Archinect - News 2017-02-24T19:11:36-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149993373/architecture-billings-index-in-january-enters-2017-with-modest-decrease Architecture Billings Index in January enters 2017 with modest decrease Alexander Walter 2017-02-22T15:43:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T15:43:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wn/wnwn5wtnfiyyxrtm.jpg" width="650" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped slightly into negative territory in January, after a very strong showing in December. [...] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January ABI score was 49.5, down from a score of 55.6 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 60.0, up from a reading of 57.6 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;This small decrease in activity, taking into consideration strong readings in project inquiries and new design contracts, isn&rsquo;t exactly a cause for concern,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;The fundamentals of a sound nonresidential design and construction market persist.&rdquo; &nbsp;</em></p><p><em>* Every January the AIA research department updates the seasonal factors used to calculate the ABI, resulting in a revision of recent ABI values.</em></p><p>The AIA reports these key ABI highlights for the month of January:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: South (54.2), Northeast (53.0), Midwest (52.4), West (48.8)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: institutional (54.6), commercial / industrial (53.4), mixed practice (48.1), multi-family residential (48.1)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 60.0</li><li>Design contracts index: 52.1</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vlqk9hw2g94m4nca.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xfm06lbhrd296mfe.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/do/dok39trdaedti51e.jpg"></p><p><em>All graphs represent data from January 2016 - January 2017, images via aia.org.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993080/only-90-for-frank-gehry-s-wisdom Only $90 for Frank Gehry's wisdom? Julia Ingalls 2017-02-21T13:32:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T09:28:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/62/62eqb6r31azw0bgw.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Don't tell grad students carting around six-figure debt, but those who wish to learn from one of the masters of architecture can now do so for $90. <a href="https://www.masterclass.com/fg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MasterClass</a>, a San Francisco-based educational video company, is now taking pre-orders for an online class taught by none other than Frank Gehry himself. Students can sign up for the class, which offers "video lessons from the instructor, interactive exercises,&nbsp;course materials, peer interaction, and more."&nbsp;Here's a trailer of what you'll likely learn as Frank winds his way through his model archive (and memories of nearly six decades of professional practice):</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992355/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-123 Archinect's Employer of the Day Weekly Round-Up #123 Justine Testado 2017-02-16T14:09:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T14:09:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n1/n12efg11l3jy5e1h.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <em>Employer of the Day</em> 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 <em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/SafdieRabines" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Safdie Rabines Architects</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154764770812247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149991021/architect-project-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect/Project Manager</a></p><p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7m/7mo7a9fnohpaljsf.jpg" title="" alt=""></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/forbesmassie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Forbes Massie</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154774861422247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/forbesmassie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D Artist</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/328n7ajax66glu5v.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82847461/vertebrae" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Vertebrae</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154772445032247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149989919/designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yk/ykgepzqm7u5dieka.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/kpad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Karin Payson architecture + design</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154781483232247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149985525/intermediate-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rn/rn82paszhes11bia.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/20461688/stevens-institute-of-technology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Stevens Institute of Technology</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/posts/10154777761302247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149979658/senior-facilities-planner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior Facilities Planner</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lg/lg8bl7fufaxth800.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of <em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>, or the <a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinectjobs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a>.</p><p>Want more job-hunting and hiring tips? Check out Archinect's <em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>, our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950635/how-to-write-a-great-architecture-job-ad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to write a great arc...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991988/ncarb-opens-up-official-certification-to-much-wider-field-of-architecture-students NCARB opens up official certification to much wider field of architecture students Julia Ingalls 2017-02-14T18:50:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T12:24:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1x/1x1r5dwbjrvt6f2o.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you didn't get a degree from a NAAB-accredited program, but have spent years accumulating Architectural Experience Program-worthy hours, you may now receive an official NCARB certification. How? Well, the details are spelled out in the press release below, but think of it as a potential reward for years spent working in the field while trying to pay for your education so you could work in the field. Some call it The School of Hard Knocks; others, "practical experience." Now feast your eyes on the full release:</p><p><strong>NCARB Streamlines Path to Certification for Architects</strong><br><em>Architects without a degree from an accredited program can pursue NCARB certification through&nbsp;a new path.</em></p><p>Washington, DC&mdash;The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has launched the first&nbsp;phase of its revised certification path for architects without a degree from a program accredited by the National&nbsp;Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The NCARB Certificate facilitates reciprocal licensure among t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991937/can-work-stress-be-reduced-with-adaptive-rooms-unstudio-is-looking-into-it Can work stress be reduced with adaptive rooms? UNStudio is looking into it Julia Ingalls 2017-02-14T14:08:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T01:07:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1h/1hui8dzuy961w52u.jpg" width="650" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Part inhabitable mood ring, part psychological experiment, the exhibition "Work 3.0 &ndash; A Joyful Sense at Work"&nbsp;from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1138/unstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio</a> and SCAPE is an attempt to create spaces that make work stress more bearable by testing out adaptable environments in the form of a "fully immersive, modular structure."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/60/605i2lq96w80t4bo.jpg"></p><p>This immersive structure, known as a RESET pod, will be on display at the iSalone deal Mobile in Milan from April 4th through 9th, and incorporates input from a neuroscientist, an ambient intelligence technology integrator, and a technologist/interaction designer. The feedback from visitors to the exhibition will help the designers determine what spaces do and don't work for office worker stress mitigation.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's the text of the full press release from UNStudio:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/k1/k1hjam1g2gpo230h.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k1/k1hjam1g2gpo230h.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>Can </strong><strong>a space</strong><strong> adapt to your stress levels? UNStudio and SCAPE join forces with a multidisciplinary team of experts to tackle stress in the workplace.</strong></p><p>UNStudio and SCAPE have joined forces with a multidisciplinary team of experts for the ex...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991302/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-122 Archinect's Employer of the Day Weekly Round-Up #122 Justine Testado 2017-02-09T19:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T19:01:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rf/rfiyngguxlkmv593.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&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. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154759648972247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/un/unjjlgdyliobf1w0.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154754517882247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/theverymany/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w2/w29osej03hq7ex2i.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/102246981/wade-design-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Wade Design Architects </strong></a>(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154762251087247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149989318/intermediate-designer-junior-pm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Designer/Junior PM</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yz/yzcei71xiun5zrx7.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/rockefellerpartnersarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rockefeller Partners</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154746591532247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/rockefellerpartnersarchitects/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9w/9wdogme3a6spscxw.jpg"></p><p>5. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/dpsdesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dekker/Perich/Sabatini</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154757458007247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/dpsdesign/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jo/joed4a51fe3b012d.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>,&nbsp;or the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinectjobs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a>.</p><p>Want more job-hunting and hiring tips? Check out Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>, our&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950635/how-to-write-a-great-architecture-job-ad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to write a great arc...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990851/brexit-lash-riba-announces-60-of-u-k-architects-have-seen-projects-delayed-cancelled Brexit-lash: RIBA announces 60% of U.K. architects have seen projects delayed/cancelled Julia Ingalls 2017-02-08T07:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-07T17:46:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ra/rasyryy3e4p8cee8.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The effects of last summer's Brexit are starting to be measured within the architectural community, and they're dramatic: according to a press release issued by RIBA, in a survey of its members 40% of U.K.-based non British EU nationals are thinking about leaving the country, while 60% of RIBA's members have seen their projects delayed, cancelled, or just plain scaled back. The news isn't all grim: according to the survey, many members are trying to look on the bright side (or at least trying to identify the bright side). As RIBA notes:</p><p><em>From trade agreements with new markets, reform of the UK&rsquo;s public procurement system and increased public sector and private sector investment, our members have made it clear&nbsp;</em><em>that with the right decisions the short-term impacts of Brexit can be mitigated, and the UK can position itself as a global facing nation.&nbsp;In response to the concerns and opportunities raised by its chartered members, RIBA has today published a set of five priority recommendation...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989682/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-121 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #121 Justine Testado 2017-02-02T17:48:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:21:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w0/w04pc1lj2lfbetc5.jpg" width="650" height="457" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&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. (And if you're searching for UK jobs, plenty of local firms have active listings&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/employers/region/GB/all/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">right now</a>.)</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/sheppardrobson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sheppard Robson</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154743858692247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149984881/architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hx/hxt6ytfqj3mjjcoq.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/87409/no-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>NO Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154741208882247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149972631/architect-interior-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect / Interior Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1c/1ctn3bfs0dmviybn.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149979999/ben-adams-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Ben Adams Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154738613237247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/149979999/ben-adams-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pr/prw1rkj6khatl2qq.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/peek" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>PEEK Architecture + Design</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154735101112247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149987519/architectural-assistant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural assistant</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z4/z4ekvxq9b34rd39z.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/ksr_architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>KSR Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154727685097247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149988751/revit-architect-part-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revit Architect/Part II</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/85/859xk5zr7vxhttpd.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>,&nbsp;or the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinectjobs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a>.</p><p>Want more job-hunt...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989459/aia-forecast-indicates-a-great-market-for-design-job-seekers-in-2017 AIA forecast indicates a great market for design job seekers in 2017 Julia Ingalls 2017-01-31T13:34:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:37:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yw/ywthjj442emtork4.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Unemployed? Well, you shouldn't be: according to the AIA Consensus Construction Forecast, non-residential building projects are predicted to be strong throughout 2017, which means that design talent is currently in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">high demand</a>. As AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker explains in a press release, "virtually every segment of the design and construction market is reporting that recruiting and retaining qualified staff is a growing issue. Many workers left the industry during the downturn, and others left the workforce entirely, and rebuilding a competent and productive workforce is a challenge, particularly when the national unemployment rate is below five percent.&rdquo; (By the way: if you want tailored advice for how to get hired at specific firms, check out Archinect's series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"How To Get a Job At ___"</a>).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/kr/krlihqr5wuaw6xs1.png"></p><p>View full press release:</p><p><strong>Washington, D.C. &ndash; January 31, 2017</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; With construction spending continuing on an upward trajectory, 2016 can be considered a successful year for the nonresidential bui...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988352/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-120 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #120 Justine Testado 2017-01-26T14:50:00-05:00 >2017-01-26T14:53:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7c/7c0eib97n6to1jlt.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&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/emergentdesignstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Emergent Design Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154703121807247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149986329/part-ii-architectural-assistant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part-II architectural assistant</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sa/saks0c9y5uij653v.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/romeoffice.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rome Office</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154718297567247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/romeoffice.us/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/is/istcd9w9bnz9felx.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/framestudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Frame Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154722334432247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/framestudio/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/26/2672zk2298j0ogn0.jpg"></p><p>4.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/10design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>10 Design</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154713551177247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149981902/junior-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uq/uq8k8cz0klr6qsls.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/nephew-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Nephew</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154700313067247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149985767/internship-architectural-visualization" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Internship - Architectural Visualization</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/95/95t1bw08vkglyzfg.jpg"></p><p>6. <a href="http://archinect.com/stgdesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>STG Design</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154725235882247.1073743520.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149986919/architect-2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect 2</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h2/h2jdiyj6qa9oqpcm.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>,&nbsp;or the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinectjobs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a>.</p><p>Want more job-hunting and hiring tips? Check out Archinect's&nbsp;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987136/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-119 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #119 Justine Testado 2017-01-18T15:36:00-05:00 >2017-01-21T17:38:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bi/binponym1ey53ip0.jpg" width="650" height="922" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&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 most recent&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/grimshaw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Grimshaw</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154697399467247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/grimshaw/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qh/qh7cshcy7ldygwzv.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/bonettikozerski" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>bonetti/kozerski architecture</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154683769382247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/bonettikozerski/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9w/9wa3tnnt97vv1ybz.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149938824/s9-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>S9 Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154680436592247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/149938824/s9-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xn/xnvj6rq01mjb98v9.jpg"></p><p>4. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/changoandco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chango &amp; Co. </a></strong>(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154676391177247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149984767/experienced-interior-design-project-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Experienced Interior Design Project Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xn/xnel17diwktty4u6.jpg"></p><p>5. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149963835/drake-anderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drake/Anderson</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154673516307247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149984485/junior-to-mid-level-architectural-cad-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior to Mid-level Architectural CAD Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t5/t5c0umwpttl4nlta.jpg"></p><p>6. <a href="http://archinect.com/LUXIGON_LA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>LUXIGON_LA</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154663967162247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149984734/3d-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D Artist</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8x/8xk3z4wuqv3cufcd.jpg"></p><p>7. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9456864/andrew-franz-architect-pllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Andrew Franz Architect</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154694834867247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/9456864/andrew-franz-architect-pllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fy/fym64ngzrklthpkk.jpg"></p><p>8. <a href="http://archinect.com/waechter_architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Waechter Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154610058952247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149983318/entry-level-architect-marketing-support" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">E...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987146/architecture-billings-index-in-december-ends-year-with-sharp-uptick Architecture Billings Index in December ends year with sharp uptick Alexander Walter 2017-01-18T14:13:00-05:00 >2017-01-21T17:37:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p7/p79mltb4xenwfpc5.jpg" width="650" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) concluded the year in positive terrain, with the December reading capping off three straight months of growth in design billings. [...] (AIA) reported the December ABI score was 55.9, up sharply from 50.6 in the previous month. This score reflects the largest increase in design services in 2016 (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 57.2, down from a reading of 59.5 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;The sharp upturn in design activity as we wind down the year is certainly encouraging. This bodes well for the design and construction sector as we enter the new year&rdquo;,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;However, December is an atypical month for interpreting trends, so the coming months will tell us a lot more about conditions that the industry is likely to see in 2017.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The AIA reports these key ABI highlights for the month of December:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: Midwest (54.4), Northeast (54.0), South (53.8), West (48.8) &nbsp;</li><li>Sector index breakdown: commercial / industrial (54.3), institutional (53.3), mixed practice (51.9), multi-family residential (50.6) &nbsp;</li><li>Project inquiries index: 57.2 &nbsp;</li><li>Design contracts index: 51.2</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xy/xyq1fsuqkgg5y58b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pn/pn37w3ur2b6oqdgp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sa/saz6qgpnkdjwvddl.jpg"></p><p><em>All graphs represent data from December 2015 - December 2016, images via aia.org.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985442/more-than-half-of-architects-work-more-than-40-hours-a-week More than half of architects work more than 40 hours a week Nicholas Korody 2017-01-09T13:03:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T21:35:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qk/qkh6myzzut0uafye.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the first survey about the state of the American design industry, more than half of the 9,514 respondents reported working more than 40 hours a week, with the average logging in four extra hours over what&rsquo;s legally required of full-time workers in the US. Of the design industries surveyed, those working in design education, public relations, environmental graphics, and architecture logged the most overtime hours.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This probably doesn't come as a surprise to any practicing architects&mdash;working overtime, often well into the night, is common practice in the field. Moreover, this counts logged hours. But, as everyone knows, architects often work extra hours without billing for it, whether motivated by love of a project or hope for earning brownie points with the boss.</p><p>The good news? 80% of those surveyed said they were happy at their job.</p><p>More on the state of the profession:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938311/the-internship-test-or-why-even-become-an-architect-at-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The internship test or: why even become an architect at all?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978830/architecture-billings-index-in-october-improves-modestly-after-two-month-contraction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index in October improves modestly after two-month contraction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977564/is-your-architectural-firm-a-practice-or-business" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Your Architectural Firm a Practice or Business?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149970956/if-only-i-had-known-advice-for-prospective-architecture-students-from-former-students" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">If Only I Had Known: Advice for Prospective Architecture Students, from Former Students</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984082/editor-s-picks-460 Editor's Picks #460 Nam Henderson 2016-12-29T13:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-30T13:48:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8g/8gelghoacbc3q2hz.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In response to Archinect&rsquo;s December theme, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/848446/december-faith" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faith</a>, Menis Arquitectos submitted a project of theirs from 2012, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149982857/menis-arquitectos-use-local-building-techniques-to-create-a-sharp-edged-sacred-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Holy Redeemer Church</a>. Sited in Tenerife, the Church has a heavy, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/87928/brutalism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalist</a>-esque design and actually resulted in a new certified material (already in use for another project in Poland), "picado".&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile for the #48th edition of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a> highlighted the fifth issue of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149982003/screen-print-48-lobby-investigates-faith-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LOBBY</a>, the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London's publication. Which coincidentally, also was dedicated to the subject/topic of Faith.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5m/5mglo3njxem5c8pm.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><strong>gwharton</strong> editorialized "<em>Can we move all these events-listing articles out of News and into their own section on the site?</em>" <a href="http://archinect.com/everydayintern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Everyday Intern</a> agrees "<em>the site already has a section for events, <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.com/events</a> ... not sure why it needs to be posted as news.</em>" Yet, <strong>friend</strong> countered "<em>personally like them in the news. i often forget to visit the events section or don't have the time to sort through all the bustler events, so ge...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983776/top-features-our-favorite-feature-articles-of-2016 Top Features: Our Favorite Feature Articles of 2016 Nicholas Korody 2016-12-26T10:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-27T16:44:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4u/4uuomzuolctphz6b.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>These are the articles that made big waves in 2016 &ndash; not just in traffic, but in defining the discussions architects were having. From professional practice issues to academia to interviews and showcases, we present to you our favorite original editorial of the year:</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/ed/ed41n5842nlh7cy5.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149949024/one-student-s-solution-to-the-permanent-limbo-of-refugee-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>One student's solution to the permanent limbo of refugee camps</em></a></p><p>There are more refugees in the world right now than since World War II&mdash;and the world is woefully unable to shelter them. This student imagines a refugee camp that would be both livable and high functioning.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/yw/ywiaeuf3pp6efu35.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149970062/frank-gehry-liz-diller-rem-koolhaas-and-others-share-crucial-moments-in-their-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Frank Gehry, Liz Diller, Rem Koolhaas and Others Share Crucial Moments in Their Education</em></a></p><p>Ever wonder how some of the biggest names in the industry&mdash;the 'starchitects'&mdash;got to where they are? Julia Ingalls gathers snippets of big name architects' memories of their halcyon (or not) years spent in the academy.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/us/usai4p6sdtew1c7k.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149970956/if-only-i-had-known-advice-for-prospective-architecture-students-from-former-students" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>If Only I Had Known: Advice for Prospective Architecture Students, from Former Students</em></a></p><p>Architecture school is a costly enterprise. It's also really hard. So...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983541/architecture-billings-index-in-november-reports-another-slight-increase Architecture Billings Index in November reports another slight increase Alexander Walter 2016-12-21T13:05:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T14:03:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dc/dc2jt3scso4zzaok.jpg" width="650" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Coming off a modest increase after two consecutive months of contraction, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded another small increase in demand for design services. [...] AIA reported the November ABI score was 50.6, essentially unchanged from the mark of 50.8 in the previous month. This score reflects a slight 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 55.4 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;Without many details of the policies proposed, it&rsquo;s still too early to tell the likely impact of the programs of the new administration,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;However, architects will be among the first to see what new construction projects materialize and what current ones get delayed or cancelled, so the coming months should tell us a lot about the future direction of the construction market.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The AIA reports these key ABI highlights for the month of November:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: South (51.3), Midwest (50.9), Northeast (50.8), West (48.6)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: &nbsp;multi-family residential (51.7), mixed practice (51.3), commercial / industrial (50.4), institutional (49.5)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 59.5</li><li>Design contracts index: 50.2</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/91/91ysslu6z41bqhum.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h5/h5fpfmjkqeo1nvk1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3q/3qiliq7lfg0zd7i6.jpg"></p><p><em>All graphs represent data from November 2015 - November 2016, images via aia.org.</em></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4496/abi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABI</a>&nbsp;in previous months on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978830/architecture-billings-index-in-october-improves-modestly-after-two-month-contraction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index in October improves modestly after two-month contraction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974373/architecture-billings-index-declines-further-reflecting-uncertainty-over-u-s-presidential-election" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings I...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982651/editor-s-picks-459 Editor's Picks #459 Nam Henderson 2016-12-14T20:59:00-05:00 >2016-12-15T13:02:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/17/176pgtvv5f10m2h4.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Nicholas Korody&rsquo;s piece regarding this year's '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149980745/at-usc-s-homeless-studio-students-work-towards-real-solutions-to-the-city-s-homeless-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homeless Studio</a>' (done in partnership with the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission) at USC, started quite a discussion.&nbsp;</p><p>Contra many commenters <strong>b3tadine[sutures]</strong> felt the design brief/work was a useful illustration of a "<em>both/and...</em>" approach aka the need to think <strong>tactically</strong> and <strong>strategically</strong>.</p><p>Deans/directors at schools across the country, were given <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149980717/deans-list-special-how-architecture-school-leaders-are-responding-to-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a chance to respond</a> to the election of Donald Trump. <strong>junegrant</strong> saw the initial batch of respondents as a missed opportunity "<em>why aren't the HBCU's included?...get out of your comfort zon</em>e".&nbsp;</p><p>Similarly,&nbsp;<strong>Gutschow</strong>&nbsp;questioned "<em>Did every Dean/Head in the US get this?...If not all schools, how did you select your list? &nbsp;It seems that if we are to confront the lack of inclusion, inequality...we should do so as a collective of all schools, on all sides of the discipline, not just the 1% brands that are represented so far in this piece</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Readers got a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980496/first-glimpse-of-foster-partners-and-rubio-arquitectura-s-museo-del-prado-expansion-scheme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first glimpse</a> of Foster + Partners and Rubio Arqu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982604/architecture-students-at-17-schools-will-get-licensed-quicker-with-help-from-ncarb-s-new-licensure-program-ipal Architecture students at 17 schools will get licensed quicker with help from NCARB's new licensure program, IPAL Julia Ingalls 2016-12-13T19:36:00-05:00 >2016-12-15T13:39:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8y/8yuzn37qmc32lfv0.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <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">recently introduced IPAL</a>, or Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure, promises to streamline the architectural licensure process for students at 17 universities and colleges by incorporating the Architectural Experience Program into the curriculum. Licensure, which is required by a majority of the fifty states and governing agencies in Canada, usually takes a few years of intense study and rigorous examinations after one's initial formal education is complete to attain. Initiated by NCARB, the in-school program will enable students to also take the ARE. Here's a full transcript of the press release:</p><p><em>Friends,The road to licensure for architects is getting shorter and shorter, thanks to a recent initiative spearheaded by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).</em></p><p><em>The Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) provides students the opportunity to complete requirements for licensure while they are still earning their degree. Through the initiative, sc...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982144/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-working-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Working Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-12-09T18:19:00-05:00 >2016-12-10T04:18:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cb/cbt12noslghv9hgk.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/0d/0dwowhljy7uwanaq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leckiestudio/project/slack-vancouver-hq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slack Vancouver HQ</a> in Vancouver, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/leckiestudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leckie Studio Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Michael Leckie, Ema Peter</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r5/r5rbf9rq1g4lbtsl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/ideal/project/silicon-valley-comes-to-beijing-cheetah-mobile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cheetah Mobile global office headquarters</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/ideal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IDEAL Design &amp; Construction</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0w/0wbpcqb8x1b075xe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen/project/vil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VIL</a> in Pasadena, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domaen LTD</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/69/693ga1iy4flicepn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia/project/photographer-s-loft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer's Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chia Architecture</a>; Photo: Paul Warchol</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/px/pxg5eskmyfmtm8i4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/maggieosial/project/centerbridge-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centerbridge Partners</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/_LSM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lehman Smith McLeish (LSM)</a>; Team Member: <a href="http://archinect.com/maggieosial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Margaret Osial</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2r/2rxmasapl56wpfc0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/narbutas/project/hostinger-global-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hostinger Global office</a> in Kaunas,&nbsp;Lithuania by&nbsp;Vaiva Andriu&scaron;yt&#279;; Furniture:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/narbutas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Narbutas Furniture Company</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4n/4n9f9g77gtwvcogf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/MADGI/project/rocket-fuel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rocket Fuel</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/MADGI" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montroy Andersen DeMarco Group Inc. (MADGI)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/se/se558my7gu7z4c48.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/drexlerarchitekten/project/radiologist-s-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Radiologist's Pract...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982127/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-118 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #118 Justine Testado 2016-12-09T13:43:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T20:23:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j5/j5imyuo40rv1uegx.jpg" width="650" height="722" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Searching for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&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>Here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/heatherwick" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Heatherwick Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154561139942247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/heatherwick/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s8/s8zy0nmy5wpp7j1t.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/60470826/young-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Young Projects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154566293457247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149973903/junior-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tn/tnoslol2hnttg9fy.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OPEN Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154554352007247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149975477/senior-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9h/9hep67lmz7gyxuxj.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/leckiestudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Leckie Studio Architecture + Design</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154545665342247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149980698/senior-interior-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior Interior Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l2/l2dqqpwfwkuxvptp.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/irarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>IR Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154557412667247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149973450/interior-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interior Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ib/ibyp865ekm10hcxa.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>,&nbsp;or the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinectjobs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a>.</p><p>Want more job-hunting and hiring tips? Check out Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>&nbsp;series, our&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950635/how-to-write-a-great-architecture-job-ad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to write a great architecture job ad</a>&nbsp;feature, or learn s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982043/2017-aia-architecture-firm-award-goes-to-sf-based-leddy-maytum-stacy-architects 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award goes to SF-based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-08T17:44:00-05:00 >2016-12-12T20:17:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vlfkqzmiseiymc1u.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA Architecture Firm Award is the top honor a firm can receive from the AIA, in recognition of "a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years."&nbsp;Prior winners have included LMN Architects (2016), Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (2013), Gensler (2000), Perkins &amp; Will (1999), and Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill (1962).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f8/f8d6fdzvf6p31hur.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Rene Cazenave Apartments</em></p><p>In particular, the AIA highlighted work done by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) that addresses underserved populations and embraces universal design, including LMSA's Plaza Apartments in San Francisco (the city's first permanent housing for the formerly homeless, designed with Paulett Taggart Architects) and their Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, a community center in honor of the Independent Living / Disabled Rights Movement.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wv/wv5jz3d54vqlvbkz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Ed Roberts Campus</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/um/umwytyazpftbkbxx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Plaza Apartments</em></p><p>Since formed by principals&nbsp;William Leddy, FAIA, Marsha Maytum, FAIA, and Richard Stacy, FAIA,&nbsp;in 1983, LMSA has produced a rich variet...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981513/craig-dykers-on-sn-hetta-s-innovation-lessons Craig Dykers on Snøhetta's innovation lessons Alexander Walter 2016-12-05T17:31:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:03:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l9/l95d8edy6zvwy8k0.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;ve been privileged to interview Craig Dykers, founding partner in the extraordinary global architecture firm Sn&oslash;hetta, on several occasions and walked away each time incredibly inspired by the breadth and depth of their creativity and innovation approaches. [...] Analyzing their innovation process can yield important lessons for companies. Here are some highlights.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>Forbes</em> <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/michellegreenwald/2016/12/02/17-important-innovation-lessons-from-one-of-the-worlds-great-architecture-firms/#7152c30138af" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">list</a> of&nbsp;Sn&oslash;hetta innovation lessons and glimpses into the firm's intercontinental problem-solving process includes flat hierarchies, embrace of contrasts across a variety of sectors, an internal podcast, and celebration of good news, among many others.</p><p>Other Sn&oslash;hetta&nbsp;stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta's expanded SFMOMA is 235,000 square feet of egalitarianism</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943339/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-sn-hetta-s-sfmoma-addition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of Sn&oslash;hetta's SFMOMA addition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951182/the-mountaineers-craig-dykers-and-elaine-molinar-of-sn-hetta-on-one-to-one-27" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Mountaineers: Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar of Sn&oslash;hetta on One-to-One #27</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980957/editor-s-picks-458 Editor's Picks #458 Nam Henderson 2016-12-01T21:04:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T00:54:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bb/bb6p4grtc39e244k.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published the last of his series from a conversation with Denise Scott Brown. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149977368/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-in-conversation-with-denise-scott-brown-part-3-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part 3:</a> focused on the pedagogical methods employed in the Learning from Las Vegas studio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7l/7l9f6jnpxyfzyn23.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;wrote about Faulders Studio's Wynwood Facade and how it <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149976858/faulders-studio-s-wynwood-facade-highlights-street-art-in-miami-s-dynamic-parking-structure-scene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Highlights Street Art in Miami's Dynamic Parking Structure Scene</a>. While&nbsp;<a href="http://tp://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;really loved "<em>the drawing that shows the lines of the city crawling up to compose the facade&hellip;</em>" it seemed nonetheless a "<em>Nice idea and a beautiful drawing, but...post-rationalization.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s6w3bc7uqg19d8r.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>The AIA <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> a statement on 2016 U.S. election results, indicating a willingness to cooperate with Trump to tackle pressing <a href="http://new.aia.org/articles/21996-what-will-donald-trumps-presidency-mean-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">urban issues</a>.</p><p>Which caused a huge uproar. <strong>null pointer</strong> spoke for many "<em>I'm not renewing my AIA membership next year. Fuck both of these assholes.</em>"</p><p>Responding to the outcry, AIA came out with an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978583/aia-leaders-release-video-apology-for-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">apology</a> (of sorts). Then tried <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979147/aia-ceo-and-president-issue-special-message-to-members-in-latest-response-to-notmyaia-debacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">again</a>.</p><p>Others like Bryan Lee (Place + Civic Design Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans and member of Nat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981031/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-117 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #117 Justine Testado 2016-12-01T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T20:22:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2p/2p160whoixutyhm4.jpg" width="650" height="760" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Searching for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&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>Here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/JesticoWhiles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jestico + Whiles</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.10154505885897247.1073743486.159112812246/10154505886367247/?type=3&amp;theater" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149978729/business-development-coordinator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Business Development Coordinator</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eo/eoduqfv3zl0y23xr.jpg"></p><p>2. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marwan Al-Sayed, Inc.</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154516597977247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149979370/part-time-cad-detailer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part-time CAD detailer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j7/j77p04g1ptvri3qa.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/benedettiarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Benedetti Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154537937657247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149980624/practice-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u2/u27hstoo6wqzdqu1.jpg"></p><p>4.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/westofwest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>West of West</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154542918677247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149968123/junior-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/15/154c8d6fkw0n2wf0.jpg"></p><p>5.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/trapolinpeerarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Trapolin-Peer Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154520029087247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149979089/intern-architect-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intern Architect/Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/95/95stb6z66zgja2r1.jpg"></p><p>6.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/71077/the-university-of-tennessee-knoxville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The University of Tennessee - Knoxville</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/posts/10154540280347247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/jobs/71077/the-university-of-tennessee-knoxville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9h/9hra6kr90thiojil.jpg"></p><p>7. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106636782/national-9-11-memorial-and-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>National 9/11 Memorial and Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154535413932247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/106636782/national-9-11-memorial-and-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p2/p2gsiosrgc24nxnq.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Arc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979625/why-is-trump-seeking-private-equity-for-public-infrastructure Why is Trump seeking private equity for public infrastructure? Julia Ingalls 2016-11-21T12:51:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T09:23:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jh/jhua4w6qw4pljkey.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The indefatigable Paul Krugman takes a closer look at Trump's proposed infrastructure funding plans in his column for&nbsp;<a href="http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/infrastructure-build-or-privatization-scam/?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>, wondering why the President-elect would seek private equity for public projects. Is this a profiteering scheme that sneakily privatizes ownership of traditionally publicly accessible resources (like water, for example)?</p><p>As Krugman notes about Trump's plan: "Crucially, it&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>not</em>&nbsp;a plan to borrow $1 trillion and spend it on much-needed projects &mdash; which would be the straightforward, obvious thing to do. It is, instead, supposed to involve having private investors do the work both of raising money and building the projects &mdash; with the aid of a huge tax credit that gives them back 82% of the equity they put in. To compensate for the small sliver of additional equity and the interest on their borrowing, the private investors then have to somehow make profits on the assets they end up owning."</p><p>For more on how architects are reacting to the Presidential elect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978918/why-we-re-thankful-for-licensed-architects Why We’re Thankful for Licensed Architects Sponsor 2016-11-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T16:08:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sl/slifm2z1q2f84vao.jpg" width="650" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://ppi2pass.com/shop/are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/q3/q3cfyydwavo30knj.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ppi2pass.com/shop/are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Being able to call yourself an architect is just one perk of becoming licensed. After hours of studying, practicing, and testing, licensed architects can confidently take on unique design projects with knowledge and experience to back up their choices. This is why their clients trust them with important decisions, and why we are thankful every day for their expertise. Here are a few reasons we are thankful for licensed architects.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/sn/snfvi806ry1h8sre.jpg"></p><p><strong>1. They make choices you can trust.</strong></p><p>High-level knowledge of design practices and how to best avoid errors only comes with practice and studying, two things with which every licensed architect is intimately familiar. After participating in Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and passing the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), involving hours of studying, testing, and practicing in the field, licensed architects are equipped for success. Architects utilize their arsenal of knowledge to inform the decisions they make...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978879/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-116 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #116 Justine Testado 2016-11-17T13:38:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:52:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sm/smvj26nvz8y0plnq.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Searching for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&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>Here are the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms:</p><p>1. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/arshiaarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arshia Architects</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154491824022247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149978239/junior-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ha/hato1mm63hdaj5mj.jpg"></p><p>2.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/lukezarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Lukez Architecture</a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154499231412247.1073743485.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149976123/architectural-designer-project-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Designer/Project Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k21j842kz42yd8xd.jpg"></p><p>3. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/hechoinc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hecho Inc.</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154496619317247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149978390/sr-architectural-designer-project-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sr. Architectural Designer/Project Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0z/0zqr183k7gmv95kw.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/solomoncordwellbuenz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Solomon Cordwell Buenz</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154482971897247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/solomoncordwellbuenz/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/05x0hvcsz19jn95d.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Syracuse University</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154502163687247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149975597/harry-der-boghosian-fellowship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harry der Boghosian Fellowship</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w4/w43fzekypvoh1e4f.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>,&nbsp;or the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinectjobs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a>.</p><p>Want more job-hunting and hiring tips? Check out Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>&nbsp;series, our&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950635/how-to-write-a-great-architecture-job-ad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to write a great...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978830/architecture-billings-index-in-october-improves-modestly-after-two-month-contraction Architecture Billings Index in October improves modestly after two-month contraction Alexander Walter 2016-11-16T13:52:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T13:11:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7be22fv3x8lgt5k4.jpg" width="650" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After seeing consecutive months of contracting demand for the first time in four years, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw a modest increase demand for design services. [...] (AIA) reported the October ABI score was 50.8, up from the mark of 48.4 in the previous month. This score reflects a slight increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). &nbsp;The new projects inquiry index was 55.4, down sharply from a reading of 59.4 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;There was a collective sense of uncertainty throughout the design and construction industry leading up to the presidential election,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &nbsp;&ldquo;Hopefully we&rsquo;ll get a sense of what direction we will be headed once we get a clearer read on how the new administration&rsquo;s policies might impact the overall economy as well as the construction industry.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The AIA reports these key ABI highlights for the month of October:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: South (53.7), West (49.7), Northeast (47.3) Midwest (46.8)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: &nbsp;multi-family residential (51.2) commercial / industrial (49.8), mixed practice (49.5), institutional (49.1)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 55.4</li><li>Design contracts index: 48.7</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xq/xq2vjr9bgt29c3n2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4q/4q6q44cq1phgc8vb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/po/poa5srtqxibk74br.jpg"></p><p><em>All graphs represent data from October 2015-October 2016, images via aia.org.</em></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4496/abi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABI</a>&nbsp;in previous months on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974373/architecture-billings-index-declines-further-reflecting-uncertainty-over-u-s-presidential-election" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index declines further; reflecting uncertainty over U.S. presidential election</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149969755/architecture-billings-index-in-august-dips-below-50-overall-outlook-reported-as-positive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index in August dips below 50, ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978464/aia-chicago-responds-to-aia-ceo-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump AIA Chicago responds to AIA CEO's statement in support of President-elect Donald Trump Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-14T20:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T20:01:06-05:00 <em><p>The AIA Chicago Board of Directors wants to assure our members that we do not support the recent statement made by national AIA on November 10, which prematurely expressed the support of AIA&rsquo;s 89,000 members for an unarticulated infrastructure agenda made by the incoming presidential administration.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Chicago's AIA chapter has joined a growing list of local chapters, individuals and other architectural organizations who have expressed concerns over <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA CEO Robert Ivy's statement in support of the Trump administration</a>. For a complete run-down of the debacle and its evolution into the #NotMyAIA hashtag, see <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our explainer</a>.</p><p>The Chicago AIA's statement, written by senior board members, was originally published on their website on November 14. Its complete form is as follows:</p><p><em>To members of AIA Chicago:<br><br>The AIA Chicago Board of Directors wants to assure our members that we do not support the recent statement made by national AIA on November 10, which prematurely expressed the support of AIA&rsquo;s 89,000 members for an unarticulated infrastructure agenda made by the incoming presidential administration. Further, we are committed to working with all of you to deepen our diversity and inclusion initiatives, and to continue the discussions that affect positive change on issues that are critical to...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978443/yale-school-of-architecture-students-respond-to-aia-s-comments-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump Yale School of Architecture students respond to AIA's comments in support of President-elect Donald Trump YaleSOA 2016-11-14T18:37:00-05:00 >2016-11-18T14:45:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vp/vpoh9qut7h0q702u.jpg" width="650" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On November 9, 2016, the American Institute of Architects resigned itself to a cowardly position of economic and political subservience with its <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">support of President-elect Trump</a>. The AIA&rsquo;s refusal to take a principled stance on an incoming administration that galvanized support through hatred, divisiveness, and fear constitutes an abdication of its self-proclaimed responsibility to speak on behalf of architects and a contradiction of its own stated beliefs.</p><p>We, the undersigned students of the Yale School of Architecture, unequivocally denounce the AIA&rsquo;s endorsement of the new status quo. For too long, our profession has been complicit in giving form to landscapes of inequality and discrimination, and has itself been plagued by a history of racial and gender inequity. The AIA&rsquo;s immediate and unquestioning pandering to the Trump administration threatens a continuation of our troubled past and demonstrates a willingness to pursue financial gain at the expense of our values. With the pro...</p>