AIA Issues Climate Change Call to Action

AIA President Carl Elefante issued a letter today stating, “As architects, we have unique skills to explain the challenge to a wide audience, and the design knowledge to find more ways to reduce building emissions … But we must not wait.” By ARCHITECT Staff The...
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2018 AIA President Carl Elefante and leadership outlined the top six issues the organization will focus on as the new Congress forms. (Courtesy AIA National)

AIA outlines 6 key post-election issues to pursue with new Congress

Following last week’s midterm elections, the AIA held a “Post-Election Debrief” to outline six key issues it’s set to focus on with the new U.S. Congress. By Sydney Franklin As the architecture industry’s chief lobbying organization, it’s the American Institute of Architects’ job...
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The 2018 Equity in Architecture Survey Encourages Soul-Searching

Responses from 14,360 architecture graduates signaled modest equity gains, though major gender- and race-based professional gaps remain. What is the life of an architect actually like and how can the architecture profession encourage diversity in its ranks? In the latest survey...
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Miami Riverside Center, Beckham Stadium Win Voter Approval

Results are in for today’s election. Voters appear to have approved the big real estate deals on the ballot, while rejecting a proposal for a strong mayor system. Miami Riverside Center is set to be turned over to Adler Group in a 99-year lease, with nearly 65% of voters in favor...
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Miami voters approve redevelopment of riverfront land, new city offices

By Brian Bandell Adler Group received the go-ahead from City of Miami voters to redevelop the home of the city’s administrative offices along the Miami River. With 88 percent of precincts reporting, 64 percent of the city’s voters were in favor of the referendum for Lancelot...
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#MeToo, Gender Bias, and the Leadership Gap in Architecture | Architectural Digest

Is the industry a hotbed of sexism—and if so, can it be changed? Text by Meaghan O’Neill As Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as Supreme Court justice earlier this month, millions of exasperated women across America took to social media and the streets to demonstrate their...
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Cities have 15 months left to slow climate change, says new report

Dramatic action is required by 2020—yet 27 cities are proving it’s possible By Alissa Walker Widespread, sustained disasters like drought, wildfire, and flooding will affect virtually every human on the planet within their lifetimes, according to a dire new assessment of the...
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The major RE projects on the November ballot – NBWW’s Miami Riverside

By Katherine Kallergis Miami Riverside Center Developer: The Adler Group In a less controversial move, the Adler Group is proposing a four-tower, mixed-use project with public amenities on the city-owned site of the Miami Riverside Center at 444 Southwest Second Avenue and the...
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Code Override: States and Cities Press Ahead on Efficiency Standards

On the energy front, all may not be lost with the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement thanks to the actions of local jurisdictions. By Alice Liao The decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement ultimately...
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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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