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09.21.17Grays Hall Update

KVA's big granite blocks shape new accessible path in Harvard Yard More like this

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09.20.17New Balance Visits KVA

KVA hosts New Balance for a studio tour and conversation on material in design More like this

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09.18.17KVA in Material Research Paper

Technical University of Denmark Material Research Paper cites KVA and the Soft House. More like this

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09.18.17Ferry Terminal Featured

KVA's East 34th St Ferry Terminal is covered by Chinese architecture site. More like this

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09.15.17Lecture @ GSAPP Published

GSAPP Embodied Energy and Design Symposium has published Sheila's lecture More like this

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09.11.17New Streetscape @ Newmarket

KVA gets sidewalks & street trees, the result of 2 years of local business organizations! More like this

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09.11.17Calm During Storm

KVA office is serene on sunday morning as irma hits florida... More like this

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08.30.17Day 3 Harvard Language Labs

KVA's Bob White shares first images of the Vanserg Language Commons. Dot walls at work! More like this

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08.24.17Lecture @ Pella Crafted Luxury

Sheila lectures at Pella Crafted Luxury today on alternative materials and MATx research. More like this

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08.23.17KVA Best 100

Taschen selected KVA's Penn Law School and Tozzer among 100 best contemporary brick buildings. More like this

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08.17.17CITY MAKERS

KVA's NYC Ferry Terminal is featured in the new book on urban design and the new public realm. More like this

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08.17.17KVA on Metropolis

Author Cassim Shepard discusses KVA and how designers can act to make cities better. More like this

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08.16.17Opening Soon!

KVA acoustic dot walls will be installed in the new daylit language collaboration zone. More like this

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08.16.17SOFT HOUSE in Summer

SOFT HOUSE w/ river wild flowers plants growing on the terrace; summer in Hamburg. More like this

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08.16.17BERLIN holzmarkt

Found image, stencil on wood at the Berlin holzmarkt, a driftwood artists commune. More like this

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08.12.17KVA Distillery Tour

Members of KVA gather for the distillery tour and a sendoff for Alex Shelly, AIA. #rumstrong More like this

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08.11.17Lecture @ HCU Hamburg

Sheila lectures at B.I.S.S. at HafenCity University Hamburg today on infrastructure & networks More like this

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08.03.17Vanserg Update

Natural light at Vanserg commons, almost ready for pattern wall installation! More like this

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07.26.17Data Sciences Wins Gold

KVA's design for the Data Sciences research labs in NY wins the 2017 Brick Industry Gold Award. More like this

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07.18.17Ferry Terminal Featured

KVA's East 34th St Ferry Terminal is covered by Chinese design media. More like this

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07.18.17Meister in LOFT (China)

KVA's Meister office project is featured on LOFT China for its furniture design and flexible layout. More like this

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07.18.17Harvard Highlights KVA

Harvard GSD lists KVA’s contributions to Grounded Visionaries in year’s highlights. More like this

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07.17.17Dot Wall Panels: Vanserg

KVA's Charlotte, Hannah, Patrick and Adiel finish an acoustic felt panel set. Lots o'dots More like this

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07.14.17Sasa's Concrete Cabin

KVA alumni Sasa Zivkovic builds a 3D printed concrete cabin: a new form for building delivery. More like this

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07.13.17Vanserg Skylights

The skylights are in at the new Vanserg commons. More like this

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07.13.17Soft Rocker Selected for Catalog

Soft Rocker has been selected for 2017 catalog by Active Public Space, a EU Creative Programme More like this

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07.12.17Re: LAMP Wins Award

KVA’s SELCO India solar lighting project has won a 2017 R&D award for innovation with bio-materials. More like this

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06.22.17Meister Production Begins

KVA mills flat to form furniture for the 2017 Meister line. More like this

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06.21.17(Dis)Connecting the Dots

Adiel Benitez and Patrick Weber at work @ KVA designing a new acoustic wall in full scale. More like this

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06.20.17KVA On Metalocus

KVA's East 34th St Ferry Landing is covered by Spanish design media. More like this

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06.17.17Bike Guru Scrap Rack

Designer Dan Sebaldt, KVA's bike guru, makes a CNC scrap wood bike rack. More like this

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06.16.17KVA on ArchDaily

KVA's East 34th St Ferry Landing in NYC is featured on ArchDaily. More like this

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06.13.17KVA @ New Balance

KVA is invited to New Balance design event in Boston. More like this

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06.07.17KVA does Abbey Road

Noam and Alex with model on the streets of NYC today, working w/ SOM, Andropogon & MVVA More like this

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06.05.17Hudson River Brick

Clinker brick details at Beacon, NY from Hudson River Brickyards. More like this

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06.02.17KVA Teamwork

Sheila's interview with German magazine DETAIL is here. More like this

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06.01.17#MaterialResistance

KVA reaffirms commitment to design strategies that address climate change. More like this

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05.22.17Brick: Thick/Thin

Frano's GSD studio publication launches for May 25 graduation! Available on Amazon. More like this

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05.22.17Meister Expands in 2017

KVA's award winning Project for the Meister US headquarters will expand in June 2017! More like this

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05.22.17New Senior Associate

Congratulations to Shawna Meyer, AIA, LEED AP on her new role as Senior Associate at KVA. More like this

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05.18.17KVA Visual Representation

KVA mon-color diagrams are featured in Plataforma Aquitectura. More like this

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05.18.17Copper Corduroy Wins

Tozzer’s textured copper ‘corduroy’ roof wins North American Copper Award. More like this

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05.16.17TOZZER WINS 5 YEAR AWARD

KVA’s Alex Shelly receives the 5-year best in Design Award @ 2017 AIA convention. More like this

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05.15.17Re: LAMP Wins Award

KVA’s bio-materials design project Re: LAMP wins award. More in July 2017 More like this

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05.15.17Catch & Release

5:00 AM. Frano paddles out in Cape Cod bay for the spring striped bass runs. More like this

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05.08.17Tozzer on world-architects

Tozzer is world-architects' Building of the Week. More like this

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05.08.17New Associate at KVA

Congrats to Ben Widger, AIA for his leadership at KVA! More like this

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05.01.17KVA in Nanotechnology

Cientifica cites KVA as 1 of the 250 global companies active in nanotechnology. More like this

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04.30.17KVA Lilacs

The KVA lilac tree is now in bloom. enjoy #sensory experience. More like this

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04.27.17Solar Streetlight Schools!

KVA solar streetlights, made with one stalk of bamboo are prototyped for urban areas in India. More like this

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04.27.17SK @ CCA

Sheila joins the awesome review crew this weekend at CCA in San Francisco! More like this

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04.27.17KVA Joinery Studies

KVA's Charlotte D'Acierno and Andrew Campbell create a spatial language for press fit joints More like this

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04.27.17KVA at AIANY!

Shawna and Frano accept Tozzer Anthropology's Merit Award in NYC! More like this

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04.25.17Soft House in Chinese Media

Soft House is featured on jianzhujia and archnews for its solar curtains More like this

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04.24.17Alex & Feifei Wed!

KVA alumni feifei feng and alex dixon were married in san francisco. love & design @ KVA. More like this

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04.21.17New York Awards

KVA's Shawna Meyer and Frano Violich in NYC to recive an AIA Design Award. More like this

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04.11.17MIX, MIX, MAX, MIN

Sheila Lectures at UC’s DAAP on April 21. More like this

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04.11.17Data Sciences Launches

The Goergen Institute for Data Science is live! More like this

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04.11.17Tozzer on Inhabitat

Tozzer is featured on the inhabitat LEED Gold List. More like this

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04.07.17Material Light ::Light Material

Sheila speaks at Yale School of Architecture symposium on physical light. More like this

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04.05.17Global Flora Project!

Spring is here! KVA @ DD 2017 meeting 1 on the Global Flora project with Shawna and Alex. More like this

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04.05.17Core 77 Design Jury

Sheila joins the awards jury at Core 77 for the 2017 design awards. More like this

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04.04.17Bamboo Streetlights Move Forward!

The bamboo streetlight project begins field tests at the Sri Dharamsthala temple in Karnataka, India! More like this

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03.29.17Update from Rochester

The metal stair takes shape as construction progresses at Wegmans hall. More like this

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03.29.17Ecological Urbanism

KVA is featured in the Harvard GSD's new publication, online now! More like this

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03.29.17MEXICO Material Matters

Material Matters, the Core 3 curriculum by Sheila & MIT colleagues is shown @ Better World More like this

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03.28.17Stop and Stair

Wegmans Hall receives its Certificate of Occupancy. More like this

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03.15.17Perforated Data Screen

Wegmans Hall beats the winter blues as construction continues. More like this

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03.08.17International Women's Day

KVA recognizes the value that women of all backgrounds add to society. #BeBoldForChange More like this

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03.06.17Tozzer wins AIA NY Merit Award!

Tozzer Anthropology Building is awarded a Merit Award by the AIA New York Chapter. More like this

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03.03.17The Unveiling

The Chrysanthemum Building's ornamental screen is installed in Boston's North End. More like this

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03.01.17UNC Lecture

Sheila lectures at UNC this evening on THICK & THIN. More like this

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03.01.17Automated Brick

Robots and robotic conveyor systems at work 24/7 at Triangle Brick's production facility. More like this

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03.01.17Triassic Clay Pit

Triangle Brick clay pit with clay composition dating back over 200 million years. More like this

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02.28.17KVA in Charlotte

Sheila and Frano lecture at the 32 Annual Brick Forum this Wednesday. More like this

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02.23.17Frano @ Norwich

Frano lectures at the School of Architecture + Art this Friday at 4pm. More like this

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02.22.17Wegmans By Night

Wegmans Hall illuminates the University of Rochester's landmark River Campus. More like this

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02.21.17Lectures in Arkansas

Sheila lectures at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and at the AK Architecture and Design Network. More like this

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02.17.17Surf's Up

Ben visits the historic Brighton bathing boxes on Australia's southern coast. More like this

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02.16.17Digital Fabrication

A Melbourne robot takes sheet metal folding into its own hands. More like this

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02.14.17Composite Carbon Beam

Sheila and Ben explore advanced carbon research and manufacturing in Australia. More like this

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02.13.17Fab Down Under

KVA tours an automated sheet metal fabrication shop in Melbourne, Australia. More like this

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02.01.17Germany's DETAIL Green

Jakob Schoof discusses architecture, environmental and political responsibility with Sheila. More like this

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01.30.17Core 77 Design Awards

Sheila will serve on the 2017 design awards jury, with Lola Sheppard @lateraloffice. More like this

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01.26.17Vote for KVA!

Vote for the Tozzer Anthropology Building for the BSA People's Choice Award! More like this

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01.25.17Collaboration Zone

Data Sciences interiors are completed:day light in the double height collaboration zone More like this

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01.25.17Main Stair On Site

The folded steel stair is now on site in the KVA Data Sciences Building More like this

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01.25.17Data Sciences Building 2017

KVA's Alex Shelly on site sends this picture, looks just like the KVA snow rendering. More like this

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01.22.17KVA Marches for America

KVA show of force with Shawna, Sarah, Sheila, Charlotte and more marching in DC and Boston! More like this

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01.06.17Flexible Solar Cells

University of Palermo research features KVA's Soft House. More like this

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01.06.17First Snow..

First snow of 2017 on the KVA front gate. Situation "normal". More like this

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01.05.17KVA in Iranian Media

The Tozzer Anthropology Building is featured in Iranian design media. More like this

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01.05.17MATERIAL RESISTANCE

Sheila's short essay for the ARCHITECT on "what to expect in 2017" @ http://bit.ly/ARtech2017. More like this

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01.05.17Digital Blacksmithy

The circular metal work for the Chrysanthemum Building (Holcim Award) arrives on site! More like this

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01.05.17KVA New Year

Several KVA people toast the new year at one of social & community gatherings. More like this

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12.20.16KVA in Chinese Media

KVA's Tozzer Anthropology Building is covered by the Chinese design media. More like this

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12.18.16It Rises

Data Sciences building stair & landing collaboration zone mock up in the workshop. More like this

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12.06.16Sheila Honored by Dept of State!

Sheila receives a Certificate of Excellence for her service as a design advisor in the Obama years. More like this

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12.05.16Chrysanthemum Screen Fabrication

Ferrousity Inc puts finishing touches on the Chrysanthemum Building ornamental screen. More like this

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11.30.16Going for Gold

KVA tests the digital rope trellis at the Chrysanthemum Building in Boston's North End. More like this

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11.28.16KVA @ Brooklyn

Scoping out a large mixed use project in the creative industrial district Williamsberg. More like this

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11.23.16Giving Thanks

A snap preview of the KVA Thanksgiving table food by and for all... More like this

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11.22.16Cutting Edge

Davis Owen cuts bricks with the DeWalt as the GSD explores digital brick in Frano's studio. More like this

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11.15.16Update from Rochester

KVA's Alex Shelly reports on construction progress at Wegmans Hall. More like this

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11.11.16Minnesota AIA Awards

Sheila serves on the AIA Design Excellence awards jury for Minnesota, shaking things up. More like this

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11.08.16KVA Votes!

KVA votes, joining many others in this election where so much is at stake! More like this

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11.07.16Urban Omnibus Book

KVA's 34th St Ferry Terminal is selected for Urban Omnibus' new book on city making. More like this

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11.07.16Aalto University at KVA

Students from Finlan's Aalto U visited KVA in the Profs. Hudert and Lintula's travel program. More like this

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10.31.162016 Baillie Lecture

Sheila will give the Baillie lecture at McGill University in Montreal this evening. More like this

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10.31.16What Would Wood....

Log masonry construction, found in the Laurentides of Quebec. More like this

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10.21.16Visit from Portland

The Portland Society of Architects tours KVA work in Boston. More like this

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10.17.16Bridging Research and Practice

Sheila presents at the Experiential Learning in Architecture Conference in Lyon, France. More like this

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10.06.16Wegmans Hall Unveiled!

Frano and Alex attend the dedication of KVA's Data Science Building at the University of Rochester. More like this

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10.05.16American Architecture Prize!

AAP recognizes Tozzer Library as one of the best Designs for an Educational Building. More like this

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09.26.16KVA in Bogota

Frano's studio travels to Colombia's "city of brick" to research masonry techniques. More like this

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09.24.16Pop Up INDIA

KVA's Bob White is prototyping pop up solar streelights in Bangalore with SELCO! More like this

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09.14.16Soft Mould Shells

Soft form design @ KVA: CNC milled formwork and shells of areca will be fabricated in India. More like this

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09.09.16KVA: Top 100 Innovators

Hanley-Wood publishers select KVA / Sheila Kennedy, FAIA among top 100 Innovators in housing. More like this

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08.30.16Dispatch from Rochester

Wegmans Hall's digital brick pattern is uncovered as construction progresses! More like this

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08.29.16THICK THIN @ Harvard

Frano launches the THICK/THIN studio to explore digital brick at Harvard’s GSD. More like this

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08.23.16ACTIVE MATTER BOOK

KVA is invited to contribute to the new Active Matter book, forthcoming 2017. More like this

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08.17.16Design Competition II

KVA is excited about Phase II of the international Design Competition at Gallaudet University in DC! More like this

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08.11.16Newmarket Micro Breweries

Shawna Meyer, Alex Shelly at the DBC one of a new local breweries. Portico opens this fall! More like this

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08.11.16Cold Mold Areca

Joe Varholic, Bob White demonstrate KVA's cold mold process for area leaf forming. More like this

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08.10.16Cold Mold Areca

The SELCO team takes a look at cold mold areca leaf prototypes for 0-carbon home lighting. More like this

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08.10.16Growing Solar Streetlights

Can bamboo be grown to form a specific solar angle? KVA's SELCO project explores this. More like this

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08.05.16IBA HAMBURG 10

KVA invited to the 10 year celebration party of IBA Hamburg Stadt neu bauen. More like this

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08.04.16Harlston Parker Medal Finalist!

KVA’s Tozzer is selected as a finalist for the 2016 Harlston Parker Medal by the BSA/AIA. More like this

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08.03.16KVA Over Greenland

High range mountains, icebergs and glaciers of the Kujalleq peninsula. More like this

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07.18.16Paperlight Bamboo

KVA's Bob White and Joe Varholic with a new solar street light prototype for SELCO, India. More like this

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07.13.16Frano Summits St Marks

Frano's solo ascent of St Marks is shrouded in fog, KVA FKT is 1 hour 25 mins, fast & light. More like this

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07.12.16KVA gets the gold!

Frano holds the 2016 SCUP Design Excellence Award for the Tozzer building at Harvard. More like this

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07.11.16Tozzer Wins Award!

KVA's Tozzer Anthropology Building receives National Education Design Award from SCUP. More like this

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07.11.16Frano in Vancouver

Frano is in Vancouver where he will meet with university campus leaders. More like this

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06.30.16Saugus Riverfront

Frano presents housing and riverfront improvement designs to the City of Saugus. More like this

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06.30.16Tozzer is a 2016 Finalist!

Tozzer is a finalist for one of the AIA’s most prestigious awards. We’re not allowed to say more… More like this

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06.30.16KVA in MADEby-Germany

The Meister low carbon workplace design to be featured in MADEby the German Design Journal. More like this

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06.24.16Mojitos!

The team make good use of our Newmarket distilled rum for Danni & Anne G's farewell. More like this

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06.23.16Frano Speaks to Italian Industry

Frano’s interview on contemporary craft is covered by major construction industry in Italy. Link here. More like this

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06.23.16KVA Builds Big

Aerial view of KVA's Wegmans Hall, the new Data Sciences Building at U of R in New York. More like this

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06.23.16CLIMALIN Milestone!

KVA's smart linen French partners have realized first manufactured samples,ils sont très doux! More like this

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06.16.16KVA CRAFT IN ITALY

Frano is interviewed on design and building craft by Italy’s National Association of Mason. Va bene! More like this

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06.14.16Chrysanthemum Facade

The facade in summer light photographed by KVA's Bob White. Ornamental screen coming soon! More like this

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06.09.16Australia: Clean Energy Futures

Our Aussie team spots kangaroos in country as we design for Australia's clean energy future. More like this

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06.09.16KVA Top 100 Architecture

Tozzer selected as one of the Top 100 American Projects in ArchDaily's history. More like this

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06.07.16High in the sky

U of R Data Institute taking shape from KVA Drone Flight 4007. More like this

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06.06.16KVA down under

View of the Yarra River in downtown Melbourne! More like this

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06.02.16KVA in A+T Madrid

INTERIOR MATTERS is the next A+T Harvard GSD series. KVA's Meister + Tozzer are featured. More like this

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06.01.16WHAT WOOD Project Launch

KVA's new project in San Fransisco kicks off friday with WHAT WOULD/WOOD design research. More like this

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06.01.16KVA @ Neues Nuremberg Museum

KVA's Portable Light exhibited at NNM's WEtransFORM Design Festival in Germany. More like this

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05.31.16KVA: Active Matter

KVA Matx invited to contribute to MIT's new book on Active Matter. More like this

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05.31.16Welcome Neighbors!

Frano leads the Portland Society for Architecture on a tour of KVA's Boston projects on June 10 More like this

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05.27.16All Solar Down Under

KVA Matx team designs for next gen suburban solar lifestyle in Victoria, Australia. More like this

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05.25.16KVA in MILAN

KVA's soft goods design CLIMALIN presented by Lemaitre-Demeestere at Proposte 2016. More like this

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05.25.16KVA @ Saugus

Shawna and Frano present flexible residential concepts for a beautiful river front site. More like this

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05.25.16CLIMALIN designs on France 5

CLIMALIN smart linen manufacturer Lemaitre Demestere filmed for La Quotidienne/France 5. More like this

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05.24.16Chrysanthemum Screen: FlatPak

Flat pack screen ready for assembly then installation on the Chrysanthemum building. More like this

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05.23.16Over Nevada (Again)

Frano is back in San Francisco again connecting with friends & projects in his hometown. More like this

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05.23.16KVA @ AIA

Shawna Meyer and Alex Shelly join Frano Violich at the AIA National Convention in Philly! More like this

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05.23.16AIA Penn Law Tour

Frano tours 30 architects at Penn Law for the AIA National Convention. Legal learning credits! More like this

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05.17.16Elevation Framed

The data sciences main elevation is being framed. Alex and Frano are on site. More like this

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05.17.16Super Big 3D Printer

Sasa Zivcovic's studio @cornell explores 3D prints with DAEDALOS a new self-made machine. More like this

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05.10.16Arkansas Super Jury

Sheila serves on the Super Jury at the Fay Jones School of Architecture. More like this

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04.29.16Engineering Design

Sheila unfolds KVA's creative technical problem solving. Join the discussion at noon today! More like this

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04.26.16Smart Linen Futures

KVA's Climalin soft goods designs are selected by the Paris Innovation Fund. C'est bien, ça! More like this

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04.22.16Embodied Energy & Design

Sheila presents at GSAPP's seminal conference on design & embodied energy. More like this

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04.18.16KVA In Print

KVA projects selected for Taschen's Best 100 Contemporary Buildings book, 2017. More like this

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04.17.16KVA on DesignBoom

The Meister Group Headquarters was recently featured on DesignBoom here. More like this

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04.17.16Sky Court

Window lights installed in the Chrysanthemum Building courtyard. More like this

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04.17.16KVA Down Under

KVA has a new project in Australia! More news on Down Under coming soon. More like this

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04.04.16Lecture @ Georgia Tech

Sheila will be speaking at Georgia Tech School of Architecture this afternoon - 1:00 PM! More like this

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04.04.16#whatisthat

KVA's bamboo mobile returns a newly cut harvest of local green bamboo for PAPERLIGHT More like this

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04.04.16Snow falling

snow falling softly on the post industrial landscape... More like this

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03.31.16IN MEMORIUM

Zaha Hadid, a ground breaking architect with great talent, humor and strength will be sorely missed. More like this

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03.30.16Low Carbon Workplace

KVA's new design for the US Meister headquarters covered in Hong Kong. See link. More like this

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03.22.16Discussing Data Science

Frano presents the U of R Institute for Data Science today at the SCUP Conference - 10am! More like this

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03.15.16KVA @ WE transFORM

Portable Light opens at Neues Museum's exhibit on human civilization and the natural environment. More like this

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03.10.16KVA Rooftop Tour

Ben Widger leads KVA team on a tour of the North End's Chrysanthemum Building. More like this

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03.08.16Lindsey's Honored!

KVA's Lindsey Petersen honored by Storefront for her 'dustification' design proposal. More like this

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03.08.16Bob On Site in NY

KVA's Bob White make CA observations at the new Data Sciences lab in New York. More like this

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03.03.16KVA goes to California

Frano invited to present KVA's work in housing in San Francisco and attend Berkeley reviews. More like this

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03.03.16Unwrapped!

The scaffolding comes off the Chrysanthemum Building to reveal new North-End brickwork. More like this

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03.01.16Blue Smoke Mountains

A recent fly over of KVA's upcoming project site in the back-country near Bozeman, MT? More like this

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03.01.16AIA Milwaukee/ UW

Mix, Mix, Max, Min. Sheila speaks 3/4 at University of Wisconsin. More like this

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03.01.16River of Data

First view of KVA's Data Sciences Building from the Genesee River. More like this

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02.25.16KVA's Amazing Brick Envelope

KVA's digital brick facade of the Tozzer Anthropology building was featured on Inhabitat here. More like this

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02.25.16KVA @ Big Sky

Sheila gives a lecture at the Montana State University School of Architecture this Friday here. More like this

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02.23.16KVA @ Schlesinger

KVA is selected to work on Harvard's Schlesinger Library and gallery. Amelia Earhart's papers! More like this

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02.22.16Chrysanthemum Blooms

KVA's drone shoots video of Chrysanthemum Building, a 2015 Holcim Award winner. See link. More like this

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02.19.16Slabs Ready to Pour

Rebar in the open labs laid out prior to the concrete slabs pour. More like this

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02.19.16Steel Frame Going Up

Associate Alex Shelly documents framing on KVA's Data Sciences Building. More like this

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02.16.16Chrysanthemum Fabrication!

Innovative revolving jig used for the ornamental screen on the Chrysanthemum Building! More like this

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02.15.16Soft House in UKRAINE

The Soft House in Hamburg is featured on Econet in the Ukraine! More like this

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02.15.16 Design Excellence Award

KVA's Tozzer Anthropology Building @ Harvard wins Hobson Design Award. More like this

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02.15.16Urban Works: Agency

Sheila is interviewed in Urban Works on agency and architecture. More like this

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02.11.16BSA Award Winners in ArchDaily

ArchDaily announces KVA's BSA Hobson Design Award for Tozzer Anthropology Building here. More like this

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02.11.16Gooood 2016 Best of Brick

Chinese global design site Gooood lists KVA's Tozzer Building as Best of Brick for 2016. More like this

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02.09.16Read All About it!

The Harvard Gazette touts Tozzer Anthropology Building's big win at the BSA Awards More like this

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02.09.16Pink Snow Sky

yes, the industrial landscape at Farnham does appear to be sublime.... More like this

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02.09.16KVA WINS HOBSON AWARD

KVA leaders celebrate as Tozzer Anthropology wins the 2016 Hobson design award. More like this

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02.04.16Funding for RiverFirst

General Mills announces gift to support Pier development! KVA’s Riverfirst initiative expands! More like this

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02.04.16RiverFirst Advances in 2016

The redevelopment plan for the upper Mississippi designed by KVA and TLS launches a new River Park. More like this

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01.29.162016 Design Excellence Award

KVA's Tozzer Anthropology building honored with top Design Excellence Award by the AIA/BSA. More like this

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01.27.16SOFT HOUSE IN DETAIL MAGAZINE

Architecture & Detail magazine in China features article on Soft House, 2015 issue. More like this

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01.27.162015 DESIGN FORECAST

Sheila is interviewed on the new materialism at Stylepark, a leading platform for architecture and design. More like this

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01.05.16On Charette

KVA team is finishing the design competition for Gallaudet's Campus. Fresh coffee please! More like this

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12.30.15Climate Change Matters 2016

Transmaterial’s Blaine Brownell writes on KVA, climate change and the matter of habitat here. More like this

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12.28.15Tozzer Details

Details Korea presents KVA’s Tozzer Anthropology Building for Harvard University in Issue #40. More like this

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12.21.15KVA Matx Brick

Curbed Architecture 2015 cites design work in brick by KVA, Frank Gehry and Mecanoo. More like this

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12.07.15Big Scale

Erecting steel on Big Data,just one KVA's large project construction sites. More like this

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12.02.15KVA Presents Big Data

Frano and Alex invited to discuss design for Big Data and the new Data Sciences Building in NY. More like this

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12.02.15Data Sciences Foundation

KVA's Alex Shelly reports on pile caps at the Data Sciences Building in New York. More like this

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11.30.15Micro Units!

Boston's first micro-units open onto outdoor terrace. Street life rules! More like this

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11.30.15Flexible Lofts Take Shape

The large living lofts at KVA's Chrysanthemum Development are designed to adapt to user needs. More like this

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11.24.15METROPOLIS

Magazine Metropolis features KVA's project Climalin - Warming up with Linen More like this

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11.23.15ID+C MAGAZINE FEATURES TOZZER

Chinese design magazine ID+C chooses Tozzer for its Feature of American Design issue More like this

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11.11.15Chrysanthemum construction

Check out our Vimeo to see our latest drone footage of the Chrysanthemum building construction. More like this

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11.10.15IN THE AIR

Sheila presents KVA projects at the Tesla, Wulff and Findeisen corporate event in Hamburg. More like this

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11.07.15Hamburg Redux

Sheila meets with Hafencity development officials to discuss upcoming projects. More like this

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11.04.15Integral Conversation

Sheila is invited to speak at Integral Conversation in Guilin. More like this

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11.04.15Frano @ Roger Williams

Frano lectures on THICK/THIN: Architecture and the Agency of Materials tonight! More like this

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10.26.15Takeoff!

First image of KVA from above brought to you by the office drone More like this

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10.26.15Flower Market Transforms

Frano is in San Fran @ the Flower Market. How does Boston's Market move into the 21st century? More like this

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10.26.15Flower Pedal SF

Frano is in San Francisco touring the SF Flower Market an industry that is evolving quickly. More like this

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10.23.15Touchdown!

KVA's new aerial mapping drone lands in the office. More like this

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10.16.15KVA Team Shortlisted

KVA interdisciplinary design team looks forward to a collaboration with the Gallaudet community! More like this

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10.09.15Chrysanthemum Courtyard

The courtyard takes shape, providing all living units with day light and shared public space. More like this

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10.09.15Harvard Smart Materials

Sheila presents at the GSD symposium on smart materials in Chicago Biennale. More like this

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10.09.15Tozzer Design Award

Tozzer Anthropology Building receives an Design Excellence Honor Award from the AIA! More like this

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09.24.15Frano Leads Workshop

Frano moderates Holcim Lafarge next generation workshop in NYC. More like this

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09.24.15Chrysanthemum Framing

Second floor framing complete on KVA's Chrysanthemum Building. More like this

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09.22.15KVA Soft Goods on French TV

KVA’s Climalin line of soft goods is on the news at BFM TV in Paris. min 6.0. More like this

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09.22.15Wood Framing Begins

Wood framing on the Chrysanthemum Building begins in Boston's North End. More like this

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09.17.15New Associates @ KVA

Congratulations to Alex Shelly, AIA and Shawna Meyer, AIA for their leadership at KVA. More like this

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09.16.15Carbon Hacks:Thick/Thin

Sheila will present KVA MATx thick/thin projects @ Princeton's Ultrastructures Conference. More like this

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09.09.15Foundation Underway

Piles are being driven for KVA's Data Sciences building, and the foundation underway. More like this

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09.09.15Marked Piles on Site

Piles are laid out on the Data Sciences building construction site in New York. More like this

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09.08.15Architizer Features Tozzer

Architizer Design + has features KVA's Tozzer Anthropology building online. More like this

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09.08.15Tozzer Anthropology in China

The Chinese design website Good has extensive coverage of KVA's Tozzer Anthropology Building. More like this

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09.08.15CLIMALIN designs on France Radio

KVA's new line of soft goods featured at min 11. http://www.franceinter.fr/player/reecouter?play=1149129 More like this

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09.08.15KVA Designs in Paris

Shawna Meyer and Ben Widger at KVA's CLIMALIN soft goods exhibit at NOW A Vivre in Paris. More like this

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09.04.15MAISON ET OBJET

See KVA's latest Matx project at Maison et Objet ! More like this

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08.21.15KVA Browsing

Ben, Bob, Kyle, Alex and Guande geting into the new issue of ARCHITECT magazine. More like this

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08.20.15Tozzer Takes the Front Cover

ARCHITECT features tozzer's corbelled brick entry on the August 2015 cover! More like this

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08.13.15American Gothic Grommet

KVA's Jess Pace, Ben Widger and Davis Owen install grommets by hand for CLIMALIN More like this

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08.10.15Tree Story: Page 1

Paper birch surface exhibits rare near symmetry. More like this

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08.10.15Digital Brick

KVA's Tozzer Anthropology Building is featured in Architect Magazine. More like this

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08.06.15Joint Negotiation

KVA's twin pod 14' conference table installed by Shawna, Kyle and Chris at Meister Group HQ. More like this

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08.04.15KVA Media

Frano Violich directs a recent design photo shoot at KVA. looking good! More like this

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07.30.15Soft Infrastructure

Jessica Pace learns Pointcarre digital design software for KVA's project in France. More like this

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07.23.15Framing Design

Frano adds his voice to a Boston-New York design dialogue tonight at the BSA: #framesxreference. More like this

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07.22.15Construction Begins!

Construction is beginning for Wegmans Hall, the new Data Sciences Building in NY. More like this

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07.22.15Water Futures

Sheila speaks at MIT on water based mobility for Boston 2024. Press coverage Here. More like this

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07.10.15Excavating Hidden Color

Toolpath z experiments reveal hidden and sometimes unexpected color layers of plywood. More like this

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07.08.15AIA CA Design Awards

Sheila is in San Francisco serving on the AIA CA Design Honor Awards jury and enjoying fog.... More like this

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07.07.15KVA's Newest Architect!

It's official: Alex Shelly is an architect! Big props for achieving this professional goal. More like this

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07.07.15Dawn Installation

First locally milled workstations are installed at dawn in KVA's new Meister USA headquarters! More like this

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07.07.15Easy Pieces

Flat to form furniture with key slots locally milled at KVA for the Meister line. More like this

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07.07.15Finishing, Naturally

Kyle applies Tung tree oil and citrus finish to the Meister line. So nature, you can eat it.. More like this

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06.25.15RISE Event

Sheila is in Kansas City for the AIA RISE Event! More like this

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06.23.15Local Manufacturing @ KVA

KVA's Co2 (-) furniture line is underway, testing our local delivery of design goods More like this

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06.21.15KVA @Lemaitre

Sheila works with manufacturing partners to advance a design innovation project in France. More like this

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06.21.15Unscripted Public Space

Canal Saint Martin; summer chill out space in the 10ieme arrondissement. More like this

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06.21.15Design Innovation Paris

Molded bicycles, flat to form manufacturing at the Design Innovation Exposition in Paris. More like this

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06.19.15Meister Blue Straps Arrive

Shawna Meyer, Jeremy Billotti and 100 yards of blue strap for KVA's Meister furniture line. More like this

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06.19.15Drops In @ Meister

Flexible data and power for Meister's USA Headquarters; a new model for office space. More like this

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06.18.15KVA Blooms

Wild roses in full bloom as KVA booms this june. More like this

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06.12.15Meister Line!

Kyle and Jeremy prep the techno to fabricate KVA's C02 negative furniture for Meister group. More like this

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06.12.15Local Warming

Le Monde gives a sneak peak of KVA's innovative collaboration with French cloth producers! More like this

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06.11.15Wegmans Hall in Chalk

Alex and team chalk out the new Data Sciences building on site. Ground breaking soon! More like this

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06.11.15Ben Unveils Designs

Ben Widger unveils furniture/program concepts for KVA's Data Sciences Building in NY. More like this

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06.11.15Innovation in France

Sheila talks on Matx at R31 Labs at the French innovation conference. Read more. More like this

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06.09.15KVA @ Green Summit

Sheila speaks on Productive Cities at the Green Summit at the the University of Liechtenstein. Read more. More like this

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06.09.15HERE THERE on CBS

Sheila'Berkeley Rupp studio was featured in a recent CBS News Design story . More like this

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06.08.15Konstance Regional Design

KVA advises the international sufficiency strategic design for Lake Konstance region. More like this

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06.06.15KVA Recycle Crew

Davis and Blair @ Reenergy wood recycling as KVA preps workshop for Meister line fabrication. More like this

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05.29.15Sweden films @KVA

Zena bids KVA farewell as Swedish film crew covers SOFT HOUSE. Zena -we miss you already! More like this

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05.26.15Preserving Boston's North End

NBSS receives a Preservation Award from the Mass Historical Commission! More like this

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05.22.15Chrysanthemum Steel!

KVA's Alex Shelly (R) on site at the Chrysanthemum Building reviewing steel. More like this

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05.22.15Digital Brick: Masons @ KVA

Design team works w/ masons on digital brick facade for KVA's Data Sciences building. More like this

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05.22.15Swedish Television Films at KVA

Common Ground Pictures and the Swedish Film Institute film a documentary. More like this

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05.19.15South Africans @ KVA

Lunch outside with Phillip and Victor! More like this

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05.19.15Google Cardboard Channels HERE THERE

Excited to see Google’s new imaging app.Way to channel HERE THERE, Google! More like this

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05.18.15Big Data Science Model Unveiled

KVA team unveils the big model for the Wegmans Hall in New York. More like this

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05.18.15Tozzer garners copper award!

Tozzer recieves the 2015 Copper in Architecture Award for its innovative copper-wrapped roof! More like this

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04.30.15LA Innovation Conference

Sheila is an invited speaker at the Architectural Record Innovation Conference 2015. More like this

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04.19.15Cannon ball flower!

Couroupita guianensis blooms; plants integral to KVA's botany research facility for Wellesley College. More like this

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04.10.15Intelligence of Materials

Frano discusses the "Intelligence of Materials" at the Parsons Design Studies Symposium More like this

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04.08.15Opening: HERE THERE

Click Here to download the exhibit text and Flat-to-Form Furniture cut files. More like this

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04.07.15It's Here!

Wrapping up the Here/There exhibit before tomorrow's opening! More like this

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04.07.15Film Crew at KVA

Kyle and Phil show HERE THERE flat to form, low carbon furniture for MIT film on design. More like this

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04.01.15Gift for Data Science Institute

KVA completes Design Development for the new building at U of R as a major gift supports the institute More like this

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03.24.15Milling Around 3

Baxter, Soo and Sean mill floor joints at the CED workshop for the HERE THERE exhibit. More like this

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03.24.15Milling Around 2

Zena works on QC for sets of HERE THERE SoRachet stools; next, she's off to UCB. More like this

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03.24.15Milling Around 1

Kyle mills flat to form SoRachet stools for HERE THERE in KVA workshop. More like this

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03.13.15HERE THERE Prototyping

Full-scale mockups for the HERE THERE Exhibit at UC Berkeley! More like this

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03.10.15Newmarket Expands!

KVA’s Newmarket area now supports green tech, clean manufacturing & creative industries! More like this

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03.04.15ARCH Lecture Series at UC Berkeley

Sheila gives the annual Berkeley-Rupp Lecture as part of the Berkeley-Rupp Professorship & Prize More like this

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02.25.15Landscape Architects On Site

Landscape Architecture Competition kick-off for KVA's new Wegman Hall at University of Rochester More like this

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02.20.15Flat to Form in SF

Rickshaw Bagworks supports the KVA Matx HERE THERE project. Great example of SF Made gear. More like this

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02.19.15Mahlum Lecture

Sheila is in Seattle at UW for the 2015 Mahlum Endowed Lecture! More like this

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02.09.15AIA Fellowship Medal

Sheila receives 2015 AIA Fellowship Medal for contributions to American architecture. More like this

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02.05.15Arctic Station?

Nope. KVA Matx after blizzard #2. More like this

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01.31.15Housing Award!

KVA Celebrates a 2014 BSA Housing Award for the IBA Soft House! More like this

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01.21.15Soft House Netherlands

KVA’s Soft House exhibit open at the Tilborg TextielMuseum More like this

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01.21.15Soft Lab Tilburg

Frano vists the Experimental Textile Lab at the TextielMuseum, NL More like this

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01.21.15KVA in Rotterdam

KVA MATx lectures at innovation expert conference in the Netherlands! More like this

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01.12.15Force au Crayon

Le crayon: écrire et dessiner. KVA Matx en solidarité avec nos amis à Paris! More like this

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01.05.15SOFTWOOD FREE FORM 2015

The softwood ‘Free Form’ kerfing course @ KVA kicks off this week with students from MIT, Harvard and Singapore. More like this

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12.18.14KVA @ Work in France

Here's the 1700's factory of lemaitre demeestere site of KVA's hot new project! More like this

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12.12.14Excavation Underway

Chrysanthemum Building excavation is almost complete in the North End. More like this

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12.11.14Tight Fit

Chrysanthemum Building cut files on OMOX show how to minimize material waste. More like this

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12.11.14Local Fabricators

KVA visits a local metal working shop to mill the Chrysanthemum Building screen. More like this

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12.05.14KVA is on Fire!

KVA wins BostInno 50 on Fire award for Design. More like this

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11.26.14Join KVA!

See our contact page for more details on this full-time position. More like this

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11.20.14Lettuce Give Thanks

As KVA wraps the Global Flora SD set, here's the new plant grow zone at MIT. More like this

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11.13.14Sophia Rocks MIT

Sophia Chesrow presents her first project at MIT's open house. More like this

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11.07.14Design Conference

Sheila is speaking at the Washington University conference on Women in Architecture More like this

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11.07.14KVA Wins New Data Science Building

KVA has won the invited design competition for the new Data Science facility at the U of Rochester. More like this

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10.29.14Bostinno 50 on Fire

KVA is chosen as a finalist for BostInno's 50 on Fire! More like this

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10.28.14Kossman Professor

Sheila gave the Kossman Lecture at Penn State University More like this

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10.25.14NBSS Wins Award

KVA wins Preservation Award and transforms city buildings for international craft programs. More like this

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10.20.14Ferry App : NYC Culture NOW

Check out the Culture Now Podcasts & App for secrets on KVA’s Ferry Terminal. More like this

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10.17.14Archtober Tour!

Frano leads a tour of 34th Street Terminal for Archtober More like this

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10.02.14Breaking the Box

KVA presents the "Breakthrough Building" at the University of Rochester More like this

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10.02.14Innovation in Africa

Sheila is 2014 Vice Chancellor Prof at TuT in Pretoria. She is guiding student designs for Boom St. More like this

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09.22.14Chrysanthemum Building wins

KVA’s Chrysanthemum Building receives a Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction. More like this

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09.17.14Berkeley-Rupp News Media

Sheila is featured in Fast Company, Architect Magazine, ArchDaily and more! More like this

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09.15.14Berkeley-Rupp Prize

Sheila receives the 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize, one of the most significant honors in architecture. More like this

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09.13.14Chrysanthemum Breaks Ground!

Watch this vacant lot in Boston's North End transform with the new Chrysanthemum Building. More like this

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08.27.14KVA Terra Cotta Factory Tour

Alex and Frano visit the Boston Valley manufacturing plant in NY to discuss rain screens. More like this

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08.15.14Green Work Space

This summer KVA Matx is thoroughly encased in living green cladding! More like this

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08.13.14Design Innovator Award!

Sheila is recognized as a Design Innovator in the first annual Women in Architecture Awards! More like this

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07.25.14Next KVA Architect!

Congrats to Diana Tomova who is now a licensed architect, the first of KVA's next wave of registrations. More like this

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07.23.14Circus for Construction

Ben is working to build a space for collecting, constructing, and curating - on the back of a truck! More like this

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07.21.14CHRYSANTHEMUM SUBMITTED

Chrysanthemum Building documents head out to the City of Boston as beginning of construction nears. More like this

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07.10.14Urban Pollinators

KVA's wild garden hosts urban pollinators, such as Hibiscus syriacus, favored by bees. More like this

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07.02.14Tozzer Anthropology Wins!

Tozzer Anthropology Building wins the 2014 Brick in Architecture Award for Higher Ed. More like this

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06.27.14Architizer Award Arrives

The Soft House's Architizer trophy is unpacked and ready for display! More like this

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06.27.14SOAK UP THE SUN

Maddie uses the KVA studio rooftop to work on Portable Light. More like this

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06.24.14KNOCK ON OUR DOOR

Philip puts a finishing coat on KVA's new studio gate of excavated plywood. More like this

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06.23.14NBSS Wins!

The North Bennet Street School receives a 2014 Boston Preservation Alliance Achievement Award! More like this

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06.20.14KVA Visits Fine Finish

Alex and Diana tour Fine Finish's new digital woodworking shop. More like this

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06.18.14Arts Fuse Visits NBSS

Boston's Arts Magazine highlights the North Bennet Street School's new home! More like this

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06.13.14Sophia's Lunch

We gathered at lunch to see Sophia off, she's headed this fall to grad school at MIT! More like this

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06.12.14KVA Local Eats: M&M Ribs

We have Boston's Best slow cooked ribs at our local food truck just across the street. More like this

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06.11.14FORSYTH PROJECT BEGINS

KVA awarded Northeastern University Forsyth Facade Project! More like this

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06.06.14Venice Opening

Frano and Sheila join OfficeUS for the opening of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale! More like this

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06.04.14Venice goes SOFT?

Billowing curtains in a SOFT layer along Venice's brick palazzo facades. More like this

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06.04.14KVA Venice Bienalle

The 2014 FUNDAMENTALS vaporetto on the Grand Canal. KVA's soft house opens at OfficeUS. More like this

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05.30.14Jerusalem Place Underway

The KVA does site research for a new project in Boston's North End. More like this

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05.30.14Chrysanthemum Milestone Met!

KVA completes 90% Construction Documents for the Chrysanthemum Building More like this

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05.30.14Building Collaboration

Sheila is in Brooklyn giving the keynote lecture at the 2014 Intersections Symposium! More like this

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05.15.14Architizer Gala

Frano and Hauke are in New York to pick up the Soft House's Architizer Trophy! More like this

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05.09.14Faculty Previews Tozzer

The anthropology faculty and KVA team mingle over beer and barbecue in the Tozzer Atrium. More like this

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05.08.14Bike to East River Ferry

The new NYC Ferry Terminal's success draws new bikes lanes More like this

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05.07.14Soft House Wins Housing Award

Soft House received a Housing Design Excellence Award from the BSA AIA! More like this

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05.01.14Review Season Begins

GSD and MIT spring studio reviews are upon us! SK @ 4th Semester GSD review and panel May 5. More like this

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05.01.14Kossman Thesis Design Jury

Sheila will be the 2014 Kossman Thesis Juror at Penn State Stuckeman School of Architecture, May 3/4. More like this

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04.28.14Soft Strategies

FV presents at Lynnette Widder's "Building Resiliency" seminar at Columbia University tonight 6-8pm More like this

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04.24.142014 WMA Conference

Frano is at the "Rebuilding Our Waterfront" conference aboard the Hornblower Infinity. @KVAMatx More like this

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04.23.14NY AIA Design Awards

KVA’s East 34th St Public Ferry Terminal receives the NY AIA Design Excellence Award today. More like this

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04.22.14Cities for Tomorrow

Sheila presents today at the NY Times Cities for Tomorrow conference @NYTconf #NYTcft More like this

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04.18.14THE INVISIBLE

Frano is an “invisible” speaker at tonight’s Thumbnail pecha kucha at Cornell’s AAP. Starts at 6pm. More like this

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04.17.14KVA in Venice

KVA is selected to be part of OfficeUS, the U.S. Presentation at the 2014 Biennale di Venezia. More like this

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04.16.14Stella D Arrives!

The Mayan Stella goes into Harvard’s Tozzer Hall, which integrates artifacts, images and architecture. More like this

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04.10.14New Blue Economy

Mr. Árni M. Mathiesen gives a presentation on Aquaculture at UN Headquarters More like this

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04.09.14SK @ Princeton SoA

“The Soft” with Sheila Kennedy will be live streamed tonight at http://www.princeton.edu/WebMedia/live/ More like this

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04.09.14UN Recognizes Portable Light

Portable Light Project will speak from the floor at the 2014 UN ECOSOC meeting in NYC this week. More like this

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04.07.14Design Excellence

KVA invited to the US Department of State event on Design Excellence in DC. More like this

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04.07.14Material Measures

Frano is giving a lecture tonight on Material Measures. 6pm at Northeastern School of Architecture. More like this

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04.01.14ARCHITECT Visits KVA matx

Sheila discusses KVA’s office and workshop in a video interview with ARCHITECT Magazine. More like this

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04.01.14The Jury Chooses Soft House!

Soft House is the Jury Winner in the 2014 Architizer A+ Awards More like this

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03.31.14CHRYSANTHEMUM @ KVA

KVA Chrysanthemum Building design team gathers to enjoy a rare moment of Spring. Almost. More like this

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03.27.14RAREFIED SERIES

Sheila will discuss KVA work on 'the sof't w/ Alejandro Zaera-Polo on April 9, 2014. More like this

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03.25.14Material Witness

Frano is giving a lecture at Cornell University on Wednesday at 5pm. Tune in live for "Material Measures"! More like this

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03.17.14KVA Wine Tasting

Frano kicks off our new winery project in Peljesac, Croatia, with tours of neighboring facilities. More like this

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03.17.14Do What You Love

Frano speaks on NBSS and design for hands-on higher education; workshops & maker spaces. More like this

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03.17.14McDERMOT Symposium

Sheila talks Portable Light Project w/ Olafur Eliasson at MIT's McDermott Award Symposium. More like this

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03.05.14Vote on Architizer!

The new Ferry Terminal is a finalist in architecture's definitive global awards program. Vote here! More like this

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03.05.14Vote Soft House on Architizer!

KVA's Soft House is a finalist in architecture's definitive global awards program. Vote here! More like this

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03.05.14KVA Featured in High Profile

The new issue features KVA's North Bennet Street School and award-winning Ferry Terminal. More like this

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03.04.14SOFT HOUSE: LIVING W/ WOOD

Meet us at BE 14 as KVA’s SOFT HOUSE is presented on Thursday March 6 at 10:30 AM. More like this

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03.03.14AIA New York Design Award

AIA NY chooses the new East 34th Street Ferry Terminal for a Merit Award! More like this

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02.14.14Tozzer Hall Takes Shape

The scaffolding is finally down at KVA's new Anthropology building for Harvard! More like this

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02.13.14PAX @ KVA Matx

KVA Matx at work during winter snow storm PAX. More like this

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02.13.14Adriatic Farm Fish

Frano and team visit a fish farm for tuna off Brač. A glimpse of anthropocene industry? More like this

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02.12.14Kornati Islands Marine Heritage

Frano, Sasa and the Cornell team research ecology and fishing communities of the Croatian Kornati. More like this

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02.01.14AIA Design Excellence Award

KVA's SOFT HOUSE receives 2014 BSA/AIA Design Excellence Award. More like this

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02.01.14AIA Design Excellence Award

The new East River Ferry terminal gets AIA/ BSA 2014 Design Excellence Honor Award. More like this

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02.01.14Ocean (in)Sight Gets Award

KVA's project for Yeosu, Korea receives a design award citation from the BSA. More like this

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02.01.14Plywood Excavation

CNC tool path excavates a 'raw' wood nature hidden in standard plywood sheets. More like this

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01.30.14SOFT HOUSE @ MIT Cities

MIT’s Future of Cities publication features SOFT HOUSE and Sheila’s research on soft architecture. More like this

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01.29.14FLAT 2 FORM @ BCN

KVA's Katie Heinrich leads an IAAC workshop to design paper based solar infrastructure. Olé More like this

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01.24.14Fish Stories

Frano’s Cornell studio, with Sasa Zivkovic, looks at marine ecology and development in the Adriatic. More like this

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01.24.14Frano at Cornell

Frano has been appointed the 2014 Gensler Visiting Critic of Architecture at Cornell. More like this

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01.24.14Milled Plywood

KVA's Phillip Hu designs a plywood surface to calibrate the new router. It will be part of our front gate. More like this

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01.23.14Folded Copper Roofscape

The recycled, folded copper roofscape is up on KVA's Harvard Anthropology building. More like this

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01.17.14Architects at Work

Architect Magazine's film crew visits our studio making a video on architects at work. More like this

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01.14.14KVA Techno Training

KVA kicks off our new Techno router with a work session led by James Coleman. More like this

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12.30.13North Atlantic Fishing Ports

Container ship at Hof, Iceland; a part of Frano's documentation on fishing waterfronts. More like this

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12.21.13KVA TLS in Charlotte

KVA and TLS are in Charlotte discussing the North Tryon Master Plan challenges and opportunities. More like this

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12.11.13KVA in St. Louis

Frano heads to St. Louis as an invited critic for Washington University School of Architecture reviews. More like this

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12.06.13Chrysanthemum Building

Frano introduces the innovative Chrysanthemum project team to Mayor-elect Marty Walsh More like this

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12.04.13FISH STORIES: Adriatic Sea

Frano launches FISH STORIES, a design initiative to support sustainable fishing in the Adriatic. More like this

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12.02.13Scaffolding Removed!

Winter day lighting looking good in the light well of KVA's new Harvard Anthropology Building. More like this

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12.02.13Anthropology 'All' In

The 'all'-line geometry (at rear) will link all light well surfaces when soft-wood panels are installed. More like this

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11.15.13Digital Brick Corbels

Brick corbel alignment on the facade of Harvard's Tozzer Anthropology Building. More like this

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11.08.13NBSS Dedication

President Gómez-Ibáñez and Mayor Menino cut the ribbon. Thanks for the shout-out Mr. Mayor! More like this

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11.06.13Chicago-Hamburg Dialogue

The IBA Soft House is presented at Chicago's Transatlantic Dialogue on the Future of Cities. More like this

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11.01.13IBA Hamburg Excellence Award

Frano Violich receives the IBA Excellence Award for the Soft House in Hamburg. More like this

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10.26.13AIA WLS Conference 2013

Sheila Kennedy is invited to the AIA WLS conference in Phoenix - an inspiring event. More like this

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10.25.13Tozzer Construction: Autumn

KVA's new anthropology building for Harvard is enclosed in time for Fall's arrival. More like this

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10.24.13Ferry Terminal Wins Design Award

NYC’s E34th E34th Street Ferry Terminal was recognized with a Design Award by Architecture Boston. More like this

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10.24.13Soft House Wins Design Award

The IBA Soft House was recognized with a Design Award by Architecture Boston. More like this

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10.20.13Building the City Anew

The IBA Soft House and urban development concept opened on exhibit at the Boston State House. More like this

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10.15.13Tozzer Entry takes Shape

Light steel framing for Harvard’s Tozzer Anthropology building is nearly complete! More like this

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10.10.13KVA Designs in France

KVA designs for Lemaitre new architecture elements with digitally woven natural fiber. More like this

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10.05.13NBSS Students at Work

Classes open at the new North Bennett Street School w/ over 40,000 SF of workshops. More like this

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09.23.13MATx Designs for THINK BLUE

KVA Matx tapped by VW THINK BLUE in Belgium. More soon on sensor networks and urban wilds. More like this

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09.23.13LEED GOLD for UPenn Law

The Upenn Law School is the first urban Law School building to receive LEED Gold certification! More like this

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09.21.13Dynamic Threshold

Sun moving through the day illuminates the marble entry at UPenn Law School. More like this

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09.12.13Warm Evening in NYC

Great to see people out on the new Ferry Terminal enjoying the East River. More like this

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09.09.13Dept of State Invitation

KVA invited to consult on design for the United States Department of State. More like this

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09.17.13Chrysanthemum Building

KVA issues SD set for innovative new Chrysanthemum Loft Building in Boston More like this

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09.08.13Wood Rough Cuts

Mobile wood mill with rough sawn fir cladding study for KVA's new project in Maine. More like this

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09.04.13Brick Corbel Studies

Corbel mock ups on site at KVA's Anthropology Building for Harvard University More like this

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08.26.133D Prints with Paper

KVA’s Phil Seaton at Instructables shows Frano the new MCor 3D printer on Pier 9 in SF. More like this

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08.20.13KVA Receives BSA Unbuilt Award

Ocean(In)Sight was given an award by the BSA Unbuilt Architecture Awards program! More like this

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08.20.13KVA & the Coded Curriculum

KVA’s award winning designs for the BCDS campus shown here in this great piece on kids coding. More like this

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08.20.13Tidal Island in Maine

Frano walked an amazing 150 acre coastal landscape with friends to locate the site for a new project. More like this

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08.19.13ROUTER DELIVERY @ KVA

KVA’s new router hangs from a beam. Stay tuned as we expand softwood and biomaterial capabilities. More like this

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08.12.13NBSS: Final Details

The ceiling in the NBSS connector space has just been completed ahead of the 9/2013 opening. More like this

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07.29.13NYC East River Sensors

Jenna and David of Small Design Firm test the interactive LED code for East River tides. Our team rocks! More like this

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07.26.13NBSS in the News

Boston.com profiles Governor Patrick's visit to the NBSS site; Frano weighs in on progress and process. More like this

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07.25.13The Glass is Up!

High-performance glazing has arrived at NBSS; replacement of existing windows is underway. More like this

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07.25.13High Tolerance

KVA's Greg Burchard inspects the gutter customized to preserve the NBSS's South Building cornice. More like this

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07.25.13Governor Patrick at NBSS

Governor Deval Patrick visits NBSS today as construction nears completion. More like this

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07.18.13EDP Exhibition Luz Portátil Brasil

Exhibition by renown photographer João Pina opens 5 August 2013 in São Paulo, Brazil. More like this

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07.17.13Newmarket T Station Opens!

KVA is now directly connected to the Red Line via Newmarket T Stop on the new Indigo Line. More like this

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07.17.13Hot Robotics

MIT grad students Bob White & Trygve Wastvedt developing Kuka tools in N51 in temps over 90*. More like this

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07.09.1334th Street in Phaidon Atlas

East 34th Street Ferry Terminal has been published in the new digital Phaidon Atlas. Check it out here ! More like this

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07.09.13MPLS Best Park System in USA

Minneapolis Parks is recognized as the best Parks system in the US by the trust for Public Land. More like this

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07.03.13UPenn Law School Wins Brick Award

The prestigious Brick in Architecture Award recognizes Upenn Law School's digitally designed facades. More like this

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07.03.134th of July: Steel Topped off!

Steel was topped off today on the new Harvard University Tozzer Anthropology building! More like this

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06.28.13Hamburg Neighbors

Hafencity University under construction in the emerging Obersee waterfront area. More like this

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06.20.13Soft House in Detail Magazine

The IBA Soft House was selected for the German edition of Detail Magazine, June 2013. More like this

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06.17.13MIT Energy Initiative

MIT EI features the IBA Soft House and Soft Cities in its current issue. More like this

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06.17.13Building the City ANew

KVA to keynote a Symposium on Europe's two largest urban redevelopment projects: IBA and HafenCity. More like this

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06.17.13Michael Moser In Soft House

Michael Moser, gifted architectural photographer from Leipzig, captures the Soft House. Stay tuned. More like this

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06.13.13IBA Innovation: Architects Panel

Sheila is speaking at an IBA Innovation Conference with moderator Jan Friedrich of Bauwelt. More like this

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06.12.13Clipping From China

People's Daily, from China, has published an image and article featuring the Soft House! More like this

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06.07.13Back on Track

Jeremy, Sophia & Kyle fine tune the Soft House curtain track for smooth movement & clean energy access. More like this

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06.06.13Innovation Panel in Hamburg

Sheila travels to Hamburg for a Bauwelt conference on the IBA innovation experience. More like this

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05.23.13NBSS steel in progress

First look across the connector and out to North Street More like this

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05.22.13Paper Mania for Smart Corridors

KVA's design process unfolds(!) for bent wood benches and a smart corridor network for the Beaver School. More like this

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05.21.13NBSS Reclaimed Wood

KVA is using reclaimed wood from the original North Bennet St building for the new urban craft campus. More like this

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05.13.13KVA Workshop Goes Soft

KVA's Workshop in springtime- the rolling door is wide open for fabrication of NBSS models. More like this

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04.30.13Architect Magazine

Soft House is featured in the April issue of Architect Magazine. More like this

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04.26.13Light touch

Construction view of the new entry and public stairwell and light fall at NBSS. More like this

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04.26.13Mind the gap!

Steel is going up for the 'connector,' a glass volume enclosing the public space and entry of the new NBSS. More like this

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04.25.13E-Book Launch!

The Ecological Urbanism e-book, featuring Soft Cities in Volume 6, is now online. Get your copy here ! More like this

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04.24.13UN Webcast

Watch Sheila speak on Innovation and Technology live between 3:00 and 5:00 today! More like this

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04.24.13Sheila @ United Nations

Sheila will be speaking today at the United Nations event for Sustainable Development. More like this

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04.12.13Innovation

Sheila and Frano will be speaking at XIII Semana Arquitectura & Diseño on April 15th More like this

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03.27.13Flexible Facade

DesignBoom features the IBA Hamburg Soft House! More like this

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03.20.13SOFT House Opening

It's the final countdown to the opening of Soft House as part of IBA Hamburg ! More like this

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03.20.13Häuser der Zukunft

SOFT House article featured on the front page of German publication Hamburger Abendblatt More like this

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03.20.13SOFT Häuser ENERGIESPAREN

Featured article on SOFT House published in German ENERGISPAREN magazine. More like this

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03.19.13Smart Infrastructure Interview

Sheila and Veit discuss 34th Street Ferry and other infrastructure projects with Urban Omnibus. More like this

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03.15.13Soft House Responsive Facade

Soft House PV 'twisters' are on site in Hamburg, Germany. See the responsive facade in action . More like this

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03.14.13Bracket GOES SOFT Launch

Bracket Book launch, featuring IBA Soft House, is tomorrow evening at Pinkcomma gallery! More like this

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03.14.13Tozzer Libary

Demolition has begun to make way for the construction of the new Tozzer Library. More like this

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03.05.13Tozzer Library

Here is a mock-up of Tozzer Library’s entry wall using novel brick corbelling techniques. More like this

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02.26.13KVA @ UNITED NATIONS

KVA invited to present at the UN special session on design & innovation in April. More like this

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02.25.13Seeing the Wind

Wind moves through the Soft House LED curtains. Here's part of the wind swirl code we're making. More like this

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02.25.13 AIA exam 2013

AIA exam study tools arriving at KVA. Time to get registered! More like this

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02.21.13Architizer Finalist

The Soft Rocker is an Architizer finalist! Vote to help the project jump from prototype to production! More like this

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02.21.13Soft Rocker

Phil Seaton at Instructables is making free form software to make Soft Rockers with a 3-axis mill. More like this

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02.21.13Soft House Update

The SOFT HOUSE responsive facade on site! The twister textiles will turn over time. More like this

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02.21.13NBSS

Painting the coffered ceilings begins at the North Bennet Street School More like this

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02.08.13Soft House

Smart curtain tracks for IBA soft house being fabricated. More like this

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01.31.13SOFT House

Soft House under construction at IBA Hamburg . More like this

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01.23.13Soft Scaffolding

Soft House under construction: glazing and enclosure almost complete. More like this

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01.23.13Soft House Construction

Soft House under construction: low-carbon living with exposed solid wood (brettstapfel) structure More like this

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01.18.13Minneapolis Bikes!

PM Andrew Caddock before his daily bike commute in frigid Minneapolis! More like this

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01.17.13Riverfirst Presents

KVA and TLS present a Schematic Design update to the Steering Committee in Minneapolis. More like this

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12.13.12Soft House Weave

Knitting domestic infrastructure: SOFT HOUSE curtains at the Svensson factory in Sweden More like this

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12.13.12Soft Curtains

1950s Swedish jacquard weave patterns; SOFT HOUSE curtains emit and reflect light and heat. More like this

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12.13.12En Route

The east coast of Iceland en route to Reykjavic and Data Center presentations More like this

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12.13.12Arctic Data

Discussions on data center design on the arctic circle with Studio Grande in Reykjavik, Iceland. More like this

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12.07.12Media Places

Sheila is presenting at the HUMlab Media Places Conference in Ume, Sweden. More like this

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11.08.12Architecture and Energy

Frano presented on Architecture and Energy to the Sustainability Conference for AIA CT. More like this

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11.05.12Arch Record

This month's Architectural Record features Golkin Hall. You can read the article here. More like this

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11.01.12North Bennet Street School on NBC

Take a peek into the world of NBSS. Construction on their new home begins in January. More like this

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10.19.12Presenting to the Mayors

Sheila is in Saint Paul presenting at the Mayors' Institute on City Design midwest conference. More like this

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10.19.12Birmingham Wins Award

Birmingham's Railroad Park is the 2012 winner of the Urban Land Institute Open Space Award. More like this

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01.02.13Bent Wood Vault

Beaver Country Day School's new entry space, built alongside a 1929 Guastavino vault. More like this

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10.03.12Innovation Conference

Sheila will speak at Architectural Record's Innovation Conference tomorrow in NYC. More like this

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09.06.12Almost Done

Beaver Vault, awaiting a few minor touch-ups before the start of the school year More like this

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08.09.12Soft Curtains

Nyima working on the Smart Curtains for Soft House More like this

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08.02.12Last Push

The Vault Team (Alex, Diana, Blair, Shevy, and Chris) making final plans for lifting this morning. More like this

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07.30.12Luz Portatil

Jeff Mansfield carries the first shipment of Luz Portatil textiles made by coopa roca in rocinas. More like this

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07.29.12Final Coat

Bent Wood Vault ribs drying in the "meat locker", at New England Shutter Mills. More like this

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07.25.12Smart Curtains

The design team explores the atmosphere of interactive weather based lighting. More like this

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07.16.12Soft Curtains

Sean having fun while designing the curved track prototype for the Soft House Smart Curtains. More like this

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07.11.12Bent Wood Vault Model

A model of our Bent Wood Vault next to the 5-axis mill - soon to be cut at full scale! More like this

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07.09.12KVA BBQ

KVA Staff gathered at Veit's house this weekend to enjoy a BBQ. Yum! More like this

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07.02.12Bent Wood Vault Model

Having some fun with a 1:10 scaled model for the Beaver Country Day School. More like this

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06.27.12Bent Wood Vault Modeling

The KVA team working with our structural engineering consultants on the Bent Wood Vault More like this

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06.20.12Sean's Big Lunch

Sean cooked up an Asian cuisine for the office today, yum! More like this

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06.13.12Rethinking Infrastructure

Sheila and Frano will participate in a Rethinking Infrastructure discussion at the BSA Space More like this

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05.24.12Interim Bridges at BSA Space

Governor Patrick examines KVA’s Interim Bridges model at the INFORM Exhibit opening. More like this

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05.03.1234th St Ferry Construction

The Canopy is going up on the 34th St Ferry Terminal! More like this

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04.06.12UPenn Opening Procession

Waiting for the honorary Sonia Sotomayor, Associate of the US Supreme Court. More like this

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04.06.12UPenn Law School Opening

The UPenn Law School will celebrate the dedication of Golkin Hall on April 5th, 2012. More like this

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04.02.12RiverFIRST Plan is Official

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board officially adopted RiverFIRST. Check out MRDI's Site . More like this

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03.09.12Architecture as Catalyst

Sheila and Frano instruct at the University of Minnesota at a workshop entitled Third Nature. More like this

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02.24.12IBA Soft House Update

SOFT HOUSE is set to break ground in Spring 2012. Design Boom describes further. More like this

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02.12.12BSA 'Inform' Exhibit

The new BSA Space officially opens with the 'Inform' Exhibit, featuring KVA's Interim Bridges project More like this

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02.07.12KVA Featured in Architect

Read about KVA in the January issue of Architect Magazine in the segment 'Your Office, Your Future'. More like this

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02.09.12BSA Space Inaugural Exhibition

In Form, curated by over,under investigates the ways designers affect our understanding of Boston More like this

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01.09.12IBA SOFT HOUSE Meeting in Germany

The SOFT HOUSE design team met in Hamburg to review the design development phase. More like this

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12.08.11Penn Law in the News

Check out this article in the Daily Pennsylvania announcing the opening of Golkin Hall More like this

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10.19.11RiverFIRST Presentation

Frano will be giving a presentation about the RiverFIRST project at the Boston Society of Architects More like this

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10.03.11RiverFIRST Initiative

KVA presented recommendations for the implementation of RiverFIRST in Minneapolis. More like this

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09.27.11Architecture Boston

Read Frano Violich's article on KVA's approach to practice in Architecture Boston . More like this

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07.22.11UPenn Update

Facade of the University of Pennsylvania Golkin Hall under construction. More like this

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07.20.11Beaver Construction

The Beaver Country Day School Science Wing Renovation is under construction! More like this

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07.12.11Architecture and Culture

SOFT House IBA and East 34th St Ferry are featured in the Korean Magazine "Architectural and Culture" More like this

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06.09.11UPenn Facade

Detail of the rusticated masonry facade of Golkin Hall at the University of Pennsylvania More like this

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06.03.11Soft Rockers

Soft Rockers have arrived in Korea! Read all about it in Designnet ! More like this

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05.27.11RiverFIRST Survey

The design team surveys a future site of the TLS/KVA RiverFIRST initiative. Read about it here . More like this

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05.17.11Portable Light in Brasil

In Brasil Sheila introduced Portable Light to the Arapiuns, a community indigenous to the Amazon More like this

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05.04.11Soft Rockers Arrive

The Soft Rockers have arrived and will be on Killian Court until May 9th! More like this

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02.14.1334th St Ferry Article

Read Tom Stoelker's article "Future Full of Ferries" in The Architect's Newspaper More like this

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