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Architecture Is No Longer Just a ‘Gentleman’s Profession’

From New Haven to Senegal and Shanghai, female architects — many running their own firms — are invigorating the design of buildings and cities. By Reed Kroloff Architecture was long called a “gentleman’s profession,” which may have been true if by that you meant one that...
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This Week in Architecture: Buildings as Identity, Lost and Found

by Katherine Allen It is in moments of disaster – natural, military, or otherwise – that the value of our built environment as a form of cultural identity comes most noticeably and tragically to light. The fire that ripped through Brazil’s Museo Nacional on Monday...
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Opinion: “Landscape architects can’t rely on architecture-centric media”

Landscape architects need to fly the flag for their profession if they are to receive the recognition they demand and deserve, says Charles A Birnbaum. Charles A Birnbaum The biggest problem facing landscape architects, according to a recent survey in World Landscape Architecture...
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Danna Walker, founder of social enterprise Built By Us, participated in a June event for the New Architecture Writers program in which members interviewed leading practitioners within architecture and research on topics like race, identity, design equity, the right to the city, and more. (Courtesy NAW)

New Architecture Writers program raises underrepresented voices

A new London-based program for emerging journalists and curators is dedicated to enhancing the skills of black and minority ethnic writers and diversifying the field of design criticism and reporting. By Sydney Franklin New Architecture Writers (NAW), a London-based program for...
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Here’s How Architectural Licensing Boards Can Uphold Ethical Practice

The newly updated “Model Rules of Conduct” intentionally calls out “workplace harassment as an issue of focus for disciplinary consideration,” writes the organization’s CEO. By Michael J. Armstrong Workplace demeanor, professionalism in business...
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Image shows an example of Climate Gentrification and densification in Allapattah, Florida. Courtesy of Kenner Carmody, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

“Climate Gentrification theory illustrates ethical problems facing architects”

Architects must consider the social and economic repercussions of building in places at risk from climate change, urges Jesse M Keenan. by Jesse M Keenan Architects must consider not just the environmental, but the social and economic repercussions of building in places at risk...
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The Importance of the Section in Architectural Representation and Practice

The importance of the section in architectural representation and practice fromPlug In City, ArchigramArchigram, Ângelo Bucci, Instituto Moreira Salles, and Clorindo Testa. by Julia Brant Architectural comprehension as a field deals with representation as a synthesis of varied...
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The Van Alen Institute, in Partnership with The New Yorker, Explores Climate Change in Miami | Architectural Digest

In its new Sessions series, the Van Alen Institute shows the effects of climate change through a variety of lenses Text by Hadley Keller “The results are visible,” says landscape architect Jennifer Bolstad of the effects of climate change on Miami. “Even if...
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Disasters—and Bad Architecture—Can Affect Happiness and Productivity

On April 4, Susan S. Szenasy, Metropolis’s director of design innovation, moderated a panel at the downtown offices of Page architects on this complex topic. by Canan Yetmen The increasing regularity of major climatic events like Hurricane Harvey has led to meaty discussions...
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Equity and inclusion surge to the forefront of the AIA conference. The Javits Center's 36th St. entrance. (Javitscenter/Wikipedia)

Equity and inclusion surge to the forefront ahead of this year’s AIA conference

A flash mob, workshops on #MeToo, and a resolution requiring ethical and equitable workplaces are all in the cards for this year’s conference. By Jonathan Hilburg , Sukjong Hong With only a couple of days left until the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 (A’18) brings thousands...
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