SOM's San Francisco office has transformed an abandoned cinema into a multipurpose performance and community venue for the American Conservatory Theater, a prominent arts organisation in the Bay Area (+ slideshow). More
Our US job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for a 2016-2017 Douglas A Garofalo fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Architecture, which utilised sustainable design strategies in the renovation of its Grant Hall building (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
Opinion: there are concrete tactics that architecture can use to make people feel mentally and socially safe, says Aaron Betsky, but the real question is how we apply them to public buildings and spaces. More
Dezeen promotion: the Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin will launch a master course in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design in February 2016, which will offer students the opportunity to work with futuristic transport company Hyperloop. More
Architecture studio Encore Heureux has built a pavilion outside Paris' city hall featuring a facade made out of reclaimed doors and insulation recycled from an old supermarket roof (+ slideshow). More
Our job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a position for a landscape designer or intermediate architect at MAD in Beijing, which recently completed a sinuous opera house in the Chinese city of Harbin (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
Paint was thrown at the walls of this concrete music, drama and dance school in eastern France by Dominique Coulon & Associés, creating a veined pattern based on the paintings of abstract artist Jackson Pollock (+ slideshow). More