Archinect - News 2014-10-26T02:11:54-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111417626/episode-2-of-archinect-sessions-podcast-out-now Episode 2 of "Archinect Sessions" podcast out now! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-16T19:35:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T20:48:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/92yenyqh77puyd55.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Archinect Sessions" is a weekly podcast discussing recent news items and happenings on the site.&nbsp;Hosted by Archinect's founder and publisher,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>, alongside Editorial Manager&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>, the podcast pulls on the expertise of special weekly co-hosts, whether other Archinectors or players within the architecture community at large.</p><p>Co-hosts&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a>&nbsp;join us for&nbsp;our second episode, to discuss <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/455570/licensure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">licensing</a> and IDP issues at NCARB, the value of <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/110951660/mentorship-challenge-who-are-you-mentoring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mentorship</a> in the profession, and the latest news on the <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Farchinect.com%2Fnews%2Farticle%2F111179592%2Freporting-from-toronto-li-xiaodong-wins-inaugural-moriyama-raic-international-prize-for-the-liyuan-library&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNGVbO4BNUTroHwXvkZaNA03qasIVw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moriyama RAIC International Prize</a>. We also spoke with Archinector <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2235825/terri-peters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters</a> about her coverage of the Moriyama Prize, and have a special bonus interview (available below) with Haley Gipe, Assoc. AIA, who's involved with the renaming issue through NCARB and AIA.</p><p>To listen to the "Archinect Sessions" podcast:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to subscribe</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/110647923/big-businesses-and-baby-steps-weekly-news-round-up-for-september-22-and-29-2014 Big businesses and baby steps: Weekly News Round-Up for September 22 and 29, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-06T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T12:43:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6zjj16d78davkxy.jpg" width="514" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, October 3:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110427299/eisenhower-memorial-clears-key-hurdle-on-gehry-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design</a>: In a positive step for the Memorial's Approving Process Odyssey,&nbsp;the National Capital Planning Commission&nbsp;has OK'd the Commission on Fine Arts (the other federal body that must approve the design) to vote on the Memorial.</li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a>: A series of infographics on the representation of women in architectural practice and education, courtesy of <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA</a>.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 1:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Guggenheim plans New York expansion&hellip; again" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110274682/guggenheim-plans-new-york-expansion-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim plans New York expansion&hellip; again</a>: Not for more art space (Gehry tried that before) but for offices.</li><li><a title="Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110250557/zaera-polo-steps-down-as-dean-of-princeton-s-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture</a>: From the press release: "the school's former dean, Professor Stanley T. Allen, will serve as acting dean until a permanent successor is appointed and that Professor Allen will chair the search for the new dean."</li><li><a title="Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110234469/tiny-spanish-island-to-be-first-energy-self-sufficient-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island</a>: The 10,000 population island will use renewable e...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/110293937/editor-s-picks-387 Editor's Picks #387 Nam Henderson 2014-10-02T12:29:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:33:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3g4kmjznyacjyuc5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>Working out of the Box:</strong> Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109650817/working-out-of-the-box-adora-lo-architect-turned-pro-lego-builder" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adora Lo, Architect turned Pro LEGO Builder</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>They discussed the "<em>challenge of keeping it LEGO legal</em>" and the satisfaction of designing a "<em>Star Wars building in LEGO</em>".&nbsp;<strong>midlander</strong> was impressed "T<em>hat Boston model...The Lego version of 111 Huntington is nicer than the real one!</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;shared the debut issue of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109724744/screen-print-25-the-debut-issue-of-the-bartlett-s-lobby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;</a><a href="http://www.bartlettlobby.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LOBBY</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109724744/screen-print-25-the-debut-issue-of-the-bartlett-s-lobby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;, </a><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bartlett School of Architecture</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109724744/screen-print-25-the-debut-issue-of-the-bartlett-s-lobby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;s new architecture magazine</a>, for <strong>Screen/Print #25</strong>.</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ai/aip7jj1pglmjq5v7.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109578481/ncarb-announces-major-changes-to-idp-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced that it will be making significant changes to its Intern Development Program (IDP)</a>. Separate from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108199808/ncarb-revises-intern-architect-title-for-architects-pursuing-licensure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">other considerations to change the IDP's terminology</a>, this decision chiefly includes two phases: (1) the removal of "elective" hourly requirements, and (2) condensing IDP's experience areas from the current 17 into six "practice-based categories".</p><p>The general consensus seemed to be underwhelmed - <strong>midlander</strong> quipped "<em>So......</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109578481/ncarb-announces-major-changes-to-idp-program NCARB announces major changes to IDP program Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-22T19:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T00:24:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxipse6l24y9rdqu.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced today that it will be making significant changes to its Intern Development Program (IDP). Separate from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108199808/ncarb-revises-intern-architect-title-for-architects-pursuing-licensure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">other considerations to change the IDP's terminology</a>, this decision chiefly includes two phases: (1) the removal of "elective" hourly requirements, and (2) condensing IDP's experience areas from the current 17 into six "practice-based categories", linked to future sections planned for the revised Architect Registration Examination (ARE) 5.0. These changes will be implemented beginning mid-2015 and mid-2016, respectively.</p><p>By removing the "elective" IDP hours, NCARB is decreasing the total required from 5,600 to 3,740 (still based on the seventeen "core experience areas", until ARE 5.0 is in place). NCARB reportedly made this decision to cut down on the average amount of years it takes "interns" to become licensed. The current average is more than seven &mdash; five years for IDP and another 2.2 to complete the ARE...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108654291/editor-s-picks-384 Editor's Picks #384 Nam Henderson 2014-09-11T13:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T12:37:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iitgpw41zr3uii3c.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/445980/cutting-room" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting Room</a> series&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>&nbsp;got back in touch with Joseph Kosinski&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/732/kdlab-and-the-art-of-speed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">who was first interviewed back in 2004, for Les Jumelles, the </a><a href="http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/?ref=http%3A%2F%2Farchinect.com%2Ffeatures%2Farticle%2F732%2Fkdlab-and-the-art-of-speed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art of Speed</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/732/kdlab-and-the-art-of-speed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> film created for Nike as a member of </a><a href="http://www.kdlab.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KDLAB</a>.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/108112212/cutting-room-joseph-kosinski-talks-to-archinect-about-his-transition-from-architecture-to-hollywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This time the conversation focused on his transition from architecture to Hollywood director</a>, with&nbsp;films such as 2010's <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001?ref_=nm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TRON: Legacy</a> or the visually stunning <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013?ref_=nm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oblivion</a>.&nbsp;<strong>todd</strong> was impressed "<em>Props to Joseph / &nbsp;KD Lab. &nbsp;WoW</em>".</p><p>Plus, <strong>Screen/Print #24:</strong> published an excerpt of <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space's</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/107718872/screen-print-24-architectural-fantasies-from-fairy-tales-when-architecture-tells-a-story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales &mdash; When Architecture Tells A Story&#8203;</a>,&nbsp;a collection of fantastical stories written and designed by architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9czbvabwewd34b3.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108031809/is-shigeru-ban-goodwashing-in-aspen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dana Goodyear makes connections</a>,&nbsp;between Shigeru Ban&rsquo;s consistent rejection of the label of "<em>green architect</em>" and a question of "<em>greenwashing</em>" vs. "<em>what you might call goodwashing</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;points to "<em>A critical re-appraisal of Ban&rdquo; by Glen Small one &ldquo;of his SCI-Arc professors</em>". &nbsp;Yet, it is the implications regarding how an architect may control their own brand...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108274491/apple-2-campus-taking-shape-ncarb-names-names-and-cities-sell-out-news-round-up-for-september-2-2014 Apple 2 campus taking shape, NCARB names names, and cities sell out: News Round-Up for September 2, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-09T18:04:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:31:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s16roovge6nuekej.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, September 5:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Beijing public transit commuters can now pay fares with empty bottles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108254401/beijing-public-transit-commuters-can-now-pay-fares-with-empty-bottles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing public transit commuters can now pay fares with empty bottles</a>: Beijingers can insert a recyclable bottle and receive equivalent rebates in train fares or mobile phone credits.</li><li><a title="Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108252788/community-bus-stops-transform-brazil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil</a>: Thousands of Brazil's bus stops are unmarked, leading fed-up residents to install their own signage under the Que &Ocirc;nibus Passa Aqui?<em>&nbsp;</em>(Which Bus Stops Here?) program, one of the world's biggest community projects.</li><li><a title="Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don&rsquo;t Feel Like a Party" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251985/town-becomes-a-beer-ad-but-residents-don-t-feel-like-a-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don&rsquo;t Feel Like a Party</a>: Crested Butte, Colorado, population 1,500, was outfitted for a three-day party to publicize Bud Light, with 1,000 partiers vetted and shipped in by Anheuser-Busch. The town's Mayor agreed to host the party to the tune of $500,000, in part to help boost the town's mostly tourist economy during the difficult "shoulder" season between summer and winter.</li><li><a title="Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251980/gehry-s-revised-eisenhower-memorial-loses-two-controversial-tapestries-but-concerns-remain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain</a>: Nitpicking continues over the Memori...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/108199808/ncarb-revises-intern-architect-title-for-architects-pursuing-licensure NCARB revises "Intern Architect" title for architects pursuing licensure Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-04T21:25:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T18:10:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uv/uve6ik1o2nlecebq.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) convened its new Future Title Task Force, which is comprised of interns and architects from across the country, to discuss the profession&rsquo;s title debate. The task force is charged with discussing the terminology used for those who are candidates for licensure and those who are architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The word "intern" contains a minefield of professional connotations. The job-title is <a href="http://archinect.com/search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">often associated</a> with a position that is unpaid, undervalued, or disposable, flying in the face of employment laws and professional ethics. And in some ways, it's no different in the architecture industry: it's deplorably and repeatedly the case that unpaid internships play an integral role in professional practice. It seems strange then, that the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) uses the title "Intern Architect" as the official term for those educated enough to pursue licensure. Under this definition, the babe in the woods can have the same title as a seasoned vet.</p><p>This disconcerting overlap of meanings has led NCARB to reconsider the term used to describe practicing professionals seeking licensure. NCARB's newly formed Future Title Task Force met late last August to outline the issues of this sticky naming-debate, eventually to determine what architects, before and aft...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103264159/editor-s-picks-374 Editor's Picks #374 Nam Henderson 2014-07-02T19:47:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T17:05:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z51wh4g9c8r9dydi.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned a review - <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/102872267/the-trouble-with-a-bird-s-eye-view-la-forum-s-exhibition-looks-at-los-angeles-from-afar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Trouble with a Bird&rsquo;s Eye View</a>.&nbsp;The piece dissects a summer exhibition of the <a href="http://laforum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Design</a>. He concludes the pairing of aerial photographs by Los Angeles-based <a href="http://www.lanebarden.com/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lane Barden</a> with a geo-mapping project by the German-American duo <a href="http://benedikt-gross.de/log/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benedikt Gro&szlig;</a> and <a href="http://jk-lee.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joseph K. Lee</a>, is proof that &nbsp;"<em>For Barden, Gro&szlig; and Lee, the position and involvement of humans in a greater ecology is only clear from high above</em>".</p><p><strong>citizen</strong> shared <em>"This reminds me of that story of the 1933 CIAM meeting. &nbsp;Participants compared scale plan/maps of major cities around the world. &nbsp;Neutra's graphic of LA covered a wall and then some</em>".</p><p>Plus, for the fifth edition of <strong>Cutting Room</strong>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> interviewed <a href="http://www.mehruss.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mehruss Jon Ahi</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/102327403/cutting-room-interiors-takes-classic-films-back-to-the-drawing-board#" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and </a><a href="http://www.armenkaraoghlanian.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Armen Karaoghlanian</a>,<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/102327403/cutting-room-interiors-takes-classic-films-back-to-the-drawing-board#" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> the architect and filmmaker behind </a><a href="http://intjournal.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interiors</a>.&nbsp;The project is a journal in which the authors reconstruct sections taken from famous scenes in classic films.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;suggested "<em>The interest for me is not the reproduction of arch...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103176565/recipients-of-the-2014-ncarb-president-s-medal Recipients of the 2014 NCARB President’s Medal Justine Testado 2014-07-01T16:01:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:34:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/skpr3214puwgpz5c.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six architectural professionals were recently honored with the NCARB President's Medal for Distinguished Service, the organization's highest award. The President's Medal acknowledges individuals for their commitment to the architectural profession and to the Council's mission of ensuring the public&rsquo;s health, safety, and welfare through the regulation of licensure and credentialing standards.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Speaking of licensure, NCARB also made recent announcements of major proposals and reforms regarding <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100731688/ncarb-announces-it-will-create-program-for-architecture-students-to-graduate-with-licensure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">licensure upon graduation</a> as well as the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102578040/ncarb-reveals-major-reinventions-for-the-idp-and-are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intern Development Program (IDP) and the Architect Registration Examination (ARE)</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102578040/ncarb-reveals-major-reinventions-for-the-idp-and-are NCARB reveals major reinventions for the IDP and ARE Justine Testado 2014-06-23T22:30:00-04:00 >2014-06-24T18:54:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s8/s8d75aru81uwgdf0.jpg" width="514" height="172" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Upon NCARB's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100731688/ncarb-announces-it-will-create-program-for-architecture-students-to-graduate-with-licensure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">licensure-upon-graduation announcement</a> that stirred up <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101114955/ncarb-s-licensure-at-graduation-announcement-rubs-archinectors-both-ways" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plenty of discussion</a> here on Archinect, the Council recently unveiled three more major modifications regarding the Intern Development Program (IDP) and the Architect Registration Exam (ARE).</p><p><strong>Proposal for the streamlining and overhaul of the IDP:</strong></p><ul><li>The first reinvention phase proposes to streamline the IDP by removing the elective hour requirement (1,860 hours). Interns will document only the 3,740 hours in the 17 core experience areas, instead of the current requirement of&nbsp;5,600 total hours of experience.</li><li>The long-term overhaul phase proposes realigning the current four IDP experience categories and 17 experience areas down to six experience categories. These six categories would directly align with the six practice-based areas of architecture, address the realities and challenges of contemporary practice, and will also align with the ARE 5.0 that will launch in late 2016.</li><li>Finalization of both phases -- and a potential ti...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/101581747/editor-s-picks-371 Editor's Picks #371 Nam Henderson 2014-06-11T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:38:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aqfc6jkymsrd6r2x.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> released audio from an interview with architect, preservationist and filmmaker Malachi Connolly, director of "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101037765/while-buildings-rot-film-preserves-architecture-s-memory-cutting-room-s-interview-with-malachi-connolly-director-of-built-on-narrow-land-documentary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Built on Narrow Land</a>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xc/xch1cs97hs4kixh0.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> takes a weekend drive through a vacant Vernon, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101106918/vernon-ca-known-for-meatpacking-corruption-and-tapat-o-featured-in-la-forum-s-submission-to-the-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in a short film for the </a><a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam</a>.&nbsp;<strong>citizen</strong> commented "<em>Vernon is such an atypical case politically, economically, and in terms of governance, as well as architecture, urbanism and environment</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fn/fnx1f9yykvk4yjt7.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101168218/rem-koolhaas-blows-the-ceiling-off-the-venice-architecture-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oliver Wainwright, reviewed the Venice Architecture Biennale</a>&nbsp;directed by Rem Koolhaas, for the Guardian. Reacting to <strong>Quondam</strong>&rsquo;s excessive self-referentialism, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;quipped "<em>It's Rita Novel's world, we just post in it</em>".</p><p><a href="http://Design%20http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buster.net provided A closer look into The BIG U</a>, BIG&rsquo;s winning proposal for Rebuild By Design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxbx9yi8jg02drla.jpg"></p><p><strong>Firms/Blogs/Work Updates</strong><br>Over at the ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) blog, &nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/49082203/michael-monti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Monti</a>&nbsp;responded with "<em>cautious optimism</em>", <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA/your-jurisdiction-and-you" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to the news&nbsp;that NCARB is hoping to develop a new path for architecture students to be licensed...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101114955/ncarb-s-licensure-at-graduation-announcement-rubs-archinectors-both-ways NCARB's "licensure at graduation" announcement rubs Archinectors both ways Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-04T21:13:00-04:00 >2014-06-06T15:48:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7x/7xtxstqr9ioqkq7t.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last week we reported on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100731688/ncarb-announces-it-will-create-program-for-architecture-students-to-graduate-with-licensure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB's announcement that it would offer a path to licensure through academic programs</a>, making it possible for architecture students to be licensed upon graduation. The proposal prompted a pretty divisive set of reactions from Archinect commenters, some excited by the opportunities inherent in the proposal, others despairing over its potential long-term effects.</p><p>At the time of this post, the original news piece had 61 comments, the major issues raised including impact on educational standards, earning potentials and the profession's reputation. What also surfaced was a generational bias, with those already firmly set in the practice (but still not licensed) feeling disadvantaged by an opportunity that came too late for them.&nbsp;We've gathered the gist of the commenter's opinions here.</p><p>The <strong>PROS</strong>:</p><ul><li>According to <strong>davvid</strong>, this new path to licensure will make it easier for graduates to get higher paying jobs more quickly after graduating, which "also increases their earni...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/101078744/editor-s-picks-370 Editor's Picks #370 Nam Henderson 2014-06-04T15:36:00-04:00 >2014-06-11T10:51:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8kj4rwcz3a7e4ya.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box </a>series featured <a href="http://www.danielcarper.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Carper</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100532185/working-out-of-the-box-daniel-carper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, Product Designer at </a><a href="http://www.loadedboards.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loaded Boards</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100532185/working-out-of-the-box-daniel-carper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and </a><a href="http://www.orangatangwheels.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orangatang Wheels</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong> was impressed "<em>Very cool stuff. &nbsp;I've often wondered about the intersection of industrial design and architecture</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ml/mlw2n6t21qh5iyix.jpg"><br><br>&nbsp;Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>&nbsp;discusses <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100286211/cutting-room-talking-architectural-dissent-and-climate-proof-buildings-with-eugene-tssui-subject-of-kyung-lee-s-telos-documentary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui</a>, a documentary in which Kyung Lee explore what "<em>Tssui&rsquo;s outsider status means in the shifting waters of architectural discourse, as the architect seeks approval for his TELOS project</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/nj5ecybijnk0fr6c.jpg"></p><p>R.I.P - <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100517642/massimo-vignelli-acclaimed-modernist-architect-and-graphic-designer-dies-at-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massimo Vignelli, the award-winning designer</a>, who died at the age of 83 after a long-term illness.</p><p>The LA Times published <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100518869/architecture-review-at-9-11-memorial-museum-a-relentless-literalism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne&rsquo;s review of 9/11 Memorial Museum</a>,&nbsp;in which he writes "<em>The intensity, scope and sheer unrelenting literalism of this approach marks a significant change in how we choose to mark national trauma</em>".</p><p><strong>EKE</strong> chimed in "<em>I think the museum was a bad idea on this site. ..I do think that the site is a sacred one because of the deaths that ha...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100731688/ncarb-announces-it-will-create-program-for-architecture-students-to-graduate-with-licensure NCARB announces it will create program for architecture students to graduate with licensure Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-30T21:37:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d2dg15jjvr4px7kz.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a major adaptation to U.S. licensure rules, the&nbsp;National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has proposed a new option for gaining licensure -- simply through the process of an architecture education. As announced in a NCARB press release earlier today, architecture students could earn intern experience and take their licensing exam while still in school, to receive licensure upon graduation. This stands in addition to the previous paths to licensure, and is completely optional.</p><p>The details behind the plan are still hazy, as NCARB puts together a task force of top architecture organizations (including the AIA and NAAB) to design how a "licensure-at-graduation" program could work. Research and plans for implementation are said to last a couple more years, with NCARB sharing their plans with interested schools in October 2014. But at this point, at the very least, the proposal is a step towards facilitating the process of becoming a licensed architect.</p><p>From NCARB's Board of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90831199/ncarb-s-new-mobile-app-lets-interns-manage-idp-hours-on-the-go NCARB's new mobile app lets interns manage IDP hours on the go Justine Testado 2014-01-09T12:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-09T13:12:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8j/8j8j3nq8fkiiv278.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.ncarb.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB</a> continues its ongoing streak of system advances with their new MyIDP mobile app. The app can perhaps be handy for any of you iPhone-using interns working through your experience hours for the Intern Development Program.</p> <p> MyIDP was designed for interns who have already established an NCARB Record and begun reporting hours. New experience reports still need to be created online, so MyIDP is an extra portable tool to stay constantly updated on hours and overall IDP progress.</p> <p> Features in the app are: adding/editing hours and viewing all work experience for Settings A and O; submitting experience to supervisors; and as already mentioned, tracking overall progress on the "IDP Progress Dashboard".</p> <p> MyIDP is available for <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-idp/id783855310?mt=8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">free download</a> on Apple's App Store for iPhone iOS 7. Android users will have to wait for their version in the meantime -- the NCARB Council plans to develop it in the near future.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90094555/editor-s-picks-348 Editor's Picks #348 Nam Henderson 2014-01-02T18:35:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T13:01:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6xtw2ejz8zqpq43d.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>flemingr2002 thought a couple of issues were missing "Good list but i am surprised to see gender issues highlighted but the lack of ethnic diversity, especially in design schools, ignored. It would seem that the real issue is white male privilege. -- Also, CO2 has hit 400 parts per million but sustainability is missing from the list. I know its not hip to be into sustainability but at some point, probably too late, architects will finally mobilize to address this very real threat".</p></em><br /><br /><p> It's that time of the year again, so we continued taking a look back at the year 2013 on Archinect by sharing the most trafficked and popular pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with a list of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/88610415/archinect-s-13-top-13-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">13 top 13 lists for '13</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qazj2caanj0q6aqr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> Some of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89234233/archinect-s-top-13-architectural-issues-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 13 Architectural Issues for '13</a>&nbsp;included; 3D Printing, Flint&rsquo;s Flat Lot Competition results, and the issue of render vs reality, MoMA's decision to demolish American Folk Art Musuem #FolkMoMA and Gender equality and women's rights/recognition in architecture to name a few.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x9q3h3g3t6fzdmn3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>flemingr2002</strong> thought a couple of issues were missing "<em>Good list but i am surprised to see gender issues highlighted but the lack of ethnic diversity, especially in design schools, ignored. It would seem that the real issue is white male privilege. -- Also, CO2 has hit 400 parts per million but sustainability is missing from the list. I know its not hip to be into sustainability but at some point, probably too late, architects will finally mobilize to addr...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65835216/university-of-minnesota-launches-new-degree-high-school-to-licensed-architect-in-seven-years University of Minnesota Launches New Degree: High School to Licensed Architect in Seven Years Design at Minnesota 2013-01-19T17:55:00-05:00 >2013-02-22T09:23:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kn/knfnz0adsafej174.jpg" width="403" height="174" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Anything we can do to expedite the speed with which people can get licensed is a good thing," says David Cronrath, AIA, Dean of the University of Maryland's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. "What Renee [Cheng, Professor and Head of the University of Minnesota's School of Architecture,] has done is establish a roadmap which a lot of people can follow. And, I think, of course they will."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Starting this spring, the <a href="http://z.umn.edu/arch7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Architecture</a>, at the University of Minnesota's <a href="http://design.umn.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">College of Design</a>,&nbsp;will offer a new concentration in research practices within their master of science in architecture degree (MS-RP) for students starting the fall of 2013. The program aims at halving the amount of time from high school to licensure for architects--from an average of 14.5 years to 7.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/di/dimi5tyffhlukrjs.jpg" title=""></p> <p> By offering this model, the <a href="http://z.umn.edu/arch7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Architecture</a> nudges the profession toward true culture change, one that expects all students to be licensed upon graduation, regardless of their final career choices. It also takes advantage of recent changes to the National Council of Architectural Registration Board's Intern Development Program and Architect Registration Examination, and leverages the historically strong connection between practice and academy in the Minneapolis/St Paul community.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbd3mneovntox0r2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://z.umn.edu/bk3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Magazine</a> is out this January with a piece featuring the MS-RP degree.&nbsp; The article details the wo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52394299/editor-s-picks-270 Editor's Picks #270 Nam Henderson 2012-06-25T00:49:00-04:00 >2012-06-27T18:04:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/so/so2z9g3ng7ne54tc.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>G&uuml;nther Domenig passed away on June 15, 2012. Wolf D Prix, design principal at Coop Himmelb(l)au, released the following statement "I insist that G&uuml;nther Domenig was one of the most important Austrian architects. Important in terms of being weighty. Meanwhile our own tammuz felt "his steinhous is an beautiful and seminal poem of architecture"</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52075670/g-nther-domenig-1934-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G&uuml;nther Domenig passed away on June 15, 2012</a>.&nbsp;Wolf D Prix, design principal at Coop Himmelb(l)au, released the following statement "<em>I insist that G&uuml;nther Domenig was one of the most important Austrian architects. Important in terms of being weighty. In my opinion the former Z-Bank branch in the Favoritenstra&szlig;e in Vienna was one of his best buildings. Long before the convoluted computer architects started using parametric tools to give their lame design a boost, Domenig had not only designed the first threedimensional facade, but actually built it, too.</em>"&nbsp;</p> <p> Meanwhile our own&nbsp;<strong>tammuz</strong>&nbsp;felt "<em>his steinhous is an beautiful and seminal poem of&nbsp; architecture</em>"&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5178330/dimitri-kim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dimitri Kim</a> wrote "<em>Finally, an english speaking journal covered the late great Gunther's death. He's work was radical beyond he's time, beyond he's predecessors (Coop Himmelblau, Zaha hadid, EOM, and etc), and clearly beyond mainstream fabric of contemporary architecture.</em>"</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52190113/the-30-minute-interview-robert-a-m-stern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT Commercial section published a 30-Minute int...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/27345231/editor-s-picks-237 Editor's Picks #237 Nam Henderson 2011-11-13T16:13:32-05:00 >2011-11-13T20:31:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04x56bkcfjp1bn3k.jpg" width="480" height="809" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard.Rozewski, discusses a microtecture solution being developed by a friend Patrick of APOC. Stephanie however contends &ldquo; the idea that this will promote sustainable living is patently false...the construction, however small, of individual buildings for individual people, will always inherently mean the opposite of 'sustainable' &rdquo; To which holz.box responded &ldquo;false false false. microtecture can be very sustainable&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In Archinect&rsquo;s latest <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/26869986/in-focus-simon-gardiner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus feature</a> we talk to British photo artist Simon Gardiner.&nbsp;Simon is a &ldquo;<em>street photographer who fuses the street with a cinematic feel</em>&rdquo;.&nbsp;<br></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2283854/guy-horton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guy Horton</a>,&nbsp;in <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/25372807/contours-what-should-architecture-occupy-part-two" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">part two of the What Should Architecture Occupy</a> series,&nbsp;argues that what architecture needs is &ldquo;<em>more consumers not less</em>&rdquo;, consumers who can afford to purchase architecture. Guy goes on to suggest that the AIA should be less concerned with supporting policies which &ldquo;<em>protect the narrow interests of wealthy clients</em>&rdquo; and instead align themselves with the OWS movement since both&nbsp;&ldquo;<strong>should be on the same side of the economic argument. After all, architects are famous for making utopian proposals. Then how about making a utopian proposal rooted in sound economic principals that will foster long-term growth and lead to greater economic stability?</strong>&rdquo;</p> <p> On a related note check out Reinhold Martin&rsquo;s <a href="http://places.designobserver.com/feature/occupy-what-architecture-can-do/31128/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Occupy: What Architecture Can Do</a>&nbsp;over at Places journal, in which he writes &ldquo;<em>Architecture is capable of mounting a prof...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/24372092/will-there-be-a-lost-generation-of-architects Will there be a lost generation of architects? Nam Henderson 2011-10-18T20:28:19-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <em><p>Changes to the ARE, according to NCARB, were meant to make the exam more flexible, and to unify it across jurisdictions, making it easier to get reciprocal licenses. But Tulane&rsquo;s Kinnard says that those changes have had unintended consequences: &ldquo;A careful analysis of the system we have in place today suggests that the regulatory bodies, with all the best intentions, have designed a system that could not be more complex.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Elizabeth Dickinson is on the case of the 50 year old intern... Her essay questions the long term effects of more and more "young" architects deciding to not pursue licensing. Should we care about a decline in registered professionals? , What would this mean for the long term prospects of the profession? &nbsp;The piece opens with thoughts regarding the value of licensing and the tension between pursuing licensure and other forms of professional development, from&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/#!/sevensixfive/status/126280021907214336" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sevensixfive</a>&nbsp;aka <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>.</p>