Bruner/Cott & Associates R.W. Kern Center, Hampshire College

ArchitectChats Ep. 26: Timber on the Rise, Part 9 – Behind the Scenes at Hampshire College’s Kern Center

Bruner/Cott Architects’ Jason Jewhurst and Hampshire College past president Jonathan Lash discuss the Living Building’s conception and impact on themselves and the greater community. By Wanda Lau ArchitectChats‘ Timber on the Rise series highlights innovations...

ArchitectChats Ep. 22: Timber on the Rise, Part 7 – Katerra Tackles the Inefficiencies of the Building Industry

The 2,000-person—and counting—technology and construction company is investing heavily in R&D and mass timber production and design, says Katerra Architecture president Craig Curtis. Today, the firm announced its acquisition of Michael Green Architecture. By ARCHITECT Staff...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 21: Timber on the Rise, Part 6 – How to Design Commercially Viable Mass Timber Buildings

After serving as architect-of-record on the largest wood structure constructed in modern U.S. history, DLR Group principal Stephen Cavanaugh and his team are continuing that model in other cities. By ARCHITECT Staff ArchitectChats‘ Timber on the Rise series highlights...
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Courtesy Smartreview Inc. Annotated Revit model in APR

ArchitectChats Ep. 20: Dissecting the Code, Part 5 – Code Review, Meet Automation

Smartreview Inc. is digitizing one often-excruciating aspect of the building permitting process with its cloud-based Automated Plan Review software. By ARCHITECT Staff Now in season three of ArchitectChats, we are continuing our Dissecting the Code series, which highlights...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 18, Dissecting the Code, Part 4 – Mixing Historic Districts with Modern Communities

Nancy Merrill, director of planning and development of Claremont, N.H., discusses how the 13,000-person town adapted zoning and code standards to encourage redevelopment efforts. By ARCHITECT Staff This is the fourth episode of ArchitectChats’ “Dissecting the...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 16: Dissecting the Code, Part 3 – Back to Basics | Arch Mag

A run-through the industry’s most common building codes can benefit any designer, from a budding intern to a seasoned architect. Certified building official and permits-and-inspections administrator Cheri Hainer reviews the fundamentals. By ARCHITECT Staff This is the third...
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ArchitectChats Ep.12: Dissecting the Code, Part 2 – Energy Essentials for Designers

What must architects know about the different energy codes—ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, and IgCC—that projects and certification programs mandate? Building-performance expert Kim Shinn and architect and code expert Maureen Guttman distill the key points. By ARCHITECT Staff This is the...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 11: Dissecting the Code, Part 1 – Raising Expectations

By ARCHITECT Staff Can—and should—regulation raise the bar for building performance nationwide? Code experts Cindy Davis and Steven Orlowski discuss the obstacles and strategies. In the cutthroat world of development, architects are often asked to qualify and quantify the merits...
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Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, and Self-Assembly Lab, MIT Skylar Tibbits

ArchitectChats: Episode 10 with MIT’s Skylar Tibbits on the Importance of Failure

The inventor of 4D printing and co-director of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab discusses his research, the design technologies he’s most anticipating, and the role of failure in the pursuit of innovation. Skylar Tibbits knows his way around the fourth dimension—time, that is....
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ArchitectChats: Episode 8 with Rosa Sheng on Work, Life, and Balance

We discuss overcoming the fear of public speaking, advancement in architecture, and more with the founding chair of the AIA San Francisco committee Equity by Design. Meet Rosa Sheng, AIA, the woman at the helm of Equity by Design (EQxD), an AIA San Francisco committee formerly...
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