Contractors install CLT at the LEVER Architecture-designed Albina Yard in Portland, Oregon. (LEVER Architecture)

The U.S. mass timber industry is maturing while it branches out

By Sydney Franklin This article originally appeared as part of our January 2019 print issue in the timber feature. President Donald Trump’s tariffs, enacted in November 2017, have not yet made a significant impact on the U.S. mass timber industry. But if Trump chooses to take...
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Can Technology Solve Architects’ Productivity Challenge?

Making the design process more efficient. By Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, for AIA Architect The technological revolution that is just beginning to hit the AEC industry has the potential to dramatically lift profitability for firm owners—and in doing so lift compensation for...
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Hardcover | 11-3/8 x 9-7/8 inches | 320 pages | 285 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-0714877150 | $79.95

Book: Drawing Architecture by Helen Thomas via Phaidon

Publisher Description: Throughout history, architects have relied on drawings both to develop their ideas and communicate their vision to the world. This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time, revealing each...
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A look from above… here are the latest shots from Turnberry Isle Resort

Want to see what is happening over at Turnberry Isle Resort? Here are some recent construction images captured from above.
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In a concept called Parked to Place, Ultrabarrio created garages that could transition to other uses. Colocating a parking garage and public transit could help drivers transition to a different commute. [Image: courtesy UltraBarrio]

These future-proof parking garages can easily morph into offices or housing

Parking takes up an extraordinary amount of space in cities. These projects are making it easier to convert it to something more useful than car storage. By Adele Peters At a 13-story office tower under construction in Hollywood that will soon serve as the headquarters of...
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The Guardian newspaper switches from plastic to biodegradable wrapping

UK national newspaper The Guardian has scrapped its polythene packaging in favour of a compostable wrapping made from potato starch, in a bid to reduce its plastic waste. Natashah Hitti UK national newspaper The Guardian has scrapped its polythene packaging in favour of a...
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