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Iconic Canadian Architect Arthur Erickson Is Having a Major Moment

From new Erickson-inspired furniture pieces to a light show tribute and newly named plaza, the Vancouver legend is finally getting the credit he deserves

AD Talks to Architect Santiago Calatrava About His Landmark Pavilion in Dubai

His soaring, bird-like confection for the United Arab Emirates offers stand-out flair for the Expo 2020 host nation


Exclusive Tour of the Stunning New LeBron James Innovation Center on Nike’s Campus

Designed by AD100 architecture firm Olson Kundig, the building will be home to Nike’s advanced innovation team and a state-of-the-art sport research lab

Today is World Architecture Day

Established in 1985 to honor humanity's fundamental need for habitats and housing, this year's event salutes healthy living


AD Interviews Renzo Piano on His Newly Completed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The institution is the first of its kind in Los Angeles to illuminate the city’s signature industry


Barack Obama Finally Breaks Ground on His Presidential Center

The roughly $830 million project, which will be set in Chicago’s Jackson Park, is officially underway after its rocky beginning 


Paris's Arc de Triomphe Is Wrapped In Fabrics After 60 Years of Planning

A longstanding vision of the late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the full installation will be on view from September 18 to October 3 


Facts You Didn’t Know About the Original World Trade Centers

Though the Twin Towers will forever be ingrained in American culture, their architect and many of the themes he intended for the World Trade Centers’ design have been lost in the annals of history


Santiago Calatrava Explains the Transformation of Lower Manhattan 20 Years After 9/11

In an exclusive conversation with AD, the world-renowned architect discusses his inspiration for designing the Oculus and the soon-to-be completed Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

U.S. Military Building “Eight Small Cities” to House at Least 50,000 Afghan Refugees

The makeshift facilities at nationwide bases will serve the newcomers’ vital needs while they await more permanent homes


In the Midst of Political Crisis and Uncertainty, Affordable Housing Remains Scarce in Haiti

San Francisco-based New Story recommits to building homes for those who need it most. AD is helping the non-profit reach this goal.


The Untold Story of New York’s One World Trade Center

Follow the story of the World Trade Center’s official photographer and his never-before-seen images of the skyscraper’s construction

With Taliban Forces in Control, Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage Faces Renewed Threats

UNESCO and other global NGOs are increasingly concerned about the nation’s historic patrimony


Exclusive Look Inside the World’s Tallest Residential Skyscraper

Located along New York’s Billionaires Row and designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Central Park Tower is a staggering 1,550 feet tall

Can New York City’s ‘Vessel’ Be Saved?

Thomas Heatherwick’s controversial honeycomb sculpture faces a very uncertain future


The World’s Largest Astronomy Museum Opens Its Doors

Located in Shanghai, the 420,000-square-foot building was designed to follow the path of the Sun across the day


The Black Architects Who Built New Orleans

Creole cottages, town houses, and Anglo-influenced row houses all play a crucial role in the city’s architectural landscape 

A Year After Its Devastating Explosion, a Bold Plan Emerges for Beirut’s Battered Port

A quartet of Palestinian architects are reimagining the site as a public park anchored around an innovative “Silo Souk”


Kengo Kuma Wants Architecture to Do the Exact Opposite of What You Might Think

The renowned Japanese architect discusses his idea of sustainability and goal for Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium with AD

The New-York Historical Society Is Set for a $140 Million Makeover

The ambitious expansion—which includes a new LGBTQ+ history museum—will be undertaken by Robert A.M. Stern Architects


Now You Can Actually Live Aboard the World’s Largest Superyacht

London’s Winch Design and Tillberg Design are creating a 730-foot superyacht with condominiums for sale—by invitation