Archinect - Features 2016-08-25T23:33:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149963674/the-students-behind-liquid-shard-a-dynamic-sculpture-for-downtown-los-angeles The students behind 'Liquid Shard' – a dynamic sculpture for downtown Los Angeles Eulalia Moran 2016-08-22T10:05:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T14:46:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehl6e3uxwffuqh1x.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Liquid Shard was raised on July 28, 2016 as the product of the students of the Los Angeles Visiting School of the <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" target="_blank">Architectural Association in London</a> (AAVSLA) and Poetic Kinetics, an L.A. based company specialising in large-scale art installations and experimental design.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/145207555/working-life-does-taliesin-s-collaborative-and-pedagogical-domesticity-suit-the-21st-century Working Life: Does Taliesin’s collaborative and pedagogical domesticity suit the 21st century? Julia Ingalls 2016-08-10T12:45:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T23:58:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0roxfadf7hgaucjh.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Founded at a time when Frank Lloyd Wright was floundering financially, Taliesin&rsquo;s blend of education and site-bound intimacy has created a custom domesticity. As the site for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin combines both passion and white-knuckled acumen, teaching its student inhabitants to thrive with scarce resources and a generous community.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149959347/sci-arc-students-step-out-of-the-studio-to-build-an-affordable-eco-friendly-home-with-habitat-for-humanity SCI-Arc students step out of the studio to build an affordable, eco-friendly home with Habitat for Humanity Nicholas Korody 2016-07-25T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T21:13:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nhg2jzhubi9e1fh4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s not that often that architecture students get to actually build a house while still in school. But a class of <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> students led by faculty member Darin Johnstone got to design and build a new home&mdash;and an affordable, eco-friendly one, at that.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149954725/aaron-betsky-dean-of-the-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-lays-out-taliesin-s-legacy-in-architecture-education Aaron Betsky, dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, lays out Taliesin's legacy in architecture education Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-06T12:08:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T00:51:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qk74oqougg5huebg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8399/aaron-betsky" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky</a> started his deanship at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, the historic school was in a difficult spot. Under new requirements by the Higher Learning Commission, if it didn&rsquo;t raise $2 million to become a separate institution from its funding organization, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, it <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133565264/with-1-5m-to-go-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-approaches-first-fundraising-milestone-towards-independence" target="_blank">would lose accreditation and have to shut down</a>. By late December of 2015, less than a year into his deanship and just under the fundraising deadline, Betsky helped the school <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144049955/frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-reaches-fundraising-goal-of-2m-working-towards-independence-from-foundation" target="_blank">reach its goal</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149948879/an-alternative-smart-homestead-for-kansas-city An alternative, smart "Homestead" for Kansas City Julia Ingalls 2016-06-06T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T22:56:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ijkb28kfq57gvn5p.jpg" width="514" height="512" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What makes a truly smart city? Just as importantly, how do designers help revitalize older urban cores without repeating past mistakes that led to displacement and inequitable urbanism? These are some of the questions raised in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/andrew_bruno" target="_blank">Andrew Bruno</a>'s&nbsp;master's thesis project for the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/2633721/new-jersey-institute-of-technology-njit" target="_blank">New Jersey Institute of Technology</a>, submitted to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942369/open-call-for-submissions-help" target="_blank">May's open-call</a> for equitable architecture proposals.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149938251/the-unbranded-hybrid-approach-of-the-edinburgh-school-of-architecture-and-landscape The unbranded, hybrid approach of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Robert Urquhart 2016-04-08T05:01:00-04:00 >2016-04-18T00:10:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2t0tnayf7mlpyxph.jpg" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past January, Suzanne Ewing became the head of Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/938/university-of-edinburgh" target="_blank">The University of&nbsp;Edinburgh</a>&nbsp;in Scotland. Prior to the post (which is held on a rotating system among academics at the school), she served as a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Theory. I paid a visit to the school to interview her and to find out more about her role, the academic connection between architecture and landscape, and her ambitions for the school's future.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149935222/architecture-after-capitalism-in-a-world-without-work Architecture after capitalism, in a world without work Nicholas Korody 2016-03-18T10:32:00-04:00 >2016-04-03T01:13:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/he5an36wlqwwncce.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;A spider conducts operations that resemble those of a weaver, and a bee puts to shame many an architect in the construction of her cells,&rdquo; writes Karl Marx in <em>Das Kapital</em>, likely the most direct invocation of architecture in his influential, and controversial, writings. &ldquo;But what distinguishes the worst architect from the best of bees is this, that the architect raises his structure in imagination before he erects it in reality.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149934079/timothy-morton-on-haunted-architecture-dark-ecology-and-other-objects Timothy Morton on haunted architecture, dark ecology, and other objects Nicholas Korody 2016-03-11T14:29:00-05:00 >2016-04-02T18:05:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6yl38rrm1gs1v3oa.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;How you design a building directly <em>is</em> ecological awareness,&rdquo; states Timothy Morton, Professor and Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at <a href="http://archinect.com/rice" target="_blank">Rice University</a>. &ldquo;And your design is a game that will inculcate all kinds of ecological awareness. So realize that and act accordingly...&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149933876/ray-kappe-founder-of-sci-arc-revisits-the-school-s-roots Ray Kappe, founder of SCI-Arc, revisits the school's roots Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-10T11:50:00-05:00 >2016-03-14T00:37:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zkjbt2rxe1xk94i.jpg" width="514" height="616" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Distinguished by nearly forty-five years of SCI-Arc history between them, founding director Ray Kappe sat with current director Hernan Diaz Alonso last Wednesday evening for a reflective public conversation at the school. Part of SCI-Arc&rsquo;s &ldquo;Duel + Duet&rdquo; speaker series, where a visiting figure is interviewed by a leader at the school, Alonso prompted Kappe to chart the school's historical narrative, touching on both the exciting possibilities and potentially debilitating difficulties inherent to running an independent educational institution &ndash; no less true today than they were in the 1970s.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/148909269/new-kids-chipping-on-the-old-blocks-the-london-school-of-architecture-s-first-phase New kids chipping on the old blocks – the London School of Architecture's first phase Robert Urquhart 2016-02-25T03:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-10T01:01:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/utlc2c0t6itgecg6.jpg" width="514" height="141" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is contemporary architecture practice forging a new identity for itself through collaboration? What part does education play in this mix?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/146827334/student-works-questioning-monumentality-at-cal-poly-pomona Student Works: Questioning monumentality at Cal Poly Pomona Julia Ingalls 2016-01-29T11:41:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:40:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hm/hmnfd91u0qma9q0b.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What defines a monument? According to&nbsp;&ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/144669973/the-heresy-of-function-topic-studio" target="_blank">The Heresy of Function, Reprise</a>,&rdquo; a senior project studio at <a href="http://archinect.com/CalPolyPomona" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a>&nbsp;run by Frank Clementi (of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1898/rios-clementi-hale-studios" target="_blank">Rios Clementi Hale&nbsp;Studios</a>), the essence of a monument isn&rsquo;t based on its utility (or overt lack thereof), but rather its intangible qualities or &ldquo;meaning.&rdquo; In order to investigate the apparent meaning of a monument, this <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/557/student-works" target="_blank"><strong>Student Works</strong></a> explores the metaphysical import and power of various famous monuments by attaching architectural &ldquo;prosthetics&rdquo; to them, applying a programmatic addition to &ldquo;create a complete, if however incongruous, symbiosis of function and meaning.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/144981116/screen-print-39-pleasure-from-penndesign-s-la Screen/Print #39: "Pleasure" from PennDesign's LA+ Nicholas Korody 2016-01-07T13:55:00-05:00 >2016-01-16T22:40:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iyrqv20nzemy1nnp.jpg" width="514" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In an era marked by ecological crisis, the figure of the landscape architect can assume an austere, if not downright sanctimonious, stance. Like some contemporary prophet, the landscape architect calls for repentance, moderation, and preparation &ndash; a voice in the wilderness of our apparently excessive time. Yet the discipline&rsquo;s origins are far less pious, as is made clear in &ldquo;Pleasure,&rdquo; the newest issue of <strong><a href="http://laplusjournal.com/" target="_blank"><em>LA+</em></a></strong>, produced by the Landscape Architecture Department at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania&rsquo;s School of Design</a>. Revisiting arcadias of past and present &ndash; from the gardens of Ancient Rome to the resort-styled Discovery Bay development in Hong Kong &ndash;&nbsp;the issue considers the complex relationship between landscape architecture and pleasure.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/139051283/the-school-of-helpful-knocks-the-experiential-pedagogy-of-design-build-research The school of helpful knocks: the experiential pedagogy of Design Build Research Julia Ingalls 2015-10-21T16:05:00-04:00 >2015-11-02T23:28:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/srnpk2nges3xfe1b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In some veins of architecture pedagogy, there seems to be a movement towards new technology at the expense of hands-on construction techniques.&nbsp;In the opinion of architect <a href="http://archinect.com/mg-architecture" target="_blank">Michael Green</a> and creative entrepreneur Scott Hawthorn, these schools increasingly churn out graduates who are so moored in abstraction that they have very little practical ability. This is problematic in a field where clients and real, physical buildings often refuse to be abstract. Design Build Research (DBR), based in Vancouver, British Columbia, is Green and Hawthorn&rsquo;s solution to schools that isolate designers from the community for which they design.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/138357352/the-deans-list-amale-andraos-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp The Deans List: Amale Andraos of Columbia University's GSAPP Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-07T09:17:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T09:17:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1k/1ku0lvwsqzj7zd2i.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Amale Andraos</strong>, Dean of Columbia University's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" target="_blank">Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation</a>&nbsp;in New York City.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/137360403/deans-list-kenneth-schwartz-of-tulane-school-of-architecture Deans List: Kenneth Schwartz of Tulane School of Architecture Julia Ingalls 2015-10-02T08:38:00-04:00 >2015-10-16T08:57:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/lixgebwwlayp9wqa.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a> is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment. For this issue, we spoke with <strong>Kenneth Schwartz</strong>, the Dean at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/8641480/tulane-university" target="_blank">Tulane University's School of Architecture</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/136211956/deans-list-special-nader-tehrani-shares-his-thoughts-as-he-transitions-to-his-new-appointment-at-cooper-union Deans List Special: Nader Tehrani shares his thoughts as he transitions to his new appointment at Cooper Union Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-25T13:38:00-04:00 >2015-09-29T18:49:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8l/8l6p4x1ow209w4w9.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On September 2, students at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art returned to a school in rocky flux. Faltering under the weight of a $12 million deficit, the New York institution defaulted on its more than 150-year founding tradition, and began charging undergraduate tuition for the first time in the fall of 2014. The decision was a messy one, carrying the baggage of both a financial and identity crisis for the school.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/134197676/screen-print-36-harvard-design-magazine-s-well-well-well Screen/Print #36: Harvard Design Magazine's "Well, Well, Well" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-14T10:32:00-04:00 >2015-08-18T17:55:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/ak0z90npffhbh2s8.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Well, Well, Well&rdquo;, the fortieth issue from the <em>Harvard&nbsp;Design Magazine,</em>&nbsp;explores the&nbsp;tricky business of designing for health, and provokes considerations on the flip-side of neglecting to do so.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/124988136/deans-list-michael-speaks-of-syracuse-architecture Deans List: Michael Speaks of Syracuse Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-13T14:21:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T22:26:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kp0n6ixwyxuzyyvb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Michael Speaks</strong>, the Dean at <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/124224194/designing-the-hyperspace-ucla-studio-imagines-hyperloop-s-future-in-california Designing the Hyperspace: UCLA studio imagines Hyperloop's future in California Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-01T09:01:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T20:54:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y1bfvsq6sa7moabg.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Walking into the enormous Hercules building on UCLA&rsquo;s IDEAS campus, in the tech-infused suburb of Playa Vista, feels a bit like a traveling through a rip in space-time. The Hercules building is a giant airplane hangar &ndash; now, it&rsquo;s neighbor to YouTube&rsquo;s offices and a twin hangar where film studios stage scenes for steroidal Hollywood blockbusters like Transformers and Avatar, and formerly, it housed Howard Hughes&rsquo; Spruce Goose. And since last fall, the hangar has played host to another audacious promise of transportation technology: the Hyperloop.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/123359279/an-open-letter-to-guest-lecture-series An open letter to Guest Lecture series Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-20T15:32:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T20:01:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u38jggq5ge31f7ik.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/features/article/120144801/screen-print-28-place-holder-s-interview-with-greg-lynn-for-issue-1-2-afterschool Screen/Print #28: PLACE-HOLDER's interview with Greg Lynn for Issue 1/2, "Afterschool" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-23T10:26:00-05:00 >2015-03-08T16:45:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4n/4nw447wj97tqeqbv.jpg" width="514" height="741" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s foolish to think of process as a straight-line; tangents, detours, dead-ends and roundabouts are the foundation of architecture's process, however immaculate its presentation. <a href="http://place-holder.net/" target="_blank"><strong>PLACE-HOLDER</strong></a>, a publication out of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/294/university-of-toronto" target="_blank">Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto</a>, focuses on the messy preamble and sequels to architecture, publishing those fringes of architectural practice and study that otherwise might be sheared away.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/120370300/deans-list-monica-ponce-de-leon-of-university-of-michigan-s-taubman-college Deans List: Monica Ponce de Leon of University of Michigan's Taubman College Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-12T13:12:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T19:43:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/479n7mag2gp36zfq.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Monica Ponce de Leon</strong>, the Dean at University of Michigan's <a href="http://archinect.com/taubmancollege" target="_blank">Taubman College</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/117185429/student-works-cellular-tessellation-pavilion-lights-the-way-in-sydney Student Works: Cellular Tessellation pavilion lights the way in Sydney Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-30T13:15:00-05:00 >2015-03-19T09:22:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wc/wc1muuune32nc8wu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Part of an 18-day arts festival in Sydney, Australia, the Vivid Lights pavilion explores the pedestrian dynamic in touch and light. A collaborative research effort led by the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University, the Vivid pavilion <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/557/student-works" target="_blank"><strong>Student Works</strong></a> puts a human scaled experience in conversation with local architectural icons.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/116348258/student-works-townization-a-new-chinese-urbanization-paradigm-from-the-gsd Student Works: "Townization", a new Chinese urbanization paradigm from the GSD Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-26T10:43:00-05:00 >2015-07-03T11:31:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wg/wggh48rrvecsxgbn.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It would be something of an understatement to say the last thirty years of urbanization in China have been rough. Rapid and often unsustainable growth made newly transitioned cities difficult to maintain and economically fraught, burdened by their own heft. So when the Chinese government revised its strategy in 2013, it focused on more subtle and adaptive goals. Dingliang Yang, an urban planning student at the GSD, has a plan to make sure that happens.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/116056065/deans-list-david-mohney-of-the-kean-university-s-michael-graves-school-of-architecture Deans List: David Mohney of the Kean University's Michael Graves School of Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-16T10:16:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T18:46:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/yde51azmxk58vaxv.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>David Mohney</strong>, the Acting Dean at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3572250/kean-university" target="_blank">Kean University</a>'s upcoming Michael Graves School of Architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/113051065/the-wandering-architect-one-student-s-lessons-learned-from-working-abroad The Wandering Architect: One Student’s Lessons Learned from Working Abroad Paul Keskeys 2014-11-07T11:10:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T13:17:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i6/i64qtj4m4ifk66o1.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Many people possess itchy feet, but surely none more so than my 21-year-old self, an aspiring architect from the UK with a perpetual hankering for travel and exploration. The combination of a na&iuml;ve but inquisitive mind, and a growing appreciation for urban environments different from my own, meant that when I reached my interning year I was open to anything &ndash; at home or abroad.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112509888/the-state-of-debt-and-the-price-of-architecture The State of Debt and the Price of Architecture Nicholas Korody 2014-11-03T10:14:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T09:55:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3scyx4yprxjoikp.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the United States, around <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/10-fun-facts-about-student-loan-debt_b_4639044.html" target="_blank">40 million people</a> currently hold student debt. This is a population that is greater than that of many countries. While, over the last 14 years, the average salary for young people has decreased by <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/10-fun-facts-about-student-loan-debt_b_4639044.html" target="_blank">10%</a>, student debt has increased by nearly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/10-fun-facts-about-student-loan-debt_b_4639044.html" target="_blank">500%</a>. &nbsp;For most Americans, to become educated means to take on a relationship with banks that will last for years. But for young American architects the situation is even worse; the amount of schooling required to be able to practice professionally means taking on debt that you may be paying off for the rest of your life.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/110738703/the-deans-list-hernan-diaz-alonso-of-sci-arc The Deans List: Hernan Diaz Alonso of SCI-Arc Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-17T13:37:00-04:00 >2014-12-31T15:21:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nw/nw2dk4meo0ytzbim.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Hernan Diaz Alonso</strong>, upcoming Director at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/109656462/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-part-1 Architecture of the Anthropocene, Part 1 Nicholas Korody 2014-09-29T11:12:00-04:00 >2015-09-24T11:19:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lqhxxx6lffkx9qnl.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Hurricane Kyle is tracking way off shore, but still Miami South Beach is underwater,&rdquo; reports Sam Champion of the Weather Channel beneath a shifting, computer-generated dome. On the ground, storm tracker Jim Cantore, with the aid of a hovering drone, analyzes the surging tides that have inundated the coastal town despite the distance of the hurricane. In Chicago, a deadly heat wave forces the Cubs to play their games at night and in 90 degree weather. Meteorologist Stephanie Abrams documents cities endangered by the megadrought in the Southwest. &ldquo;And it&rsquo;s only going to get worse.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103711909/student-works-this-house-made-of-trash-teaches-a-lesson-in-green-housekeeping Student Works: This house made of trash teaches a lesson in green housekeeping Justine Testado 2014-08-04T10:10:00-04:00 >2015-12-11T13:49:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/ji3dwyrpbryyfm5h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Waste House at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/6434534/university-of-brighton" target="_blank">University of Brighton</a>'s Faculty of Arts is stated to be the UK's first permanently built home made of over 85% discarded materials, including 20,000 toothbrushes, 2,000 carpet tiles, and 4,000 plastic DVD cases. But its focus on student involvement in realizing the house is also worth noting. The project leader, <a href="http://www.bbm-architects.co.uk/" target="_blank">BBM Architects</a>' Director and University of Brighton Senior Lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown, collaborated with a total of 253 undergraduate students, apprentices, and volunteers in the designing and constructing of the Waste House. As students experimented with new applications for these everyday materials, they also learned that it doesn't just have to end up in a landfill.</p>