Courtesy Nic Lehoux Bullitt Center conference room looking out to Seattle

Improving Building Performance Through Initiatives, Incentives, and Mandates | Architect Magazine

Several U.S. cities offer design- and code-related programs and services to encourage architects and developers to pursue sustainability more vigorously. By Ian Spula Buildings account for 40 percent of all energy consumption and about one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in the...
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Should Architects Step Into the Political Ring? | Architect Magazine

Concerns about the Trump administration’s agenda and proposed budget cuts to environmental programs and research have many designers wondering if they need to take a stand in politics. By Chris Bentley People in more than 600 communities around the world will gather...
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Chicago Architecture Biennial, in second act, will tackle architects’ roles in a frayed society – Curbed

Curators and architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee talk to Curbed by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg The Chicago Architecture Biennial returns to the city this fall, two years after attracting over half a million visitors to the Windy City. The biennial’s sophomore showing will again...
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Beth Butler, Diego Saavedra, Richard Sarkis and Hiten Samtani

Access to real-time data and VR tech is a top concern for developers and brokers: TRD panel

Panelists assured brokers that the applications are not designed to replace them By Francisco Alvarado South Florida developers, brokers and investors are slowly embracing virtual reality tours, immersive online presentations and data collection applications as tools to help them...
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Autodesk releases Revit 2018

This Week in Tech: NASA 4D Prints a Metal Fabric and Autodesk releases Revit 2018 | Architect Magazine

Plus, automation in the manufacturing industry creates new jobs, and more design-tech news from this week. By Selin Ashaboglu NASA has create both the geometry and function of a metal fabric through additive manufacturing, or what it calls “4D printing.” The...
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Grand Bay Hotel

#NBWW50 – #TBT – Design throwback: GRAND BAY HOTEL

For NBWW’s 50th anniversary we are looking at great blasts from the past for our Thursday-Throw-Backs! This week we celebrate a property from 1976… The Grand Bay Hotel in Coconut Grove. It was the only hotel South of Palm Beach to receive a Mobil five star rating,...
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How green is your city? MIT’s new online Treepedia map tells you – Archpaper.com

By Lauren Lloyd Researchers at the MIT Senseable City Lab have developed a new way of measuring how “green” a city is using Google Street View. The project, called Treepedia, presents an index of cities by measuring their “Green Canopy,” the aboveground portion of trees and...
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Architectural Billing Index Growth Continues in March | Architect Magazine

The ABI ends the first quarter of 2017 with an upswing in billings gains across all regions. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 54.3 in March, up 3.6 points from February’s 50.7, the AIA announced today. The ABI is...
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Margaritaville Resort Orlando

NBWW to Design Hotel Component of Margaritaville Resort Orlando | Hospitality Design

by Will Speros Coral Gables, Florida-based architecture firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW) has been tapped to design the hotel component of the Margaritaville Resort Orlando. The $750 million vacation destination will receive interiors from Miami studio the...
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Cyclist in downtown Chicago, which has recently installed a new series of protected bike lanes Russell Ingram, courtesy of Chicago Loop Alliance

Cycling success: 10 U.S. cities pushing biking forward, including Broward Co – Curbed

New infrastructure, better bikesharing, and safer streets by Patrick Sisson London announced a plan to spend a billion dollars on bike highways and cycling infrastructure late last year. Oslo wants to transform its downtown into a car-free zone by 2019. German cities are testing...
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