Contractors install CLT at the LEVER Architecture-designed Albina Yard in Portland, Oregon. (LEVER Architecture)

The U.S. mass timber industry is maturing while it branches out

By Sydney Franklin This article originally appeared as part of our January 2019 print issue in the timber feature. President Donald Trump’s tariffs, enacted in November 2017, have not yet made a significant impact on the U.S. mass timber industry. But if Trump chooses to take...
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IgCC 2018: What Architects and Clients Need to Know

The latest edition of the International Green Construction Code absorbs ASHRAE 189.1 and aims to bridge the gap between optional and mandatory guidelines for high-performance design. By Michael Kilkelly Architects and owners looking to construct high-performance buildings have a...
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AIA Report Offers Guidance on the Architect-Manufacturer Relationship

The Institute’s 2018 report “The Architect’s Journey to Specification” reveals what 400 survey respondents consider key factors that can make or break a specifier’s relationship with a manufacturer. By Katharine Keane In 2018, the AIA collaborated...
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Designers Share 12 of Their Favorite Podcasts | Architectural Digest

Stock up on learnings and laughs by tuning into designers’ favorite business and design podcasts Designers of all stripes, from the emerging to the established, are tuning in to a slew of podcasts designed to keep them informed, better their businesses, inspire them...
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Gift Guide: At Least 5 Gadgets and 5 Books

Matt Risinger’s yearly gift buying guide for that special someone in your life. (That could even be you!) Make sure your loved ones get a look at this. And don’t forget, your partner, spouse, even your older kids and other significant family members and friends are...
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Energy-storing concrete bricks could be key to proliferation of renewables

Renewable energy could reliably power the grid at peak times using an eco-friendly and cost-effective storage solution designed by Swiss start-up Energy Vault. Rima Sabina Aouf Renewable energy could reliably power the grid at peak times using an eco-friendly and cost-effective...
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18 enticing new books on design, cities, and more

This year’s best design and urbanism books feature everything from impeccable modern interiors to fantastical cityscapes. By Curbed Staff Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased...
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The 17 best kids’ books about design and cities

Behold, the top books from 2018 for young urbanists and their design-savvy parents. The top picture books from 2018 By Megan Barber Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 27: Dissecting the Code, Part 8 – Tall Buildings Get a Safety Check for Seismic Risk

San Francisco recently commissioned a landmark study to ascertain strategies to mitigate earthquake damage to buildings. Principal resilience analyst Danielle Mieler explains why architects and engineers in every city should read it. By Wanda Lau In season three of...
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pantone announces ‘living coral’ as 2019 color of the year

following marsala in 2015, rose quartz and serenity in 2016, greenery in 2017, and ultra violet in 2018, pantone has announced that its 2019 color of the year is… living coral. described as vibrant yet mellow, the color experts say that the shade communicates a vibe that embraces...
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