Recognizing the most influential and innovative design work in the international hospitality industry, Boutique Design magazine has selected Aba as a Gold Key Awards finalist in the Best Casual Dining Restaurant category. Aba was designed by Myefski Architects in association with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprise's in-house design team.
If you’ve been on social media once in the past year, you’ve probably seen a picture of the sweeping hills and enchanting beach towns that grace the Amalfi Coast. The dramatic coastline is littered with vineyards, orchards, and colorful homes that make for a very charming getaway. From Amalfi to Ravello to Positano to Capri, there’s no shortage of places to stay during your trip. You can bounce around from one spot to another, but we’d recommend making a home in Positano for the week and taking day trips instead. The town is bustling during the day with tourists and slows down in the evenings and mornings, making it a special place to see after ferry hours.
Over the past few years, you’ve likely walked by at least one pop-up shop in your city. They started with the rise of social media and changing retail landscape, and have since grown into an increasingly popular marketing tactic for brands across the globe. Last November, we discussed the impact Instagram has made on architecture, driving businesses to create spaces that are “Insta-friendly.”
Townsite Transformed, an architectural competition sponsored by the AIA Committee on Design (AIA COD), recently announced the winning submissions. The competition focused on challenging architects and aspiring architects to design a replacement for the Townsite Homes development in Henderson, Nevada. The original development has outlived its intended use and has fallen into disrepair, creating neighborhood blight. John Myefski, President + Principal of Myefski Architects and AIA COD Leadership Group member, was the Jury Chair for this year's contest.
Student Housing Business' Innovator Awards honor excellence in development, architecture/design, and sustainable design. Chosen among hundreds of excellent submissions of both on- and off- campus housing developments, Myefski Architects’ design of Hub on Campus Ann Arbor has been selected as the winner of the Best New Development for Off-Campus Housing (under 400 beds) category.
This past weekend, April 4-7, the AIA Committee on Design (COD) hosted their annual domestic conference in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Premised on the theme, 'The Innovators & Maintainers: Innovation in Architecture, Infrastructure & Technology', members and participants studied benchmark projects evaluating how new programming, design iterations, and technological advancement affect the human experience.
There has been a clear shift toward public transportation centers becoming mediums for innovation in design as technology advances, the climate changes, and consumers demand more from their spaces. For years, larger airports with even bigger budgets have paved the way for public transit centers, implementing forward-thinking design elements and investing in impressive amenities. For example, Jewel Changi in Singapore has a calming butterfly garden, Hong Kong has an IMAX theater and golf course, and Seoul Incheon offers travelers an indoor skating rink.
Set to be complete in August 2020, Hub on Campus Champaign is a 17-story mixed-use development designed to bring an extraordinary lifestyle experience to UIUC students. The building's convenient location in 'Campustown' is adjacent to the University of Illinois campus and walking distance to Greek life and popular nightlife spots. The MA team is working with Chicago-based developer, Core Spaces, to design the project.
The Kompas Fellowship is a rare opportunity for recent college graduates to gain hands-on professional experience before moving on to graduate school. Boasting an impressive portfolio and innovative idea, Angel Tang (University of Michigan, ’19) has been selected as the 2019-2020 Fellow. Starting this summer, she will spend 80% of her time assisting the MA team with real-life projects and 20% of her time exploring an independent research venture.