Archinect - News 2016-10-26T11:29:25-04:00 Naming names: how do architecture firms choose what to call themselves? Julia Ingalls 2016-03-02T14:12:00-05:00 >2016-03-16T00:09:01-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unlike industries such as automotive, which spend big bucks hiring branding and naming experts, architects often name themselves &ndash; sometimes on the fly. There&rsquo;s the story about ARO (Architecture Research Office) in New York. The name is generic, but what can you expect from the partners who named themselves on the way to a meeting, said Christian Unverzagt, design director at Detroit-based M1/DTW, a multidisciplinary studio specializing in design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architects spend years designing a single project, so it may come as a surprise that they sometimes name themselves in only a few minutes. While some firms have chosen a more clever approach to naming&mdash;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design, Bitches</a>&nbsp;and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> (with web address spring to mind&mdash;many firms seem to choose from the oblique vowel-less bin, sounding less like design entities and more like grim governmental agencies. Many of them just cut to the chase:&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>What's the ideal architectural name? A while back, Archinect's forum commentors took a crack at naming:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daydreaming: Your studio/firm name?</a></li></ul> Daniel Libeskind Is No Architect Archinect 2013-11-01T12:19:00-04:00 >2013-11-06T17:13:58-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many top designers whom the general public may believe to be architects are, in technical terms, not allowed to use the terminology. And this isn&rsquo;t raising ire just in America. A British architecture publication was instructed last year to stop calling Renzo Piano and Daniel Libeskind architects since they aren't officially registered as such in that country.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> AIA|LA Statement on Tragic Death of LA Firefighter Archinect 2012-02-28T17:35:00-05:00 >2012-03-04T08:38:10-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week's LA Times article, "Architect of Hollywood Hills mansion damaged in fire, is charged in firefighter's death," stirred discussion, particularly among architects, as the individual who designed the home was not a licensed architect. Aside from requesting that the LA Times retract the word "architect" from the article, the [AIA|LA], in conjunction with [AIACC] Executive Vice President, Paul Welch, Hon. AIA, have released the following statement...</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect charged for the death of a firefighter</a></p> <p> Statement from AIA|LA...</p> <p> Editor,</p> <p> The recent Los Angeles Times article concerning the negligent activities of an individual purporting to be an architect, and how those activities resulted in the tragic death of Los Angeles Firefighter Glenn Allen, serve to remind us all that the profession of architecture is about much more than aesthetics.</p> <p> The profession of architecture is carefully regulated in the state of California by the California Architects Board (CAB). While the title of "architect" is easily understood by the public, unfortunately, we find many examples of misuse of the term. Despite the Los Angeles Police Department, Fire Department, Building Department, and District Attorney's Office identifying Gehard Albert Becker as an architect, and Mr. Becker identifying himself an architect, a query of the California Architects Board's (CAB) records confirms that Mr. Becker is not, nor was he ever, licensed to p...</p> Bogus architect claims inflate house values Archinect 2011-10-05T19:35:11-04:00 >2011-10-05T19:35:11-04:00 <em><p>Ryan also described a property as being designed by 'award-winning architect Noel Jessop'. A search of the New Zealand architect's register reveals that Jessop is not an architect, but that he has a certificate in drafting. Ryan rejected the claim his conduct was misleading, saying members of the public use the words 'architecture', architecturally' and 'architect' interchangeably.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>