Archinect - News 2014-07-31T05:45:16-04:00 Is America Really Experiencing a Building Comeback? Anna Johnson 2012-11-26T11:39:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T14:48:56-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Current market conditions for architecture and the near-term outlook for the construction industry in the US is a two-sided story, with forward-looking indicators showing steady improvement but serious concerns arising out of an impending &lsquo;fiscal cliff&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Economic Downturn Cut Architecture Firm Revenue by 40 Percent, Employment by Almost a Third Dror 2012-09-17T16:23:00-04:00 >2012-09-18T13:14:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since the beginning of the recession in early 2008, architecture firms have collectively seen their revenue drop by 40 percent and have had to cut personnel by nearly a third. Despite a national recovery from the recession in 2009, construction activity continued to spiral downward, according to the recently release 2012 AIA Firm Survey</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Architecture Meltdown: End of An Era, or Start of a New One? Archinect 2012-02-09T20:22:00-05:00 >2012-02-11T14:39:06-05:00 <em><p>I first visited Los Angeles in 1987 and the joint was then jumping for architects, as it was in many cities caught up in the building boom of that time. Then I moved from London to LA in 1991 and found all my new architect friends out of work, in the economic slump of the early 90s. The New York Times was running articles[...] that sounded remarkably similar to the Salon piece in their &ldquo;it will never be the same again&rdquo; declarations about the profession.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Architecture Meltdown Donna Sink 2012-02-05T10:57:00-05:00 >2012-02-08T12:58:00-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the coolest creative-class careers has cratered with the economy. Where does architecture go from here?</p></em><br /><br /><p> The most honest - and painful - report of what's happening in our profession that I've yet read. Including lots of quotes from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guy Horton</a>, too!</p> Skyscraper boom? Then your country’s about to go bust Alexander Walter 2012-01-11T12:19:00-05:00 >2012-01-17T18:23:34-05:00 <img src="" width="306" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Skyscrapers have an 'unhealthy' link with impending financial collapse, according to banking experts. [...] Researchers pointed to the fact the world's first skyscraper, New York's Equitable Life building, was finished in 1873 during a five-year recession, while the Empire State Building coincided with the Great Depression.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Why Frank Gehry Is Looking to Asia Archinect 2011-11-04T13:14:51-04:00 >2011-11-04T13:14:52-04:00 <img src="" width="190" height="214" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Experts in the building industry don&rsquo;t expect the slump to end anytime soon&mdash;especially for the big marquee commissions for which Gehry is known. &ldquo;The U.S. domestic market is not in the position right now to fund [major] projects in the private or public sector,&rdquo; says Clark Manus, president at the American Institute of Architects and chief executive officer at San Francisco-based Heller Manus Architects. &ldquo;This is the new normal.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architecture Employment on the Rise Paul Petrunia 2011-05-25T14:07:42-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the third anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers approaches &mdash; the event that delivered the knockout punch to an already reeling U.S. economy &mdash; a trend is emerging that may have once seemed unthinkable. Firms are hiring again.</p></em><br /><br /><p> We've been noticing a ongoing increase in job listings in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's job board</a>. If you're looking for work, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">take a look</a>. If you're a firm that's hiring, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">post a job!</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Note: if you're a job seeker, make sure to create email alerts to get notified when new jobs are posted meeting your search criteria. Be the first one to know. (see screenshot below)</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> London Skyscraper Boom Ends as City Goes ‘From Vanity to Sanity’ Paul Petrunia 2011-04-19T23:19:22-04:00 >2011-04-19T23:19:45-04:00 <img src="" width="199" height="133" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The age of bling is over,&rdquo; said Shuttleworth, who led the team at Norman Foster&rsquo;s firm that designed the seven-year- old tower in the City of London financial district. He said it would never get off the ground today. &ldquo;Money now drives everything, so if you can build something for half the price, you will,&rdquo; he said.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>