Archinect - News 2016-05-01T23:55:29-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149942844/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-working-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Working Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-04-29T08:30:00-04:00 >2016-04-29T12:03:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vu/vuwxfh0tew4juz27.jpg" width="514" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/working-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Working Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ps/psp6zdgtqsc5lz86.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/amentaemma/project/amenta-emma-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amenta Emma Architects</a> in Hartford, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/amentaemma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amenta Emma Architects</a>; Photo: Robert Benson Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gv/gvxjiwc4dky4bjc6.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/behance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Behance</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6u/6u9j31cu2otpp5xi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/676/rabobank-westelijke-mijnstreek-advice-centre/103063210" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek Advice Centre</a> in Sittard, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bi/bid0xjtdbgi8xqg1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106394/brand-new-school-office-los-angeles/78914608" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brand New School Office, Los Angeles</a> in Santa Monica, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/1100architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1100 Architect</a>; Photo: Nikolas Koenig</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g4/g4ghpj70lsk5jioi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/abastudio/project/pandora-media-offices" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pandora Media Offices</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/abastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">abastudio / Andrew Bartle Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4o/4o9k4rnzt45kf9ih.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31790/karlin-hall-economia/81974766" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karlin Hall Economia</a> in Prague, Czech Republic by <a href="http://archinect.com/ricardo_bofill_taller_arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura</a>; Photo: Filip Slapal</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pf/pfhdd6mzqe35i7sk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/704/aufbau-haus-84/141730592" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aufbau Haus 84</a> in Berlin, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: Ina Reinecke/ Barkow Leibinger</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zb8o42uayd9wv7fh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/17101996/corporativo-knova/149934817" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">C...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942822/qatar-world-cup-workers-fifa-launches-welfare-body-to-improve-labor-conditions Qatar World Cup workers: FIFA launches welfare body to improve labor conditions Alexander Walter 2016-04-28T17:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T17:49:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e589u33bvzm7cezi.jpg" width="514" height="212" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fifa president Gianni Infantino has announced the launch of a body to oversee the treatment of workers on Qatar&rsquo;s World Cup stadiums. Fifa has been under pressure from Amnesty International, among others, over the alleged human rights abuses suffered by construction operatives at World Cup venues.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144514304/7-000-construction-workers-will-die-in-qatar-before-a-ball-is-kicked-in-the-2022-world-cup-new-ituc-report-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"7,000 construction workers will die in Qatar before a ball is kicked in the 2022 World Cup," new ITUC report finds</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127580581/bbc-journalists-arrested-for-reporting-on-qatar-s-world-cup-laborers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BBC journalists arrested for reporting on Qatar's World Cup laborers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82702681/revealed-qatar-s-world-cup-slaves-to-build-infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves' to Build Infrastructure</a></li></ul><p>Dire safety conditions also in Brazil:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942337/11-workers-have-died-so-far-during-rio-olympic-construction-audit-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">11 workers have died so far during Rio Olympic construction, audit finds</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942424/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-89 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #89 Justine Testado 2016-04-27T13:32:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T14:48:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5s/5s0h0mv0e8ugx856.jpg" width="514" height="687" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up is up and running once again. If you've been following the feature on Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD-</em>featured firms:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Mecanoo</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153956221352247.1073743334.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149939103/architect-with-technical-expertise-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect with Technical Expertise/Washington D.C.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/08/08mh3iy03ox0aq0b.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/xtenarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>XTEN Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153958337617247.1073743335.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/xtenarchitecture/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yo/yo5qw5w4wen0w2xq.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/designbitches" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Design, Bitches</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153944577712247.1073743330.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149941284/intermediate-designer-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Designer/Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cu/cut4alitke1xiwbi.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/ksr_architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>KSR Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153950179992247.1073743333.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149941536/technically-proficient-architectural-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Technically Proficient Architectural Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gw/gwth53ds01kxhztm.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7359312/gls-landscape-i-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GLS Landscape | Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153960153837247.1073743336.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/7359312/gls-landscape-i-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p0/p00hlknfemvx4ar1.jpg"></p><p>6. <a href="http://archinect.com/pininfarinaextra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Pininfarina Extra</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153933698012247.1073743326.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149940651/architectural-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xq/xqplofku4x0sjy8s.jpg"></p><p><strong>7. <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">General Assembly</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153931657027247.1073743325.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149939169/intern-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intern Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6a/6azn8ws82sjmsxf6.jpg"></p><p>8. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4143996/walker-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Walker Workshop</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153917248887247.1073743321.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Curren...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941581/architecture-billings-index-concludes-first-quarter-on-continued-positive-note Architecture Billings Index concludes first quarter on continued positive note Alexander Walter 2016-04-20T12:41:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T12:52:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/km/kmt6qcl1nfikl4xd.jpg" width="280" height="159" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architecture Billings Index reflects consecutive months of increasing demand for design activity at architecture firms. [...] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the March ABI score was 51.9, up from the mark of 50.3 in the previous month. This score reflects an increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 58.1, down from a reading of 59.5 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The AIA states these key ABI highlights for the month of March:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: South (52.4), Northeast (51.0), West (50.4), Midwest (49.8)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: multi-family residential (55.7), commercial / industrial (51.8), mixed practice (50.0), institutional (48.0)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 58.1</li><li>Design contracts index: 51.8</li></ul><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4496/abi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABI</a> in previous months on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936152/architecture-billings-index-slightly-up-in-february-at-50-3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index slightly up in February at 50.3</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148346407/architecture-billings-index-begins-year-with-modest-dip-into-negative-terrain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index begins year with modest dip into negative terrain</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146190281/architecture-billings-index-ends-the-year-in-positive-terrain-at-50-9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index ends the year in positive terrain at 50.9</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research Ellen Hancock 2016-04-15T17:16:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T17:16:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0rpnb9oihnzrsank.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling for applications from students, academics and practitioners interested in conducting research in architecture during 2016/17.<br><br>The RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship aims to support applicants in their personal, professional and academic development within the architectural field, providing an opportunity for imaginative, original research, and travel.<br><br>In 2016, one scholarship worth &pound;5,000 is available to individuals or groups of students and graduates for a period of international travel (which can be during a period of international work experience).<br><br>The RIBA Research Trust Awards are offering grants of up to &pound;10,000 each, available to support original independent architecture research by practitioners, academics and recent graduates.<br><br>The judging committee particularly welcomes applications from practice-led researchers.<br><br>The RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship is worth &pound;18,000 outside London or &pound;20,000 in London annually to a student who wis...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936498/jobs-are-for-machines-and-life-is-for-people Jobs are for machines, and life is for people. Paul Petrunia 2016-03-25T11:44:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T10:47:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ue/ue1tctpt8wzaxgai.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These exponential advances, most notably in forms of artificial intelligence, will prove daunting for as long as we continue to insist upon employment as our primary source of income. The White House, in a stunning report to Congress this week, put the probability at 83 percent that a worker making less than $20 an hour in 2010 will eventually lose his job to a machine. Even workers making as much as $40 an hour face odds of 31 percent.</p></em><br /><br /><!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/news/article/149936364/what-comprises-a-company-s-culture-physically-news-innovator-quartz-is-looking-for-answers-and-documenting-the-process What comprises a company's culture, physically? News innovator, Quartz, is looking for answers and documenting the process Julia Ingalls 2016-03-24T14:36:00-04:00 >2016-03-24T17:04:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fr/frtxv3seuj3visn4.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moving offices can be a pain, but it&rsquo;s also an opportunity to take stock of how the company has grown and what it could still become. With this move, we&rsquo;ve put an emphasis on capturing the culture, or Quartziness, that defines Quartz employees and their work: global, nerdy, creative, and so on...This diary is part of a new obsession at Quartz, also called The Office, which is exploring the future of work, from management structures to the gig economy to distributed workplaces to compensation.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From mass-scale organizations like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935208/can-wework-re-engineer-the-spatial-dynamics-of-society" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeWork</a> to four year old "digitally native news outlet" Quartz, the questions of what defines work culture in a largely post-manufacturing, perennially fluid global infrastructural era are still being formulated. Quartz is currently asking how "How do you capture a company&rsquo;s culture in a physical space?" as they prepare to move into a new office while documenting that process on Medium.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4e/4eg5w33ag3wlgvtq.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92386445/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chai Architecture</a> is designing this as-yet-undefined space for Quartz. Desai is correspondingly basing their ideas not only on the titular physical mineral, but a more abstract notion of what constitutes the company. Citing parallels to Sol LeWitt with the company's tendency to resemble "a structured grid with unexpected deviations," the team has so far defined vital elements of the Quartz culture as incorporating "glitch moments" in an intellectually playful environment. It's a clickable front row seat to the design concept process, as well as an intimate tour ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936152/architecture-billings-index-slightly-up-in-february-at-50-3 Architecture Billings Index slightly up in February at 50.3 Alexander Walter 2016-03-23T12:30:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:53:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1acrh9vo8h2o54du.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architecture Billings Index saw a dip into negative terrain for the first time in five months in January, but inched back up in February with a small increase in demand for design services... [AIA] reported the February ABI score was 50.3, up slightly from the mark of 49.6 in the previous month. This score reflects a minor increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 59.5, up from a reading of 55.3 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Key highlights for the month of November were reported by the AIA as following:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: South (51.1), West (49.9), Northeast (49.5), Midwest (49.3)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: multi-family residential (53.0), commercial / industrial (52.3), institutional (48.1), mixed practice (47.7)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 59.5</li><li>Design contracts index: 51.7</li></ul><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4496/abi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABI</a> in previous months on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148346407/architecture-billings-index-begins-year-with-modest-dip-into-negative-terrain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index begins year with modest dip into negative terrain</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146190281/architecture-billings-index-ends-the-year-in-positive-terrain-at-50-9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index ends the year in positive terrain at 50.9</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143509190/architecture-billings-index-in-november-dips-slightly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index in November dips slightly</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935885/looking-to-start-your-own-practice-keep-this-in-mind Looking to start your own practice? Keep this in mind... Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-23T12:10:00-04:00 >2016-03-26T15:16:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ol/olisx31cvhnsctau.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the transitioning state of today's architecture, alongside remarkable new technologies and unprecedented modes of practice, it can be hard to keep things straight. When the market is good, the options can be overwhelming, and the path to achieving your goals might not be so clear &ndash; even as you're one step closer to them.</p><p>For those just getting out of school and considering starting your own thing, <a href="http://www.gembarton.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gem Barton</a> is here to help you drum up motivation, not sweat the small stuff, and stay focused on what's important. Trained as an architect, Barton works as an author, academic&nbsp;and futurist (as well as a Senior Lecturer at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/6434534/university-of-brighton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brighton University</a>), and has written and lectured extensively on the state of architecture education and alternative modes of practice. Her recent book,&nbsp;<em>Don't Get a Job... Make a Job: How to make it as a creative graduate</em>&nbsp;is a catalogue of advice from a slew of architects and designers working all over the map &ndash; including <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/88984344/fat-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FAT Architecture</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/116056868/stereotank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stereotank</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/15875026/wai-architecture-think-tank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAI Ar...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935716/editor-s-picks-443 Editor's Picks #443 Nam Henderson 2016-03-21T14:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T15:44:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v453mxm5n6m1conu.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, as part of Archinect's special February theme, Furniture, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148987195/innovation-with-a-heart-guto-requena-s-technological-and-emotional-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">work</a> of Brazilian designer Guto Requena,&nbsp;who is interested in "<em>digital interactive technologies</em>" and the concept of "<em>affective sustainability</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d0/d0s6ajc98f5aq7uc.jpg"></p><p>Later he <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148822508/between-art-and-design-rethinking-function-with-hand-job-gallery-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">chatted</a>&nbsp;with Zoe Fisher, founder and curator of the Brooklyn design shop-cum-gallery <a href="http://www.h-j-g-s.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hand Job Gallery Store</a> (HJGS), "<em>on the occasion of the HJGS&rsquo; Lamp Show opening</em>".&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> felt compelled to offer up some praise "<em>really enjoying Nicholas's posts</em>" and others agreed.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r6/r67huvbd6ov0n455.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>Christopher Hawthorne <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">considered</a> ambitious plans for two new public parks, in downtown LA. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">j</a>la-x</strong><strong> </strong>observed <em>"The ones done by the landscape archs for the Pershing redo are really good...the arch firms doing the other are too form driven and clunky...poor urban design</em>". <strong>Justavisual</strong> felt "<em>Architects should stop being invited to Landscape competitions. LA's don't sit around designing buildings and don't pretend to know anything about them...There are several practitioners who ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149810944/aia-s-diversity-survey-shows-some-progress-but-still-skewed-perceptions AIA's Diversity Survey shows some progress, but still skewed perceptions Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-07T13:29:00-05:00 >2016-03-18T00:37:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5v0s57cr28m1rbr0.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Industry data show that, while improving, women and people of color are underrepresented in the field of architecture. [...] While there is agreement on the perceived underrepresentation of people of color in the industry, recognition of the underrepresentation of women is not as definitive.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Conducted in 2015, the AIA's <a href="http://www.aia.org/about/initiatives/AIAS078656" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diversity in the Profession of Architecture</a> survey collected data from more than 7,500 professionals in the field, to see not only how the profession breaks down by demographics, but how those demographics perceive various challenges facing the profession. The AIA's Executive Summary of data from that survey is now available.</p><p>For the most part, women and people of color surveyed reported higher instances than their male and white counterparts, regarding&nbsp;issues presented by the AIA as threats to encouraging, and keeping, diversity in the profession (including barriers to representation, lack of career opportunities, access to education, overall satisfaction, etc.).</p><p>The following organizations contributed data and participated in the survey:&nbsp;National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148346407/architecture-billings-index-begins-year-with-modest-dip-into-negative-terrain Architecture Billings Index begins year with modest dip into negative terrain Alexander Walter 2016-02-17T12:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:29:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uogu3afz15e7ep77.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following a generally positive performance in 2015, the Architecture Billings Index has begun this year modestly dipping back into negative terrain. [...] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January ABI score was 49.6, down slightly from the mark of 51.3 in the previous month. This score reflects a minor decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 55.3, down from a reading of 60.5 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The AIA states these key ABI highlights for the month of January:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: West (50.8), Northeast (50.4), South (50.3), Midwest (48.9)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: multi-family residential (51.9), commercial / industrial (50.5), institutional (49.9), mixed practice (49.0)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 55.3</li><li>Design contracts index: 50.9</li></ul><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4496/abi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABI</a> in previous months on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146190281/architecture-billings-index-ends-the-year-in-positive-terrain-at-50-9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index ends the year in positive terrain at 50.9</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143509190/architecture-billings-index-in-november-dips-slightly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index in November dips slightly</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141359175/architecture-billings-index-in-october-still-showing-an-increase-in-design-services" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index in October still showing an increase in design services</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147926686/editor-s-picks-441 Editor's Picks #441 Nam Henderson 2016-02-12T12:41:00-05:00 >2016-02-14T01:47:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sivcdeydwz586fkt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in January,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;reviewed &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146054413/to-each-their-own-home-a-peek-into-the-home-less-exhibition-at-usc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOME(less)</a>&rdquo; a photo exhibition at USC, co-curated by local designers and Colorblock partners Sofia Borges and Susan Nwankpa.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/ChrisPerrodin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Perrodin</a>&nbsp;was impressed "<em>This is very thoughtful, playful and ultimately humanizing. &nbsp;Good job.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x3955x3fyyq5k0j9.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;featured <strong>Student Works:</strong> from &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146827334/student-works-questioning-monumentality-at-cal-poly-pomona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Heresy of Function, Reprise</a>,&rdquo; a senior project studio at <a href="http://archinect.com/CalPolyPomona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a> run by Frank Clementi (of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1898/rios-clementi-hale-studios" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rios Clementi Hale Studios</a>).&nbsp;<strong>b3tadine[sutures]</strong> commented "<em>This is great stuff, full of genuinely lovely ideas, Cooper-esque.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/to/toab6xy9y94of010.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yu/yuzuvopmlui93h3d.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146196718/scott-merrill-wins-the-2016-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Merrill won the 2016 Driehaus Prize</a>.&nbsp;<strong>midlander</strong> commented "<em>His buildings are most definitely modern in the ordinary sense - he works largely in the vernacular of current US suburban architecture. Which a lot of architects are conditioned to despise. But the best ones are inventive and memorable.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;had the chance to&nbsp;speak with him for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146580484/building-our-best-nature-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-8-with-scott-merrill-winner-of-this-year-s-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions One-to-One #8</a>.</p><p><strong>EKE</strong> offered praise "<em>really thoughtful inter...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147191669/zaha-hadid-qatari-situation-doesn-t-apply-to-her-stadium-site Zaha Hadid: 'Qatari situation' doesn't apply to her stadium site Alexander Walter 2016-02-02T13:32:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:07:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/089t4hf4r38h5i00.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an interview with The Times, Dame Zaha Hadid said that the Qataris &ldquo;should do something&rdquo; about the issue of migrant workers. [...] &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not a defender of the Qatari situation, but it&rsquo;s important to get the facts right and then we can discuss it. I&rsquo;m very happy that the press make the government aware of problems on certain sites. But it doesn&rsquo;t apply to this site.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>To read the full (paywalled) <em>The Times</em> interview with Dame Hadid, click <a href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/visualarts/architecture/article4679876.ece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144514304/7-000-construction-workers-will-die-in-qatar-before-a-ball-is-kicked-in-the-2022-world-cup-new-ituc-report-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"7,000 construction workers will die in Qatar before a ball is kicked in the 2022 World Cup," new ITUC report finds</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94437641/zaha-hadid-defends-qatar-world-cup-role-following-migrant-worker-deaths" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid defends Qatar World Cup role following migrant worker deaths</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105403243/more-bad-news-with-hadid-s-qatar-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More Bad News with Hadid's Qatar Stadium</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147116100/probable-truth-people-don-t-actually-like-creativity Probable truth: People don’t actually like creativity Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-01T13:51:00-05:00 >2016-02-01T17:19:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0uzxoz7mbh0nh7qb.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Online job boards burst with ads recruiting &ldquo;idea people&rdquo; and &ldquo;out of the box&rdquo; thinkers. We are taught that our own creativity will be celebrated as well, and that if we have good ideas, we will succeed. It&rsquo;s all a lie.</p></em><br /><br /><!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/news/article/146807219/are-you-experienced-ncarb-changes-idp-to-axp-architectural-experience-program Are you experienced? NCARB changes IDP to AXP: Architectural Experience Program Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-28T13:03:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:17:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/wao8zvsdzmub60vi.jpg" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After announcing last summer that it would <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127308891/ncarb-will-phase-out-the-intern-title" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"sunset" the term "intern"</a> from its nomenclature, NCARB has now begun enacting that transition with the Intern Development Program, which will be renamed the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). The change will become effective on June 29 of this year.</p><p>NCARB is quick to remind architects (current and aspiring) that, as states still set their own terms for licensure, this update to the not-yet-an-architect label will not affect who may call themselves an "architect" &ndash; a term still reserved for those who are licensed. To minimize confusion, existing regulations that refer to the new AXP title will be accompanied by: "formerly known as the Intern Development Program, or IDP" &ndash; just like Prince.</p><p>As for how to refer to actual people, NCARB is sticking with "aspiring architects" or "exam candidates" for those who aren't yet licensed, and "architects" for those who are, while also deferring to the authority of individual licensing boards to decid...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146192694/this-decade-of-perks-is-ruining-our-creativity This "Decade of Perks" is ruining our creativity Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-20T13:10:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T23:53:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3ae8d53f9b76ff126d2ef4a74d826f31.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Give employees all the tools they need to innovate, make space for a little fun, then watch the sparks fly. The truth about creativity, however, is considerably less convenient. Discomfort, and even a degree of hardship, are what drive creativity, not bean bag chairs and ping pong tables. [...] if companies want to nurture creative employees, not only content ones, they must include challenges and even a dash of hardship in their bag of perks.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related posts from the serendipity machine news desk:</p><ul><li><a title="Archinect's Lexicon: &quot;Serendipity Machine&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115745518/archinect-s-lexicon-serendipity-machine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Lexicon: "Serendipity Machine"</a></li><li><a title="Will Zappos turn downtown Las Vegas into the next Silicon Valley?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91759585/will-zappos-turn-downtown-las-vegas-into-the-next-silicon-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Zappos turn downtown Las Vegas into the next Silicon Valley?</a></li><li><p><a title="Do contemporary office designs upend work/life balance?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135186246/do-contemporary-office-designs-upend-work-life-balance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do contemporary office designs upend work/life balance?</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146190281/architecture-billings-index-ends-the-year-in-positive-terrain-at-50-9 Architecture Billings Index ends the year in positive terrain at 50.9 Alexander Walter 2016-01-20T12:34:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T23:15:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ux/uxqwt46az99l8mfj.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There were a few occasions where demand for design services decreased from a month-to-month basis in 2015, but the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) concluded the year in positive terrain and was so in eight of the twelve months of the year. [...] (AIA) reported the December ABI score was 50.9, up from the mark of 49.3 in the previous month. This score reflects a slight increase in design services [...]. The new projects inquiry index was 60.2, up from a reading of 58.6 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Key ABI highlights for the month of December were reported by the AIA as:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: West (53.7), South (53.3), Northeast (46.7), Midwest (46.1)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: multi-family residential (52.9), institutional (52.2), commercial / industrial (47.3), mixed practice (46.5)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 60.2</li><li>Design contracts index: 51.0</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/144514304/7-000-construction-workers-will-die-in-qatar-before-a-ball-is-kicked-in-the-2022-world-cup-new-ituc-report-finds "7,000 construction workers will die in Qatar before a ball is kicked in the 2022 World Cup," new ITUC report finds Alexander Walter 2015-12-29T18:00:00-05:00 >2016-01-17T00:47:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jkeo2jo8qg6ga9tu.jpg" width="514" height="222" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has estimated that 7,000 workers will die before the first ball is kicked in the 2022 World Cup. [...] &ldquo;Qatar&rsquo;s labour laws are ruinous for workers. All the government has done is to codify slavery. Employers can now even lend out workers to another employer without the worker&rsquo;s consent for up to a year&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In its 2015 report <a href="http://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/qatar_en_web.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Qatar: Profit and Loss. Counting the cost of modern day slavery in Qatar: What price freedom?</em></a>, the ITUC demands that FIFA would make workers' right a central concern of the 2022 World Cup preparations. The organization has also called on Qatari authorities to take these immediate steps to improve workers' conditions:</p><ul><li>End the kafala system starting with the elimination of the exit visa;</li><li>Allow worker representation &ndash; a collective voice with elected representatives and workplace committees;</li><li>Employment contracts through direct employment or large, reputable, recruitment companies;</li><li>A national minimum wage for all workers, and collective bargaining rights;</li><li>Proper labor inspection and grievance mechanisms, inclusive of contractors, and an independent labor court.</li></ul><p>Click <a href="http://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/qatar_en_web.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to read the full report.</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127580581/bbc-journalists-arrested-for-reporting-on-qatar-s-world-cup-laborers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BBC journalists arrested for reporting on Qatar's World Cup laborers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116273652/a-memorial-for-the-workers-dying-while-constructing-the-qatar-world-cup-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Memorial for the Workers Dying While Constructing the Qatar World Cup Stadium</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93393287/qatar-introduces-higher-standards-for-world-cup-migrant-workers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qa...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/144462917/editor-s-picks-438 Editor's Picks #438 Nam Henderson 2015-12-29T12:26:00-05:00 >2015-12-29T20:05:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w1/w1lgg571hl0951nu.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;penned a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143075812/urban-blight-a-review-of-the-petersen-automotive-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">review</a> of the "<em>recently redesigned Petersen Museum</em>".&nbsp;Responding to her criticism <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/15075112/seth-terry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seth Terry</a>&nbsp;asked "<em>has the public really been cheated?...I find it telling that the members of the public quoted in the article itself not only like the museum but find that it fills the role of providing whimsy in the architectural landscape. Is it a masterful piece of design-as-criticism? Absolutley not. But Urban Blight? Hardly.</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/2u/2ugw2l6mr2ybgt29.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile <a href="http://archinect.com/NickCecchi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Cecchi</a>&nbsp;spoke with the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/141844613/procedural-geometry-an-interview-with-aranda-lasch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">founders of </a><a href="http://archinect.com/arandalasch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aranda\Lasch</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/141844613/procedural-geometry-an-interview-with-aranda-lasch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, Benjamin Aranda, Chris Lasch, as well as Joaquin Bonifaz</a> (also from the firm) about informality,<em> "a commitment to systems</em>" and "<em>extreme modularity</em>".&nbsp;<strong>midlander</strong> reflected "<em>interesting how architecture goes in and out of phases where pattern and geometry are considered interesting or important...I'm eager to see what they come up with as they scale up in their work. And how it compares to the less-rigorous 'pattern space' being explored by some like Heatherwick and ...ahem... BIG.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ib/ibt6g2ltrk0ynqq1.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143437694/zaha-hadid-is-not-impressed-by-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dame Zaha ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143509190/architecture-billings-index-in-november-dips-slightly Architecture Billings Index in November dips slightly Alexander Walter 2015-12-16T11:46:00-05:00 >2015-12-16T11:47:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/dat5l0nosbow1gyo.jpg" width="280" height="159" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As has been the case a few times already this year, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped in November. [...] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the November ABI score was 49.3, down from the mark of 53.1 in the previous month. This score reflects a decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 58.6, up just a nudge from a reading of 58.5 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Key highlights for the month of November were reported by the AIA as following:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: South (55.4), West (54.5), Midwest (47.8), Northeast (46.2)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: multi-family residential (53.8), institutional (52.0), commercial / industrial (51.0), mixed practice (47.6)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 58.6</li><li>Design contracts index: 53.5</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143363013/china-relaxes-restrictions-on-who-gets-perks-of-urban-public-services China relaxes restrictions on who gets perks of urban public services Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-14T14:52:00-05:00 >2015-12-27T23:24:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3b7wjxk4z7boaobs.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chinese citizens have for decades been limited in public services they can access by their household registration [...] The problem is especially acute for the millions of migrant workers who are often forced to either leave their children in the countryside or place them in unregistered and often sub-standard schools in the city. [...] &ldquo;The move is to improve basic public services in urban areas and provide conveniences for residential permit cardholders&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news from China:</p><ul><li><a title="Touring China's past, present, and future: an examination of &quot;Architectural Guide China&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142982682/touring-china-s-past-present-and-future-an-examination-of-architectural-guide-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Touring China's past, present, and future: an examination of "Architectural Guide China"</a></li><li><a title="Beijing's latest &quot;airpocalypse&quot; is bad enough for city to issue first ever red alert" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142916001/beijing-s-latest-airpocalypse-is-bad-enough-for-city-to-issue-first-ever-red-alert" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing's latest "airpocalypse" is bad enough for city to issue first ever red alert</a></li><li><a title="Four O Nine's Andrei Zerebecky shares his must-see architectural sites in Shanghai" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141012454/four-o-nine-s-andrei-zerebecky-shares-his-must-see-architectural-sites-in-shanghai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four O Nine's Andrei Zerebecky shares his must-see architectural sites in Shanghai</a></li><li><a title="Exploring China's urban decay " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140026317/exploring-china-s-urban-decay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exploring China's urban decay</a></li><li><a title="In weaker market, architecture firms in China are cutting back" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134029472/in-weaker-market-architecture-firms-in-china-are-cutting-back" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In weaker market, architecture firms in China are cutting back</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/142395018/editor-s-picks-436 Editor's Picks #436 Nam Henderson 2015-12-02T12:57:00-05:00 >2015-12-04T06:14:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cumrdzqvvnwxjkgo.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;published back to back chats with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/141017276/emotional-tactility-tom-kundig-s-latest-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Kundig</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>.&nbsp;The former, on the release of &lsquo;<strong>Tom Kundig: Works</strong>&rsquo; by Princeton Architectural Press which features nine of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/49784837/olson-kundig-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig</a>&rsquo;s most recent works.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sn/sn4ez3wsvna5ou3n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/08/08i3neht4ca0xvpl.jpg"></p><p>The later, on the occasion of Phaidon&rsquo;s comprehensive new monograph &lsquo;<strong>Steven Holl</strong>&rsquo;, written by Holl&rsquo;s friend, colleague and former student, Robert McCarter.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l1/l1v22ez3fwqaw9qd.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141359175/architecture-billings-index-in-october-still-showing-an-increase-in-design-services" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) returned to positive territory after a slight dip in August</a>.&nbsp;The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the September ABI score was 53.7, up from a mark of 49.1 in August.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fy/fy5zcw9q77deh9np.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141282117/big-sanaa-lacaton-vassal-pre-qualified-to-compete-in-designing-new-aarhus-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>&nbsp;(in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125740749/sanaa-sn-hetta-kpmb-west-8-david-baker-architects-and-egor-orlov-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">West 8</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75257656/riba-international-award-winners-2013-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier Ten</a>) released <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141437838/big-unveils-28-acre-master-plan-for-pittsburgh-s-lower-hill-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a master plan</a> for Pittsburgh's&nbsp;Lower Hill District.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Mille</a>r&nbsp;offered some criticism "<em>The plan as presently proposed ignores much of the history and context of the lower hill...In some respects it repeats previous mistakes...Small gestures that look internally instead of making large connections across the urban fabric...it's improperly grou...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141398510/editor-s-picks-435 Editor's Picks #435 Nam Henderson 2015-11-19T17:20:00-05:00 >2015-11-25T21:25:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1dvoxe73kkzry3sz.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;first piece for Archinect, was a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> from the front lines of the London Design Festival.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ev/evul1syui7f7fw7a.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;talked with Guggenheim Fellow and Los Angeles Times book critic <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140423053/the-long-and-weirding-road-a-tour-through-los-angeles-urbanism-in-sidewalking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Ulin about his book &lsquo;Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles&rsquo;</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>Over at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140488141/changes-to-wtc-performing-arts-center-announced-yet-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Wall Street Journal</a>,&nbsp;Jennifer Smith wrote about the ongoing LDMC plans for a performing-arts center planned within the World Trade Center complex.&nbsp;<strong>buck i</strong>&nbsp;let's the cat out of the bag "<em>Its REX. my buddy has been working on this for a while--can't wait to see it revealed. Wyly 2.0 I hope.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nt/ntu2nyohzyxnpopm.jpg"></p><p>The second season of <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140472862/second-season-second-city-a-discussion-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-with-cynthia-davidson-of-log-on-archinect-sessions-41" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> premiered</a> with some changes. A new, shorter format <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>, along with a new podcast, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140744117/our-brand-new-interview-podcast-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-premieres-today-listen-to-episode-1-with-neil-denari" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions: One-to-One</a>, aka an interview show, straight-up.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Karody</a>&nbsp;criticized <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140830159/the-selective-amnesia-of-foster-partners-maspero-triangle-district-masterplan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The selective amnesia of Foster + Partners' Maspero Triangle District Masterplan</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6r/6rhe454fwak2ilfl.jpg"></p><p>There are <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141011648/there-are-now-14-programs-working-with-ncarb-to-offer-licensure-upon-graduation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">now</a> 14 programs working with NCARB to offer licensure upon graduation.&nbsp;<strong>null pointer</strong> believes "<em>the result of...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140503384/editor-s-picks-434 Editor's Picks #434 Nam Henderson 2015-11-06T11:22:00-05:00 >2015-11-06T12:26:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tirxqjqgfnregoh.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;highlighted the work of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139051283/the-school-of-helpful-knocks-the-experiential-pedagogy-of-design-build-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Build Research (DBR), based in Vancouver, British Columbia</a>. Currently a non-profit institute led by architect Michael Green&nbsp;and creative entrepreneur Scott Hawthorn, one of the earliest projects was building a theater when TED headquarters&rsquo; moved from Long Beach, California to Vancouver.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/3k/3kl919evha9h5956.jpg"></p><p><strong>zenza</strong> commented "<em>I was a part of the TED Talk stage design/build (I`m in the last photo actually!). &nbsp;It was a fantastic experience and I learned a lot...Having learned extremely little about construction and the act of assembling things in school, this program offered an awesome addition to my design education.</em>"</p><p>Meanwhile the latest edition of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>: featured the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139110718/screen-print-37-s-m-l-xl-from-the-journal-of-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">October 2015 issue of the </a><a href="http://www.jaeonline.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Journal of Architectural Education</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139110718/screen-print-37-s-m-l-xl-from-the-journal-of-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, volume 69: "</a><a href="http://www.jaeonline.org/issues/smlxl#/page1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S,M,L,XL</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139110718/screen-print-37-s-m-l-xl-from-the-journal-of-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n1/n1vbkqvc0vmfued4.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Belmont Freeman (principal of Belmont Freeman Architects, an award-winning design firm in New York City) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139956397/has-preservation-become-too-conservative-and-elitist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">penned an essay</a> questioning whether preservation has become too conservative and elitist? What&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eva...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139700191/editor-s-picks-432 Editor's Picks #432 Nam Henderson 2015-10-25T18:43:00-04:00 >2015-10-27T11:19:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sj/sjpxdoyqo3734oq0.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;penned an essay on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138573406/the-humanity-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>,&nbsp;wherein she argues "<em>the Biennial is more about architects than it is about architecture.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;reviewed the book <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138591091/the-in-crowd-review-of-conversations-with-architects-in-the-age-of-celebrity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conversations with Architects: In the Age of Celebrity</a>, by former corporate interior designer turned international architectural curator Vladimir Belogolovsky.&nbsp;<strong>DTElmore </strong>was convinced "<em>this article has helped me to see that now, more than ever, buildings and criticism of buildings are inextricably linked to the characters that design them, possibly to the detriment of architecture.</em>"</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y4/y471wfmt9gzridb4.jpg"></p><p>Moscow is on a roll, of post-industrial rehab; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139031170/renzo-piano-building-workshop-redesigns-moscow-power-station-into-art-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">with Renzo Piano Building Workshop releasing a redesign - for turning a Moscow power station into an art site for the V-A-C Foundation</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139028758/neutelings-riedijk-architects-propose-these-flamboyant-golden-glass-and-steel-towers-for-defunct-moscow-auto-plant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutelings Riedijk Architects proposing golden glass and steel towers for a defunct Moscow auto plant</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vf/vf4uh0x8vl4llvyf.jpg"></p><p>The SANAA designed arts and community center, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138428052/sanaa-s-meandering-river-community-center-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the River</a>, finally opened its doors to the public...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139463320/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-88 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #88 Justine Testado 2015-10-21T14:43:00-04:00 >2015-10-21T14:44:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/muc5fu3m46edgofu.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. It's been some time since Archinect's last <em>Employer of the Day</em> round-up. If you've been following the feature on Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>&nbsp;features:</p><p>1.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/intersticearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INTERSTICE Architects</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153532933567247.1073743229.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/134746171/project-architect-design-leader" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Architect/ Design Leader </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/go/go0ffuq1ne267lma.jpg"></p><p>2. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/138899218/bells-whistles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bells &amp; Whistles</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153556465912247.1073743236.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/138900822/3d-autocad-drafting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D AutoCAD Drafting </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n1/n1zyp8ih06p7eswp.jpg"></p><p>3. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/spaceexploration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space Exploration</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153537969497247.1073743231.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/137873358/project-manager-for-architecture-firm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Manager for Architecture Firm </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tl/tluitm2kh1bz5vxn.jpg"></p><p>4.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/architectureatlarge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rafael de C&aacute;rdenas / Architecture at Large</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153531668682247.1073743227.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/138417577/bookkeeper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bookkeeper</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5v/5v8pj1fifwkyh9zv.jpg"></p><p>5.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/joebmoore.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joeb Moore &amp; Partners Architects</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153542644392247.1073743232.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br><em>This firm currently has no active listings.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/53/53jgfq7pznqpr1b8.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>&nbsp;by liking Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;or follow the new&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest board</a>.</p><p>Need job-hunting or hiring tips? Check out Archinect's ongoing&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY...</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139458472/architecture-billings-index-swings-back-robustly-in-september Architecture Billings Index swings back robustly in September Julia Ingalls 2015-10-21T13:04:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T20:42:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sl/sltc7xwlrzy3p7yu.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the September ABI score was 53.7, up from a mark of 49.1 in August. This score reflects an increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although the multi-family residential sector continues its eighth-month weak streak, the majority of sectors of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137334669/architecture-billings-index-retracts-slightly-in-august" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index</a> showed signs of growth after a backpedaling August. According to&nbsp;AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD, "a lack of a deep enough talent pool to keep up with demand" is an issue for the industry, meaning <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126437029/there-are-tons-of-architecture-job-openings-these-days-why-aren-t-you-hired-yet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the news is good for job-seekers</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ci/ciqt3labbaprudce.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138531680/editor-s-picks-431 Editor's Picks #431 Nam Henderson 2015-10-09T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-10-12T21:45:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/98gothq8dsklau2s.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/lamayac" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laura Amaya</a>&nbsp;interviewed Giancarlo Mazzanti, founder and principal of El Equipo de Mazzanti. The two <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/137512201/an-interview-with-bogot-based-giancarlo-mazzanti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussed</a> "<em>architecture for social inclusion...from a political point of view</em>", play or leisure, and "<em>an architecture made of parts...or open work</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t0ph2z8vzqs65rk7.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile the latest editions of <strong>Deans List</strong>: featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/137360403/deans-list-kenneth-schwartz-of-tulane-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kenneth Schwartz of Tulane School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138357352/the-deans-list-amale-andraos-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amale Andraos of Columbia University's GSAPP</a>.&nbsp;<strong>vado retro</strong> agreed that Tulane is a "<em>great school in a great city. enjoy it while it is still above water.</em>"</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>In a collaboration with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Biennial</a>, Archinect offered up an Chicago installment of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137806694/archinect-presents-next-up-a-live-podcasting-event-in-collaboration-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-this-saturday-october-3rd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Next Up</em></a>, the live-podcasting event.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/do/doe0sfvxfawvvmxq.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/patrik_schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>&nbsp;shared some criticism of the event and participants "<em>one still wonders whether these laudable concerns should usurp the space that was presumably meant to be allocated to contemporary architecture</em><em>.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lv/lve67c0gqnii17aw.jpg"></p><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron <a href="http://archinect.com/news/gallery/137820408/1/herzog-de-meuron-s-concept-for-new-vancouver-art-gallery-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> the first look at their design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery, a significant update on the Gallery's ol...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137429527/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-87 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #87 Justine Testado 2015-09-24T18:34:00-04:00 >2015-09-24T18:34:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0l51suvug6f0fjn3.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. It's been some time since&nbsp; Archinect's last <em>Employer of the Day</em> round-up. If you've been following the daily feature on Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>&nbsp;features:</p><p>1.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106405/calvert-wright-architecture-spatial-discipline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calvert Wright Architecture</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153501775392247.1073743222.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/134507575/architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m2/m2srb1eolghs56td.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/66027025/john-brevard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>John Brevard</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153513159392247.1073743224.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/66027025/john-brevard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ls/lsxxfjqqz01zcdcl.jpg"></p><p>3.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/123295033/sutro-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sutro Architects</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153510263847247.1073743223.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o8/o8n2lwbcpbetem9m.jpg"></p><p>4. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/HLEVEL" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HLEVEL ARCHITECTS</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/posts/10153511484152247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/134560569/architect-architectural-designer-for-florida-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect/Architectural Designer for Florida office</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rb/rb5jhjh99itfbtcr.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>&nbsp;by liking Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;or follow the new&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest board</a>.</p><p>Need job-hunting or hiring tips? Check out Archinect's ongoing&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>&nbsp;series.</p>