Archinect - Features 2014-09-17T15:43:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/105942972/the-life-of-a-new-architect-eric-h-weler The Life of a New Architect: Eric Höweler Sean Smith 2014-09-17T15:08:00-04:00 >2014-09-17T15:09:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqr5cow2anuhuxhh.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What's working as an architect actually like? Even for students on track to become one, the answer isn't always clear or forthcoming, and for those outside the industry, common ideas about architecture rarely reflect its reality. In our "<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/494990/the-life-of-a-new-architect" target="_blank">The Life of a New Architect</a></strong>" series, three young architects (two designers and one licensed architect) discuss their transition from student to professional, their changed perceptions of the career and the challenges and joys of their current work.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/108112212/cutting-room-joseph-kosinski-talks-to-archinect-about-his-transition-from-architecture-to-hollywood Cutting Room: Joseph Kosinski talks to Archinect about his transition from architecture to Hollywood Paul Petrunia 2014-09-05T11:12:00-04:00 >2014-09-13T07:59:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/njfgla8slmomxfhq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we've seen throughout our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/445980/cutting-room" target="_blank">Cutting Room</a> series, there's a clear relationship between architecture and filmmaking. Architecture is inspired by film as often as film is inspired by architecture, so it's not uncommon for architects to experiment with film, or even transition into a film career. <a href="http://www.josephkosinski.com/" target="_blank">Joseph Kosinski</a> is one such individual, but his path to filmmaking is a little different than normal. His full-length directorial debut was for 2010's <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001?ref_=nm" target="_blank">TRON: Legacy</a>, a blockbuster sequel to the early 80's classic. Three years later, he followed that with the visually stunning <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013?ref_=nm" target="_blank">Oblivion</a>, starring Tom Cruise.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/106956389/the-life-of-a-new-architect-elizabeth-christoforetti The Life of a New Architect: Elizabeth Christoforetti Sean Smith 2014-08-28T10:30:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T08:21:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k7/k7xo3849i5mg1g8v.jpg" width="514" height="617" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What's working as an architect actually like? Even for students on track to become one, the answer isn't always clear or forthcoming, and for those outside the industry, common ideas about architecture rarely reflect reality.&nbsp;In this series of articles, three architects (two designers and one licensed architect) discuss their transition from student to professional, their changed perceptions of the career and the challenges and joys of their current work.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/107115513/working-out-of-the-box-julia-watson-of-studio-rede Working out of the Box: Julia Watson of "Studio Rede" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-22T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-09-04T12:01:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ij49yiel0kmh8tyj.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&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&nbsp;<strong>Julia Watson</strong>, landscape architect turned sacred space conservationist.</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/106023362/working-out-of-the-box-francis-tsai Working out of the Box: Francis Tsai Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-13T11:16:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T19:09:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h1/h1ni4q7yj1904fgy.jpg" width="514" height="332" 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 <strong>Francis Tsai</strong>&nbsp;of <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Francis-Tsai-Illustration-and-Concept-Design/367692304491?ref_type=bookmark" target="_blank">Francis Tsai Illustration and Concept Design</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/103949950/working-out-of-the-box-otaat-myers-collective Working out of the Box: Otaat / Myers Collective Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-18T11:06:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T19:08:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pcgx8geddui2x2gx.jpg" width="514" height="692" 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 <a href="http://otaat.com/" target="_blank">Albert Chu</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.myerscollective.com/" target="_blank">Jenny Myers</a>&nbsp;of <a href="http://otaatmyerscollective.com/" target="_blank">Otaat / Myers Collective</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/100532185/working-out-of-the-box-daniel-carper Working out of the Box: Daniel Carper Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-29T11:34:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:01:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qw/qw6795r4t2b7tz6p.jpg" width="514" height="720" 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 <a href="http://www.danielcarper.com" target="_blank">Daniel Carper</a>, Product Designer at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.loadedboards.com" target="_blank">Loaded Boards</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.orangatangwheels.com" target="_blank">Orangatang Wheels</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/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 >2014-07-07T15:31:09-04:00 <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 >2014-05-19T20:46:53-04:00 <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>