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Company starts competition for designers to help their communities
Black Spectacles, an online publication about architecture and design technology, has recently announced that they will be holding the Un-Competition Project. They have teamed up with the Chicago Architecture Club, and are asking local designers to come up with new plans to help their respective communities.
The new Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, Canada, is in the design phase before construction, and is receiving rave reviews by architects and other experts in the field.
The Urban Design Week Festival will start off in New York this week. The festival is attempting to join the ideas of residents and of architects and other designers to develop new ideas for New York City, according to WNYC.
A new design competition is underway for three different sections of the National Mall in Washington D.C., according to the Associated Press.
The economic downturn affected a great deal of businesses and companies, including professionals in the design industry.

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Seattle will break ground this week to start building the greenest commercial building in the world, and it is only the beginning of a larger plan, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The new and improved third floor of building L on the Seminole State's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus in Florida is finished and also received a green stamp of approval, according to the university's website.

The design process of the upcoming Royal Alberta Museum has been rushed, resulting in mundane and ordinary creations, according to the Calgary Herald.

A new golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is set to start construction in Ardoise, Nova Scotia, according to the World Property Channel.

There has been a big increase of buildings that are LEED certified, as many people have started to become more conscious with using sustainable projects when working on their space.

It is coming close to the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and the memorial will be ready just in time, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Older Architecture News

A new design center, Schumacher Homes, will open in Lafayette, Louisiana, which will help prospective home owners create the perfect home while being able to communicate freely with the architects and designers. It is expected to open this weekend, August 13.

It was recently announced that a professor from Mississippi State University was awarded a $10,000 prize for his architecture design submission for a site off of Australia's Parramatta River, according to Mississippi State University.

The Gansevoort Market Historic District in New York City has been mixed with its old structure and new buildings over the past decade, and now there will be a new addition, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Students from Middlebury, Vermont, have recently been designing and building a solar power house that is also aesthetically pleasing in order to win the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon contest, according to Vermont Public Radio.

After 125 careers, Barbie will now be an architect, and what better way to celebrate than having actual architects design her new dream house?

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has a new exhibit, and the basic premise of it is to say that communication is now the driving point in design, according to the New York Convergence.

The Somerset-Berkley Regional High School in Massachusetts is looking for a makeover and the design was finally chosen, according to the Taunton Gazette.

Architecture design students from Texas A&M were able to help rebuild the town of Las Lomas while residents attempt to start businesses, according to the university's newspaper, The Battalion.

The Environmental Stewardship Award for this year, which is given by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), was presented to the Chattanooga, Tennessee, design company green|spaces, according to the news channel WTVC-TV.

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Kanye West to perform during Paris Fashion Week
It is no secret to many that music artist Kanye West is no stranger to fashion, and now he will be showing his new collection during Paris Fashion Week later this week, according to the Elle Magazine.

Second designer chosen for home decor competition
Teenlike.com, an ongoing online competition for young home decor designers, announced its second winner. Brandon Dover of Apply Valley, California, was this year's winner, as he created an abstract pen and inkwork design for a bedspread.