Archinect - News 2014-09-22T20:41:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98439454/nyc-architecture-firm-launches-large-balloon-over-the-city-to-collect-building-height-data NYC architecture firm launches large balloon over the city to collect building height data Archinect 2014-04-21T14:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T06:00:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/thxyo98kespufslw.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The NYPD said the balloon would remain aloft for about nine hours Sunday in lower Manhattan and more than 13 hours Monday in Midtown. Police said the balloon will be about 800 feet in the air as it collects data for a private architecture firm conducting height surveys of Manhattan buildings.</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/96485187/face-to-the-fjord-a-look-at-oslo-on-the-release-of-their-new-public-space-public-life-survey Face to the Fjord: A look at Oslo on the release of their new Public Space-Public Life survey Alexander Walter 2014-03-25T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T15:37:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05a6de4b212d4089ff76a0179bb0f94b.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Oslo is a small city where everyone knows one another,&rdquo; says landscape architect and project leader for Levende Oslo (Lively Oslo), Yngvar Hegrenes. Norway&rsquo;s capital city on the Olso fjord recently commissioned a Public Space-Public Life (PSPL) survey that took over two years to complete, despite the city&rsquo;s compact size. Hegrenes is responsible for commissioning the survey, stating that Oslo was interested in taking a fresh look at their city center with input from knowledgeable outside sources</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/93300695/sexism-in-architecture-remember-what-kathryn-findlay-said-women-don-t-be-put-off-by-the-aggression-of-men Sexism in architecture: Remember what Kathryn Findlay said? 'Women, don't be put off by the aggression of men' Alexander Walter 2014-02-10T13:46:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8f36476125c9ad1c6bc15df41f46978d.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Only just over 20 per cent of architects are women, according to the most recent statistics, with only 14 per cent working as directors or partners of practises &ndash; and those who do enter the profession can be given a rough ride. [...] According to AJ: "Two thirds of women have suffered sexual discrimination at work, an eight-point increase since the survey began in 2011." Wow. An increase, just when you&rsquo;d hope things would be getting better.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91142642/sexism-means-women-still-can-t-break-the-glass-ceiling-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sexism means women still can&rsquo;t break the glass&nbsp;ceiling in architecture</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93072348/mecanoo-s-francine-houben-named-aj-woman-architect-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo&rsquo;s Francine Houben named AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2014</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91160508/kathryn-findlay-recipient-of-the-2014-jane-drew-prize-dies-at-60" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kathryn Findlay, recipient of the 2014 Jane Drew Prize, dies at 60</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/91142642/sexism-means-women-still-can-t-break-the-glass-ceiling-in-architecture Sexism means women still can’t break the glass ceiling in architecture Alexander Walter 2014-01-13T13:46:00-05:00 >2014-01-14T14:13:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/62895e16497ff79c076059d2aaf803da.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sexism is alive and well in architecture, according to research showing that two-thirds of female architects believe the construction industry hasn&rsquo;t fully accepted the authority of women. The annual Women in Architecture survey, conducted by Architects&rsquo; Journal, found evidence of widespread discrimination and unequal pay in the profession.</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/88159568/architecture-lobby-survey-takes-a-hard-look-at-the-state-of-the-profession Architecture Lobby survey takes a hard look at the state of the profession Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-06T13:46:00-05:00 >2013-12-07T09:55:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jd/jdqhrxspk5yuscvh.jpg" width="514" height="620" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architecture Lobby is an organization of architectural workers advocating for the value of architecture in the general public and for architectural work within the discipline. [&hellip;] The Architecture Lobby survey that is being distributed here gathers information that provides evidence for ourselves and for the public about the nature of our work and where we do and do not place value; where we could and should demand respect.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Frustrated by a lack of professional agency and fair compensation, an organization of architectural workers known as the Architecture Lobby are vying for a renewed critical appreciation of the architecture profession, from both the architectural community and the general public. To make their appeal, the Lobby is gathering data from architectural workers (architects, designers, administrators) and their firms through a 70 question survey.</p> <p> Take the&nbsp;<a href="http://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/0qBVx6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Architecture Lobby survey</strong>.</a></p> <p> In a similar effort to increase transparency and accountability within the profession, Archinect launched the Architecture Salary Poll in April of 2013. You can anonymously submit your employment information in an ongoing effort to generate real data on the profession over time.</p> <p> Contribute to the&nbsp;<a href="http://salaries.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Architecture Salary Poll</strong></a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79076236/special-documentary-giveaway-20-discount-from-michael-blackwood-productions Special documentary giveaway + 20% discount from Michael Blackwood Productions Sponsor 2013-08-13T11:09:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T19:50:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6p/6pjxno0gfaysihp4.jpg" width="445" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Hey Archinectors! We're having another exciting giveaway, this time from <a href="http://www.michaelblackwoodproductions.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Blackwood Productions</a>, who is also giving a summer discount of 20% + free shipping for both institutional and individual clients until September 30.</p> <p> <em>To enter, simply fill out t<a href="http://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFB2R09IeG9mU1RKR0ZmNmhrVWVOTVE6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his survey</a> by 11:59 PM Friday, August 30, 2013. Winners will be selected at random.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7t/7taw0ldu77sny44k.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Michael Blackwood Productions is an independent film company founded in 1966 that has produced over 150 documentaries in the arts. They artfully document the creative individuals behind current innovations in dance, art, music, and of course architecture. Their films appear on international public TV and have become a valuable resource for educational and cultural institutions worldwide.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2z73ycg0hsp93fu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> In 1983, the company added architecture to their repertoire with "Beyond Utopia", a much-appreciated title in public TV and screenings in educational institutions. To date, they have released 44 films -- both monographs and surveys -- on architects an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78315165/win-a-moleskine-notebook-from-the-inspiration-and-process-in-architecture-collection Win a Moleskine® notebook from the Inspiration and Process in Architecture collection! Sponsor 2013-07-31T12:37:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T19:55:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/im/immrkxk6vtolugsf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The foundation of architecture lies in the creative process. And for many architects, the beginning of that process involves none other than simple pencil and paper for jotting down those ideas, notes, and sketches to inspire the next project.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vd/vdwxb4lkadk5ak1u.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://arcnct.co/12DtyaY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inspiration and Process in Architecture</a>, published by Moleskine&reg; and curated by Francesca Serrazanetti and Matteo Schubert, is a growing collection of "notebooks" that reveal the creative process of some of the most notable figures in contemporary architecture. Each notebook contains critical essays, an interview with the architect, and a multi-media "Drawings" section that includes the architect's design materials and images taken right from their personal notebooks.</p> <p> We are excited to be giving away five Moleskine notebooks from the collection! Winners will get their hands on a notebook of <a href="http://www.moleskine.com/en/collections/model/product/inspiration-and-process-in-architecture-wiel-arets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets</a>, <a href="http://www.moleskine.com/en/collections/model/product/inspiration-and-process-in-architecture-cino-zucchi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cino Zucchi</a>, <a href="http://www.moleskine.com/en/collections/model/product/inspiration-and-process-in-architecture-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>, or one of the two latest names in the collection: <a href="http://www.moleskine.com/en/collections/model/product/inspiration-and-process-in-architecture-studio-mumbai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Mumbai</a> and <a href="http://www.moleskine.com/en/collections/model/product/inspiration-and-process-in-architecture-dominique-perrault" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Perrault</a>.</p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l8/l8s9pikuzwp9ntk6.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/dansohx8gh9eanz4.jpg" title=""><br><br><em>To enter, simply <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDd1NkxpaC04ejFYZXhia0hHN0Vabmc6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fi...</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68875747/gsapp-2012-6-months-after-graduation-employment-status-report "GSAPP 2012 - 6 Months After Graduation" Employment Status Report Archinect 2013-03-05T18:53:00-05:00 >2013-03-23T02:27:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ie/ieaij8njo6e9heeg.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> An independently-led survey of graduates from Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation was recently conducted, to assess the overall status of employment. The infographic-rich document can be seen below.</p> <p> <em>&ldquo;GSAPP 2012 - 6 Months After Graduation&rdquo; is an attempt to capture the state of our class in our first year of post-gradschool life. Did we finally find a job? Did we move to another city? Another country? How many hours a week are we working? How much are we making? What software are we finally using? These are some of the questions this survey tries to answer, and in doing so, it may also serve as a snapshot of the architectural profession itself, how it treats its newest members and how it is doing in this fragile economy.</em></p> <p> <em>The survey was made up of 17 questions and was voluntarily responded by 63 graduates from the Masters of Architecture program at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60522948/we-re-giving-away-a-3-day-pass-to-greenbuild-winner-will-be-selected-later-today We're giving away a 3-day pass to Greenbuild! Winner will be selected later today. Archinect 2012-11-12T12:18:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T12:19:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awk4xhj7ud7qg6p0.jpg" width="514" height="648" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>reThink Wood is offering a three day <a href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greenbuild</a> pass ($1,000 value) to one lucky Archinect respondent!</strong><br> Greenbuild runs from&nbsp;November 14-16 in San Francisco, CA<br><em>The pass includes access to plenary sessions, exhibit hall, educational sessions, Opening Keynote &amp; Celebration, Leadership Awards and conference bag.</em></p> <p> <strong>To enter the competition <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHo1OURnX0VpS1A1QUZyV3hZdU9SZWc6MQ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fill out this quick survey</a>. A winner will be selected at random.</strong></p> <p> <br> The <strong><a href="http://www.rethinkwood.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reThink Wood initiative</a></strong> is a coalition of interests representing North America&rsquo;s wood products industry and forest landowners, public and private. They share a passion in wood and the forests they come from. Their goal is to educate the building community about the use of wood in buildings.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> Visit them on Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/rethinkwood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/rethinkwood</a>&nbsp; or&nbsp;Twitter: <a href="http://www.twitter.com/rethinkwood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.twitter.com/rethinkwood</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Join reThink Wood at Greenbuild, at booth 3257N. reThink Wood will be sponsoring a &ldquo;Building Blocks Competition&rdquo; where participants are invited to design and build the most innovative struct...</em></p>