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Designing for Disruption: How AIA and the profession responded to a disaster-heavy year.

By Carl Elefante, FAIA, for AIA Architect In 2017, the United States experienced an alarming series of natural disasters. In less than a month, hurricanes wreaked havoc in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Throughout the...
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Dazed and … Constructed? How Hemp Could Alter Material Selections in Architecture

Blaine Brownell explores uses of the plant-based alternative in concrete, textiles, varnish, and other building products. By Blaine Brownell As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, the building industry is taking note. A strain of the Cannabis...
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Starwood Capital Group CEO Barry Sternlicht at the University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference. University of Miami

Real estate heavyweights from Starwood, Whole Foods, Lennar and Marriott discuss market at UM conference

By Brian Bandell  –  Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal Top executives from Starwood Capital Group, Whole Foods Market, Lennar Corp. and Marriott International provided key insights on the real estate market at the University of Miami’s Real Estate Impact Conference...
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