Archinect - News 2016-12-10T12:01:17-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149977767/editor-s-picks-457 Editor's Picks #457 Nam Henderson 2016-11-10T10:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T21:05:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pw/pwjwp3hqoj4ezk0q.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI the latest <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>: featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149973238/working-out-of-the-box-emily-hunt-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emily Hunt Turner</a>, a Twin Cities-based architect, turned lawyer, turned restaurateur with an admirable social mission.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/kisha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kisha Patterson</a> was impressed "<em>Hat's off to you sister! I've always believed that a solid &nbsp;architecture education isn't just about designing buildings but rather a project-based problem-solving curriculum with that somehow &nbsp;speaks to both the concrete challenges of our communities while retaining the blue-sky utopian vision it will take to make our world just and sustainable.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dd/ddl6pn0b65dcoigo.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149976742/in-focus-sim-n-garc-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plus, Barcelona-based photographer Sim&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a, was placed </a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7bo2hu9962meq3kz.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong><br>AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974373/architecture-billings-index-declines-further-reflecting-uncertainty-over-u-s-presidential-election" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">issued a warning</a>, as the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) posted two consecutive months of a decline in demand for design services, for the first time since summer 2012.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cp/cp0rqrdu5xsenqd8.jpg"></p><p>While at the same time The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974538/landscape-architecture-firms-report-decline-in-billable-hours-and-new-gigs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">found a decrease in billable hours and inquiries for n...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88755037/parsons-and-the-met-team-up-to-increase-accessibility-for-disabled Parsons and the Met team up to increase accessibility for disabled Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-13T14:40:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T15:23:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d7/d7pyl0r91mpu0kpk.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As virtual access to art collections expands through online walk-throughs and projects like Google&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.google.com/opengallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Gallery</a>, museums have long been experimenting within their own halls with ways to accommodate a wider range of visitors,&nbsp;particularly those with disabilities. Historically, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/arts/artsspecial/welcoming-art-lovers-with-disabilities.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">museums have been leaders in the field of accessible institutional design</a>, whether through improvised additions or new technology. In a collaboration between the <a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metropolitan Museum of Art</a> and Parsons The New School for Design, students in the <a href="http://amt.parsons.edu/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Art, Media, and Technology</a> have focused on how both physical and online resources can optimize the museum experience for people with disabilities.</p> <p> Working under the <a href="http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/mfa-design-technology/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design and Technology masters program</a> and alongside education specialists at the Met, Parsons&rsquo; students spent the last semester designing a host of physical and digital tools to not only make museum resources more accessible, but to serve and benefit the public at large. Their work, including a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/18586984/from-the-school-blogs-schmancy-new-website-for-the-gsd From the School Blogs: Schmancy new website for the GSD Archinect 2011-08-29T14:36:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T19:46:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s6/s6mk695b1sohrokm.jpg" width="519" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just a quick note to say that it looks like the GSD's new website, which has been in the works for the past few years, is live! I haven't even looked through it yet, but you can check it out here. The site is designed by Pentagram.</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/2883874/design-build-reviews-the-new-archinect-website Design + Build reviews the new Archinect website Paul Petrunia 2011-04-14T15:22:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T18:44:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0p/0pxuyczqrgd4ms52.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Overall - this is a triumph for Archinect - a redesign that serves it's users and, in my opinion, sets a new bar for the design and functionality of architecture related blogs.</p></em><br /><br /><p> </p> <p> We are totally blushing over the glowing review we got from the wonderful Design + Build blog, "a site trying to map where the worlds of Architecture and Visual Design meet and collide." Thanks! And thanks to all of the other people who have sent us feedback. We're still working out a LOT of little bugs. We really appreciate your patience.</p>