AIA: Strong Demand for Design Services in January

Billings continued to grow last month, posting gains in every region of the U.S. other than the Northeast. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 54.7 in January—the highest score seen during the first month of...
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Florida East Coast Industries buys more land for MiamiCentral project

The planned development will integrate rail, residential and retail components By Amanda Rabine Florida East Coast Industries just closed on two parcels of public land in downtown Miami, locking in another component to its massive MiamiCentral mixed-use development. FECI and AAF...
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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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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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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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ADP: 234,000 Jobs Added in January

The labor market started 2018 with a bang, undermining concerns that the U.S. is close to reaching full employment. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 234,000 private, non-farm jobs in January, according to the monthly employment report released by...
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AIA: “Licensing Protects the Public”

The Institute calls the growing number of states delicensing professionals like architects a ” troubling trend.” By Katharine Keane The AIA released a statement today opposing efforts by states to roll back licensing regulations for professionals including architects....
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AIA: December Architecture Billings Round Out A Strong 2017

Billings were in positive territory for all but two months of 2017, and demand for design services was strongest in the fourth quarter. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 52.9 in December, indicating that...
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What’s Next: Reprogramming the Practice of Architecture

In some sectors, disruption is so pervasive that it’s practically a cliché. Soon it will be architecture’s turn. Meet the champions who are prepping for the inevitable. By Wanda Lau When the future of architecture practice comes up at conferences or in conversation, someone...
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