No. 11. Firm: Masatsune Matsumura. Site: Yawatahama, Japan. Idea: The World Monuments Fund's Modernism Prize awards a six-member consortium of professionals and academics who rebuilt Hizuchi Elementary School in Yawatahama, Japan. Completed in 1958 by Masatsune Matsumura, the 15,000-square-foot complex was damaged by a 2004 typhoon. Photo by Kitamuratoru/Courtesy of the Architectural Institute of Japan Shikoku Chapter.
No. 24. Firm: Ehrlich Architects. Site: Tempe, Arizona. Idea: The 300,000-square-foot home for Arizona State University’s latest science and technology building needed to accommodate both the space and engineering departments: the engineers and researchers would share a building with the developers of the instruments that enable research. Photo by Bill Timmerman.
No. 29. Firm: MGA Partners Architects. Site: Bloomington, IN. Idea: By dividing a 1930’s, 38,000-square-foot theater into three floors, MGA created two studios at a fraction of the cost of building new spaces. Original brick walls and steel framing were retained, lending character along with a targeted LEED Silver certification. Photo by Halkin/Mason Photography.
No. 35. Firm: AC Martin. Site: Orange, CA. Idea: Renovating and enlarging an existing Chapman University building, Argyros Forum, meants a third-story addition that opens on to a green roof deck, bringing the total square footage from 21,000 to 42,500. The ground floor is a student center conceived as a grand living room. Photo by Tom Bonner.
No. 47. Firm: Spacesmith. Site: New York, NY. Idea: Picking up on the flexible teaching approach of Design for Social Innovation, a new MFA program at the School of Visual Arts, the department features easily reconfigurable public spaces and a curved wall that hosts interchangeable graphics. Photo by Kevin Chu.
No. 53. Firm: Handbuilt; Osborn Architects. Site: Playa Vista, CA. Idea: In addition to pursuing LEED Platinum certification, the Playa Vista Elementary School for kindergarten through fifth grade features kid-friendly graphics that simultaneously entertain and educate on sustainability. Photo courtesy of Edmund Barr.
No. 59. Firm: Laura Guido-Clark Design. Site: Oakland, CA. Idea: Through Project Color Corps, the designer's nonprofit, calming shades in a rhythmic pattern improve the E.C. Rheems Academy of Technology and Arts, a charter school in what's refered to as Oakland's kill zone. Photo courtesy of Laura Guido-Clark Design/Tolleson.
No. 54. Firm: Brooks + Scarpa Architects; KZF Design. Site: Jacksonville, FL. Idea: Inspired by the flow of a wedding gown, this competition proposal for the University of North Florida Interfaith chapel prsents a sanctum with a north-facing window, framing a view of Polaris, and a spire in the shape of the infinity symbol. Photo courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects and KZF Design.
No. 61. Firm: Andre Kikoski Architects. Site: New York, NY. Idea: In a pro bono DesigNYC project, furnishings by Verner Panton, Philippe Starck, and Eero Aarnio, bright finishes, and streamlined layouts improve recreational and educational spaces for children in crisis at a domestic violence shelter. Photo by Kate Glicksberg.