Archinect - News 2014-11-25T19:34:55-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/114500828/looks-like-calatrava-won-t-get-paid-for-his-chicago-spire-work Looks Like Calatrava Won't Get Paid for His Chicago Spire Work Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-25T14:26:00-05:00 >2014-11-25T17:26:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bgjbi5wk9h2qvtv9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in 2008, architect Santiago Calatrava placed an $11.34M lien on the Chicago Spire in the hope of being paid for his work on the project, which officially died in November, having never amounted to anything more than a hole in the ground. Now, Crain's Chicago reports that Calatrava may have missed the two-year window he had to file a lawsuit to enforce his claim.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a title="Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a title="Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93084470/chicago-spire-developer-wants-to-resume-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114436635/emperor-s-new-clothes-money-lacking-for-facade-of-berlin-s-new-palace Emperor's New Clothes: Money Lacking for Facade of Berlin's New Palace Alexander Walter 2014-11-24T18:24:00-05:00 >2014-11-25T13:31:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jr/jr4thbg2mvid3x93.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The plans call for nothing less than the rebirth of the Prussian-era heart of Berlin. A new palace is currently under construction on the German capital's famous Museum Island to replace the Berlin City Palace, or Stadtschloss, the erstwhile residence of Prussian kings and German emperors that was demolished by the communists soon after the end of World War II. [...] But completion of the exterior may be in doubt.</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/114207237/latest-ncarb-survey-indicates-architecture-is-a-growing-profession-in-the-u-s Latest NCARB survey indicates architecture is a growing profession in the U.S. Justine Testado 2014-11-21T19:03:00-05:00 >2014-11-21T19:11:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nk/nk9tq89jpbh97s80.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architecture profession is back on the rise as the American economy recovers, according to NCARB's 2014 Survey of Architectural Registration Boards. For starters, the number of architects has grown by 3.1 percent since 2011.</p><p>Collecting data from all 54 U.S. territories (including District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), the 2014 survey states that there are 107,581 architects in the U.S., which is a 1.6 percent increase from last year. California is listed with the highest total number of added architects at 20,595, followed by New York at 16,809. Data collected for the fall 2014 survey also reflect registration levels from July 2013 to June 2014.</p><p>Findings from the <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t17.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau of Labor Statistics</a> show similar upward trends. In just the last two months, architecture and engineering services added 5,000 new jobs in September and 2,900 new jobs in October.</p><p>Earlier this year, NCARB made major announcements regarding <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108199808/ncarb-revises-intern-architect-title-for-architects-pursuing-licensure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">licensure upon graduation</a> as well as <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102578040/ncarb-reveals-major-reinventions-for-the-idp-and-are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">major mo...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114126142/tracking-economic-conditions-with-satellite-imagery-and-shadows Tracking economic conditions with satellite imagery and shadows Archinect 2014-11-20T17:39:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:39:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/789648f9a507cb229e9feb24fe7993c3.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Proving that some market somewhere will find a value for anything, a company called Orbital Insight is now tracking "the shadows cast by half-finished Chinese buildings" as a possible indicator for where the country's economy might be headed.</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/114037792/architecture-billings-index-shows-slower-expansion-in-october Architecture Billings Index shows slower expansion in October Archinect 2014-11-19T14:01:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T14:04:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7kkx9jku04jbr0ps.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Headed by the continued strength in the multi-family residential market and the emerging growth for institutional projects, demand for design services continues to be healthy [...] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the October ABI score was 53.7, down from a mark of 55.2 in September. This score reflects an increase in design activity (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 62.7, following a mark of 64.8 the previous month.</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/113597892/editor-s-picks-393 Editor's Picks #393 Nam Henderson 2014-11-14T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-11-14T14:39:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4jkzolv8i5a3lkm.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"394,000 US$!! This is the budget of homes in America that are 1/10th of this quality. Perhaps it's for two people, who are empty nesters, and entertain for a large extended family. The simplicity of materials and form, is exceedingly elegant". - b3tadine[sutures]</p></em><br /><br /><p>The latest edition of <strong>Showcase:</strong>&nbsp;features <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/113038199/showcase-slate-house-by-affleck-de-la-riva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slate House, located on a site in Laval, a suburb of Montreal. Designed by </a><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/113049452/affleck-de-la-riva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Affleck de la Riva architects</a>, it stands in sharp contrast to the tract houses that surround it. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8yc4g8vqjbkoisy.jpg"></p><p><strong>b3tadine[sutures]</strong>&nbsp;exclaims "<em>394,000 US$!! This is the budget of homes in America that are 1/10th of this quality. Perhaps it's for two people, who are empty nesters, and entertain for a large extended family. The simplicity of materials and form, is exceedingly elegant</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3ckhgh76a70aa43.jpg"></p><p>As part of Archinect&rsquo;s continuing ACADIA 2014 coverage <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;reviews the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/112824468/the-theory-of-everything-in-sandbox-city-will-wright-s-keynote-at-acadia-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">keynote by creator of SimCity Will Wright's</a>, which she labels "<em>almost a exegesis</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112961869/is-the-architectural-profession-still-relevant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Minkjan spoke with Rory Hyde re: the ongoing relevancy of the profession and Future Practice</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Darkman</strong> felt the need to clarify "<em>Most architects I know build schools, hospitals, churches, malls, apartment buildings etc. It's just the media that feeds us the Versaces...and Ivy League universities</em>".</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113051064/architect-sou-fujimoto-s-futuristic-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Wall Street Journal published...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113578622/all-those-new-museums-now-the-facts All those new museums? Now, the facts… Alexander Walter 2014-11-13T15:07:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:02:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/94d8b12d75147c2848993406c1d4a847.jpg" width="442" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2010, the Fondazione di Venezia&mdash;a well-endowed and entrepreneurial foundation with its historic roots in Italy&rsquo;s regional banking system&mdash;launched an architectural competition for a cluster of buildings in the centre of Mestre, one of the mainland urban areas of Venice. [...] The three accompanying essays, by Marco De Michelis, Aaron Betsky and M9 architect Matthias Sauerbruch, are less granular. They provide an overview of and perspectives on the museum-building boom [...].</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/113503877/njit-s-school-of-architecture-has-no-one-to-blame-but-itself-in-beef-with-kean-university "NJIT's school of architecture has no one to blame but itself" in beef with Kean University Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-12T17:23:00-05:00 >2014-11-21T16:54:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kcb4tutzhgrcjei.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112980377/archinect-sessions-5-barbara-bestor-the-michael-graves-school-material-witness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">episode 5</a>&nbsp;of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/47379/archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>&nbsp;</em>last week,&nbsp;co-host/NJIT grad <a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a> took issue with NJIT's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113495827/njit-blasts-kean-u-architecture-school-plans-calls-proposal-duplicative-wasteful" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">statement</a>&nbsp;against Kean University's upcoming <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112336336/kean-university-announces-the-michael-graves-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves School of Architecture</a>. Koense called NJIT's arguments against Kean "categorically ridiculous" and "smoke and mirrors, distracting people from the real issues at NJIT".&nbsp;Koense points to Urs Gauchat, NJIT's architecture dean, as the cause of the school's struggle to make enrollment:&nbsp;"If there's any problems at NJIT and schools of architecture in the state of New Jersey, it has to do with the current dean, and the current administration there," and that "NJIT's school of architecture has no one to blame but itself."</p><p>Listen to Koense's take on NJIT's statement below, or download the whole episode <a href="http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/0/0/b/00b5cd6972520e4c/Archinect-Sessions-5.mp3?c_id=7840625&amp;expiration=1415837977&amp;hwt=7fe2fe590e2a967fa1a298a2f5d6deab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. You can subscribe to the podcast <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113495827/njit-blasts-kean-u-architecture-school-plans-calls-proposal-duplicative-wasteful NJIT blasts Kean U. architecture school plans; calls proposal duplicative, wasteful Alexander Walter 2014-11-12T13:23:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T13:26:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/0591012c3327ca973ee95fc4ce950402.jpg" width="380" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kean University&rsquo;s plans to open a school architecture now face opposition from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, which claims the program would be a wasteful duplication and that Kean has failed to seek approvals [...] &ldquo;If you have the state involved in sponsored programs, they would have to have a geographical disparity or offer different programs. I think it would hard not to come to that conclusion,&rdquo; said Urs Gauchat, NJIT Dean of the School of Architecture and Design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the News: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112336336/kean-university-announces-the-michael-graves-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kean University announces the Michael Graves School of Architecture</a></p><p>More on this issue also in the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112980377/archinect-sessions-5-barbara-bestor-the-michael-graves-school-material-witness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest episode</a> of our weekly podcast, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/47379/archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Archinect Sessions</em></a>: Paul and Amelia discuss the ensuing beef between the two schools with co-hosts Donna Sink and NJIT graduate Ken Koense.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113487756/home-and-away-is-airbnb-a-threat-to-the-affordable-housing-market Home and Away: Is Airbnb a Threat to the Affordable Housing Market? dschulz18 2014-11-12T12:26:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T12:26:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6t/6tdu1ez8w741if8k.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Controversial room-sharing startup Airbnb, one of the most visible players in what is being called the &ldquo;sharing economy,&rdquo; has recently awakened the innovation vs. regulation argument in all the usual ways&ndash;and a few new ones, including the accusation that these short-term rentals are depleting the already-scarce affordable housing stock in pricey metro areas like San Francisco and New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Is airbnb a threat to the affordable housing market? The hotel industry collects and pays a city a transient occupancy tax for the service they provide, while airbnb historically has not. Housing advocates note that in cities like NYC and San Francisco properties are being leased by single owners via airbnb, removing them from the pool of available rental housing.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113345533/for-the-sake-of-our-cities-it-s-time-to-make-town-planning-cool-again For the sake of our cities, it's time to make town planning cool again Alexander Walter 2014-11-10T14:33:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T08:19:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25dc452e6ea90306c9e3ce3b4f598649.jpg" width="514" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the cult of the star architect has soared over the decades and property developers have displaced bankers as the new super-rich, the figure of the local town planner has become comic shorthand for a certain kind of faceless, under-whelming dullard. [...] &ldquo;Planning has become unpopular, disconnected from the public and increasingly beholden to the developer rather than the people it is meant to serve.&rdquo;</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/112882297/mustn-t-keep-the-client-waiting Mustn’t Keep the Client Waiting Alexander Walter 2014-11-04T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T18:03:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4a004b7846ea73f33b613b0c597ace2c.jpg" width="315" height="211" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of my more bizarre travel experiences involved a client in China, who was very excited about our work. [...] By the time we landed, I&rsquo;d completed the first pass at a design for a three-story villa to be built atop his high-rise. Good thing I did. When I landed, I was whisked directly to a dinner, where I had to present the ideas I&rsquo;d developed on the plane. By that time I&rsquo;d been up for nearly two days. [...] I wanted to die, but we did get the business.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Scott Lee, principal and president of global architectural firm SB Architects, shares some of his Frequent Flier stories.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112808383/schools-shuffle-and-museums-move-forward-weekly-news-round-up-for-october-27-2014 Schools shuffle and museums move forward: Weekly News Round-Up for October 27, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-03T20:29:00-05:00 >2014-11-03T20:30:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g9/g9344ae3jv5yf330.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, October 31:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112573293/new-plan-for-architecture-school-at-wright-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation</a>: Facing the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107571089/spiralling-tensions-at-frank-lloyd-wright-architecture-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">loss of its accreditation</a> in 2017, the school is considering independent incorporation in order to continue operating.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, October 30:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Archinect's Lexicon: &quot;Anthropocene&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112035318/archinect-s-lexicon-anthropocene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Lexicon: "Anthropocene"</a>: Recognizing that&nbsp;"Architecture notoriously appropriates and invents new language &ndash; sometimes to make appeals, sometimes to fill conceptual gaps, sometimes nonsensically", Archinect's new series will create a lexicon of (mostly new) discursive architectural terms.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 29:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Relocation or Adaptation: S&atilde;o Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112435990/relocation-or-adaptation-s-o-paulo-nears-collapse-as-drought-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: S&atilde;o Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues</a>: Partially due to climate change and deforestation, major reservoirs are dangerously low and cities in S&atilde;o Paulo are beginning to go dry.</li><li><a title="Sn&oslash;hetta to take over SF development project near Civic Center" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112435177/sn-hetta-to-take-over-sf-development-project-near-civic-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta to take over SF development project near Civic Center</a>: The condo design originally was given to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4912/richard-meier-partners-architects-llp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier</a>, and may involve relocating the adjacent subway stop at Civic Center in downtown San Francisco.</li><li><a title="The Broad Kinda Sorta Has an Opening Date: Fall 2015" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112418303/the-broad-kinda-sorta-has-an-opening-date-fall-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Broad Kinda Sorta Has an...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/112802719/one-world-trade-center-opens-its-doors-cond-nast-the-first-to-move-in One World Trade Center opens its doors; Condé Nast the first to move in Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-03T13:28:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T21:13:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vh/vh8ze0kesuwmeo0y.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Cond&eacute; Nast&rsquo;s arrival puts a stiletto in the heart of the outdated notion that Lower Manhattan is stuffy and gray,&rdquo; said Jessica Lappin, president of the Downtown Alliance, a local business organization. &ldquo;They will accelerate the transformation that&rsquo;s well underway and create additional demand-side pressure for more cool restaurants, art galleries and bars.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thirteen years after the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/16971905/following-years-of-delays-construction-finally-moving-ahead-at-world-trade-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a fair share of construction delays</a>, 1 World Trade Center is open for business. While the tower's 102 floors are currently only 58% occupied, mostly by media giant Cond&eacute; Nast (of <em>Vanity Fair, Vogue, The New Yorker</em>, and <em>Bon App&eacute;tit,</em>&nbsp;to name a few), so much has changed in Lower Manhattan since construction on the tower began that attracting new tenants doesn't seem like it'll be much of a problem. The <em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;points out that the neighborhood's population has exploded to 61,000, as investment banks left, and luxury retailers, media companies and tech firms moved in.</p><p>Fifteen years ago, when Cond&eacute; Nast first moved to their former space in Times Square, the area's tone shifted: "Cond&eacute; Nast's move from Madison Avenue in 1999 served as an imprimatur that Times Square was finally safe for white-collar workers. Soon came the lawyers, accountants, bankers and others who had avoided the seedy environ." Developer...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112573293/new-plan-for-architecture-school-at-wright-foundation New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation Alexander Walter 2014-10-31T15:00:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T20:16:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ow/owoxhiqdaw25oev2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has approved a possible path toward independent incorporation of its architecture school &ndash; providing fund-raising targets are met, Sean Malone, the foundation&rsquo;s president and chief executive, said in a note sent Wednesday evening to people involved in the school.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107571089/spiralling-tensions-at-frank-lloyd-wright-architecture-school" target="_blank">Spiralling Tensions at Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture School</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112435177/sn-hetta-to-take-over-sf-development-project-near-civic-center Snøhetta to take over SF development project near Civic Center Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-29T19:53:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T20:03:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2urr6qly0sngxdon.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This would be the first U.S. tower for Sn&oslash;hetta, founded in Norway but on the rise in the United States since being selected in 2004 to design the pavilion for the National Sept. 11 Memorial &amp; Museum. Sn&oslash;hetta will replace an even better-known architect for the corner: Richard Meier, the Pritzker Prize-winning designer of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, whose firm has been working on a tower in the same location since 2008.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The site in question is directly adjacent the Civic Center's metro stop on Market St., and a large part of the developer's plans revolve around shifting this existing stop one block north, to avoid (in the SFGate author's words) the "squalid even by neighborhood standards" area. The residential tower being built on the site, which includes condominiums with retail space on the ground floor, would account for its affordable housing requirements by building separate properties three blocks away.</p><p>Sn&oslash;hetta's other work in San Francisco includes&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30708442/sfmoma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SFMoMA's expansion</a>, which is currently under construction.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111904348/editor-s-picks-390 Editor's Picks #390 Nam Henderson 2014-10-23T11:56:00-04:00 >2014-10-31T00:06:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/yweflrhmxywk8wry.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Amelia <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111205340/aftershock-4-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-neuroscientific-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">profiles the </a><a href="http://www.anfarch.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111205340/aftershock-4-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-neuroscientific-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;aka ANFA</a> and ponders the lessons from her time spent down in San Diego for ANFA&rsquo;s annual three-day conference at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.&nbsp;Does neuro-architecture truly hold the promise of translational design?</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1tcvs0s8n8jxx5y.jpg"></p><p><strong>midlander</strong> dreams "<em>I have a hard time seeing how this provides more meaningful feedback than occupant surveys...That said...I can't wait until I can wear some headset that makes revit models of whatever I'm thinking!</em>"&nbsp;while <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;a regular advocate for the use of the "<em>the old EEG headset</em>"&nbsp;was pleased "<em>great piece and like how you link all your news posts into a feature story..Although, much of what is going on now is data gathering, it is considerably more useful than just survey stats</em>".</p><p>For a more speculative version of <strong>Deans List</strong>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110738703/the-deans-list-hernan-diaz-alonso-of-sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect spoke with Hernan Diaz Alonso, upcoming Director at </a><a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> in Los Angeles.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/92yenyqh77puyd55.jpg"></p><p>"Archinect Sessions" a new weekly podcast hosted by Paul and Amelia, releas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111501222/budget-busters-ranking-the-world-s-most-overbudget-monuments Budget Busters: ranking the world's most overbudget monuments Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-17T18:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-17T18:34:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cg/cgtbyakasvj26x6u.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Damningly described as &lsquo;hell on wheels&rsquo;, &lsquo;malice in blunderland&rsquo;, and &lsquo;a field of dreams&rsquo;; welcome to a run-down of some of the world&rsquo;s most eye-wateringly over-budget projects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After adjusting costs for inflation and converting into US Dollars, <a href="http://podio.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Podio</a>&nbsp;put together a simple, nifty visualization of the world's most over-budget monuments. Unsurprisingly, Olympic and large infrastructure projects rank high, with projects like Healthcare.gov and the International Space Station thrown in the mix for comparison.</p><p>Check out the projects below in the interactive infographic:</p><p></p><p>(via <a href="https://podio.com/site/budget-busters/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Podio</a>).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111195701/new-podcast-new-banknotes-new-neurons-weekly-news-round-up-for-october-6-2014 New podcast, new banknotes, new neurons: Weekly News Round-Up for October 6, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-13T20:27:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T21:26:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/28/28fvn3tucg9zxp2q.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Sunday, October 12:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="A classic American look, feng shui notwithstanding" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111135399/a-classic-american-look-feng-shui-notwithstanding" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A classic American look, feng shui notwithstanding</a>: Investigating the impact of wealthy Chinese immigrants on suburban Seattle's real estate boom.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Saturday, October 11:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Indiana Ponders Abolishing Licensing for Architects" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110936408/indiana-ponders-abolishing-licensing-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indiana Ponders Abolishing Licensing for Architects</a>: Part of a state-wide reconsideration of more than "200 types of professional licenses, permits and certifications", aimed at cutting regulatory costs.</li><li><a title='Announcing "Archinect Sessions", our brand new podcast! Listen to Episode #1 now' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110877796/announcing-archinect-sessions-our-brand-new-podcast-listen-to-episode-1-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Announcing "Archinect Sessions", our brand new podcast! Listen to Episode #1 now</a>: We're launching a weekly podcast to discuss prominent news items, feat. members of the Archinect community and other special guests. Ep. #1: "Where are the women?"</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, October 9:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110875379/architects-create-a-3-d-printed-column-that-survives-earthquakes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes</a>: Made of cement and based on ancient Incan techniques.</li><li><a title="Renzo Piano admits he's &quot;struggling to do something good&quot; for the LA Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110868931/renzo-piano-admits-he-s-struggling-to-do-something-good-for-the-la-academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano admits he's "struggling to do something good" for the LA Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences project</a>: A fable to remind us that architecture is never solely the product of architects.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 8:...</em></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111184419/michael-maltzan-s-one-santa-fe-tries-to-make-density-appealing-in-los-angeles Michael Maltzan's One Santa Fe tries to make density appealing in Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-13T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:18:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/baae44aca1a9035297357bd86617bd17.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is a fractal of contemporary Los Angeles architecture, the fragment that both contains and helps explain the whole. [...] What gives the $165-million project its unusual symbolic power is that it takes the generic stuff of a typical L.A. apartment building &mdash; a wood frame slathered in white stucco and lifted above a concrete parking deck &mdash; and expands it dramatically to urban scale. [...] The design takes banality and stretches it like taffy in the direction of monumentality.</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/111135399/a-classic-american-look-feng-shui-notwithstanding A classic American look, feng shui notwithstanding Nam Henderson 2014-10-13T00:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T20:01:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/riovw8953qu1voxj.jpg" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Seattle was a better opportunity for me than China right now,&rdquo; Mr. Wang said. &ldquo;A lot of Chinese families are planning to move here.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Robert Frank reports in from Seattle, where wealthy Chinese seeking to relocate and/or invest are driving up the&nbsp;real estate market in eastern suburbs.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110818290/san-francisco-legalizes-regulates-airbnb-with-lots-of-amendments San Francisco Legalizes, Regulates Airbnb (With Lots of Amendments) Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-08T20:45:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T22:13:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb3bd778eee3d77534f9c9e06cf1fdc8.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city&rsquo;s board of supervisors voted to legalize and regulate short-term stays through a controversial piece of legislation that has been two years in the making [...] The key changes include a limit on non-hosted rentals for up to 90 days per year. [...] [The hosts will] also have to pay the city&rsquo;s hotel taxes. They &mdash; not Airbnb &mdash; are responsible for certifying that they&rsquo;re only hosting 90 days a year and for keeping records that prove this.</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/110733077/neighbor-can-you-spare-a-dime-citylab-conference-considers-sharing-economy-s-urban-impact Neighbor, can you spare a dime? CityLab conference considers sharing economy's urban impact Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-08T13:28:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T23:46:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cr/cr9bm7ok3zmsqaov.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For two days on the cusp of fall, a gaggle of mayors, journalists, technologists, and civic-minded entrepreneurs convened for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109875013/join-archinect-at-the-citylab-urban-solutions-to-global-challenges-conference-sept-29-30-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Atlantic</em>&rsquo;s CityLab 2014 conference</a>&nbsp;in still-balmy downtown Los Angeles. The full title, "Urban Solutions to Global Challenges", jumps off of the presumption that cities, not countries, are at the forefront of public innovation, and then dives into the waters where civic tech and urban life intermingle &ndash; where local governments have got to make better use of digital technology, and fast. To take the panels and presentations as gospel, our cities are at the best of times and the worst of times; climbing to dizzying heights of technological capabilities and entrepreneurial hopes, while caught in the social and rhetorical undertows of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96550328/a-conversation-on-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the big &ldquo;G&rdquo; word</a>, income inequality and population growing pains. But throughout the lofty jargon, the clearest concern was how cultural shifts in information technologies can improve urban development.</p><p>It&rsquo;s easy to point to inst...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-03T13:00:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T11:09:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b8wxfphpb93cuj28.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The farther up you look in the world of architecture, the fewer women you see. In this chart, we&rsquo;ve rounded up some common and publicly available metrics behind this claim. Like thousands of aspiring architects, we&rsquo;ll start at the bottom and work our way up&mdash;while also pausing on the way to consider what these measures mean.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/lchang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian Chikako Chang</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/49082200/association-of-collegiate-schools-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA</a>'s Director of Research + Information and <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/21449024/harvard-gsd-m-arch-i-lian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">prolific Archinect blogger</a>, has created a series of infographics charting the progress of women's roles in architecture. The statistics are, at a glance, both depressing and hopeful: compared to overall representation in the population, women occupy a disproportionally tiny slice of architecture's higher tiers, but the numbers do seem to be increasing over time.</p><p>Check out all the infographics in our image gallery below. Lian also posted an <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in-depth look at the infographics over at the ACSA blog</a>, showing how the data was sourced and analyzed.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110244100/richard-meier-on-his-mentors Richard Meier, on His Mentors Richard Meier & Partners 2014-10-01T11:29:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:20:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/io/iom8h7n1a9pawk0q.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first job I had after graduating from architecture school was in the office of Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill. And I worked under the head person, Gordon Bunshaft, who was terrific. And, after I was there for six months, I was offered a position in the office of Marcel Breuer. So, I went and told Mr. Bunshaft, &ldquo;I'm sorry that I've only been here a short time&hellip;&rdquo; but I wanted to work in Breuer's office because it was smaller and more of the kind of office I had one day hoped to have for myself.</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/109875013/join-archinect-at-the-citylab-urban-solutions-to-global-challenges-conference-sept-29-30-in-los-angeles Join Archinect at the "CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges" conference, Sept. 29 & 30 in Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-26T17:00:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T21:57:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4s/4stksfh093zn7qic.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>CityLab's more than 400 attendees will bring together the people who are creating the cities of the future&mdash;dozens of mayors from around the world, practitioners, planners, architects, artists, economists, urban scholars, and other civic leaders&mdash;to discuss emerging trends and share best practices for common challenges.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Archinect will be covering the second annual "CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges" conference, a summit for top figures in city governments, design, architecture, journalism and technology to address pressing urban issues. Hosted by&nbsp;<em>The Atlantic</em>&nbsp;in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the program will include presentations by:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/404112/eric-garcetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Eric Garcetti<em>, </em></strong></a>Mayor,&nbsp;Los Angeles</li><li><strong>Brian Chesky</strong>, CEO and Founder, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/287980/airbnb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb</a></li><li><strong>Henk Ovink</strong>, Senior Advisor to Secretary Shaun Donovan, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development</li><li><strong>Donald Shoup</strong>, Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a></li><li><strong>John Zimmer</strong>, Co-Founder and President, Lyft</li><li><strong>Bill Peduto</strong>, Mayor, Pittsburgh</li><li><strong>Kasim Reed</strong>, Mayor, Atlanta</li></ul><p>We'll be live-tweeting the whole thing <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@Archinect</a></strong>, Monday September 29 and Tuesday September 30, <strong>#CityLab2014</strong>. You can also&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/citylab/2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live-stream it here</a>.</p><p>If you're in Los Angeles and looking to take part, CityLab is also hosting "CityLab: Making L.A....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109745690/editor-s-picks-386 Editor's Picks #386 Nam Henderson 2014-09-25T11:58:00-04:00 >2014-09-26T13:09:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w7/w7lie8fymlapyuwt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/SeanS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean Smith</a>&nbsp;continues his series, in which three architects discuss their transition from student to professional. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/105942972/the-life-of-a-new-architect-eric-h-weler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Therein</a>, Eric H&ouml;weler of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33961/h-weler-yoon-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&ouml;weler + Yoon</a>&nbsp;makes the point that much of running a firm is about finding work;</p><p>&nbsp;"<em>In school everyone wants to be designers and have their own practice, but what most students don't connect is that having a practice is also being a businessman or woman &ndash; that you have to run a business which includes finding work, negotiating contracts and building consensus among people from different fields</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w1/w1u0cj4gx1pkbqqr.jpg"></p><p>In <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109023596/material-witness-4-writing-on-the-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Material Witness #4</strong></a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;explores how "<em>In cinema, signage plays a duplicitous role</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>NYC's historic 190 Bowery was part <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109353010/nyc-s-historic-190-bowery-part-of-massive-buy-up-by-developer-rfr-holdings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">of a massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>,&nbsp;re-published <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109347390/life-in-the-bowery-s-72-room-bohemian-dream-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a piece from 2008</a>, for historical context.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;remembers "<em>reading this when it originally posted. Thanks for putting it up again. Very sad that this unique space will be chewed up so that something not unique at all can take its p...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109714151/student-loan-default-rates-don-t-tell-the-whole-story Student loan default rates don't tell the whole story Alexander Walter 2014-09-24T12:44:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T12:52:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6e08fcf39b0669b1a47bb7dcf475fcf3.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, the U.S. Department of Education will release data on the percentage of borrowers who have defaulted on federal student loans over the last three years. Schools with high rates of default face consequences. [...] Is default the student&rsquo;s burden? Or the institution&rsquo;s? And the federal government doesn&rsquo;t always consider a would-be borrowers&rsquo; credit risk the way private lenders can.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a title="Architects Laud Introduction of Bipartisan National Design Services Act As Way to Cut Spiraling Student Loan Debt" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95485007/architects-laud-introduction-of-bipartisan-national-design-services-act-as-way-to-cut-spiraling-student-loan-debt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Laud Introduction of Bipartisan National Design Services Act As Way to Cut Spiraling Student Loan Debt</a></p></li><li><p><a title="Architects Support Students' Call for Pro Bono Work in Exchange for Loan Relief" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/46270111/architects-support-students-call-for-pro-bono-work-in-exchange-for-loan-relief" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Support Students' Call for Pro Bono Work in Exchange for Loan Relief</a></p></li><li><p><a title="Obama only 8 years out of student loan debt #dontdoublemyrate" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/46162984/obama-only-8-years-out-of-student-loan-debt-dontdoublemyrate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama only 8 years out of student loan debt #dontdoublemyrate</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109713464/architecture-billings-index-exhibits-continued-strength-in-august Architecture Billings Index Exhibits Continued Strength in August Archinect 2014-09-24T12:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T21:22:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k84nk0h3x1c51lh8.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an increasing level of demand for design services [...]. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the August ABI score was 53.0, down from a mark of 55.8 in July. This score reflects an increase in design activity (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 62.6, following a very strong mark of 66.0 the previous month.</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/109657265/nyc-s-most-expensive-condo-to-be-listed-at-130-million NYC’s Most Expensive Condo to Be Listed at $130 Million Alexander Walter 2014-09-23T19:01:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:19:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vw/vwtsu9b0g6ca9wn9.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A triplex penthouse at Zeckendorf Development Co.&rsquo;s tower under construction on Manhattan&rsquo;s Upper East Side will be offered for sale at $130 million, making it New York&rsquo;s most expensive apartment listing. The 12,394-square-foot (1,151-square-meter) property will span the top three floors at 520 Park Ave., where sales will begin the first quarter of next year, Arthur Zeckendorf said in an interview today.</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>