We at Archinect like to fondly look back as each year comes to a close. This year we've decided to take a slightly different approach. Instead of rounding up the greatest hits from 2008, we're moving ahead and setting our sights toward the future, with a collection of predictions for 2009. We've asked a group of architects, bloggers, academics, Archinect editors, and other members of our community to provide some of their own personal insight to help visualize what we're in for in the coming year.
2009 Prediction , by Barry Lehrman
Barry is a contributing editor for archinect who resides in the minneaple.
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2009 Prediction , by Bryan Boyer
Bryan Boyer is an architect who thinks he's a programmer and a programmer who moonlights as an architect. As Senior Editor at Archinect.com since 2004, Boyer pursues his literary fascination with 'the mundane.'
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2009 Prediction , by Donna Sink
Donna Sink is an architect who considers herself fortunate to be surrounded, via Archinect, by superstars.
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Emily's 2009 Predictions: The Tale of Obama and the Thread Central Heroes , by Emily Kemper
Emily Kemper is a graduate student at USC's School of Architecture. View her Archinect School Blog here .
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The Future, Circa 1931 , by Enrique Ramirez
Enrique Ramirez is a former Archinect school blogger and is the editor of a456 , a quasi-architectural website. His most recent article, "Erich Mendelsohn at War" appears in Perspecta 41: Grand Tour (MIT Press 2008). Enrique is currently working on his PhD at Princeton University.
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2009 Prediction , by Evan Geisler
Evan Geisler is a MSc Real Estate 1st Year Graduate at The University of Hong Kong
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2009 Prediction , by Fred Scharmen
Fred Scharmen takes photos, draws pictures, conducts research, attends committee meetings, writes about things, and designs buildings in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Foreclosing cities , by Javier Arbona
Javier is a PhD candidate in geography at the University of California, Berkeley. He has a background in architecture and urbanism.
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2009 Prediction , by Jeffrey Inaba
Jeffrey Inaba heads LA-based Inaba Projects . He is also the Director of C-Lab and Features Editor of Volume .
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Victory Gardens, or the Impact of the Financial Crisis on Architecture , by Kazys Varnelis
Kazys Varnelis is the Director of the Network Architecture Lab at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation .
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Predictions for 2009. In Point Form! , by Marcus Trimble
Marcus Trimble is a registered architect in Sydney, Australia, and set up Super Colossal in June 2007. Prior to going into private practice, Marcus was an associate at BVN and prior to that was at Lahz Nimmo Architects.
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2009, it’s going to be ugly. , by Michiel van Raaij
Michiel van Raaij currently works as managing editor for AWM, a Dutch periodical on architecture, and is the editor of Eikongraphia .
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With Apologies to Paul Valery and Yogi Berra , by Mimi Zeiger
Mimi Zeiger founded loud paper , an architecture zine and now blog, in 1997. A Brooklyn-based freelancer, she writes on art, architecture, and design. Her latest book, Tiny Houses , is due out in March.
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2009 Prediction , by Nam Henderson
Ex grad-student. Friend of architects. Lover of design.
Sustainability, teaching, learning, religions and their connections to sustainable narratives
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2009 Prediction , by Nick Sowers
Nick is an M.Arch student at UC Berkeley , traveling on a fellowship in 2009 to study militarized space around the world.
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2009 and I, A First Hand Conversation with The New Year , by Orhan Ayyüce
b. Izmir, Turkey. Makes up buildings and stories all the time from Los Angeles. Orhan is a Senior Editor on Archinect, and also publishes his own blog elseplace
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