Archinect - News 2014-04-21T00:36:42-04:00 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>