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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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Harvard’s Popular Free Online Architecture Course Returns for 2018

The Harvard Graduate School of Design’s popular free online course, The Architectural Imagination, has returned for 2018. by Patrick Lynch The Harvard Graduate School of Design’s popular free online course, The Architectural Imagination, has returned for 2018, again offering...
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New Frank Lloyd Wright lesson plans to bring architecture into the classroom

Using Wright’s life and work to connect science and creativity in the classroom By Patrick Sisson Iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright has inspired generations to design and create. A new initiative under development by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation seeks to use...
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One of the Corbusier course books included in the Open University’s modern architecture course.

Architecture on the air: The story of Open University’s televised classroom

A new exhibit looks at a pioneering, mixed-media college course exploring modern architecture By Patrick Sisson Satisfying your curiosity for architecture, or any subject, has never been easier. Thanks to Google, online courses, and YouTube, there are more blueprint,...
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The 800-Pound Gorilla: Autodesk Sees a Digital Future for Architecture Firsthand

Billion-dollar software developer Autodesk is angling for an even bigger stake in the building industry with initiatives in automation, machine learning, and data management and exchange … all by watching design innovation in action. By Edward Keegan Autodesk is the A...
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What traditional buildings can teach architects about sustainability

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Long before foam insulation and concrete tower blocks, humans were finding ingenious ways to address their needs through architecture. Using local materials and inherited construction techniques, societies have ensured that buildings provide...
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Georgia Louise Harris Brown (third from right) at work in the office of Frank Kornacker, structural engineer, circa the late 1940s. Photo: Edwards; Courtesy of the Brown family

Rediscover the Pioneering Women of Architecture That History Forgot | Architectural Digest

From Florence Knoll to Ada Louise Huxtable, a new research website by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation gives 50 women in architecture their due credit Text by Elizabeth Fazzare Perhaps you’ve heard of Ray Eames and Denise Scott Brown, but how about Natalie Griffin de...
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This site showcases achievements of pioneering women in American architecture. Pictured here: architect and designer Ray Kaiser Eames (Courtesy BWAF)

This site showcases achievements of pioneering women in architecture

This week the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation launched a site that documents women’s contributions to American architecture from 1880 to 1980. By Audrey Wachs A new site started by a nonprofit architecture advocacy group is championing women’s contributions to...
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Courtesy Autodesk Exhibition floor at Autodesk University 2017

Autodesk University 2017: Who Will Lead Architecture into a Future of Automation?

The annual event by the software giant highlighted data platform advances while prompting discussion for architects about improving work practices and efficiency in the building industry. By Nathan Miller Nearly 10,000 architects, builders, designers, and makers of all kinds...
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New MoMA show plots the impact of computers on architecture and design. Pictured here: “Menu 23

New MoMA show plots the impact of computers on architecture and design – Archpaper.com

ByJonathan Hilburg The beginnings of digital drafting and computational design will be on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) starting November 13th, as the museum presents Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959–1989. Spanning 30 years of works by...
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