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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Catherine Opie, Still from The Modernist (2017) (© Catherine Opie, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles)

An Eerie Ode to LA Architecture in Catherine Opie’s First Film

Now on view at Regen Projects, Opie’s silent ode to the city is solely told with still, black-and-white images. Lita Barrie LOS ANGELES — Photographer Catherine Opie has ventured into film for the first time. Known primarily as a social documenter of America’s physical,...
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U.S. cities can save billions with green, resilient design, says report

A financial case for green roofs, solar panels, and permeable pavement By Patrick Sisson Sustainability has become a buzzword for urban designers and environmental advocates. A new report released yesterday stresses that making it a de facto policy for U.S. cities would be a...
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Why Architecture?… How can architecture attract more interest?

Recent statistics show that the number of young people choosing architecture school is declining. What can be done? By Mimi Kirk for AIA Architect While the profession of architecture has rebounded since the 2008 recession, with plentiful postings on job boards, the number of...
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Morpholio Launches Trace for the iPhone

The pro version of the app leverages the mobile device’s small size to transform it into a viable tool for construction administration and site visits. By Wanda Lau An architect arriving on a job site with a tablet in hand in lieu of a roll of drawings is not an uncommon...
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apple’s newest patent describes a stylus that can draw in midair (basically a magic wand)

steve jobs hated the idea of a stylus. he openly mocked it during the 2007 keynote of his first iPhone. he died and the apple pencil came to fruition, but the pencil shouldn’t be mistaken for a blackberry stylus, like the one he poked fun at. apple’s pencil is a tool for many...
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Readers react to AIA’s statement on removing licensing requirements

By Gabrielle Golenda The AIA has publicly denounced the decision of some states to remove licensure requirements for architects, a move that left some of our readers feeling rather verklempt. When the news broke last month, our comments section hosted a healthy confab on the...
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Ex-Vornado CEO Fascitelli and partner score loan for South Beach hotel

Roughly 300-key hotel now has about $90M in financing By Katherine Kallergis New York-based Imperial Companies has secured $45 million in construction financing for a hotel in South Beach. Records show Washington Squared Owner LLC closed on the loan from Bank of the Ozarks,...
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Developer obtains $90M loan to build hotel on South Beach, architects: MA Associates and NBWW

By Brian Bandell  –  Senior Reporter A New York developer obtained an $89.98 million construction loan for a new hotel in South Beach. Washington Squared Owner obtained city approval to build a seven-story, 138,797-square-foot building on the 1.6-acre site at 601 to 685...
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Rendering of the JW Marriott Tampa and Tampa Marriott Waterside hotels

Construction of Tampa’s first JW Marriott to start early this year, designed by NBWW

– Mike Seemuth The company behind master-planned development Water Street Tampa is building the JW Marriott and renovating a nearby Marriott hotel Construction of Tampa’s first JW Marriott hotel will start early this year at Water Street Tampa, a master-planned waterfront...
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