Archinect - News 2014-12-22T17:05:34-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/113131373/ncarb-awards-50k-to-parsons-and-clemson-university-for-development-of-new-integrative-curricula NCARB awards $50K to Parsons and Clemson University for development of new integrative curricula Justine Testado 2014-11-07T19:57:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T20:06:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2q/2qugaqoaud4kqf7o.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards have announced that the architecture programs of Parsons The New School for Design and Clemson University are the 2014 recipients of the NCARB Award. NCARB will award the schools a total of over US$50,000 to support the development of each school's proposed program, which explore new paradigms of integrating architectural practice and education.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The award is timelier than ever, in relation to <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/2535038/ncarb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB</a>'s major announcements to expedite the <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">architectural licensure</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102578040/ncarb-reveals-major-reinventions-for-the-idp-and-are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">examination</a> process in the U.S.</p><p><strong>Program: Clemson University, School of Architecture - Clemson, SC</strong><br><strong>Proposal: &ldquo;Graduate Program in Architecture + Health&rdquo;</strong><br>The project's mission is to advance healthcare facility design through the collaboration of architects, academia and members of the health care industry.</p><p><strong>Program: Parsons The New School for Design, School of Constructed Environments - New York, NY<br>Proposal: &ldquo;Student-Practitioner Partnerships in Building Performance Evaluation"</strong><br>Although there is stronger emphasis on sustainability, instruction on performance measurement is lacking. Clemson's proposal addresses a new and critical opportunity for architecture students to improve the environmental performance of buildings through measurement.</p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ncarb_awards_parsons_and_clemson_university_50k_to_develop_new_integrative_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for further details.</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110795718/win-a-copy-of-writing-architecture-a-practical-guide-to-sharpening-your-architecture-writing-skills Win a copy of "Writing Architecture", a practical guide to sharpening your architecture writing skills Justine Testado 2014-10-10T13:01:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T19:54:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eu/eu9ifc6r4dzdbina.jpg" width="514" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we know, having the ability to communicate ideas behind an architectural design is crucial in the architectural profession. But perhaps what's more important is knowing how to write about architecture in a way that is accessible and appealing to non-architectural folks as well, considering that the built environment plays a significant part in shaping people's everyday experiences.</p><p>In relation to this, Yale University lecturer and practitioner Carter Wiseman discusses the process, techniques, and the value of architecture writing in his book, "Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication About the Built Environment" recently published by <a href="http://tupress.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trinity University Press</a>.</p><p>If you're eager to get your hands on a copy, now is your chance. Archinect is giving away <strong>five </strong>copies of the book to our readers!</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong> <strong>In the comment section below, tell us your biggest struggle in writing about architecture. Giveaway ends on October 17, 2014.&nbsp;Five winners will be selecte...</strong></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/99374118/architect-fights-for-his-home Architect Fights for His Home Center for Ants 2014-05-07T18:37:00-04:00 >2014-05-14T13:40:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48eeedwbb3wc72hy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lewis Mumford wrote that, in a city, &ldquo;time becomes visible.&rdquo; Not, it would appear, in Raleigh, North Carolina, where a city board has just decided that a rather discreet and understated modern house might need to be torn down because it damages the ambience of a historic district, which is to say it destroys the illusion that the neighborhood is a place in which time has stopped.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A battle of bureaucracy and "historic preservation" is playing out in a Raleigh, NC neighborhood. Louis Cherry, FAIA, is building his own home in the Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh. After having received approval for his design by relevant city agencies, including the Raleigh Historic Development Commission who oversees the Oakwood Historic District, construction proceeded in the vacant lot Cherry purchased. Gail Wiesner, his neighbor, has since led a charge to halt its construction filing an appeal with the local Board of Adjustment, who oversee procedure of local public agencies. Voting 3-2, the board found that the RHDC's decision had &ldquo;no rational basis&rdquo; and the Building Permit was rescinded.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91223428/killing-architects-wins-new-generations-film-competition-on-the-future-of-architectural-practice Killing Architects wins New Generations film competition on the future of architectural practice Justine Testado 2014-01-14T15:19:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:02:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tl3nug62dxj246lo.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the ongoing discussion of the future of the architectural profession, New Generations has announced the Rotterdam-based firm Killing Architects as the winner of their first competition. All architects and creatives under 40 were invited to submit short films that show innovative forms of architectural practice and their own interpretation of the shifting role of the architect -- in both a construction industry and societal context.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out Killing Architects' winning response</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/37513230/the-architecture-meltdown-end-of-an-era-or-start-of-a-new-one 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/36949245/the-architecture-meltdown The Architecture Meltdown Donna Sink 2012-02-05T10:57:00-05:00 >2012-02-08T12:58:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24b1psgsln9tgd7h.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2283854/guy-horton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guy Horton</a>, too!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36554429/building-as-business Building as Business Archinect 2012-02-01T13:08:00-05:00 >2012-02-01T13:55:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9f12fd5edd0df0388cf71f27d4f9350c.jpg" width="514" height="684" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Peter Gluck &amp; Partners&rsquo;s innovative approach to project delivery, &ldquo;Architect Led Design Build&rdquo;, is simple: the New York City-based firm acts as both the architect and the contractor. The client gets two separate contracts with different legal entities but the same people. A typical project goes from schematic design, directly to subcontractors who estimate cost and contribute useful information on alterations or alternatives.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/5754775/building-culture-means-cutting-the-compromises Building culture means cutting the compromises Paul Petrunia 2011-05-09T14:05:14-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4d3eba6183e4560e4a80049fd9ecdc27.jpg" width="220" height="123" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We wanted &hellip; for the work to speak for itself,&rdquo; says Mr. Kuwabara, who won the 2006 RAIC Gold Medal, awarded for a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture. For the group, every project matter, he says. &ldquo;A lot of architects do some kind of work just to keep the cash flowing,&rdquo; says Mr. Kuwabara. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re always waiting for the next big project where they&rsquo;re going to do exactly what they want. [But] it never happens.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>