Ivy Ross

“The tech world is jumping on the design world” says Google’s head of hardware design

Technology firms are increasingly looking to designers to help them shape the future and create objects with greater sensory appeal, according to Google’s head of hardware design Ivy Ross. Emily Wadsworth Technology firms are increasingly looking to designers to help them...
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An illustration depicts the unique challenges Miami Beach faces with saltwater intrusion adding pressure to groundwater.

Living with Rising Sea Levels: Miami Beach’s Plans for Resilience – Urban Land Magazine

In April, a team of ULI members on an Advisory Services panel traveled to Miami Beach to advise the city on its preparations for sea-level rise and to brainstorm about what could be done better. The group concluded that the city has made an admirable start, including investment...
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AIA: Billings Increase for Seventh Consecutive Month

The Northeast posted a score of 50.3, indicating growth for the first time since November. By Katharine Keane, Hanley Wood Data Studio The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 52.0 in April, marking the seventh consecutive month of gains....
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Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara

Architects can make a big impact “at a very small scale” say Venice Architecture Biennale directors

Architects can’t solve the world’s problems, but can make a significant impact, say Venice Biennale directors Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara Amy Frearson Architects can’t solve the world’s problems, but they can still make a significant impact, say...
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disneyland star wars will open next summer

by kieron marchese it has been officially announced that the disney star wars: galaxy’s edge theme park will open next summer, with the disney world version of the park following suit in late fall. the theme park is currently under construction but fans should expect the...
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Franziska Barczyk

How architecture can rebuild itself post #MeToo

In order for the architectural field to progress, it needs to embrace an era of democratic practice By Diana Budd In late October, I read a story titled: “Does Architecture Have A Harvey Weinstein Hiding Within Its Ranks?” My first reaction was, well, of course—it’s an industry...
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Len Blavatnik and Alan Faena at the Faena District

Faena District in Miami Beach scores $140M refi

Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik developed the 1M sf mixed-use district Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries secured a $140 million loan to refinance the Faena District in Miami Beach. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance is providing the floating-rate loan, according to the Commercial...
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Bisnow/Deirdra Funcheon Developers Art Falcone and Nitin Motwani show that the 27-acre Miami Worldcenter site is at the intersection of major streets and highways, train access and the port.

Never Mind South Beach. Miami’s Downtown Is Undergoing A Multibillion-Dollar Transformation

by Deirdra Funcheon South Florida In 2010, when LeBron James announced during a televised ESPN special that he would be “taking his talents to South Beach” and joining the Miami Heat, Floridians chuckled, because while South Beach is the main tourist drag on a barrier island, the...
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Photo by William Litant via MIT News

This Week in Tech: virtual reality for drones and more

Plus, Is Apple Building Another U.S. Campus, a light-art exhibit at D.C.’s Artechouse, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Engineers at MIT have developed a virtual reality system for drones to reduce crashes during training sessions. Called...
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ZERO Code: How to Build a Carbon-Neutral Future

New building code establishes the first global energy-efficiency standards for zero-net-carbon construction. By Laurie Mazur This story was originally published in Multifamily Executive. Architecture 2030 It’s no exaggeration to say that the planet’s future depends on how we...
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