August 26, 2010

The tragedy of Hurricane Katrina brought out the best in American volunteerism. Actor Brad Pitt, who has a home in New Orleans, responded with extraordinary creativity and commitment. The Lower 9th Ward houses of Pitt’s nonprofit Make it Right Foundation – individualistic and energy-efficient – are among the most inspired responses to the storm’s ravages. As the fifth anniversary of Katrina approached, Pitt spoke with historian Douglas Brinkley, his longtime friend, about his love of the city and his dreams for its future. Brinkley provided this exclusive interview to The Times-Picayune.

Whenever actor Brad Pitt is in New Orleans, he gets on his old thrift-store bicycle and tools around the city enjoying the architecture and ambiance. It’s his way of staying in shape. His favorite destination is pedaling across the retractable North Claiborne Avenue Bridge to the Lower 9th Ward to inspect his Make It Right Foundation houses.

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April 2, 2010
by admin / architecture

Several categories of nominees will be among those designated to receive a Global Impact Award in Architecture at the conclusion of the Global Convention & Expo on Architecture in Chicago, April 16, 2010. Industry areas to be honored for their involvements this past year include: Top Firm, Top School of Architecture, Top Non-profit Organization, and Honorary Friend of the Architecture Community for which Brad Pitt has been selected.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 2, 2010 — In recognizing the positive contributions and significant impact made on communities around the world through difference-making design/build projects, the Global Convention & Expo on Architecture announces its nominees for the 2010 Global Impact Award in Architecture (GIAA). On Friday, April 16, 2010 the historic Congress Plaza Hotel on South Michigan Avenue in Chicago will be the venue for the announcement of the winners for top firm, non-profit organization, and collegiate department of architecture for 2009. In addition to these, the year’s honorary friend of the architecture community will be recognized.

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September 2, 2009


• x06 Meeting the city government – Avilés, Spain (08/30/09) thanks La_miga.
• x32 Visiting construction site of Oscar Niemeyer Center – Avilés, Spain (08/31/09) also thanks La_miga.
• x01 Hotel Palacio Ferrera – Avilés, Spain (08/31/09) thanks La_miga.

August 31, 2009


• x10 Restaurant – Avilés, Spain (08/30/09).
• x01 Visiting construction site of Oscar Niemeyer Center – Avilés, Spain (08/31/09).

August 31, 2009

The american film star Brad Pitt arrived today to Avilés to work with the Niemeyer Center staff in order to define the terms of the future collaboration between him and the cultural center.

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• x16 Avilés, Spain (08/30/09).