This Presentation Explains Exactly Where And How You Can Build Your 1,049-Foot Tower In Miami

If you’re looking to build a 1,000-foot tower in Miami but confused by height restriction rules, this presentation might be for you. It explains how two separate agencies oversee those restrictions, and how each has its own rules and approval process (although they do generally...
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Rozenberg's project, Building Without Bias: An Architectural Language for the Post-Binary, questions whether architecture can be created without gender bias

Hannah Rozenberg creates online tool for architecture without gender bias

Jessica Mairs Royal College of Art graduate Hannah Rozenberg has developed a digital tool that calculates the underlying gender bias in English architectural terms, to help create more gender-neutral environments.Rozenberg’s graduation project, Building Without Bias: An...
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AIA says EPA should impose a ‘blanket ban’ on asbestos

The national association of architects condemns the deregulation of the toxic building material By Alissa Walker In the latest deregulation effort by the Trump administration, the Environmental Protection Agency hopes to allow new products to be manufactured with asbestos, a...
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Asbestos poses a major health risk for everyone who comes into contact with it, both directly and indirectly. (Courtesy OSHA Safety Manual)

EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing

On June 1, the EPA authorized a “SNUR” (Significant New Use Rule) which allows new products containing asbestos to be created on a case-by-case basis. By Sydney Franklin Fast Company recently reported on the potential comeback of one of the most infamous building materials of...
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After an investigation in late 2016 revealed that a UC Berkley architecture professor had sexually harassed a graduate student, a campus-wide protest broke out calling for the administration to pay closer attention to the school's misconduct policies. (Courtesy The Daily Californian)

NCARB updates its ‘Model Rules of Conduct’ for practicing architecture

The rulebook is expected to serve as a starting point for U.S. licensing boards to navigate the complex world of workplace culture in 2018. By Sydney Franklin It’s no secret that architecture has long-been thought of as a profession in which suffering is integral to the work...
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The Architecture Lobby’s Think-In explored ways to improve the “soft infrastructure” of architecture, including better labor practices and achieving gender equity. Michael Schissel

#MeToo hit architecture. Now what?

During the annual AIA convention, the Architecture Lobby debated how to better protect workers from harassment and discrimination—and how to fight back By Diana Budds It’s been a rocky year for architects. Multiple women accused Richard Meier—one of its most recognized stars—of...
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Action at Eloy Detention Center, Arizona (SOA Watch via Flickr)

Why is the architecture profession silent on the immigrant detention debate?

The silence from professional organizations on the matter is troubling to say the least; as the government ramps up efforts to build more facilities under increasingly hostile terms, it would benefit practitioners and contractors to understand the ethical implications of their...
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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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Climate Mayors: The impact a year after the U.S. left the Paris agreement

Assessing the effectiveness of city leadership on the climate By Patrick Sisson Last June, during a press conference in the Rose Garden, President Trump announced the United States would be leaving the Paris climate accord, seeking a better deal for the country and more control...
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Florida National Guard soldiers conducting a rescue operation near Jacksonville, Florida, after Hurricane Irma. Courtesy the Florida National Guard

How Architects Can Fight Climate Change During the Midterms Elections

Architects Advocate, an activist network of architects focused on climate change, describes the new tools it’s releasing. by Tom Jacobs An unprecedented pattern of heat waves in the arctic. Devastating hurricanes and wildfires in the US. Sunny day flooding in the streets of...
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