Author: Mkamerling

The anonymous two-stage competition will select the concept design and team for a new €105 million “unique in the world” complex in Helsinki South Harbour. The competition, organized by the City of Helsinki and the Finnish government-owned real estate company ADM, will be held in English and will close on August 29, with the winner to be announced in September 2025. Scheduled for completion in 2030, the project will create a new addition to the existing Finnish Architecture Museum and Helsinki Design Museum. Once open, the complex will display more than 900,000 artifacts, including models, drawings and photographs related to…

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The Westin Hotel in Boston’s Seaport District is part of DiamondRock Hospitality. A major hotel real estate investment trust has undergone a top management shakeup, with its founder and CEO set to leave and its executive team reduced by two members. DiamondRock Hospitality Co. announced Monday that founder and CEO Mark Brugger will leave the company and will be replaced by Jeffrey Donnelly, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer. The company did not give a reason for Brugger’s departure. Before co-founding DiamondRock in 2004 with current Chairman William McCarten, Brugger served as a senior executive at Marriott International.…

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American architecture firm Ross Barney Architects has completed the NASA Deep Space Technology Test Laboratory in Cleveland, USA, which includes a tower made of precast concrete panels for testing antennas. Ross Barney Architects created the Aerospace Communications Facility at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, which originally opened in 1942 as an aircraft engine research laboratory for testing jet propulsion. Rose Barney Architects creates a deep space technology research center in OhioThe building is part of the NASA site master plan, also designed by Rose Barney Architects. The aerospace communications facility was created to test radar, laser and other…

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IT

“I am eager to join the dynamic team of SD46. I hope to learn from my colleagues and contribute my professional knowledge”: Prasan Naik, New Information Technology Manager School District 46 has appointed a new information technology manager, Prasan Naik. Naik will join the school district on May 6. “I am eager to join the dynamic team of SD46, where I hope to learn from my colleagues and Contributing my expertise,” he said in a district news release. Naik has more than ten years of experience in the information technology (IT) field of the Alberta post-secondary education system and has…

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Editor’s note: The following is a news and insights report from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).Mary SmithThe mission of the RV Technical Institute is to provide world-class RV maintenance and repair training that will increase the number of trained RV technicians in the RV industry to service the millions of RVs on the road. The RV Technology Institute is dedicated to improving the RV consumer experience, reducing repair incident cycle times, and proactively reducing the shortage of trained technicians in the RV industry. Management skills are critical to the continued success of RV Technical College and its training programs.…

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Billie Faircloth will join Cornell University AAP as a faculty member after resigning as partner and research director at Kieran Timberlake in February. A Cornell University spokesperson confirmed the news. At Cornell Asia Pacific, Fairbust’s title will be associate professor, as well as a Cornell Atkinson Scholar and a senior faculty fellow at the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability. Faircloth’s hiring is part of the provost’s aggressive collaboration on sustainability initiative, which seeks to create synergies among Cornell’s education divisions. “Associate Professor and Cornell Atkinson Scholar Billie Faircloth not only brings extensive experience in research and practice in the fields…

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Turkish Finance Minister Mohammad Shimsek and Central Bank Governor Fatih Callahan will travel to the United States on Tuesday to attend the spring meetings of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and state bank World Bank Group (WBG). Report. The meeting brought together central bank governors, finance and development ministers, parliamentarians, private sector executives, representatives of civil society organizations and academia to discuss issues of global concern, including world economic prospects, poverty eradication, economic development and aid effectiveness. In addition, there are seminars, regional briefings, press conferences and many other events focusing on the global economy,…

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II stood at the table and looked at the 3D architectural model of the room. Then I press the button and suddenly I’m in the model itself. I can walk around and get a feel for the space, see how the pipes and lighting systems intersect, and flag any potential issues for the room designer to adjust. Of course, I wasn’t actually huddled into the desk: I was wearing a headset in an architectural VR app. Over the past few years, more and more architects have begun incorporating immersive VR tools into the architectural design process. They say VR can…

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HR

WIU-SHRM student leaders excel at SHRM Council Summit April 16, 2024 MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapter recently showcased its excellence at the SHRM State Council Summit hosted by the University of Iowa Tippi School of Business. The event provides networking and ongoing learning opportunities for HR leaders college students. Throughout the day, student members of WIU’s SHRM Executive Committee gave presentations, participated in discussions, exchanged ideas, and made valuable connections with other attendees from various institutions. The event provides a platform for sharing insights, best practices and emerging trends in the…

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The updated permit adjusts the number of potential 22-story residential towers at 1101-1123 Sutter Street in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood. The latest iteration showcases a new design by David Baker Architects, with eight units reduced to accommodate open space requirements. San Francisco-based Martin Construction is responsible for the development.Southwest aerial view of 1101-1123 Sutter Street, rendered by David Baker ArchitectsThe approximately 240-foot-tall building will yield just over 400,000 square feet, including 250,000 square feet of housing, 2,000 square feet of commercial space and 43,150 square feet of parking space. The project will now build 303 units, eight fewer…

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