Archinect - Features 2014-04-19T18:33:21-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/97819483/working-out-of-the-box-emily-fischer-of-haptic-lab Working out of the Box: Emily Fischer of Haptic Lab Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-15T14:26:00-04:00 >2014-04-17T10:47:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ig/ig3vpgrm117g2y2n.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box&nbsp;</strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with Emily Fischer, Founder of <a href="http://www.hapticlab.com/" target="_blank">Haptic Lab</a>.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/86453128/working-out-of-the-box-mary-lynne-williams-moneta-ho-kushner Working out of the Box: Mary-Lynne Williams & Moneta Ho Kushner Archinect 2013-11-27T14:07:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T18:27:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t0/t02qer22c07e3bwc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box </strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> In this installment, we're talking with Microsoft Design Leads Mary-Lynne Williams and Moneta Ho Kushner.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/85837677/working-out-of-the-box-the-sugar-lab Working out of the Box: The Sugar Lab Archinect 2013-11-07T10:59:00-05:00 >2014-01-16T02:40:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pi/pik2bylxun0vxpzo.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> In this installment, we're talking with Liz von Hasseln, one part of the husband-and-wife team and 3D sugar-printing design firm, <a href="http://www.the-sugar-lab.com/" target="_blank">The Sugar Lab</a>.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/85227322/working-out-of-the-box-justin-leblanc Working out of the Box: Justin LeBlanc Archinect 2013-10-29T10:12:00-04:00 >2013-11-06T15:12:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p3/p35qg3aiaxymnlrr.jpg" width="514" height="790" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> In this installment, we're talking with architect-turned-fashion designer (and <em>Project Runway</em> season 12 finalist) <a href="http://www.jleblancdesign.com/" target="_blank">Justin LeBlanc</a>.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/84683423/working-out-of-the-box-steven-fleming Working out of the Box: Steven Fleming Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-23T11:00:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T22:29:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gfbd3107rjcthsex.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box </strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> In this installment, we're talking with architectural-theorist of cycling <a href="http://cycle-space.com" target="_blank">Steven Fleming</a>.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/83387409/7-lessons-from-the-3rd-international-architectural-education-summit 7 Lessons from the 3rd International Architectural Education Summit Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-07T10:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T16:33:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3neq8xemjrpbvoz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Just over a year ago, the <em>Architectural Review</em> published &ldquo;Alternative Routes for Architecture&rdquo;, calling for a drastic reinterpretation of architectural education in the face of rigid institutions and extreme financial strains. Certainly this demand is older than a year -- as we allow technology to knit information more thickly into our cultural fabric, we question the nature of education at large as having a physical place and hierarchy, through systems such as MOOCs or mobile workspaces. Add prohibitively high costs, followed by debt and depressing unemployment rates, and the architect is getting fit to reconstitute itself as newly relevant and multi-faceted professional.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/83076356/working-out-of-the-box-bryan-boyer Working out of the Box: Bryan Boyer Paul Petrunia 2013-10-01T13:55:00-04:00 >2013-10-13T10:12:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vs/vsh5nd50oxpqpuax.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> In this installment, we're talking with architect-turned-public-design-instigator <a href="http://www.bryanboyer.com/" target="_blank">Bryan Boyer</a>.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/81464812/working-out-of-the-box-scout-regalia Working out of the Box: Scout Regalia Archinect 2013-09-12T12:00:00-04:00 >2013-09-21T19:34:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2zhrcbno02gwlwf9.jpg" width="514" height="529" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box </strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> In this installment, we're talking with Makoto Mizutani and Benjamin Luddy, founders of LA-based product design studio <a href="http://www.scoutregalia.com/" target="_blank">Scout Regalia</a>.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/78908972/working-out-of-the-box-doug-johnston Working out of the Box: Doug Johnston Archinect 2013-08-07T18:34:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T15:18:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/skwu1n4g2u7sbx49.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> In this installment, we're talking with Brooklyn-based designer &amp; artist <a href="http://www.dougjohnston.net/" target="_blank">Doug Johnston</a>.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/77142890/working-out-of-the-box-gustavo-almeida-santos Working out of the Box: Gustavo Almeida-Santos Archinect 2013-07-16T18:49:00-04:00 >2013-07-22T18:35:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hi/hiw6fzfxao7pxdu2.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box </strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> In this installment, we're talking with Spain-based Brazilian Creative Director/Creative Consultant <a href="http://www.studiogaas.com/" target="_blank">Gustavo Almeida-Santos</a>.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/73718716/working-out-of-the-box-larraine-henning Working out of the Box: Larraine Henning Archinect 2013-05-23T11:03:00-04:00 >2013-12-03T23:06:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wr/wrndkif9yzg4fjby.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> In this installment, we're talking with Larraine Henning. Larraine graduated with a Master in Architecture degree, but has opted for a non-traditional career as a nomadic, independent designer / illustrator / photographer. Larraine is currently seeking funding for <em><a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-practical-guide-to-squatting" target="_blank">A Practical Guide to Squatting</a></em> on Indiegogo.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/73381902/op-ed-the-ego-and-the-architect Op-Ed: The Ego and the Architect Beth Mosenthal 2013-05-20T09:36:00-04:00 >2013-07-24T12:39:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w0/w001jefaon3qa2kp.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A few weeks ago, I witnessed an interaction that I imagine most people in the design industry experience numerous times both in school AND professional life. What transpired was this: a few junior architects were pinning up carefully composed drawings, renderings, and sketches for a client meeting. Under a tight budget and time constraint, the amount of thought, options, and exploration on the wall felt vital and impressive. As the last drawing was being pinned, a visiting architect from a different office briefly stepped into the room, looked at the wall for about thirty seconds, and quickly claimed &ldquo;Oh, I built this building in the 90&rsquo;s&hellip;&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/63275172/working-out-of-the-box-airi-isoda-architect-turned-fashion-designer Working out of the Box: Airi Isoda, Architect-turned-Fashion Designer Archinect 2012-12-12T17:39:00-05:00 >2013-05-15T01:17:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0yxxbyliis7rt6c.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/60372984/working-out-of-the-box-skip-schwartz Working out of the Box: Skip Schwartz Archinect 2012-10-30T15:15:00-04:00 >2012-11-22T10:05:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mhe18sg91e8zbs57.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/58547076/working-out-of-the-box-ioana-urma Working out of the Box: Ioana Urma Archinect 2012-10-03T14:23:00-04:00 >2013-01-09T09:11:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v3soe284hfb0r5xu.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a></strong> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/55456963/how-to-use-archinect-to-get-a-job-part-1-optimizing-your-profile How to Use Archinect to Get a Job; Part 1: Optimizing your Profile Paul Petrunia 2012-08-30T12:57:00-04:00 >2012-12-04T21:27:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4du9h9634vc1689.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It goes without saying that the job market for architects is really tough right now. It <em>does</em> need to be said, however, that there is much more that job seekers can do to improve their chances of getting hired. Naturally, Archinect is the best place to start.</p> <p> Archinect currently hosts over 10,000 <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">active job seekers</a> within our huge directory of <a href="http://archinect.com/people" target="_blank">architecture portfolios and profiles</a>! And Archinect also has <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">LOTS of firms</a> that are using this website to find new employees. The problem, as we've heard from many <a href="http://archinect.com/employers" target="_blank">employers</a>, is that too many job seekers are doing a less-than-stellar job at marketing themselves.</p> <p> But fear not, we're here to help! We've compiled the feedback from our <a href="http://archinect.com/employers" target="_blank">employers</a>, and studied our huge database of job seeker profiles, to put together a simple guide to help you optimize your profile to increase your chances of getting employed.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/48780644/working-out-of-the-box-prutha-raithatha Working out of the Box: Prutha Raithatha Archinect 2012-05-17T12:55:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T10:07:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7brxcyn2hg6ft2ga.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/38289835/working-out-of-the-box-patrick-decaix-architect-turned-web-designer Working out of the Box: Patrick Decaix, Architect-turned-Web Designer Archinect 2012-02-16T17:14:00-05:00 >2012-02-17T09:05:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fn2khlehbouxqvl.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/37129517/contours-on-business-and-bosses CONTOURS: On Business and Bosses Sherin Wing 2012-02-06T13:47:00-05:00 >2012-05-24T21:33:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1dddqvxtn8nb4xxe.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The business of business from the top is changing. The pace of that change for everyone who has directly suffered from the Great Recession is admittedly glacial, though some continue to argue that the Great Recession hasn&rsquo;t done &ldquo;too much&rdquo; harm to the building and design industries.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/34746431/contours-the-divisions-that-bind-us CONTOURS: The Divisions that Bind Us Guy Horton 2012-01-16T20:28:00-05:00 >2013-01-24T23:49:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kr/kreqjmws7jfblx6e.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As if the narratives and infographics of Occupy weren&rsquo;t loud enough by now, Catherine Rampell, an economics reporter for <em>The New York Times</em>, decided to bang the drum a little louder by writing &ldquo;<a href="http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/want-a-job-go-to-college-and-dont-major-in-architecture/" target="_blank">Want a Job? Go to College, and Don&rsquo;t Major in Architecture</a>&rdquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/32418179/top-10-design-initiatives-to-watch-in-2012-for-the-public-good Top 10 Design Initiatives to Watch in 2012—for the public good John Cary 2011-12-27T14:34:00-05:00 >2013-01-31T19:49:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1xdvl1q1ksa9c4m.jpg" width="514" height="269" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>By John Cary</em></p> <p> Last week&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/31829593/top-10-design-milestones-of-2011-for-the-public-good" target="_blank">Top 10 Design Milestones of 2011</a>, published here at Archinect, highlighted advances in design for the public good by profiling leading organizations from <a href="http://www.ideo.org" target="_blank">IDEO.org</a> and <a href="http://www.massdesigngroup.org" target="_blank">Mass Design Group</a> to individuals like Jeanne Gang and Michael Kimmelman. As we round out this year and usher in the next, it feels important to also look towards the future&mdash;though, of course, looking back is always easier than looking forward.</p> <p> With that in mind, this is not an exercise in trend spotting, but rather a simple meditation on initiatives poised to advance the field, and how they can be scaled up, refined, tweaked, borrowed, and leveraged. None of the following is entirely new; some are a long time in the making, while others are testing new directions. Some initiatives also evade mention, either because they&rsquo;re not yet public or because they haven&rsquo;t yet been dreamed up. One thing is for certain: the bar is higher than ever, even&mdash;and perhaps especially&mdash;for design efforts that c...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/31485476/contours-the-gender-gap-in-top-management CONTOURS: The Gender Gap in Top Management Sherin Wing 2011-12-19T12:47:09-05:00 >2011-12-27T12:36:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iq/iqw3cugkvijsz7m9.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> According to a recent <a href="http://www.economist.com/node/21539932" target="_blank">special report on women and work</a> in the <em>Economist</em>, &ldquo;In America in the early 1970s more than half of all families with children consisted of a breadwinner husband, a stay-at-home wife and two or more kids; now only a fifth do. Instead there are lots of single-parent households, and even if couples live together they no longer necessarily marry. If they do, the wives are likely to go out to work, whether or not they have dependent children, and take only a short break for maternity. Life is too expensive for most families to be able to manage on one pay cheque. In most rich countries the dominant model now is the two-earner family, with both parents working full-time.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/30681941/contours-immigration-and-the-economy CONTOURS: Immigration and the Economy Sherin Wing 2011-12-12T13:44:43-05:00 >2012-01-27T03:56:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v0xrcec0esg1rccs.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Listening to the Republican presidential debates, one would think that immigration is the single most important issue pressing on the U.S. economy today and that if it were &ldquo;solved&rdquo;&mdash;i.e. no immigrants of color (especially those from Mexico in particular, though those from Arab nations, China, and South Asia generally are also targeted by this discourse) were ever let across our borders again&mdash;that the economic woes would also be solved. In architecture, the presence of East Asian nationals in particular causes consternation amongst certain circles.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/29870846/contours-edd-de-1101-i-part-2 CONTOURS: EDD DE 1101 I - Part 2 Guy Horton 2011-12-05T13:07:50-05:00 >2011-12-15T19:28:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4qr44e0xf0upgjx.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> There are so many metaphors for being unemployed. My preference is a burial scenario. You are being buried and the earth keeps getting piled upon you deeper and deeper until you eventually stop trying to dig your way out. It becomes your early grave. Might as well just stay in there. When the economy eventually does improve, 43% of those 13.9 million long-term unemployed Americans may very likely remain buried as the new sidewalks of hope are poured right over them. The new armies with stars and dollar signs in their eyes will blindly stagger along going in and out of gold-plated doors, making their way around the Monopoly board until the next recession&mdash;roughly every ten years.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/29060151/contours-edd-de-1101-i CONTOURS: EDD DE 1101 I Guy Horton 2011-11-28T12:45:19-05:00 >2011-11-29T20:39:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jh/jhrhl2rwaquifq34.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Author&rsquo;s Disclaimer</em></p> <p> <em>Hello! Author here. Just interjecting at the onset of this article to make it clear that, yes, I am indeed biased and this is not intended to be purely objective in any sense. I&rsquo;m also blatantly stealing this device from David Foster Wallace, who used this little tactic in his posthumous novel, </em>The Pale King<em>. Have you read it? Quite good, I think, as long as you can get beyond the fact that he hanged himself. That&rsquo;s depressing. Another subjective P.O.V. on my part. Sorry.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/28252356/contours-get-a-job CONTOURS: Get a Job! Guy Horton 2011-11-21T12:39:20-05:00 >2012-01-24T11:55:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3i/3i7hbywuuq8pdh6k.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Disconnects. There are disconnects. You become aware of them when you pass from one reality into another. From employed to unemployed is one such transition. It&rsquo;s hard to understand unless you have gone through it. I would compare the experience to going to war&hellip;without all the weapons and death.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/27444989/contours-what-should-architecture-occupy-part-three CONTOURS: What Should Architecture Occupy? Part Three Sherin Wing 2011-11-14T12:53:28-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6jxbxfyfnhqc2i6.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The results of the OWS poll are in. Now, there are many different approaches to summarizing the responses. One is to rely solely on statistics, but since many of the answers cannot be meaningfully summarized this way, and since OWS itself is about giving people a voice, the best way to encapsulate the results is to quote some responses. Of course, the flip responses were jettisoned because what we wanted were sincere, thoughtful responses, whether we agreed with them or not.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/25372807/contours-what-should-architecture-occupy-part-two CONTOURS: What Should Architecture Occupy? Part Two Guy Horton 2011-11-07T12:00:00-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/ccbysepz5mzdq1ko.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Of course, we know why architects are quiet on these fundamental issues of wealth and inequality. On the one hand they are just too busy trying to run their businesses and chase after ever fewer projects for less and less money. The other reason is that architects depend on the wealthiest segments of society for their livelihoods. Thus it <em>seems</em> to provide an obvious reason not to support a movement that stands for social and economic justice and an end to rules that favor corporations, banks and wealthy individuals over &ldquo;everyone else.&rdquo; Again, if you aren&rsquo;t sure what the ruckus is all about, you can do some investigating on your own&mdash;start by reading outside the architectural press.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/25370398/contours-what-should-architecture-occupy-part-one CONTOURS: What Should Architecture Occupy? Part One Guy Horton 2011-10-31T12:00:00-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3m/3mhcq4dfgutyifrb.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Unless you&rsquo;ve been living under a very remote rock, you know by now that the OWS, or <a href="http://occupywallst.org/" target="_blank">Occupy Wall Street</a> movement, with its many offshoots including <a href="https://www.facebook.com/OccupyTheHood" target="_blank">Occupy the Hood</a>, has been continued for over a month, now. And what&rsquo;s more, unless you are independently wealthy or a trustfund baby (and are therefore the &ldquo;1%&rdquo;), you are also part of the 99% of the population whom this collective movement addresses.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/25018068/gender-and-design-leadership Gender and Design Leadership Sherin Wing 2011-10-24T13:12:37-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jzsmghrh7k8dkjay.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Women in the architecture workplace is, oddly, a subject that does not receive a lot of press. Perhaps it is because from the time of school onward, women in the field are indoctrinated into being either as &ldquo;hard,&rdquo; &ldquo;iron-like&rdquo; or on a practical level, unbathed and unhygienic, as their male counterparts in order to be accepted. Indeed, at one school in Los Angeles, the women actively cultivate a hardened exterior that rivals any of their male classmates. Those who do not relinquish obvious signifiers of womanhood are dismissed as either attempting to &ldquo;sleep their way to success&rdquo; or as &ldquo;lightweights.&rdquo;</p>