Archinect - Features 2016-09-26T13:23:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149956313/deciding-how-to-bill-clients-is-complicated-what-are-the-basic-fee-structures-behind-residential-projects Deciding how to bill clients is complicated. What are the basic fee structures behind residential projects? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T10:03:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T11:54:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bi/birz7w52h6zle160.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the same way that no two designers have the exact same aesthetic sensibility, architectural billing is tailored to the demands of a specific project. Nonetheless, certain industry-wide guidelines do apply. Here, Archinect breaks down common architectural fee structures in the U.S. as they relate to residential construction projects.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149937104/opendesk-cracking-the-production-code-for-open-source-furniture Opendesk, cracking the production code for open-source furniture Nicholas Korody 2016-03-30T15:12:00-04:00 >2016-04-02T18:37:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w8/w8y71s0bie5rgyqv.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Before the Industrial Revolution, if you wanted a new piece of furniture, you&rsquo;d go to your local carpenter. Today, you&rsquo;re more likely to buy a chair that&rsquo;s made of Brazilian wood, designed by a Swede, and manufactured in China than one with even a single locally-produced nail. Enter <a href="https://www.opendesk.cc" target="_blank">Opendesk</a>, a furniture company with a global network and local manufacturing model, which might just spark a new revolution in the industry.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/99663613/cutting-room-we-talk-with-patrick-creadon-director-of-if-you-build-it-about-the-documentary-and-the-power-of-design-education-in-post-recession-u-s Cutting Room: We talk with Patrick Creadon, director of "If You Build It", about the documentary and the power of design education in post-recession U.S. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-14T12:33:00-04:00 >2014-05-21T12:48:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/ats1dpm17tp9d2xc.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.ifyoubuilditmovie.com/" target="_blank"><em>If You Build It </em></a>documents a year in the classroom of <a href="http://www.projecthdesign.org/" target="_blank">Project H</a>, an experimental design-build workshop for high school students in Windsor, North Carolina. Guided by designer Emily Pilloton and architect Matt Miller, the creators of Project H, ten high schoolers set out to design and build a farmers&rsquo; market hall for their town, in the hopes that it will help invigorate the local economy and inspire other community-minded projects.</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/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/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>