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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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Reinventing Architectural Education | Architect Magazine

Christopher Hawthorne explores what a new generation of architecture school deans, the rise of the Free School in Los Angeles, and online courses by Gehry and Hays reveal about the democratization of the profession. By Christopher Hawthorne At the beginning of the year, I began...
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Why Architecture Needs to be Stylish | Architect Magazine

Aaron Betsky writes that style is critical to how architects make the world better. By Aaron Betsky The article I wrote recently broached a delicate subject in architecture: that of style. To call someone stylish might be OK, but to call their work such is just not done in our...
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The Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, Germany, by James Stirling

Make No Bad Plans: sexy plans still matter | Architect Magazine

In an age where the screen has replaced the pen and paper, Aaron Betsky explains why sexy plans still matter. By Aaron Betsky Is the plan still the generator? For generations, architects have used Le Corbusier’s phrase to base their designs on an apportionment of spaces that...
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The Seasteading Institute’s floating cities are designed for unregulated innovation

Calum Lindsay A plan to build self-sufficient floating cities outside of national borders features in the latest movie from our Dezeen x MINI Living video series. The Seasteading Institute is a non-profit organisation founded by political economic theorist Patri Friedman and...
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Architecture Is an Antidote | Architect Magazine

Move over, Le Corbusier. The next revolutionary moment in architecture has arrived. But to realize its potential, we have to sell it. By Ned Cramer Two out of three Americans are dissatisfied with “the way things are going in the United States,” according to a May 2017 Gallup...
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Angela Brady (left) says we need to recognize women but Dorte Mandrup says female titles are patronizing.

The great debate: Should you call these women ‘female architects’? – CNN.com

By Jenni Marsh, CNN In a controversial opinion editorial published by design magazine Dezeen last month, Dorte Mandrup made a bold declaration. “I am not a female architect. I am an architect.” The award-winning Danish architect, and founder of the Copenhagen-based...
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