Courtesy Iwan Baan Stilt houses in Ganvie, Benin.

AIA Opposes U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Accord | Architect Magazine

The American Institute of Architects has released a statement protesting Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. By ARCHITECT Staff The AIA has come out in strong opposition to Donald Trump’s June 1 decision withdrawing the United States from the...
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How to Avoid Employee Burnout | Architect Magazine

Practitioners and psychologists weigh in on tactics to promote a healthy, successful practice. By Sarah Rafson Architects may not be surprised to learn that workplace stress contributed an estimated $190 billion to U.S. healthcare costs in 2015. The cutthroat culture of design...
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What Zaha Hadid’s Paintings Reveal about Her Legacy | Architect Magazine

An exhibition at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery highlights how the architect’s early work informed her vision. By Joseph Giovannini Zaha Hadid died last year as a triumphant succession of her buildings finished or neared completion, most of them deeply imprinted...
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Miami shows how conservation can be combined with change | Opinion | Architects Journal

By Paul Finch The mantra ‘complementary but not a copy’ is a useful guide to interventions affecting architectural heritage, says Paul Finch The Miami Design Preservation League does excellent tours of the South Beach Art Deco district. Our guide on a recent visit was Joel...
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Courtesy Cranbrook Archives Ben Baldwin, Harry Bertoia, and Eliel Saarinen scrutinize a never-built model c. 1939 for the Smithsonian Gallery of Art.

What If: The Unbuilt Legacy | Architect Magazine

How would the architects’ legacies have been altered if some of history’s most notable unbuilt projects had actually been constructed? By Witold Rybczynski Last November, the Museum of Modern Art in New York held a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of t...
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Pursuing Equity: 11 steps toward equitable practice.

11 steps toward equitable practice. By Damon Leverett, AIA, for AIA Architect In 2015, the American Institute of Architects passed Resolution 15-1: Equity in Architecture, a call to action for the profession to realize the goal of equitable practice. In 2016, the AIA Board of...
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Why the scale figures in architectural images need to be more diverse – Curbed

Renderings play a key part in making architecture more inclusive by Emily Nonko      When Rose Florian and Kordae Henry met as graduate architecture students at the University of Pennsylvania, the pair started thinking about the power of an image. Their work required them to...
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Applying Crowdsourcing in Architecture

From pre-design consulting to post-occupancy evaluations, these are the best ways to collect data and improve design research. By Brian Libby Architects have always been researchers, interviewing clients as well as seeking new materials and design methods. But as architecture has...
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Young Architect Guide: 21 Pieces of Candid Advice for Emerging Architecture Professionals – Architizer

by Samantha Raburn It is a scary thing to go from architecture school into the real world. There are so many unknowns as you graduate from architecture school and enter the workforce. You’ll begin to ask questions like “What firm should I go to?” or “Do I know enough to be...
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Anticipation … Five challenges for design thinking | Architect Magazine

By THOMAS VONIER, FAIA, FOR AIA ARCHITECT Envisioning what could happen, and then designing for it—that’s the essence of what architects do: We anticipate needs, changes, and challenges—and we plan for them. Today, is there any pressing need, any change or challenge facing the...
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