 21st century”.  The opening takes place at 7:30 at the Center in the West Village on Wednesday, October 6th.

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Combining Architecture and Clothes

The New York Times recently published an online article in thier ‘Fashion and Style’ section discussing the HL23 Building Fashion exhibitions, and specifically discussed the collaboration between Urban A&O and Heather Huey.  The article features images of the currently installed piece ‘Mortal Coil’ which combines the organic forms of Urban A&O with the couture pieces designed by Heather.  Text by Emily Berl.

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