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NCARB Study Finds U.S. Voters Support Licensing Architects

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards found that 76% of respondents believe that licensure makes consumers feel safe. By Madeleine D’Angelo In a Nov. 1, 2019 study commissioned by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), 89% of...
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USGBC Announces LEED Milestone

The U.S. Green Building Council has certified and registered more than 100,000 commercial LEED projects. By ARCHITECT Staff The following is a press release from the U.S. Green Building Council announcing it has more than 100,000 registered and certified commercial LEED projects...
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Miami Beach relaxes rules on development, pools, restaurants

New legislation eliminates the need for a variety of variances and makes it easier to develop in North Beach Town Center By Erik Bojnansky It just got a little easier to develop real estate, including hotels and pools at single-family homes, as well as run a restaurant serving...
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The Law and Emerging Technology

Why developers should be careful about using untested technology in buildings. By Scott Sowers In 2015, the developer behind Brickell House, a 46-story condo tower in Miami’s financial district made the news as a brand new $16 million robotic car garage that was supposed to...
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AIA: Challenging Economic Conditions Continue

Billings contraction eased with a score of 49.7 last month. By Katharine Keane AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for September came in at a score of 49.7, which is a 2.5-point increase from August’s steep drop to 47.2. The ABI is a leading economic...
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Brookfield’s Hollywood Diplomat scores $168M refi

By Keith Larsen The 1,000-room Diplomat sits at 3555 South Ocean Drive in Hollywood is the second-largest hotel in South Florida, after the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The property is reportedly on the market for as much as $1 billion, or $1 million per key, according to...
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AIA: Billings Suffer Steep Decline in August

Both design contracts and billings posted a score of 47.2 last month. By Katharine Keane AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for August came in at a score of 47.2. This is a 2.9-point decrease from July’s score of 50.1, a markedly downward swing. The ABI...
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The Grace Farms Foundation Architecture + Construction Working Group aims to expose modern slavery within architecture, construction, and manufacturing. (Courtesy Petros N. Zouzoulas/Creative Commons)

A new group of experts wants to eradicate modern slavery in the built environment

Led by Sharon Prince and Bill Menking, a working group of industry professionals is raising awareness on forced labor and aiming to build a LEED-like score sheet to evaluate its role in buildings and products. By Sydney Franklin This article appears in the September print edition...
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Bracing for Economic Impact

Downturns are inevitable. Suffering as a result of them isn’t. By Ned Cramer If you’re remotely like me, which is to say a worrier, you’ve been wondering when the next recession is going to hit. And if you’re a lot like me, which is to say the kind of worrier who makes Woody...
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Are architecture firms ready for Gen Z?

By Katherine Guimapang There’s no denying it, the workforce is changing and after the impact Millennials made over the years a new demographic cohort is quickly replacing this group. Generation Z or “Gen Z” as many have grown to call them are a generation who...
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