Archinect - News 2016-05-26T12:31:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149947448/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-93 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #93 Justine Testado 2016-05-25T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T14:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8w/8w335e0p40224243.jpg" width="514" height="342" 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/perkinswill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Perkins+Will</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154020549377247.1073743359.159112812246&amp;type=3&amp;uploaded=7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/perkinswill/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Healthcare Project Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v8/v8wbcypmrljcta2g.jpg"></p><p>2.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jpda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154018543362247.1073743358.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149934191/intermediate-architect-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Architect / Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fd/fdotzzij4klixghw.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/auxoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>AUX Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154009754112247.1073743357.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149941809/project-captain-junior-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Captain/Junior Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h5/h5j62iu7k7xzbjp5.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/32670775/architerra-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Architerra</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154007504247247.1073743355.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149944516/experienced-green-architect-revit-required" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Experienced Green Architect&mdash;Revit Required</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1q/1q6ngyqggkhgzfoi.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&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&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>&nbsp;series.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149947413/it-s-now-more-common-for-young-adults-in-the-us-to-live-with-their-parents-than-in-any-other-scenario It's now more common for young adults in the US to live with their parents than in any other scenario Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-25T13:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T11:29:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vg/vg3gpif0xmzg24ym.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In that age group, 32.1 percent of people [ages 18-34] live in their parents' house, while 31.6 live with a spouse or partner in their own homes and 14 percent live alone, as single parents or in a home with roommates or renters. The rest live with another family member, a nonfamily member or in group-living situations such as a college dorm or prison. [...] the rise in the number of young adults living at home started before the economic crash &mdash; and so did the possible contributing factors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The analysis, done by the Pew Research Center, also makes clear that this isn't the all-time high for young adults living at home &ndash; that topped out in 1940, at 35%. Still, at that time, it was more common for young adults to have shacked up with a spouse or partner.</p><p>Pew is also careful to couch the analysis in the context of other demographic developments, such as the rise of male unemployment and the fact that young adults working today make "less than they would have in their parents' day". And interestingly, as women made more, the rate of women living at home increased as well.</p><p>More on shifting residential demographics:</p><ul><li><a title="WeWork + Airbnb = PodShare? New live-work space emerges in Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937012/wework-airbnb-podshare-new-live-work-space-emerges-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeWork + Airbnb = PodShare? New live-work space emerges in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Living Spaces&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149047393/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-living-spaces-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Living Spaces" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a title="More details emerge about WeWork's residential endeavor WeLive" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135806594/more-details-emerge-about-wework-s-residential-endeavor-welive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More details emerge about WeWork's residential endeavor WeLive</a></li><li><a title="The rise of communal living in New York" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133408596/the-rise-of-communal-living-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The rise of communal living in New York</a></li><li><a title="Millennials, not forming enough households" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103274600/millennials-not-forming-enough-households" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Millennials, not forming enough households</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947081/clerkenwell-design-week-2016-top-picks Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - Top Picks Ellen Hancock 2016-05-24T10:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T12:06:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqpm3zqgph5phz0s.jpg" width="514" height="178" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year when London's design district opens its doors to the public for Clerkenwell Design Week and shows the rest of London and the design industry what it has to offer. An impressive showcase of distinct and accomplished talent the three-day event spans; furniture and product design, interior design as well as architecture. This year&rsquo;s event includes over 120 spaces and directly engages 100 local businesses.</p><p>For its seventh year the team have employed the help of local architects OMMX to create a new masterplan that navigates visitors and links eight temporary exhibitions as well as commissioned installations.&nbsp;<br><br>With so much creativity on show we thought we would make a few suggestions.&nbsp;Here are Archinect's top recommendations:&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Open Showrooms - open throughout the festival</strong><br><br><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7641/domus-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Domus&nbsp;</strong></a><br>50 Great Sutton Street<br>EC1V 0DF</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbs75imjhk00s50o.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7643/fr-vi-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Fr&ouml;vi&nbsp;</strong></a><br>Broad Yard<br>Turnmill Street<br>EC1M 5RR</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l4b05i8woqzxlg6.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7642/herman-miller-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Herman Miller&nbsp;</strong></a><br>102-108 Clerkenwell Road<br>EC1M 5SA</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypdvyw7kk4zju5me.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7639/knoll-showroom-opening-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Knoll&nbsp;</strong></a><br>91 Goswell Road<br>EC1V 7EX</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aya8wxxbandlj655.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7640/morgan-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Morgan&nbsp;</strong></a><br>1 Dallington Street<br>EC1V 0BH<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/genrrz2i0djntauk.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Exhibitions...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946727/editor-s-picks-446 Editor's Picks #446 Nam Henderson 2016-05-23T09:19:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T12:33:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2uwj1i27bgdlzi2n.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a> spoke with curators <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149943348/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-british-pavilion-s-home-economics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jack Self, Shumi Bose and Finn Williams and previewed their British Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Biennale</a>.</p><p>As they explained;</p><p>"<em>We&rsquo;re interested in the influence of bureaucratic apparatus like the Terms &amp; Conditions of Airbnb, the semantics of a mortgage, or the lifespan of product warranties, on the design of the home. But rather than seeing these as constraints, we want to show these as fields where architecture can expand its agency.</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plus, </a><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> h</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ad a chance to visit</a>&nbsp;Sn&oslash;hetta's expanded SFMOMA.&nbsp;Her conclusion, that it "<em>elegantly achieves its stated goals of being accessible and welcoming to all, if not necessarily being a stunning piece of architecture in its own right.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>LiMX</strong> liked what he read "<em>Good review, not the boring contrarianism I've read elsewhere.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/be/beiqs9pervq5nf04.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>In late April the Vanna Venturi House, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944193/vanna-venturi-house-s-new-owner-plans-to-preserve-property" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was sold after more than nine months on the open market</a>.&nbsp;In response <strong>quondam&hellip;</strong>, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> and others, explored whether a building as "<em>volumi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946366/benoy-announced-in-heathrow-shortlist-for-terminal-of-the-future-expansion Benoy Announced in Heathrow Shortlist for Terminal of the Future Expansion Ellen Hancock 2016-05-20T11:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:11:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sb2npqdf8x7ro3f0.jpg" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Benoy has been shortlisted along with three other British design firms including HOK, Grimshaw and Zaha Hadid to create a a new concept for the country's global gateway. &nbsp;The architects were asked by Heathrow to consider the purpose and potential of an airport with the resulting designs showcasing bold new strategies for a world class sustainable airport. The designs focus on innovative passenger experience and the integration of local communities.</p><p>Benoy Global Director Tom Cartledge commented on the appointment saying;<em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The Aviation sector is incredibly exciting at the moment as we are rapidly evolving our expectations&nbsp;and imaginations of what an Airport represents. We are extremely honoured to be included in the shortlist and our concept has reimagined Heathrow as a &lsquo;Destination&rsquo; in its own right, transforming the site to be at the forefront of the next generation of airports.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Take a look at Benoy's design concept below:<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mprbf7owjkv5q5ii.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx0mzu4yvyu80604.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2viza40irti9qk1.jpg"></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers wi...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946002/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-92 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #92 Justine Testado 2016-05-18T13:36:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T14:25:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7tvdu1f8568pb75.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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/firms/cover/92236/a-parallel-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>A Parallel Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153992729492247.1073743349.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149944441/designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2f/2fg96e8z42xhizdm.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/arosarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Aros Architects </strong></a>(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154000982172247.1073743351.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149944602/part-1-year-out-student" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part 1 &lsquo;year out&rsquo; student</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rd/rda4ni3xt49fdbyu.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/moed-de-armas-and-shannon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>MdeAS Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154004948632247.1073743353.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/118425809/architectural-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m7/m7mj47j98m6veer4.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149945616/nyc-office-of-the-mayor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>NYC Office of the Mayor</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154002820527247.1073743352.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149945617/project-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/go/go3cf0jji9silspm.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12452538/bluarch-architecture-interiors-lighting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153994861537247.1073743350.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/12452538/bluarch-architecture-interiors-lighting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r3/r3u14b2hd3il4810.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&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&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>&nbsp;series.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149945983/architecture-billings-index-displays-continued-modest-growth-in-april Architecture Billings Index displays continued modest growth in April Alexander Walter 2016-05-18T12:22:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:48:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qu/qu4ds71foqxgjdm6.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After beginning the year with a decline, the Architecture Billings Index has posted three consecutive months of increasing demand for design activity at architecture firms. [...] (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 50.6, down from the mark of 51.9 in the previous month. This score still reflects an increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 56.9, down from a reading of 58.1 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Key ABI highlights for the month of April were reported by the AIA as:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: South (52.2), Northeast (51.5), West (50.8), Midwest (50.8)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: multi-family residential (53.7), commercial / industrial (52.0), mixed practice (50.0), institutional (49.0)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 56.9</li><li>Design contracts index: 54.3</li></ul><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/149941581/architecture-billings-index-concludes-first-quarter-on-continued-positive-note" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index concludes first quarter on continued positive note</a></li><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></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944700/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-91 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #91 Justine Testado 2016-05-11T14:35:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a8w1l28u7z9g6kor.jpg" width="514" height="466" 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/firms/cover/3360816/pei-cobb-freed-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153987208467247.1073743345.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149944083/communications-design-coordinator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Communications Design Coordinator</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r4/r4ap2so05dlw1typ.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/pickardchilton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Pickard Chilton</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153979638352247.1073743344.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149940901/visualization-specialist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visualization Specialist</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/of/of2mo3sggxx845pa.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/BULLI" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>BULLI</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153988819937247.1073743346.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/BULLI/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ii/iifzdqafk1es9ac9.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/smithhanes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Smith Hanes Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153977587937247.1073743343.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/smithhanes/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t0s43xy1p3j391jz.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/buildingstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Building Studio Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153990728527247.1073743347.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/buildingstudio/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d99nv3fay1sncb1z.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&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&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>&nbsp;series.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149944209/architects-advice-to-london-s-new-mayor-sadiq-khan Architects advice to London's new mayor Sadiq Khan Ellen Hancock 2016-05-09T11:13:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:28:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5y34r8i9niy5pd8d.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Sadiq Khan arrived for his first day at work as London&rsquo;s new mayor, architects urged him to be bold in tackling the city&rsquo;s housing crisis. They warned that his policies alone won&rsquo;t be enough to solve the problems and advised him to widen his approach. &ldquo;Bold strategic moves are what&rsquo;s required, and I therefore hope the new mayor has the stomach for a fight,&rdquo; said Russell Curtis of RCKa.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There are high hopes for Khan, find out more about some of the issues he will have to tackle in his new&nbsp;position:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&pound;950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943687/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-90 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #90 Justine Testado 2016-05-04T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:33:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/72cmyozhzrm6eojs.jpg" width="514" height="395" 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/laguarda.low" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>LaGuarda.Low Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153946238872247.1073743331.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/laguarda.low/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e4/e49ybi6dyrpzmqjd.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/terreform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Terreform ONE</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153975168472247.1073743342.159112812246&amp;type=3&amp;uploaded=2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149941404/architectural-research-fellow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Research Fellow</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ty/tyao31iasv0qjfkw.jpg"></p><p>3.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/15761943/fer-studio-llp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>(fer) studio</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153964369857247.1073743338.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149934275/project-associate-rhino-revit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Associate &mdash; Rhino &amp; Revit</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/69/698r1j5qwz48u65r.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/clarknexsen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Clark Nexsen</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153895315452247.1073743316.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/clarknexsen/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0y/0y16r8k6nyjix1or.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149943444/clutch-design-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Clutch Design Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153973210967247.1073743341.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149943456/architectural-intern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Intern</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5o/5obpz1anr1p4l1yv.jpg"></p><p>6. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/28931566/urban-land-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Urban Land Institute</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153971616612247.1073743339.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149943304/associate-uli-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Associate, ULI San Francisco</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/51/518pclvmqhjpy2dl.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&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 ...</p> 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 >2016-05-06T00:13:40-04:00 <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 >2016-05-06T00:08:32-04:00 <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 >2016-05-04T23:07:44-04:00 <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>