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Eileen Gray gets her due with in-depth retrospective

Now you can explore the designer-architect’s legacy from your couch.

2020 Pritzker Prize goes to Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara

The selection celebrates "honest architecture" that serves its inhabitants and the community.

You can now stream PBS’s new documentary on legendary architect Paul Williams

This Black History Month, the legendary architect is getting his star turn as the subject of the new PBS documentary, Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story.

New book lets you cut and fold Le Corbusier’s most famous buildings

A forthcoming Le Corbusier paper model book is part ode to architecture, part instruction manual for the kirigami method of paper construction.

AIA awards 2020 Gold Medal to Marlon Blackwell

A celebrated architect and educator, Blackwell is known for modern buildings that honor the site.

Tiny Jane Jacobs creator introduces a tiny I.M. Pei doll

The tiny doll of the famed, late architect is the latest creation from preservationist Sarah Marsom.

What’s your star(chitect) sign?

Mercury will soon be in retrograde, so what better time to brush up on a little architecture astrology?

New Frank Lloyd Wright bio looks beyond ego, seeking architect’s ’humanity’

Paul Hendrickson’s "Plagued by Fire" offers storytelling befitting of the self-mythologizing architecture icon.

The Miller House: blue-chip midcentury modernism in America’s heartland

Industrialist and architecture patron J. Irwin Miller commissioned a trio of designers—Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley—for his home in Indiana. It’s since been cemented in the canon as a masterpiece of midcentury residential design.

Remembering César Pelli, architect of iconic skyscrapers worldwide

"I want to capture the nobility of the tall buildings so that they can share in being sacred elements," he once said.

Phil Freelon, architect of National Museum of African-American History and Culture, dies

The acclaimed Durham, NC-based architect leaves behind a remarkable roster of cultural works and a legacy of mentorship

Vipp’s new ‘Chimney House’ is a high-design getaway

The Vipp Chimney House is a pared-down rental retreat in Copenhagen built inside a transformed water pumping station with a massive chimney.

Watch ’70s Frank Gehry teach kids to build a city

A very young version of the future Pritzker winner turns the classroom into Kid City.

I.M. Pei tributes flood social media

Admirers across the internet have taken to social media to express their sadness at the news of his death and show their love for Pei, his work, and his legacy.

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Mapping I.M. Pei’s major works

Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei has passed away at age 102. Here, we map 17 of his most significant projects around the world.

I.M. Pei, modernist architect, dies at 102

The pioneering Chinese-American architect won a Pritzker Prize in 1983.

Remembering I.M. Pei’s debut project: Atlanta’s Gulf Oil Building

Long before Pei was a household name, he designed the Gulf Oil Building in Atlanta, Georgia. In light of Pei’s passing, we’re sharing a closer look at his debut project.

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A look back at I.M. Pei’s greatest hits

The Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese American architect I.M. Pei has passed away at age 102. In honor of his incredible career, we’re taking a brief look at how he got his start.

Why an AI ‘spellcheck for buildings’ may be sunk by copyright law

UpCodes, a startup trying to disrupt the business of building codes, believes fair use means free access.

Bauhaus turns 100: Here are the 13 best exhibitions to check out

To help design nerds keep up with all that’s happening this year, we’ve rounded up the most exciting Bauhaus shows on the calendar so far.

Our best reads on trailblazing women designers

Here are the women shaping the built environment, their professions, and their industries.

2019 Pritzker Prize goes to Arata Isozaki

Credited as a connector between the East and the West, the Japanese architect has completed over 100 projects around the world.

Frank Gehry turns 90: A look at his greatest hits

In honor of Gehry’s birthday, here’s a toast to some of his best works.

Florence Knoll Bassett, an icon of modernism, dies at 101

The woman behind Knoll leaves a large legacy of brilliant design.

Curbed Groundbreakers 2018: Beginning a conversation on architecture and mentorship

This year, rather than conduct our usual nomination process, we’ve asked previous jurors and Groundbreakers winners to talk to us about mentorship and collaboration.

The Black Artists + Designers Guild takes on the industry’s race problem

"There are no more excuses for how our work and voices aren’t represented," says founder Malene Barnett.

How a group of radical ’60s architects designed the future

How the Archigram architectural collective, profiled in a comprehensive new book, designed for a more radical, and random, future.

Deconstructing Philip Johnson

What a new book by architecture critic Mark Lamster about Johnson’s life and myth can teach us about the profession—and the country.

Why Eero Saarinen’s ‘50s office was a breeding ground for modernist design

Kevin Roche, Robert Venturi, Gunnar Birkerts, and even Balthazar Korab worked for the influential modern architect.

Arbiter of taste, enfant terrible: The best and worst of Philip Johnson

The prolific 20th-century American architect’s work, ranked by the author of Johnson’s mega-biography.

Masterpieces of Robert Venturi, a postmodern architecture icon

From Vanna Venturi House to Learning from Las Vegas, a look at the designer and theorist’s most important works.

Postmodernism trailblazer Robert Venturi dies at age 93

The late architect retired from his firm in 2016.

Richard Meier accused of sexual harassment by five women [Updated]

In light of these allegations, the 83-year-old architect is taking a six-month leave from his firm.

Buckminster Fuller made fancy posters for his greatest inventions

The architect created the series of prints in the 1980s—now they’re on show and for sale.

How bathroom design can be a bridge to more accessible architecture

The Stalled Initiative and MIXDesign are asking architects and designers to "cast a wider net" when thinking about inclusive design.

Playful shopping mall designed by Will Alsop to be built in Kenya

It will be the late architect’s only project in Africa.

#MeToo hit architecture. Now what?

Last month, the Architecture Lobby debated how to better protect workers from harassment and discrimination—and how to fight back.

Diversity in architecture is improving—sort of

New NCARB data shows more nonwhite members of the profession, but attrition rates remain high.

Remembering ‘maverick’ British architect Will Alsop 

Alsop was known as a bon vivant and a maverick, designing colorful and expressive modernist buildings that took playfulness to another level.