Archinect - News 2016-02-12T15:44:53-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/146672128/practice-sessions-a-way-for-students-to-practice-practice "Practice Sessions:" a way for students to practice practice Sponsor 2016-02-04T12:25:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T20:38:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0bqog7vjeez33pc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.taubmancollege.umich.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>A practice session is different than the real thing, the big game, the final performance. All the pressures and impingements of the real thing are present&mdash;its rules, constraints, and mandate to perform&mdash;but it&rsquo;s also just practice. It happens again and again, and the awareness of that repetition, of any one session being just another in an extensible chain that stretches backward and forward, grants certain permissions: risks can be taken, roles can be rehearsed and reassigned, embarrassments are quickly forgotten,&nbsp;&nbsp; inhibitions fall away. Over time, practice makes the difficult look easy and the accumulated glitches and idiosyncrasies of each session allow for unanticipated discoveries. Practice sessions are real, and then some.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/56/561yc9kxpmhwxqxt.jpg"></p><p>Over the next five years, ten architectural practices will be invited to Taubman College to run a Practice Session. Each session centers on an immersive four-day design charet...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144597780/are-5-0-is-coming-why-start-studying-now ARE 5.0 Is Coming—Why Start Studying Now? Sponsor 2016-01-11T08:00:00-05:00 >2016-01-06T12:54:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4vmrrubyd41xxs3m.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ppi2pass.com/shop/are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In 2016, NCARB announced a change to the ARE exam format. The goal is to align the ARE with current practice management, project management, and project design activities in the architecture profession.</p><p>The new exam will be launched late 2016, but you have will until June 2018 to pass the ARE 4.0 divisions. Now is a great time to plan and start studying so that you can pass all seven divisions before the exam changes. You can still find study tips from architects who have already taken and passed the ARE. <a href="http://info.ppi2pass.com/acton/form/6661/000c:d-0001/0/index.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to download a side-by-side chart showing topics covered by the seven ARE 4.0 divisions.</p><p>You can <a href="http://www.ncarb.org/en/ARE/ARE5.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visit the NCARB web page</a> to learn more about the upcoming transition to ARE 5.0.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9latytmaptwzsqz.jpg"></p><p><strong>Studying for ARE 4.0 </strong></p><p>There are no requirements from NCARB regarding the order in which examinees should take the seven divisions. Examinees often choose to assess division subject matter and schedule the exams in order from easiest to most difficult (as ranked by t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143604710/two-syracuse-architecture-faculty-members-think-glocal-as-school-launches-new-design-energy-futures-ms-concentration Two Syracuse Architecture Faculty Members Think "Glocal" as School Launches New Design | Energy | Futures MS Concentration Sponsor 2015-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T21:27:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jn/jny3q3dw6l52usyd.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://soa.syr.edu/ms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Exciting things are happening at Syracuse Architecture as the School gears up to launch a brand new three-pronged area of study within its post-professional Master of Science (MS) in Architecture. The new curriculum DESIGN | ENERGY | FUTURES is a concentrated research program focused on energy and the built environment, with opportunities for research and the creation of design projects ranging across a variety of scales&mdash;from urban design to high performance buildings, from landscape urbanism to building material research and product design.&nbsp;DESIGN | ENERGY | FUTURES will also explore a range of disciplinary and practice areas including adaptive re-use, real estate development and urban planning.</p><p>Syracuse's DESIGN | ENERGY | FUTURES strand launches fall 2016, and will require registered students to complete 30 credit hours, typically over the course of three semesters, one of which may be spent in residence at one the School&rsquo;s cen...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143514015/a-look-into-ie-school-of-architecture-design-excellence-in-design-innovation-and-entrepreneurship A Look into IE School of Architecture & Design, Excellence in Design, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Sponsor 2015-12-19T04:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-21T12:17:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9a68b1y44ff3rfov.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=school_arquitecture_sponsored_content_19122015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=school_arquitecture_sponsored_content_19122015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture and Design</a> surpasses the boundaries of conventional programs by combining design, innovation and management. Their Master Programs allow their students to acquire the skills needed in the world of architecture in order to develop successful careers. Moreover, all this is combined with direct and continuous contact with leading international professionals in architecture and design that confer to each of their programs the added value of learning from the experience of leaders in their fields.</p><p>Diversity among our students and faculty, who come to us from all over the world, creates a rich blend of cultures and a broad learning experience. Three locations give IE unique possibilities: the Madrid campus, a metropolitan setting for post-graduate discussion, the campus in historic Segovia, the venue for the bachelor's degree program, and finally, the virtual campus, a planet-wide space for online ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142298689/rensselaer-architecture-graduate-programs Rensselaer Architecture: Graduate Programs Sponsor 2015-12-10T12:48:00-05:00 >2015-12-10T12:53:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1kguishcdnkki0n.jpg" width="514" height="47" border="0" title="" alt="" /><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer Architecture</a></em></strong><p><br><em>Here in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer, we take pride in preparing our students to become future leaders in the profession. Beyond offering a comprehensive education that leads towards licensure within our two NAAB accredited professional programs we aspire to create an environment and culture throughout the School that rewards the nobility of ideas, the roots of theoretical inquiry, the merits of social responsibility, the resounding effects of innovative design and the impressive achievement of realizable proposals that are thoughtfully conceived as benevolent gifts to the world at large. </em></p><p>Evan Douglis - Dean<br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://march1.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wg/wgig9muhv7pbgvqc.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE I</strong><br><em>Professional Program </em></p><p>The practice of architecture in the 21st century is increasingly driven by heightened cultural, social and environmental issues. In response, our top-tier program offers a&nbsp; comprehensive and dynamic curriculum comprised of digital design, emerging fabrication technologi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142922472/sci-arc-leaders-of-change SCI-Arc: Leaders of Change Sponsor 2015-12-09T11:57:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T12:06:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71h07eo36tifxuvr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://viewbook.sciarc.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>If you know architecture, or think you know architecture, you know SCI-Arc. You know SCI-Arc is a place for leaders &ndash; the leaders of change, the leaders of a new vision, the leaders of new technologies, the leaders of our rapidly-expanding field.<br><strong>SCI-Arc is architecture now.</strong></p><p><strong>Now,</strong> under the directorship of visionary architect, Hernan Diaz Alonso, SCI-Arc is entering its most exciting era to date. SCI-Arc has always been on the cutting edge of architecture &ndash; the passion for design/build in the 1970s, the era of public works in the 1980s, the critical period of the 1990s, and the coming of the digital in the early 2000s &ndash; but today, SCI-Arc is setting the edge. With the largest advanced fabrication lab on the West Coast &ndash; replete with an army of 3D printers, powder printers, laser cutters, CNC mills and casting equipment, at the ready for any enrolled student &ndash; students are encouraged to use materials...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142608574/neil-denari-s-chroma_topia-generally-different-towers-for-shanghai-research-studio Neil Denari’s Chroma_topia: Generally Different Towers for Shanghai research studio Sponsor 2015-12-07T12:51:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T23:38:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6gllnm2deppzswp8.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aud.ucla.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>&ldquo;<em>Chromatopia, at first, aims to be a collective project designed by eight individuals, a collective enterprise that negotiates its individual differences within a regime of agreement. The utopic overtones (or undertones?) openly engage the premise of a new and different world, yet the world depicted here is made up of the existing impulses of Shanghai. More towers, more programs, more color &mdash; to offer at a political level more publicness too, which may be more atopic in its mission, that is, to make a borderless utopia, one that would infect the life and spirit of the city.</em>&rdquo; &mdash; Neil Denari</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sr/srehzku9ttvx4htk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Chroma_topia: Generally Different Towers For Shangai installation at RUMBLE, 1025</p><p>Two defining images of Chinese modernity have been circulating the media circuit for the past thirty years: 1) the image of a seemingly endless stretch of vertical density on the form of high rise towers, captured in elevation as the stacking of balcon...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141439447/boston-architectural-college-provides-an-accelerated-path-to-become-a-professional-architect Boston Architectural College Provides An Accelerated Path to Become a Professional Architect. Sponsor 2015-11-23T09:00:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T23:09:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gt7s6fre33r0qysk.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://the-bac.edu/admissions?utm_campaign=DistancePrograms&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_source=Archinects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs/school-of-architecture/master-of-architecture/march-distance?utm_campaign=DistancePrograms&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_source=Archinects%22" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master of Architecture, distance program</a> is the first, primarily online program in the nation to be accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB). It is available at the <a href="http://the-bac.edu/admissions?utm_campaign=DistancePrograms&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_source=Archinects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a> to U.S. citizens anywhere in the world. Led by the BAC&rsquo;s faculty of practicing architects, engineers, and historians, the program is ideal for hands-on learners who seek real-world design practice in interactive studios. This selective program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in design as well as practitioners in the field who seek to elevate their design knowledge.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tc8eello7ftukt96.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp; M. 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Subscribers can browse through a wide selection of audio-visual content, ranging from internationally recognized landmark buildings to surprising concepts created by lesser-known designers.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dg/dg313mvsb1k6w33c.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nn/nnfqi1frpgkjql2r.jpg"></p><p>Users all over the world are treated to unlimited content at any time of the day or night, and on any device. Documentary films and other audio-visual material can be streamed over th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138587874/3-critical-focus-areas-for-start-up-architectural-firms 3 Critical Focus Areas for Start-Up Architectural Firms Sponsor 2015-10-22T09:00:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T17:18:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0oez4eky56bwbsa9.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEdOct15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE ArchiOffice</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Are you an architect who always had that special entrepreneurial drive? Were you mentored by another successful architect or by a friend or family member who was successful in their own business endeavor and aspired to be like them? Perhaps you were forced to open your own firm by necessity after getting downsized by a previous employer during the recent recession?</p><p>No matter what your background is, you as an entrepreneur and owner of a small firm comprise a strong portion of the architecture industry. According to Kermit Baker, chief economist at The American Institute of Architects, 63 percent of all AIA member-owned architecture firms have five or fewer employees.</p><p>Good news, smaller firms have reported a growing share of professional billing. Baker reported that for firms with five or fewer employees, the overall share of professional billing increased from 8 percent in 2005 to 9 percent in 2013. On the other end of the spectrum, firm...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138589478/gkd-leeding-the-way-in-sustainable-building-products GKD LEEDing The Way In Sustainable Building Products Sponsor 2015-10-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2015-10-14T14:33:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mf/mffbeciiaiqnjnrz.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GKD Metal Fabrics</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In the ever-growing multitude of green building products available in today&rsquo;s market, one material that doesn&rsquo;t always come straight to mind is stainless steel. But this often overlooked material holds a wealth of sustainability benefits that grow tenfold when applied and bolstered by technology such as woven metal mesh. <a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GKD-USA</a> has harnessed the inherent sustainability characteristics of stainless steel, using the material as a medium for creating striking, LEED-worthy building exteriors.</p><p>Stainless steel by its very nature, offers sustainable characteristics. Depending on the manufacturer, stainless steel used in metal fabrics can contain as much as 35% post-industrial and 25% post-consumer recycled content. This recyclability directly correlates with minimizing waste. The process of recycling stainless steel involves no health hazardous materials. Additionally, stainless steel:</p><ul><li>does not require a surface coating that can deteriorate ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/137437554/how-alucobond-aluminum-composite-materials-have-evolved-to-meet-strict-building-standards How Alucobond® Aluminum Composite Materials Have Evolved To Meet Strict Building Standards Sponsor 2015-10-05T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-10-05T12:41:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kv5sfrxzokjcy1a3.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMarch&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>The national and international building codes have recently challenged the construction market with design-oriented goals of sustainability and energy efficiency. The increasing demand for high performance, energy-efficient buildings has led to the evolution of building enclosure designs that incorporate durability, longevity, and thermal and weather protection. Architects and building owners are now required to meet stringent energy codes which has resulted in a systems approach to designing the building envelope components. As a result, fire protection and life safety issues have significantly affected the development of the fire codes and has become integral with recent International Building Code (IBC) updates. A lot is now dependent on the correct usage of materials and systems, especially when it comes to the facade of a building and aluminum composite materials (ACM).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5c5142ols6yxuaw0.jpg"></p><p>Alucobond&reg; ACM can be provided with a choice between two types of c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137971418/dwell-home-tours-feature-covetable-views-and-bright-manhattan-lofts Dwell Home Tours feature covetable views and bright Manhattan Lofts Sponsor 2015-10-02T12:15:00-04:00 >2015-10-02T17:25:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xm/xm3d0z9qwfmdd5y6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ny.dwellondesign.com/Attendee/Home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design New York</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Extending from the downtown neighborhoods of Tribeca, the West Village and Chelsea to the Upper East Side, this year&rsquo;s Dwell Home tours showcase residences with bright, open layouts and details that are as varied as their zip codes. The tour includes five homes&mdash;selected by Dwell&rsquo;s editorial team&mdash;that allow attendees to experience magazine-worthy dwellings in-person, with the opportunity to gain insight from the architects and designers behind the projects. The tour will take place on Saturday, October 3, during the second annual <a href="http://ny.dwellondesign.com/Attendee/Home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design New York</a>, where attendees will explore today&rsquo;s most relevant design topics through installations and onstage conversations at Skylight Clarkson Sq.</p><p>The architects and designers whose thoughtful designs make up this year&rsquo;s stunning tours are celebrated, award-winning professionals who include Architecture in Formation principal Matthew Bremer, AIA, Gregory Colston Architect, Cezign design...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137340307/becoming-an-architect Becoming an Architect Sponsor 2015-09-28T10:00:00-04:00 >2015-09-25T12:19:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wxhz2esr7bh748jt.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ppi2pass.com/shop/are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>A 2014 Survey of Architectural Registration Boards reported the highest number of aspiring architects to date. More than 37,000 aspiring architects were testing and/or reporting hours. The 3,543 candidates who completed the Intern Development Program (IDP) are ready to start taking the Architect Registration Examination&reg; (ARE&reg;). Last year, 3,719 exam candidates completed the ARE, which was the highest number of completions for all sections since 2008.</p><p><a href="http://ppi2pass.com/shop/are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a3/a32lzvmyd8bvmfga.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>Worried About the ARE?</strong></p><p>PPI publishes a comprehensive exam review series for the ARE, authored by David Kent Ballast, FAIA. <a href="http://www.ppi2pass.com/design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to learn more about this best-selling author and how his books can help you prepare to pass your exam. PPI is committed to helping architects and engineers pass their licensing exams. Visit <a href="http://ppi2pass.com/shop/are/are-review-materials" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ppi2pass.com</a> to learn how you can get started today.</p><p><a href="http://ppi2pass.com/shop/are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h6/h6hnqnct6eo09k3x.jpg"></a></p><p>In 2016, the ARE exam format is changing to align the ARE with current practice management, project management, and project design ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/136890117/dwell-on-design-new-york-returns-to-soho-oct-2-4-register-now Dwell on Design New York returns to SoHo, Oct. 2-4. Register now! Sponsor 2015-09-19T10:00:00-04:00 >2015-10-02T13:30:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vyzwb4s6ruo53glq.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ny.dwellondesign.com/Attendee/Home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design New York</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Now in its second year, the <a href="http://ny.dwellondesign.com/Attendee/Home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Dwell on Design New York</a> tradeshow will inhabit the Skylight Clarkson Square in the heart of SoHo, NYC on October 2-4. Join 5,000 members of the design community as Dwell upends the standard 'trade show' format to create a unique forum on the future of design.</p><p>New York City is a design laboratory &mdash; one that constantly reinvents its landscape while embracing new ideas and possibilities. Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, Dwell on Design NY (DODNY) shares that ethos by constructing a forum for unique ideas and a fresh point of view. Dwell on Design NY will dive deep with commercial designers, architects, manufacturers, makers, and you. Together, we&rsquo;ll evaluate design, solve problems, and innovate using&nbsp;research, technology, and ingenuity.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trgxc903kckfv71b.jpg"></p><p>At the core of this discourse lies&nbsp;the concept of authentic design and its far-reaching position in the modern furniture cosmos. Additionally, Dwell editor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/136346187/kennesaw-state-university-new-name-for-established-program Kennesaw State University: New Name for Established Program Sponsor 2015-09-11T12:24:00-04:00 >2015-09-11T12:48:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/ajsus69m8bnljrsd.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://cacm.kennesaw.edu/architecture/index.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kennesaw State University</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>&ldquo;<em>What&rsquo;s in name? that which we call a rose<br>By any other name would smell as sweet.&rdquo;</em></p><p>In those lines, from Shakespeare&rsquo;s <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>, Juliet declares that Romeo is not defined by his name but by who he is. Such was the case when in January of 2015, Southern Polytechnic State University was consolidated with <a href="http://www.kennesaw.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kennesaw State University</a> to form the &ldquo;New U,&rdquo; making it the fourth such name change in SPSU&rsquo;s 66-year history. Today, the University is named Kennesaw State University but still maintains the same academic programs offered at the institution for decades.</p><p>&ldquo;For the past 50 years, we have offered architecture, and that hasn&rsquo;t changed with the consolidation of the two institutions,&rdquo; said Tony Rizzuto, chair of the <a href="http://cacm.kennesaw.edu/architecture/index.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture department at Kennesaw State University</a> near Atlanta. Currently, the University offers the five-year B.ARCH degree and the M.S.ARCH degree with two concentrations, in urbanism and sustainable design, wi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135666655/apply-now-for-the-aa-visiting-school-greece-thessaloniki-revelations-workshop Apply now for the AA Visiting School Greece: Thessaloniki Revelations workshop Sponsor 2015-09-01T19:10:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T20:56:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w950e1hlxh9wts0f.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School Greece</a> program is getting ready for their Thessaloniki "Revelations" session, starting October 30 through November 9 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The collaborative workshop will investigate the urban fabric of the historic city of Thessaloniki through a series of multi-parameter morphological operations and the use of digital fabrication tools.&nbsp;</p><p>All architecture and design students and professionals worldwide are invited to sign up. Be sure to apply by <strong>October 15</strong>.</p><p>The workshop will challenge participants to rethink the way Thessaloniki's city environment has affected its population based on shifting needs, as well as to visualize these urban shifts in a hyper-specific contextualized construction model. Students' design proposals will focus largely on innovative urban interventions informed by the existing city conditions of Thessaloniki.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2u3jetmze05jq6q0.jpg"></p><p>During the design research phase, students will work in teams as they explore digital fabrication methods thro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133571704/expert-interview-does-your-project-management-software-cause-data-overwhelm Expert Interview: Does Your Project Management Software Cause Data Overwhelm? Sponsor 2015-08-06T09:39:00-04:00 >2015-08-05T18:27:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/ajxi4qtckrke4h1j.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEd4915" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE ArchiOffice</a>.</strong></em>&nbsp;<p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevendburns" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Burns, FAIA</a>, the Chief Creative Officer (and self-professed recovering architect) at <a href="http://www.bqe.com/default_ao.asp?src=ArchinectNewsAug15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE Software</a>, was a recent guest on the Technology Advice Expert Interview Series to share his insight on project management. The series explores a variety of business and technology landscapes through conversations with industry leaders.</p><p>Steve discusses the modern challenges and demands on project management software of those in the professional services industries.</p><p>Click <a href="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/193478812%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-RYisy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to listen to the full interview.</p><p>Here are a few of the highlights from the conversation:</p><p><strong>TA: What are the main pain points that today&rsquo;s professional services industry is facing?</strong></p><p><strong>Steven:</strong> Well, I would think the basic foundational issue with firms is that don&rsquo;t really change over time. Their services haven&rsquo;t really changed. What&rsquo;s really wonderful and terrible at the same time is that there are so many incredible different options and choices [to view and track data]. People now...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131581017/architect-us-an-innovative-international-architectural-training-program-calling-for-host-firms-across-the-us Architect-US: An Innovative International Architectural Training Program Calling For Host Firms Across The US Sponsor 2015-07-13T14:40:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T14:46:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5p/5p34c2las6foy9un.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.architect-us.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect-US</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In a globalized market, it is increasingly important for design firms to have the contacts, skills and cultural sensitivity to work across borders. There are global issues affecting everybody that intersect the world and the industry is needed of platforms that promote cross-pollination and encourage global dialogues, breaking down bureaucracy and immigration barriers.</p><p>Conceived as a liaison between rising global architectural talents and U.S.-based firms, <a href="http://www.architect-us.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect-US</a> is a groundbreaking professional career training program, that sponsors highly qualified bi/multilingual international architects and engineers to work in the U.S., as part of the U.S. Government J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. The program offers US firms a valuable resource to connect and deepen ties with designers in emerging and established markets, with young professionals -from Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East- eager to learn from American techniques and me...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129795859/idp-change-effective-july-1-2015 IDP Change: Effective July 1, 2015 Sponsor 2015-06-22T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T12:33:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/0322k1wbs2ejvpo1.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>If you would like to become a licensed architect one day, you will need to fulfill your state&rsquo;s experience requirements for Architect Registration Exam&reg; (ARE) qualification. Each state requires work experience under the direct supervision of a registered architect for a specific period of time prior to registration for the exam.</p><p>Most states have adopted the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Intern Development Program (IDP) as the experience requirement for exam registration. IDP guides interns and is the standard means of completing the requirement in almost all U.S. jurisdictions.</p><p>On July 1, 2015, NCARB will streamline the IDP by no longer requiring elective hours.<br><a href="http://ppi2pass.com/faqs/architecture-state-boards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to visit your State Board website to learn more about its particular requirements.</p><p>Professional Publications, Inc. (PPI) publishes a comprehensive exam review series for the ARE, authored by David Kent Ballast, FAIA. <a href="http://www.ppi2pass.com/design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to learn more about thi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126779966/master-the-business-side-of-your-architecture-firm Master the Business Side of Your Architecture Firm Sponsor 2015-05-27T11:44:00-04:00 >2015-06-09T10:47:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04rhgcpqgl3qxqxt.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEd4915" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE ArchiOffice</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Architecture firm principals are the Chief Financial Officers of their firm, whether they want to be or not. Sure, they may delegate that authority to someone who knows more than they do about balance sheets, income statements and financing, but a firm&rsquo;s principals are ultimately responsible for the decisions made and actions taken in their organization.</p><p>For many small architecture firms, principals don&rsquo;t have anyone to guide them for financial and other business matters. In some instances, firm owners use other employees to assist with day-to-day operations.</p><p>Jennifer Pullinger writes in the &ldquo;<em>Architect Magazine</em>&rdquo; that Belmont Freeman, FAIA, of Belmont Freeman Architects in New York City, &ldquo;delegates some of the firm&rsquo;s financial management to individual project architects.&rdquo; Freeman also explains in the article that he creates &ldquo;processes that allow them to continually examine key metrics for their firm. It&rsquo;s good to have an associate in the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127659689/sci-arc-offering-graduate-degree-and-summer-program-for-participants-with-non-architectural-background SCI-Arc offering graduate degree and summer program for participants with non-architectural background Sponsor 2015-05-22T12:33:00-04:00 >2015-05-28T11:09:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uf/ufbys3z2hzyl74cc.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a></em></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) well known for its progressive curriculum, and singular focus on architecture is accepting applications from prospective students of all non-architectural backgrounds. The degree program, M.Arch 1, and summer program, Making + Meaning, specialize in providing architectural education to students entering the profession for the first time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bd/bdh6wg7xp23m8v9u.jpg"></p><p>M.Arch 1 is a three-year professional, Master of Architecture degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and open to applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in any field of study. The program prepares students for the professional practice of architecture through emphasis on learning through making and implementation of digital technologies. By linking each semester&rsquo;s architecture design studio with courses in visual, cultural and applied studies, students are offered instr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127348063/aa-summer-dlab-red-is-now-accepting-applications-until-july-20 AA Summer DLAB :: RED is now accepting applications until July 20 Sponsor 2015-05-15T13:03:00-04:00 >2015-05-15T13:03:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/89/89unwrmie93y2zt2.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerdlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer DLAB</a> from London's <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a> is gearing up for its 2015 cycle. Starting July 27 through August 14, the summer workshop emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Student participants get to explore natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces.</p><p>Continuing its yearly color-based agenda with RED, the 2015 Summer DLAB will investigate the process of decay in nature.</p><p>The program is open to all current architecture and design students. <strong>The application deadline is July 20.</strong> (Application form below)</p><p>More details below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ml/mlszdw19pxjntixv.jpg"></p><p>By investigating the process of decay across various scales in natural organisms, DLAB participants will formulate rules of generating decomposition as their design research area. These rules will then evolve into design strategies for the creation and fabrication of a large-scale prototype. The design and fabrication process will be informed by t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126491353/all-eyes-on-your-design-submit-to-the-marvin-architects-challenge-now-until-may-8 All Eyes on Your Design: Submit to the Marvin Architects Challenge now until May 8! Sponsor 2015-05-01T18:18:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T13:19:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9xlma1so5lvvbfi0.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin?brandsettings=marvin&amp;utm_source=archintect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marvin</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>All eyes on your design. We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.</p><p>Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, and it could be selected as the best in one of several categories. The Best in Show winner will be featured in a video and ad created by a national publication.</p><p>Click <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin/promotions/architects-challenge?brandsetting=marvin&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124450844/does-your-administrative-staff-spend-too-much-time-correcting-errors Does Your Administrative Staff Spend Too Much Time Correcting Errors? Sponsor 2015-04-09T12:09:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:27:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/69m7uwpesi3dh41d.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEd4915" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE ArchiOffice</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>Learn how this small architectural firm increased efficiency and improved cash flow</strong></p><p>William Duff Architects is passionate about serving clients through the creation of innovative, sustainable architecture delivered through exceptional project management. Founded in 1998, WDA has built a national, award-winning reputation for excellence in residential, retail, restaurant, and commercial Case Study projects. A firm of professional designers, they approach their work with intellectual curiosity, embrace collaboration, and are dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals.</p><p><strong>CHALLENGES</strong></p><p><strong>Assessing Project Status</strong><br>Project managers were unable to get an up-to-date view on project&rsquo;s status and cost. It became too much of a hassle to search for relevant project information using their old system. By the time they reviewed it, the information was already outdated, which caused project managers to ineffectively manage resource and staff availability. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124665848/attend-dwell-on-design-la-may-29-31 Attend Dwell on Design LA, May 29-31! Sponsor 2015-04-06T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T14:45:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xb/xb8jzs6sm9q9asir.jpg" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design LA</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dwell on Design LA</strong></a>, America&rsquo;s Largest Design Event, curated by the editors of <a href="http://www.dwell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dwell</strong></a> magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 29-31, celebrating its 10th year.&nbsp;Join 30,000+ attendees at this magnificent 3-day wonderland of modern design that will be sure to amaze, delight and inspire.</p><p>See thousands of the best modern products across five design zones including Furniture &amp; Accessories, Kitchen &amp; Bath, Design Materials, Dwell Outdoor and more. Connect with hundreds of brands such as Bugaboo, Cosentino, Hansgrohe, Lutron, Marvin Windows &amp; Doors, Miele, Panasonic, TOTO, Sunbrella and more. Check out a full list of exhibitors at this year&rsquo;s show <a href="http://www.DwellonDesign.com/directory/exhibitors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Hear from 250+ design industry experts on three stages on topics such as Design for Humankind, Smart Tech, Resiliency, Energy 360 and more. Be sure not to miss keynote speaker, <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/blog/announcing-dutch-designer-marcel-wanders-dwell-designs-2015-keynote-speaker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marcel Wanders</a> giving the keynote address on Friday May 29th and other speakers over three days in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123203459/the-seven-non-deadly-architect-registration-exam-are-divisions The Seven Non-Deadly Architect Registration Exam (ARE) Divisions Sponsor 2015-03-23T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T16:57:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hy/hycz07sqe5ek1hgo.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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>The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) is a professional licensure examination. It has been adopted by all 50 United States as well as the U.S. territories. The ARE is administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) to help protect public health, safety, and welfare in various aspects of architecture. Currently, the ARE is made up of seven exam divisions.</p><p>To call yourself an architect, you need a degree in architecture, validated work experience, and you need to pass all seven ARE divisions.</p><p><strong>What Does This Mean to You? </strong></p><p>It may mean that though you studied architecture, and are currently working in the field of architecture, you&rsquo;re working as a designer&mdash;not an architect.</p><p>If you&rsquo;re interested in furthering your career as an architect, here are four steps that will help you get started:</p><ol><li>understand your state board&rsquo;s eligibility requirements (<a href="http://ppi2pass.com/faqs/architecture-state-boards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>)</li><li>research the ARE divisions and determine the best order for you ...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/122044605/marvin-architects-challenge-all-eyes-on-your-design Marvin Architects Challenge: All Eyes on Your Design Sponsor 2015-03-20T19:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T19:29:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zggwhzxn8lmi76q.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin?brandsettings=marvin&amp;utm_source=archintect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marvin</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>All eyes on your design.</p><p>ENTER YOUR MOST AWARD-WORTHY WORK IN THE <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin/promotions/architects-challenge?brandsetting=marvin&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MARVIN&reg; ARCHITECTS CHALLENGE</a>.</p><p>We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.</p><p>Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, and it could be selected as the best in one of several categories. The Best in Show winner will be featured in a video and ad created by a national publication.</p><p>Click <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin/promotions/architects-challenge?brandsetting=marvin&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121983592/how-alucobond-aluminum-composite-materials-have-evolved-to-meet-strict-building-standards How Alucobond® Aluminum Composite Materials Have Evolved To Meet Strict Building Standards Sponsor 2015-03-16T12:42:00-04:00 >2015-03-13T13:44:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rc7e5hitvvd4cfpi.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMarch&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>The national and international building codes have recently challenged the construction market with design-oriented goals of sustainability and energy efficiency. The increasing demand for high performance, energy-efficient buildings has led to the evolution of building enclosure designs that incorporate durability, longevity, and thermal and weather protection. Architects and building owners are now required to meet stringent energy codes which has resulted in a systems approach to designing the building envelope components. As a result, fire protection and life safety issues have significantly affected the development of the fire codes and has become integral with recent International Building Code (IBC) updates. A lot is now dependent on the correct usage of materials and systems, especially when it comes to the facade of a building and aluminum composite materials (ACM).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5c5142ols6yxuaw0.jpg"></p><p>Alucobond&reg; ACM can be provided with a choice between two types of c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118812948/computer-science-architecture-dual-masters-degree-makes-new-connections-to-industry-at-unc-charlotte Computer Science + Architecture Dual Masters Degree makes new connections to industry at UNC Charlotte Sponsor 2015-01-20T18:37:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T12:54:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x3/x34ye0lxmtlanoyw.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by the <a href="http://coaa.uncc.edu/academics/school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>The Dual Degree in Architecture and Computer Science/Information Technology is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research and faculty.&nbsp; Upon completion of the curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Architecture III degree and a Master of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology. The program has collaborated with national design firms, Autodesk and other architectural product manufacturers.</p><p>The premise of the dual degree program is that design has become increasingly important to computer scientists and at the same time computation has become important to designers.&nbsp; This program is a unique curriculum that systematically combines the strength and insights of these disciplines.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/ktqfvhvyhc7z09tg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;<em> </em><em>Advanced Architectural Composites- &nbsp;Installation under way in the Fall of 2013 of a series of composite wall component tiles in Storrs Hall, UNCC.</em></p><p>As computing has matured as a discipline,...</p>