|rise Inaugurates "rise in the city" in New York City on October 25|
The non-profit is hosting an art-filled fundraiser, auctioning 100 works of art by architects, designers, and artists for the organization's inaugural project: expanding and upgrading an overcrowded orphanage in Lesotho, Africa.
September 28, 2017
|CLT: A More Efficient, Cost Effective Design Partner for Sustainable Buildings|
Using cross-laminated timber in place of the old standards like steel and concrete is one way to reduce the environmental impact of a structure without compromising on the advances we've made in modern structural integrity.
by Casey Malmquist
August 23, 2017
|Nuts + Bolts #15: From Adversary to Partner: Managing Relationships in Construction Projects|
Three core practices to help keep the peace while keeping a project moving forward.
by Lisa Anders, LEED AP
August 10, 2017
|From the Treetops #1: Sacramento: Unheralded City of the Future?|
Sacramento is on the cusp of something big, building the city's economy around innovation and creativity. But innovation is only worthwhile if put to use.
by Jason A. Silva, AIA, LEED AP
July 20, 2017
(Jason A. Silva)
|Nuts + Bolts #14: Start Me Up: Taking Cultural Cues From Our Tech Sector Clients|
Why can't the rules (or lack thereof) of start-up culture apply to an AEC firm?
by Christian D. Giordano
July 13, 2017
|Book Review: Reading the Grain: "Wood" by William Hall|
Designer William Hall's photographic essay of wood architecture spanning a 1,000 years broadens thinking about a trendy material so it appears as an ever-changing, perennial, and crucial one.
by Norman Weinstein
June 29, 2017
|Left Coast Reflections #2: "Architect" is Not a Verb, Ivanka|
The profession has a problem, and the advice proffered in "Women Who Work" (or any other insipid milkshake) is no cure.
by Charles F. Bloszies, FAIA
June 22, 2017
|Sitting Down with Kevin Roche: "I learned everything I know about architecture from Eero."|
"The most important thing one can achieve in any building is to get people to communicate with each other. That's really essential to our lives. We are not just individuals, we are part of a community."
by Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., FAIA
June 15, 2017
(Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC)
|Taliesin East: "Frank Lloyd Wright in New York: The Plaza Years, 1954-1959" by Jane King Hession and Debra Pickrel (Book Excerpt)|
A Plaza home and office had much to offer the architect, including prestige, prospect, and refuge - an elegant perch from which to survey the city he loved to hate.
by Jane King Hession and Debra Pickrel
June 8, 2017
(Lisa Larsen / Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images)
|Nuts + Bolts #13: Safe Harbors: A Case Study on End-game Strategies|
A new way of dealing with ownership transition that can benefit some principals who face difficulties in achieving successful exits.
by Peter Piven, FAIA
June 1, 2017
|Book Review: "The Work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple: Economy as Ethic": Transforming the local and commonplace into the global and rare|
Robert McCarter (with a little help from his friends) crafts a majestic survey long overdue.
by Norman Weinstein
May 25, 2017
||One-on-One: "I wanted to be in the middle of things": Interview with Vito Acconci|
In this never-before published Q&A from 2015, the late Acconci revealed his highly personal way of imagining his architecture as a pursuit of creating a total work of art that is at once poetry and architecture.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky
May 18, 2017
|Left Coast Reflections #1: The Sustainable Spoon|
The idea that humans are able to create sustainable artifacts is, indeed, here to stay. But as designers of the largest artifacts on the planet, we architects need to be especially vigilant.
by Charles F. Bloszies, FAIA
May 11, 2017
|Preface to "One Hundred & One Hosannas for Architecture"|
"It is a truism to say that journalism is the first draft of history. Historians always place great weight on contemporary accounts...a work of architecture is not complete until it has been written about."
by Shane O'Toole
May 4, 2017
|2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award Winners: An Interview with Bill Leddy, Marsha Maytum, and Richard Stacy of LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects|
"Our track record of pushing to make a difference shows that a small firm can make a difference." - Marsha Maytum
April 27, 2017
(© Bruce Damonte)
|Passive House is not so Passive Anymore: Q&A with Zack Semke, NK Architects|
Passive House architecture sits squarely in the realm of information technology and science-based innovation. That is a potential game changer for buildings' role in the clean energy transition.
March 23, 2017
|Endangered Species: A conversation with "The Gargoyle Hunters" author John Freeman Gill|
The novel "is informed by both my emotional connection to the lost city, and by everything I learned about architectural history and historic preservation as a journalist."
March 16, 2017
||Book Review: "Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation" by Edward Humes|
The systems that bring materials and goods from their far-flung sources to end-consumers' doorsteps, as this Pulitzer-winning author shows, are astonishing. The infrastructure supporting them is "breaking the world."
by Bill Millard
February 16, 2017
|A West Coast Firm Establishes an East Coast Base: An Interview with Primo Orpilla of Studio O+A|
Do clients on the East Coast want stadium seating and wacky graphics and Airstream trailers? "Is that a satirical note I hear in your question?
October 20, 2016
(Courtesy Studio O + A)
|INSIGHT: Communication Issues in A/E/C Firms|
10 predominant communications failures that hinder both individual career growth and business success.
by Donna L. Maltzan
October 6, 2016
(Courtesy The Science Mom)