Archinect - News 2014-11-28T07:35:57-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/113051066/architecting-your-career-it-s-time-to-pursue-licensure Architecting Your Career: It’s Time to Pursue Licensure Sponsor 2014-11-14T17:16:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:33:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2gcv9f6zxk7w6vt.jpg" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ppi2pass.com/shop/are/are-review-materials" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Just as a doctor, lawyer, dentist or engineer require licensure to protect public health, safety, and welfare&mdash;architects must also be licensed. A significant part of becoming licensed is taking and passing the Architecture Registration Exam&reg; (ARE).</p><p><a href="http://ncarb.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Council of Architectural Registration Boards</a> (NCARB) administers the ARE. NCARB is an organization that regulates the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for architect licensure. Its members represent architectural registration boards across the United States and U.S. territories.</p><p><strong>Why Become Licensed?</strong></p><p>You can go to college, graduate, and earn a degree in architecture, but the road to becoming an architect doesn&rsquo;t stop there.</p><p><strong>Benefits of Becoming Licensed</strong></p><ul><li>Without the license, you aren&rsquo;t a legally sanctioned architect. You are not legally allowed to call yourself an architect until you are licensed.</li><li>With a license, you have the legal right to sign, seal or stam...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/111417626/episode-2-of-archinect-sessions-podcast-out-now Episode 2 of "Archinect Sessions" podcast out now! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-16T19:35:00-04:00 >2014-11-13T18:43:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vj/vjn370031qy6912v.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Archinect Sessions" is a weekly podcast discussing recent news items and happenings on the site.&nbsp;Hosted by Archinect's founder and publisher,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>, alongside Editorial Manager&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>, the podcast pulls on the expertise of special weekly co-hosts, whether other Archinectors or players within the architecture community at large.</p><p>Co-hosts&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a>&nbsp;join us for&nbsp;our second episode, to discuss <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/455570/licensure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">licensing</a> and IDP issues at NCARB, the value of <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/110951660/mentorship-challenge-who-are-you-mentoring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mentorship</a> in the profession, and the latest news on the <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Farchinect.com%2Fnews%2Farticle%2F111179592%2Freporting-from-toronto-li-xiaodong-wins-inaugural-moriyama-raic-international-prize-for-the-liyuan-library&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNGVbO4BNUTroHwXvkZaNA03qasIVw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moriyama RAIC International Prize</a>. We also spoke with Archinector <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2235825/terri-peters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters</a> about her coverage of the Moriyama Prize, and have a special bonus interview (available below) with Haley Gipe, Assoc. AIA, who's involved with the renaming issue through NCARB and AIA.</p><p>To listen to the "Archinect Sessions" podcast:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to subscribe</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/110890667/editor-s-picks-388 Editor's Picks #388 Nam Henderson 2014-10-10T12:37:00-04:00 >2014-10-10T13:13:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cr/cr5e5c8nitt3jh00.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;continued her <strong>Material Witness</strong>. In <strong>#5</strong> she analyzed "<em>Wings of Desire</em>", "<em>Billy Elliot</em>"&nbsp;and "<em>In the Mood for Love</em>", for lessons about <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110346994/material-witness-5-cultural-gerrymandering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cultural Gerrymandering</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>is appreciative "<em>See Julia Ingalis quote above...there is more beer in the fridge...Enjoying this Feature!</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xo4q2etlseoz50z3.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;launched a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109656462/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-part-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">column</a> which "<em>will serve to highlight architectures in the Anthropocene that choose the latter. Moreover, it will explore ways in which the Anthropocene thesis changes notions of architecture</em>".</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0wqcbomn2eodqev.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110262611/architectural-history-in-tiny-tokyo-capsules" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence France-Presse spoke with Masato Abe</a>, founder of the Save Nakagin Capsule Tower Project.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/alex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Walter</a>&nbsp;pointed out "<em>You can even spend a night in a capsule thanks to Airbnb....</em><em><a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1305889" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or <a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1860409" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></em>".</p><p><a href="http://ziauddinsardar.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ziauddin Sardar</a> bemoaned <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110235274/has-mecca-been-robbed-of-its-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Destruction of Mecca</a>.&nbsp;<strong>EKE</strong> confirmed "<em>I visited the kingdom in 2000, and spent time in Riyadh, Jeddah and Mecca. &nbsp;Yes, they are being robbed of their history, and they are doing it to themselves. ..erasing so much of the local vernacular</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1jflur4k6cp2z72.jpg"></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/tylerhopf/status/517342193086775296" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tyler...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110647923/big-businesses-and-baby-steps-weekly-news-round-up-for-september-22-and-29-2014 Big businesses and baby steps: Weekly News Round-Up for September 22 and 29, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-06T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T12:43:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6zjj16d78davkxy.jpg" width="514" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, October 3:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110427299/eisenhower-memorial-clears-key-hurdle-on-gehry-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design</a>: In a positive step for the Memorial's Approving Process Odyssey,&nbsp;the National Capital Planning Commission&nbsp;has OK'd the Commission on Fine Arts (the other federal body that must approve the design) to vote on the Memorial.</li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a>: A series of infographics on the representation of women in architectural practice and education, courtesy of <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA</a>.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 1:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Guggenheim plans New York expansion&hellip; again" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110274682/guggenheim-plans-new-york-expansion-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim plans New York expansion&hellip; again</a>: Not for more art space (Gehry tried that before) but for offices.</li><li><a title="Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110250557/zaera-polo-steps-down-as-dean-of-princeton-s-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture</a>: From the press release: "the school's former dean, Professor Stanley T. Allen, will serve as acting dean until a permanent successor is appointed and that Professor Allen will chair the search for the new dean."</li><li><a title="Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110234469/tiny-spanish-island-to-be-first-energy-self-sufficient-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island</a>: The 10,000 population island will use renewable e...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/110293937/editor-s-picks-387 Editor's Picks #387 Nam Henderson 2014-10-02T12:29:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:33:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3g4kmjznyacjyuc5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>Working out of the Box:</strong> Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109650817/working-out-of-the-box-adora-lo-architect-turned-pro-lego-builder" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adora Lo, Architect turned Pro LEGO Builder</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>They discussed the "<em>challenge of keeping it LEGO legal</em>" and the satisfaction of designing a "<em>Star Wars building in LEGO</em>".&nbsp;<strong>midlander</strong> was impressed "T<em>hat Boston model...The Lego version of 111 Huntington is nicer than the real one!</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;shared the debut issue of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109724744/screen-print-25-the-debut-issue-of-the-bartlett-s-lobby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;</a><a href="http://www.bartlettlobby.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LOBBY</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109724744/screen-print-25-the-debut-issue-of-the-bartlett-s-lobby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;, </a><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bartlett School of Architecture</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109724744/screen-print-25-the-debut-issue-of-the-bartlett-s-lobby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;s new architecture magazine</a>, for <strong>Screen/Print #25</strong>.</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ai/aip7jj1pglmjq5v7.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109578481/ncarb-announces-major-changes-to-idp-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced that it will be making significant changes to its Intern Development Program (IDP)</a>. Separate from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108199808/ncarb-revises-intern-architect-title-for-architects-pursuing-licensure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">other considerations to change the IDP's terminology</a>, this decision chiefly includes two phases: (1) the removal of "elective" hourly requirements, and (2) condensing IDP's experience areas from the current 17 into six "practice-based categories".</p><p>The general consensus seemed to be underwhelmed - <strong>midlander</strong> quipped "<em>So......</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109578481/ncarb-announces-major-changes-to-idp-program NCARB announces major changes to IDP program Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-22T19:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T00:24:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxipse6l24y9rdqu.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced today that it will be making significant changes to its Intern Development Program (IDP). Separate from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108199808/ncarb-revises-intern-architect-title-for-architects-pursuing-licensure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">other considerations to change the IDP's terminology</a>, this decision chiefly includes two phases: (1) the removal of "elective" hourly requirements, and (2) condensing IDP's experience areas from the current 17 into six "practice-based categories", linked to future sections planned for the revised Architect Registration Examination (ARE) 5.0. These changes will be implemented beginning mid-2015 and mid-2016, respectively.</p><p>By removing the "elective" IDP hours, NCARB is decreasing the total required from 5,600 to 3,740 (still based on the seventeen "core experience areas", until ARE 5.0 is in place). NCARB reportedly made this decision to cut down on the average amount of years it takes "interns" to become licensed. The current average is more than seven &mdash; five years for IDP and another 2.2 to complete the ARE...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108199808/ncarb-revises-intern-architect-title-for-architects-pursuing-licensure NCARB revises "Intern Architect" title for architects pursuing licensure Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-04T21:25:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T18:10:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uv/uve6ik1o2nlecebq.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) convened its new Future Title Task Force, which is comprised of interns and architects from across the country, to discuss the profession&rsquo;s title debate. The task force is charged with discussing the terminology used for those who are candidates for licensure and those who are architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The word "intern" contains a minefield of professional connotations. The job-title is <a href="http://archinect.com/search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">often associated</a> with a position that is unpaid, undervalued, or disposable, flying in the face of employment laws and professional ethics. And in some ways, it's no different in the architecture industry: it's deplorably and repeatedly the case that unpaid internships play an integral role in professional practice. It seems strange then, that the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) uses the title "Intern Architect" as the official term for those educated enough to pursue licensure. Under this definition, the babe in the woods can have the same title as a seasoned vet.</p><p>This disconcerting overlap of meanings has led NCARB to reconsider the term used to describe practicing professionals seeking licensure. NCARB's newly formed Future Title Task Force met late last August to outline the issues of this sticky naming-debate, eventually to determine what architects, before and aft...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102578040/ncarb-reveals-major-reinventions-for-the-idp-and-are NCARB reveals major reinventions for the IDP and ARE Justine Testado 2014-06-23T22:30:00-04:00 >2014-06-24T18:54:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s8/s8d75aru81uwgdf0.jpg" width="514" height="172" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Upon NCARB's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100731688/ncarb-announces-it-will-create-program-for-architecture-students-to-graduate-with-licensure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">licensure-upon-graduation announcement</a> that stirred up <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101114955/ncarb-s-licensure-at-graduation-announcement-rubs-archinectors-both-ways" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plenty of discussion</a> here on Archinect, the Council recently unveiled three more major modifications regarding the Intern Development Program (IDP) and the Architect Registration Exam (ARE).</p><p><strong>Proposal for the streamlining and overhaul of the IDP:</strong></p><ul><li>The first reinvention phase proposes to streamline the IDP by removing the elective hour requirement (1,860 hours). Interns will document only the 3,740 hours in the 17 core experience areas, instead of the current requirement of&nbsp;5,600 total hours of experience.</li><li>The long-term overhaul phase proposes realigning the current four IDP experience categories and 17 experience areas down to six experience categories. These six categories would directly align with the six practice-based areas of architecture, address the realities and challenges of contemporary practice, and will also align with the ARE 5.0 that will launch in late 2016.</li><li>Finalization of both phases -- and a potential ti...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/101114955/ncarb-s-licensure-at-graduation-announcement-rubs-archinectors-both-ways NCARB's "licensure at graduation" announcement rubs Archinectors both ways Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-04T21:13:00-04:00 >2014-06-06T15:48:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7x/7xtxstqr9ioqkq7t.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last week we reported on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100731688/ncarb-announces-it-will-create-program-for-architecture-students-to-graduate-with-licensure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB's announcement that it would offer a path to licensure through academic programs</a>, making it possible for architecture students to be licensed upon graduation. The proposal prompted a pretty divisive set of reactions from Archinect commenters, some excited by the opportunities inherent in the proposal, others despairing over its potential long-term effects.</p><p>At the time of this post, the original news piece had 61 comments, the major issues raised including impact on educational standards, earning potentials and the profession's reputation. What also surfaced was a generational bias, with those already firmly set in the practice (but still not licensed) feeling disadvantaged by an opportunity that came too late for them.&nbsp;We've gathered the gist of the commenter's opinions here.</p><p>The <strong>PROS</strong>:</p><ul><li>According to <strong>davvid</strong>, this new path to licensure will make it easier for graduates to get higher paying jobs more quickly after graduating, which "also increases their earni...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/90831199/ncarb-s-new-mobile-app-lets-interns-manage-idp-hours-on-the-go NCARB's new mobile app lets interns manage IDP hours on the go Justine Testado 2014-01-09T12:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-09T13:12:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8j/8j8j3nq8fkiiv278.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.ncarb.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB</a> continues its ongoing streak of system advances with their new MyIDP mobile app. The app can perhaps be handy for any of you iPhone-using interns working through your experience hours for the Intern Development Program.</p> <p> MyIDP was designed for interns who have already established an NCARB Record and begun reporting hours. New experience reports still need to be created online, so MyIDP is an extra portable tool to stay constantly updated on hours and overall IDP progress.</p> <p> Features in the app are: adding/editing hours and viewing all work experience for Settings A and O; submitting experience to supervisors; and as already mentioned, tracking overall progress on the "IDP Progress Dashboard".</p> <p> MyIDP is available for <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-idp/id783855310?mt=8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">free download</a> on Apple's App Store for iPhone iOS 7. Android users will have to wait for their version in the meantime -- the NCARB Council plans to develop it in the near future.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82554747/editor-s-picks-334 Editor's Picks #334 Nam Henderson 2013-09-24T11:28:00-04:00 >2013-09-24T13:44:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0u7dlgo8d9fs5pbc.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest <strong>Showcase</strong>&nbsp;feature Archinect highlighted, the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/82064755/showcase-louisiana-state-museum-and-sports-hall-of-fame-by-trahan-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame by Trahan Architects</a>.&nbsp;The building which opened this past June, is located in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase on the banks of the Cane River Lake.</p> <p> The project engendered lots of commentary. <strong>vado retro</strong> stopped by to say "<em>i'm planning on taking a drive down to check this out in the not too distant future. what impressed me most about this project is that some civic leaders had the vision to design this type of building in a historic district of the state's oldest city rather than a historicist pastiche</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9o/9oyz64uvz0c7yh9t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> While&nbsp;<strong>afrdzak</strong>&nbsp;was a little torn "<em>As an object it's beautiful and I would love to walk through those spaces and touch the stone.&nbsp; By what I see in the photos it&nbsp; looks to be well crafted it really exemplifies good utilization and potential of technology while at the same taking stone to a new level of design (even though it's not structural. Yes I like struc...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82018170/editor-s-picks-333 Editor's Picks #333 Nam Henderson 2013-09-17T12:26:00-04:00 >2013-09-20T03:37:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cvcixf522de96o9b.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new Court of Justice building in Hasselt, Belgium designed by a team comprising, Berlin-based J. MAYER H. Architects and local firms a2o-architecten andLens&ordm;ass architecten, officially swung its doors open to the public on September 13th. Donna Sink felt "This looks SO BEAUTIFUL! I saw it from the Hasselt train station last March and it literally took my breath away - it makes a great statement on the skyline. To see the interiors and details are so well considered makes me happy".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a>&nbsp;penned a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81465615/a-review-of-joe-day-s-corrections-and-collections-architectures-for-art-and-crime-2013-routledge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">review</a>&nbsp;of (a book I have been wanting to read, since I first saw a blurb for it a few weeks ago) Joe Day's "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Corrections-Collections-Architectures-Art-Crime/dp/0415534828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Corrections and Collections: Architectures for Art and Crime</a>"&nbsp;(2013, Routledge).&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m42071araeischxq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Therein he concluded "<em>Joe Day makes it clear that we are entering a new period- one where the models of cultural consumption and the constructs of punishment are so similar, that the humanity contained within either system is obscured by the totalizing effects of a homogeneous and sinister architectural typology</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4llk3tx7f1sav51j.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, in the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> feature, Archinect interviewed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81464812/working-out-of-the-box-scout-regalia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Makoto Mizutani and Benjamin Luddy, founders of LA-based product design studio Scout Regalia</a>.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ysce57aoo0sjjrgm.jpg" title=""><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81451941/cameron-sinclair-and-kate-stohr-co-founders-of-architecture-for-humanity-to-step-down-and-help-form-a-five-year-strategic-vision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After 15 years of leadership co-founders, Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr have decided to transition from the organization and launch a fund to support future growth</a>.</p> <p> Over at the San Francisco Gate Liz Pfeffer <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81686598/tech-professionals-seek-less-flashy-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> that in today&rsquo;s market "<em>Well-heeled techies ar...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76626689/editor-s-picks-323 Editor's Picks #323 Nam Henderson 2013-07-09T12:56:00-04:00 >2013-07-09T13:42:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7n/7nh73bqhz9jmvdjo.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> <br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76257599/epiphanies-from-frank-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benjamin Paulker interviewed Frank Gehry for Foreign Policy</a>&nbsp;regarding his first project in the Arab World.&nbsp;<strong>sameolddoctor</strong> was amused "<em>It is funny that Gehry thinks of himself as a humanitarian</em>"&nbsp;but <strong>pvbeeber</strong> wondered "<em>Not sure why everyone is giving him such a hard time.&nbsp; What other architects working in the Middle East would hire a human rights lawyer to make sure that workers are treated fairly?&nbsp; Gehry's also one of the few starchitects who bothers to pay his interns</em>".</p> <p> <strong>citizen</strong> took exception to the "<em>Epiphanies from Frank Gehry</em>" title "<em>I'm not giving FOG a hard time.&nbsp; Bully for him...I'm giving the Archinect editors --with whom I generally concur, but who often title these little pieces ridiculously-- the hard time</em>". However as <a href="http://archinect.com/ryangriffin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryan Griffin</a>&nbsp;noted "<em>citizen.... the title given to this page is the title of the article to which it is referring...</em>"</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76247749/la-times-christopher-hawthorne-calls-moca-s-revamped-architecture-show-a-model-of-insularity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne&nbsp;</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76247749/la-times-christopher-hawthorne-calls-moca-s-revamped-architecture-show-a-model-of-insularity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviewed the new architecture exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art</a> - concluding "<em>When architects de...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61448988/aia-selects-recipients-of-intern-development-program-outstanding-firms-awards AIA Selects Recipients of Intern Development Program Outstanding Firms Awards Archinect 2012-11-15T12:48:00-05:00 >2012-11-17T08:05:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gk/gkpd1ixwe6r2xh2k.jpg" width="500" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Intern Development Program Advisory Committee (IDPAC) has selected eight architecture firms as recipients of the 2012-2015 Intern Development Program (IDP) Outstanding Firm Award. The firms have not only satisfied the requirements for recognition with the IDP Firm Award, but have demonstrated a deep commitment to the program by going above and beyond the baseline criteria and demonstrating innovation in their commitment to the IDP.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The 2012-2015 IDP Outstanding Firm Award recipients include the following firms:</p> <p> SOM, Chicago; The Freelon Group Architects, Durham, North Carolina; The Cuningham Group, Minneapolis; Wiley|Wilson, Richmond, Virginia and the Albany, Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York City offices of EYP.</p> <p> The IDPAC has also named 11 recipients for the 2012-2015 IDP Firm Award: Architecture Incorporated, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; BBH Design, Raleigh, North Carolina; IKM Inc., Pittsburgh; McKinney York Architects, Austin, Texas; STOA Architects, Pensacola, Florida; ZGF Architects, LLP, Portland, Oregon; Mancini Duffy, New York and the Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania offices of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.</p> <p> <strong>The Jury</strong><br> The 2012 jury included representatives from the various organizations participating in the IDP Advisory Committee. The IDP Outstanding Firm Award and the IDP Firm Award are part of the IDP Firm Awards Program, which aims to honor not only the firms wit...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52394299/editor-s-picks-270 Editor's Picks #270 Nam Henderson 2012-06-25T00:49:00-04:00 >2012-06-27T18:04:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/so/so2z9g3ng7ne54tc.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>G&uuml;nther Domenig passed away on June 15, 2012. Wolf D Prix, design principal at Coop Himmelb(l)au, released the following statement "I insist that G&uuml;nther Domenig was one of the most important Austrian architects. Important in terms of being weighty. Meanwhile our own tammuz felt "his steinhous is an beautiful and seminal poem of architecture"</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52075670/g-nther-domenig-1934-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G&uuml;nther Domenig passed away on June 15, 2012</a>.&nbsp;Wolf D Prix, design principal at Coop Himmelb(l)au, released the following statement "<em>I insist that G&uuml;nther Domenig was one of the most important Austrian architects. Important in terms of being weighty. In my opinion the former Z-Bank branch in the Favoritenstra&szlig;e in Vienna was one of his best buildings. Long before the convoluted computer architects started using parametric tools to give their lame design a boost, Domenig had not only designed the first threedimensional facade, but actually built it, too.</em>"&nbsp;</p> <p> Meanwhile our own&nbsp;<strong>tammuz</strong>&nbsp;felt "<em>his steinhous is an beautiful and seminal poem of&nbsp; architecture</em>"&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5178330/dimitri-kim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dimitri Kim</a> wrote "<em>Finally, an english speaking journal covered the late great Gunther's death. He's work was radical beyond he's time, beyond he's predecessors (Coop Himmelblau, Zaha hadid, EOM, and etc), and clearly beyond mainstream fabric of contemporary architecture.</em>"</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52190113/the-30-minute-interview-robert-a-m-stern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT Commercial section published a 30-Minute int...</a></p>