What Is a Smart City? Listen to Three Experts Debate

Architect Paul Doherty, policy and sustainability expert Debra Lam, and author Anthony Townsend exchange opinions and insights on why companies across all sectors want a stake. By Wanda Lau Welcome to season four of ARCHITECT’s podcast. Listen to more episodes here. These...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 27: Dissecting the Code, Part 8 – Tall Buildings Get a Safety Check for Seismic Risk

San Francisco recently commissioned a landmark study to ascertain strategies to mitigate earthquake damage to buildings. Principal resilience analyst Danielle Mieler explains why architects and engineers in every city should read it. By Wanda Lau In season three of...
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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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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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