Archinect - News 2016-05-01T15:29:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149941275/the-proven-benefits-of-daylighting-on-employees-and-the-environment The Proven Benefits Of Daylighting On Employees And The Environment Sponsor 2016-04-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-25T12:55:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0zr30t2sjda6c42.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/applications/sunshade.html/?utm_source=ArchinectAPR252016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=daylighting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GKD Metal Fabrics</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>There are many benefits produced as a byproduct of incorporating daylighting into an office building design. Access to daylight throughout the day improves employee well-being and overall health, even after leaving the office. Besides creating a pleasant working environment for employees, solar protection also plays a key part in supporting sustainable energy efficiency concepts.</p><p>It is important to incorporate a well-designed solar protection system, particularly for buildings with modern glass fa&ccedil;ades. Glass building fa&ccedil;ades are often seen as the ideal solution for energy-efficiency, but they are not the ultimate solution - on their own. Glass buildings result in interior overheating from direct sunlight, but there is a simple design solution available that can reduce solar overexposure throughout the day. Adding a material specifically designed for solar shading, like <a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/applications/sunshade.html/?utm_source=ArchinectAPR252016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=daylighting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GKD Metal Fabrics</strong></a>&rsquo; solar line of metal mesh, offers a way for emp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938504/how-alucobond-acm-continues-to-be-on-the-forefront-of-meeting-strict-fire-and-building-code-standards How Alucobond ACM Continues To Be On The Forefront Of Meeting Strict Fire And Building Code Standards Sponsor 2016-04-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T12:28:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yfbymrr4l34qgxru.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectApril2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectApril2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a> aluminum composite material (ACM) has been used for exterior cladding products in the North American building construction market for over forty years. Throughout these years, we have continued to be on the forefront of all fire and building code developments.</p><p>Not all Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM) are created equal. Making the correct choice can be a complex process. At Alucobond&reg;, it is critical that the ACM is tested, third-party inspected on a regular basis, and labeled as required by the building code in order to meet the necessary and expected fire performance critical for evacuation and life safety in high-rise structures.</p><p>When an architect, designer, or engineer indicates a project design basis as the International Building Code (IBC), the ACM is regulated within the code by the Metals Composite Materials Section 1407. This division has performance criteria that may require the use of a fire retardant core due to the pro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936576/big-risk-for-bigger-reward-in-small-architecture-firms Big Risk for Bigger Reward in Small Architecture Firms Sponsor 2016-04-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-13T12:22:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2cjldnktjfn3exz.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEdApr16" 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 <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/AIAB104583" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kermit Baker</a>, 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/149940353/laka-competition-2016-is-now-accepting-submissions Laka Competition 2016 is now accepting submissions! Sponsor 2016-04-12T20:12:00-04:00 >2016-04-12T20:35:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23sznlt1utj1b7z2.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Public arts initiative Laka Architektura has launched their second &ldquo;Architecture that Reacts&rdquo; competition! The ongoing theme intends to spark more interest in the investigation of adaptive and socially engaged architecture, for now and the future.</p><p>Following a successful first run last year, the 2016 Laka Competition is shifting its focus toward social needs. More and more architects continue to ask how architectural design can aid in pressing social issues, and now designers worldwide &mdash; as well as scientists, engineers, students, organizations, and the like &mdash; all have an opportunity to respond to that timely topic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tu/tu71q29i01itzkkw.jpg"></p><p>The 2016 brief is a conceptual architectural project that is socially engaged and capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions and environmental, natural, and social risks. The submission should focus on architecture as a key field heading toward social revitalization and increased safety and freedom of its users. Proposed solutions should also involve a thorough analysi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935984/learn-about-design-for-human-health-at-the-boston-architectural-college Learn About Design for Human Health at The Boston Architectural College Sponsor 2016-04-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-11T12:25:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v6ibmikwt8pzsdi8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs?utm_campaign=Architecture&amp;utm_medium=Editorial_Programs&amp;utm_source=Archinects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health (<a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs/school-of-design-studies/master-of-design-studies/mds-design-for-human-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MDS-DHH</a>) is the first low residency&mdash;primarily online&mdash;master&rsquo;s program dedicated to health and wellbeing within the built environment. This program is available at the <a href="http://the-bac.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a> (BAC) to international and domestic students who have an accredited undergraduate degree and have met the program&rsquo;s admissions requirements.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rz/rz6r78bthbc1vefs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; Body mapping exercise during Intensives week.</p><p>The low residency MDS-DHH program made a splash in the design world in September 2014 because it was the first program to offer designers and supporting professions the opportunity to specialize in the rapidly growing area of design for health. With baby boomers aging, chronic diseases becoming more prevalent, and our ever increasing time spent inside of the built environment the demand for specialized knowledge related to design and human health has never been higher.</p><p>The MDS-DHH program exp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936579/fundermax-for-people-who-create FunderMax – "For people who create" Sponsor 2016-04-04T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-11T20:26:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u12ornk2s4elj0fm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.fundermax.at/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FunderMax</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Whether it is a matter of surfaces, facades or interior furnishings, FunderMax is always to be found at the interface between ideas and materials. We understand architects, fabricators and the furniture industry &ndash; as well as the genuine decision-makers: your customers.</p><p><strong>What we do:</strong><br>We think about the issues, we develop the products and we create them. Our strength lies in well thought out wood-based materials and phenolic compact laminates. We see ourselves as a production facility, a service partner and a design laboratory. Only because we are highly competent in all three fields can we make top-class performance a matter of course.</p><p><strong>What we are proud of:</strong><br>We stand for sustainability, wherever you look: creative brains who are already making an active mark today on the design and product trends of the future; materials created from renewable resources; and energy that is sustainably produced and supplies &ldquo;green&rdquo; electricity and district heating fa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937117/act-fast-only-one-week-left-to-enter-the-2016-core77-design-awards Act Fast - Only One Week Left to Enter the 2016 Core77 Design Awards Sponsor 2016-03-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T12:26:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6j/6j06h13ldq48mugl.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://bit.ly/1V0VsWM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Design Awards</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>With only seven days left before the Final Deadline hits on April 6th, at 9pm Eastern, designers, educators and strategists from all over the globe are putting the finishing touches on their entries for the <a href="http://bit.ly/1V0VsWM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Core77 Design Awards</a>. Once the Final Deadline passes, the entries from the program&rsquo;s 14 categories will be reviewed and critiqued by internationally distributed jury panels of design experts who will decide which projects deserve the coveted honors and the Core77 Design Awards Trophy.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/14/14prercaoze1oxpf.jpg"></p><p>To commemorate the 2016 season, Core77 commissioned a limited-edition, eye-popping poster from The Pressure design studio of Portland, OR. Every person who enters the Design Awards this Friday, April 1st, between midnight and 11:59pm Eastern will receive the <a href="http://bit.ly/1V0U5Yb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">poster for free</a>. In addition to the poster, entrants will also receive a copy of <a href="http://bit.ly/1V10BOF" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing HERE/NOW</a>, a global selection of objects, concepts and spaces for the future based upon entries i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936040/visually-stunning-integrated-led-metal-mesh-transforms-facades Visually Stunning Integrated LED Metal Mesh Transforms Facades Sponsor 2016-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:50:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuycu74gdszb2wo1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.gkdmediamesh.com/?utm_source=archinectMAR282016&amp;utm_medium=editorial&amp;utm_campaign=EditorialLink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GKD Mediamesh&reg;</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.gkdmediamesh.com/?utm_source=archinectMAR282016&amp;utm_medium=editorial&amp;utm_campaign=EditorialLink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GKD Mediamesh&reg;</strong></a> is a woven stainless steel fabric with integrated LEDs that is used to create a transparent digital display.&nbsp;This unique product is the perfect solution when a digital display is needed on a fa&ccedil;ade, yet the view through windows needs to be maintained or air flow is required.&nbsp;Mediamesh&reg; evolved from an architectural mesh product woven by GKD.&nbsp;GKD is a German-based Company who began as a weaver of industrial wire cloth in the 1920&rsquo;s.&nbsp;These products were used in all types of industrial applications from filtration to aggregate screening to conveying.&nbsp;In the early 1990&rsquo;s, architects began to look at these metal products and think about their potential uses in architecture.&nbsp;This is how architectural mesh was born.</p><p>As beautiful as architectural mesh is, customers still wanted more. They wanted to be able to have images, text, and video on these facades.&nbsp;Ag4 Mediatecture Company in Germany understood this and came up with the ide...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149817395/upcoming-architect-registration-exam-are-change Upcoming Architect Registration Exam® (ARE®) Change Sponsor 2016-03-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-03-17T23:28:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tsfyatk5o612avug.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>As an aspiring architect, you are required to pass the ARE for initial licensure in all U.S. jurisdictions.</p><p>The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) have just released new information regarding their upcoming release of ARE version 5.0.</p><p>There will be six divisions, compared to seven in ARE 4.0. As a result, an aspiring architect can expect to spend up to eight hours fewer completing ARE 5.0 divisions.</p><p>Though the exam will continue to use multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and quantitative fill-in-the-blank question formats, it will replace ARE 4.0 vignettes with new problem types, including:</p><ul><li>Case Studies</li><li>Hot Spots</li><li>Drag-and-Place</li></ul><p>Each division will include at least 80 questions, along with one to two case studies.</p><p><strong>ARE 5.0 Timing and Planning Tools</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5s/5s8hq5iq9p32zkvw.jpg"></p><p>NCARB will begin the final stages of ARE 5.0 exam development this spring, which will determine the official launch date of ARE 5.0 in late 2016.</p><p>If you have already started ARE 4.0, th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148972728/documents-live-on-in-paperless-architecture-firms Documents Live On in Paperless Architecture Firms Sponsor 2016-03-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-03-14T12:45:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9cko9fzurnwnqzpw.jpg" width="514" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEdMar16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE ArchiOffice</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Physical paper may have given way to PDFs. Ink pens may have been replaced by stylus pens. What architecture firms don&rsquo;t have to worry about being replaced or disappearing, however, are documents.</p><p>From initial engagement contracts to drawings, specifications, change orders and RFPs when dealing with governmental agencies, architecture firms face a mountain of documents &ndash; and the necessary task of organizing and archiving these documents.</p><p>(Or, at least, a firm should have a policy for organizing and archiving.)</p><p>Here are three reasons why your firm should draft a recordkeeping policy that everyone can get on board with:</p><p><strong>1. Be Prepared to Litigate Lawsuits</strong></p><p>A significant amount of time can pass between the time you accept an engagement, complete the project, and finally receive a letter from a client alleging an impropriety. Because a lawsuit can be filed years after a project has been completed, your firm will want to be prepared to defend its...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934102/explore-architecture-and-design-at-ucla-this-summer Explore architecture and design at UCLA this Summer Sponsor 2016-03-11T12:23:00-05:00 >2016-03-11T12:28:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2j/2jyg8opzahl91lel.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aud.ucla.edu/programs/ucla_a_ud_summer_2016_11.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA A.UD</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer is almost here and UCLA Architecture and Urban Design are looking forward to an exciting four weeks packed with design, architecture and exploration! Individuals in the A.UD Summer Program spend their days investigating the world of Los Angeles architecture and design through two unique summer programs in architecture, design, and related fields: <strong>JumpStart</strong> (July 5-29) and <strong>Teen Arch Studio </strong>(July 11-22, with PLUS extension from July 24- July 29).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ii/ii7lok8oejjr0s3o.jpg"></p><p>Learning from the brightest of A.UD design instructors, individuals enrolled in JumpStart and TeenArch programs acquire new skills in digital software and 3D modeling while building up their own portfolio for future endeavors. Studio time is typically composed of lectures on conceptual themes related to assigned coursework, and technical tutorials in digital modeling and drawing. Students are divided into small sections of 9-12 students, and assigned to individual instructors and TA&rsquo;s for tutori...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148988805/earn-your-architectural-license-upon-graduation-at-the-boston-architectural-college Earn Your Architectural License Upon Graduation At The Boston Architectural College Sponsor 2016-03-07T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T22:03:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y8/y8gy5r83ft9t1s83.jpg" width="514" height="156" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs?utm_campaign=Architecture&amp;utm_medium=Editorial_Programs&amp;utm_source=Archinects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The Boston Architectural College has been engaged in architectural education since 1889. We educate students to become <em>citizen architects</em> who change and sustain the city. Our campus is located in the distinctive collegiate environment of Boston. Dynamic courses are led by experienced faculty &ndash; many of whom are knowledgeable practitioners.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3p/3pq8exhnllogz4sg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; Darice Cadriel, M. Arch., <em>Blurring Boundaries: An Eliot School Annex</em></p><p>Integrating practice with academic study is a core value of the Boston Architectural College's approach to design learning. Our longstanding partnerships with design firms have helped students offset tuition costs and shaped their careers. The Practice Department helps synthesize design education and applied learning through<em> curricular coursework, community engagement, rigorous evaluation</em> of concurrent student employment, and <em>professional development</em>. Through the experience of practice, students work collaboratively to e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149583085/don-t-miss-the-march-8-regular-deadline-to-enter-the-2016-core77-design-awards Don’t Miss the March 8 Regular Deadline to Enter the 2016 Core77 Design Awards Sponsor 2016-03-04T13:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-04T14:03:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0fmb5ds9ao1cn7j.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://bit.ly/1WXpUjt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Design Awards</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>With the Regular Deadline for entry right around the corner on March 8th, the <a href="http://bit.ly/1WXpUjt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Core77 Design Awards</a>&nbsp;invites designers from all over the world to put their best work forward and&nbsp;participate in this annual celebration of design enterprise and intent. The program embraces a wide range of design practice:&nbsp;commercial, cultural, social and environmental. Each year, thousands of professional and student designers submit their projects and&nbsp;ideas to be critiqued and honored by globally distributed panels of juries. The result is a collection of projects that inspire a broader&nbsp;discussion about the current state and future of design.</p><p>Each year, the 14 categories of entry are juried by independent Jury teams assembled and lead by design thought leaders from around&nbsp;the world. This year's Jury Captain line up includes:</p><ul><li>Arthur Huang, Miniwiz - Built Environment Jury Captain</li><li>Alexis Lloyd, Creative Director, New York Times R&amp;D Lab - Interaction J...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149367745/request-for-qualifications-rfq-boxspot-architectural-services Request for Qualifications (RFQ) BoxSpot Architectural Services Sponsor 2016-03-02T12:37:00-05:00 >2016-03-16T00:06:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ua/uade2qu6cgb61ux1.jpg" width="514" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burten, Bell, Carr Development</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Burten, Bell, Carr Development (BBC), a non-profit community development organization is seeking qualifications from architects with experience designing shipping containers for commercial and/or office space use. The consultant must demonstrate previous experience with container based structures at all phases of development including schematic design, design development, and the construction procurement process. It is the goal of BBC to hire a consultant that establishes a set of approved technical specifications and construction drawings for a modular product line of habitable container structures.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/hhgsafny6v7owu4/RFQ%20_%20BoxSpot%20-%20Shipping%20Container%20Architect%20-%20Cleveland_.pdf?dl=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to download a copy of the RFQ</a></p><p><em><strong>C</strong><strong>o</strong><strong>n</strong><strong>su</strong><strong>l</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>a</strong><strong>n</strong><strong>t</strong><strong> qualifications</strong><strong> </strong><strong>w</strong><strong>il</strong><strong>l be acc</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>pted</strong><strong> </strong><strong>until March 14, 2016</strong><strong>.</strong></em></p><p>RFQ BACKGROUND</p><p><strong>Key Partners</strong><br><a href="http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc</em></a><br>BBC is the lead entity in the creation of the Container Retrofitting Business, is a nonprofit neighborhood development organization founded in 1990 that serves th...</p> 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 >2016-03-14T12:41:01-04:00 <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. 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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 >2016-03-14T12:41:04-04:00 <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>