The 21st-Century Skill Set for Architects and staying relevant in your field

Designers who evolve and diversify their areas of expertise will stay relevant in the profession. By Alice Liao The architecture profession is not known for being quick to change, but as the design process goes digital and clients demand more value from their projects, a budding...
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Image courtesy Flickr user Phil Roeder via a Creative Commons license. Architects should consider the kind and quantity of materials used in their projects as natural resources become increasingly scarce.

The Architect’s Role in Material Conservation | Architect Magazine

A growing scarcity of key physical resources will require AEC professionals to think more critically about the use of building materials. By Blaine Brownell Conversations about sustainability typically prioritize issues of energy consumption and global warming. But at a...
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#ArchitectChats: Women in Architecture, a weekly Twitter chat

Join our weekly Twitter chat this Tuesday as we discuss the issues and challenges female designers face in the profession. By ARCHTECT Staff In the U.S., women make up 42 percent of architecture graduates, but only 28 percent of staff members in architecture firms and 18 percent...
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American Architecture’s Classical Revival: Striking new buildings evoke our national heritage.

Striking new buildings evoke our national heritage. by Allan Greenberg and Colette Arredondo, City Journal Spring 2015 Why, in 2015, would anyone want to build a classical building? The answer: to reconnect present-day architecture and city building with American political...
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AIA COTE Awards 2015: Form & Function | Architect Magazine

AIA COTE Awards jurors highlight the prevalence of projects that blend form and function into their green designs. Buildings’ performance are considered inside and out from conception to completion, as green technologies marry aesthetics to applications. Source: AIA COTE...
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Why Tomorrowland Should Never Come

Columnist Aaron Betsky reviews the recently released film Tomorrowland and its depictions of a Calatrava future. By Aaron Betsky Why must the future always be so curvy and so Calatrava? The release of Tomorrowland [trailer], the Disney Studio’s confused fairytale about possible...
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The cover of Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980.

A New Book Looks at Latin American Architecture : Architectural Digest

Text by Arielle Pardes  | Photography courtesy of MoMA At the 1939 World’s Fair, visitors marveled over the Brazil Pavilion, which was all curves and unimaginably modernist in design. Suddenly, all eyes were on Brazil and the emerging style of modern architecture that was...
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Bjarke Ingels on new styles of vernacular architecture

Bjarke Ingels says he wants to replace Modernism’s “boring boxes” with new kinds of localised architecture (+ transcript). In the first of a series of lectures at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art by influential contemporary architects, the founder of...
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How Big Data is Transforming Architecture | Architect Magazine

The phenomenon presents huge opportunities for the built environment and the firms that design it. By Daniel Davis Data is one of the biggest byproducts of the 21st century. Almost everything we do produces data, from swiping credit cards to emailing, “liking” photos...
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Highlights of Autodesk’s Newly Released AutoCAD 2016 | Architect Magazine

The latest version of the popular drafting software features improvements in dimensioning, object snapping, PDF creation, and reality computing. By Wanda Lau Autodesk released AutodCAD 2016 to the public yesterday, along with related programs AutoCAD LT 2016, AutoCAD...
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