Shut Up! Why we need to do something about noise in public space.

By Aaron Betsky As I tried to understand what my husband was saying in a crowded restaurant last week, failing to distinguish his intelligence and wit over the boom of the post-disco music from the sound system and the din of the ebullient patrons, it occurred to me how much...
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Designing for Disruption: How AIA and the profession responded to a disaster-heavy year.

By Carl Elefante, FAIA, for AIA Architect In 2017, the United States experienced an alarming series of natural disasters. In less than a month, hurricanes wreaked havoc in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Throughout the...
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Starwood Capital Group CEO Barry Sternlicht at the University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference. University of Miami

Real estate heavyweights from Starwood, Whole Foods, Lennar and Marriott discuss market at UM conference

By Brian Bandell  –  Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal Top executives from Starwood Capital Group, Whole Foods Market, Lennar Corp. and Marriott International provided key insights on the real estate market at the University of Miami’s Real Estate Impact Conference...
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Why Architecture?… How can architecture attract more interest?

Recent statistics show that the number of young people choosing architecture school is declining. What can be done? By Mimi Kirk for AIA Architect While the profession of architecture has rebounded since the 2008 recession, with plentiful postings on job boards, the number of...
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Readers react to AIA’s statement on removing licensing requirements

By Gabrielle Golenda The AIA has publicly denounced the decision of some states to remove licensure requirements for architects, a move that left some of our readers feeling rather verklempt. When the news broke last month, our comments section hosted a healthy confab on the...
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How architecture shapes our cities – and our lives

Communities which design their own buildings are more likely to be happy and healthy Lily Bernheimer “We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us,” said Winston Churchill. He was right; our surroundings can make us healthier and less likely to drop litter,...
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Miami: Transforming a Metropolis | Architect Magazine

Miami’s unique opportunity to revolutionize how Americans handle climate change. By Steve Cimino for AIA Architect David Rifkind is an associate professor of architecture at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami and the interim chair of FIU’s Department of Landscape...
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Why Harvard GSD’s Black in Design Conference Is Needed Now, According to Its Student Organizers

This weekend’s event will address the role architecture plays in identity, race, agency, and equality. By Katharine Keane Diversity continues to be lacking in architecture, though the demographics of the profession are slowly changing. Despite politicians largely ignoring...
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Wanda Lau Approximately 400 designers attended the 2017 AIA Women's Leadership Summit, held in Washington, D.C.

How to Advance in Architecture and More from the 2017 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit | Architect Mag

The sold-out biennial event offered strategies to promote equitable practices in the profession and to make it to the C-suite in the design profession. By Wanda Lau The presentations and stories hit close to home: The survey findings by the AIA San Francisco Equity by Design...
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Opinion: “Architecture as intellectual inquiry needs to take more risks”

Mimi Zeiger The second Chicago Architecture Biennial tackles the broad and tempestuous topic of history, but plays it too safe, says Mimi Zeiger in this Opinion column. I’m not going to define history. No matter how heavily that word weighs on the Chicago Architecture...
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