Archinect - News 2014-09-02T00:59:55-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/91837737/amber-long-young-philadelphia-architect-killed-in-attempted-robbery Amber Long, young Philadelphia architect, killed in attempted robbery Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-22T13:52:00-05:00 >2014-01-22T18:43:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3tuuysfw0riurlj.jpg" width="514" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect is shocked and saddened to report the death of Philadelphia architect Amber Long, a recent Philadelphia University graduate working for <a href="http://www.usconstructioninc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Construction Inc</a>. Long was shot and killed this past Sunday night, the victim of an attempted robbery while walking home with her mother. She was known for her passion in sustainability and green architecture, both as a student and in her young professional life, planning to become a LEED-certified, registered architect.</p> <p> Friends, family and Philadelphia University colleagues have joined together to create a scholarship foundation in Long's memory, to be awarded to a student with the energy, selflessness and passion for sustainability that Long was known for.</p> <p> Updates regarding the scholarship will be posted to <a href="http://amberjeanettelong.com/2014/01/22/service/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amber's website</a>,&nbsp;along with tributes to Amber's life by friends and family.</p> <p> NBC Philadelphia's coverage of the tragic news is available&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Woman-Shot-Killed-after-Attempted-Robbery-241111101.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84139981/in-memoriam-mark-and-lucas-benjamin-of-morley-builders In Memoriam: Mark and Lucas Benjamin of Morley Builders Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-14T14:11:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T11:50:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9a4ou2abwb8xjhwm.jpg" width="514" height="565" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mark Benjamin, President and CEO of Santa Monica-based Morley Builders, died on September 29, 2013 in a tragic airplane accident that also took the life of his son Lucas Robert Benjamin and two other lives [...] A memorial service will be held for Mark and Luke on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3:30 p.m., with a reception following, at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Morley Builders has given shape to many prominent Southern California structures, including the California Science Center, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Getty Villa, UCLA's Royce Hall, and the Geffen Playhouse. Mark Benjamin became CEO and President in 1981, and his son Lucas served as Senior Project Engineer.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82594067/remembering-architect-ross-langdon-partner-and-unborn-child-victims-of-nairobi-terrorist-attack Remembering Architect Ross Langdon, partner and unborn child - victims of Nairobi terrorist attack Archinect 2013-09-24T12:20:00-04:00 >2013-09-24T13:06:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bkjwl9kh3gnasnnb.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is with great sadness that we report that Australian/British architect and public interest designer Ross Langdon, 32, was among those killed in the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi in recent days. He was killed alongside his partner, Elif Yavuz, who worked for the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation in Kenya, and was just two weeks from her due date to give birth to their first child.</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/63950936/after-newtown-architects-weigh-school-design-changes After Newtown, Architects Weigh School Design Changes Archinect 2012-12-22T17:46:00-05:00 >2012-12-30T18:33:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d48950f0ebc831828aad6f370c172667.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mark Simon, a founding partner of Centerbrook Architects and Planners, agrees. &ldquo;I think [bars and other fortifying techniques] send the wrong message to both kids and teachers,&rdquo; he says. Based in Centerbrook, Connecticut, Simon has designed 20 school buildings, including five public elementary schools, though none in Newtown. &ldquo;Buildings tell stories, and when a building is designed that way, it tells you that it doesn&rsquo;t trust you. And kids intuit that they&rsquo;re not trusted,&rdquo; he says.</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/63409153/our-hearts-are-with-the-families-at-sandy-hook-elementary-school Our hearts are with the families at Sandy Hook Elementary School Paul Petrunia 2012-12-14T15:25:00-05:00 >2012-12-21T16:12:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/sw2xi00mzdcq469h.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I'm sorry for using this platform for a personal, off-topic, message. It's been a while since I have. But, today's tragedy in Connecticut is about as sad as it gets. This isn't an issue of politics or civil rights. This is an issue about humanity, and good vs. evil. I hope that if anything positive comes out of today's event, it's that the gun control debate will end in this country.</p>