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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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AIA: Billings Remain Soft in July

The Institute’s monthly Architecture Billings Index came in at a score of 50.1 last month, which is a 1-point increase from June’s score. By Katharine Keane AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for July came in at a score of 50.1. This is a 1-point...
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Wanda Lau The Practice Innovation Lab held during the 2017 AIA Young Architects Forum was co-organized by the author and encouraged attendees to network and think beyond design as a business model.

What Meaningful Networking Requires and Offers in Return

Building professional connections is a skill not taught in many architecture programs, but it is a necessity in practice, Evelyn Lee writes in her first column for ARCHITECT. By Evelyn Lee   According to Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point (Back Bay Books, 2002), I would be...
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AIA Forecasts Growth in Nonresidential Construction Through 2020

In a statement, AIA predicts that spending on nonresidential building construction is expected to increase almost 4 percent this year and more than 2 percent in 2020. By ARCHITECT Staff AIA released the following statement on July 22: Spending on nonresidential building...
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AIA: Design Contracts Hit 33-Month Low

The monthly architecture billings index came in at a score of 49.1 last month, which is a 1.1-point decrease from last month and signifies contraction in the industry. By Katharine Keane AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for June came in at a score of 49.1....
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WeWork office in New York City. Photograph courtesy of WeWork.

NCARB Explores Trends Shaping the Future of Architecture and Licensure

NCARB is studying how technological advances and shifts in practice could impact the future. NCARB is studying how technological advances and shifts in practice could impact the future of licensure. Washington, DC—What will the role of an architect look like in 25 years? As part...
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The United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. While the ICC's case hasn't reached this court, other intellectual property cases certainly have. (Claire Anderson/Unsplash)

The International Code Council goes to court over free access to building codes

The International Code Council is embroiled in a lawsuit against the startup UpCodes, and the end result could affect how architects make decisions. By Bill Millard Potential productivity benefits for architecture, engineering, and construction may depend on the outcome of...
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For architects, automation and machine learning cut down time spent on menial design tasks. Image composite: Micke Tong.

Could Machine Learning Help Work-Life Balance in Future of Architecture?

The phrase “work-life balance” can elicit eye rolls from architects. But machine learning–assisted design will relieve drudgery and allow greater artistry in the future of architecture. by Mark Davis For many architects, working nights and weekends is part of the job, especially...
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Construction Spending Dips in May

Residential construction down 0.6% from April and down 11.2% from May, 2018. Construction spending during May 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,293.9 billion, 0.8 percent (±1.2 percent)* below the revised April estimate of $1,304.0 billion, the Census...
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Turnberry Isle Resort

Jeffrey Soffer’s Turnberry Isle closes refinancings

Jeffrey Soffer now owns the Turnberry Resort after split with his sister and business partner By Katherine Kallergis JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa | Total loan: $340M TB Isle Resort LP, led by developer Jeffrey Soffer, received $91 million in financing for the JW...
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