Archinect - News 2014-12-17T23:19:32-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/91852344/sam-lubell-examines-the-u-s-s-trouble-keeping-top-design-talent Sam Lubell examines the U.S.'s trouble keeping top design talent Archinect 2014-01-22T18:09:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T09:43:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76c34c9d6e3d8a0801908436891d924c.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In my own office, for instance, two firms, Synthesis Design + Architecture and Freeland Buck, are carrying out their only major projects in places like China and Thailand. A former office mate, Platform for Architecture and Research (P-A-R), is pursuing most of its work in Europe and Asia. If you move up to LA&rsquo;s most established design firms, they&rsquo;re doing the exact same thing. Where are Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, and Neil Denari doing most of their projects? The Middle East, China, and Europe.</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/60108311/american-architects-explain-their-appeal-overseas American architects explain their appeal overseas Archinect 2012-10-26T15:18:00-04:00 >2012-10-27T20:51:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9cb94ec7a41596a3bee03424fa68bddf.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Why do they come to us? Because of 15 Central Park West,&rdquo; Mr. Stern, 73, said earlier this month from his office on the West Side of Manhattan. The Chinese &ldquo;don&rsquo;t want to go home at night to their three-bedroom shelf on the 44th floor,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;They want to live in a place. That&rsquo;s what we do: we&rsquo;re place-makers.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> &ldquo;You used to look out that window and somewhere you would see a crane,&rdquo; [Richard Meier] said a few days ago. &ldquo;You go around New York City today and you don&rsquo;t see that many cranes. It is just not happening at this moment.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;Obviously,&rdquo; he added, &ldquo;if the economy in this country stays the way it&rsquo;s been, we are happy to be working all over the world. I wish we had a project in New York City, but we don&rsquo;t.&rdquo;</p>