Archinect - Features 2021-02-25T15:30:25-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150250032/studio-banaa-on-turning-diversity-into-a-creative-force Studio BANAA on Turning Diversity Into a Creative Force Alexander Walter 2021-02-25T09:43:00-05:00 >2021-02-25T12:34:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98153bac495c7527e28dfd9b98dfd16a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For our latest&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1222145/studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, Archinect had the pleasure of chatting with Nastaran Mousavi and Dane Bunton, founding partners of San Francisco-based architecture practice <a href="https://archinect.com/studiobanaa" target="_blank">Studio BANAA</a>. <br></p> <p>Hailing from different corners of the world &mdash; Dane is a Bay Area native and Nastaran grew up in Northern Iran &mdash; the two have been steadily fusing their diverse backgrounds with the city's eclectic California blend to create fresh and dynamic spaces not shy of colors, patterns, and personality. We talked about their new housing research campaign, surviving the pandemic as a small practice, and launching new, innovative business endeavors.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150250845/op-ed-paul-r-williams-the-complexity-of-being-an-architectural-icon-and-black Op-Ed: Paul R. Williams — The Complexity of being an Architectural Icon (and Black) Lance Collins 2021-02-23T10:42:00-05:00 >2021-02-24T16:13:00-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2a967041a42c3a5bf1c13f1c13e6bcc7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>When asked to reflect on the impact that Paul R. Williams has had on my career as an architect, I was initially hesitant. How do you quantify the importance of such an icon of the profession? I did not grow up in Los Angeles. I grew up in Seattle. I always wanted to be an architect. Architects and designers are in my family. Paul R Williams was not the first Black Architect that I was exposed to. I went to a majority architecture school in New York. PRW was not covered in our euro-centric architecture curriculum. I was only exposed to PRW through the <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150230590/national-organization-of-minority-architects-noma" target="_blank">National Organization of Minority Architects</a>, while I was in college. Immediately upon learning about his works, I felt woefully behind. Since that time, including a move to Los Angeles, I have experienced some of his works in person, met some of his family members, and had conversations with colleagues who knew him directly. His icon status is undeniable, and should be amplified and celebrated exponentially, however, for me his legacy ...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150250474/striking-the-connection-between-architecture-and-nature-with-seattle-based-mwworks Striking the Connection Between Architecture and Nature With Seattle-Based mwworks Alexander Walter 2021-02-22T09:04:00-05:00 >2021-02-19T18:34:26-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a7/a77c62b990dbd8686332fb17141854ce.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Established in 2007, Seattle-based architecture and interior design studio <a href="https://archinect.com/mwworks" target="_blank">mwworks</a> has been diligently contributing some of the finest places within the Pacific Northwest's contemporary built environment: rough in the right places, comfortable wherever possible, and authentic by principle.<br></p> <p>For the latest&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1222145/studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, Archinect connected with the firm's founding partners Steve Mongillo and Eric Walter to discuss their dedication to craft, the deliberate decision to grow the practice organically, and how the team kept its office culture alive and healthy during the pandemic.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150250681/discussing-technology-and-architecture-as-transient-media-with-g-ven-zel-and-benjamin-ennemoser-of-ucla-s-ideas-technology-studio Discussing Technology and 'Architecture as Transient Media' With Güvenç Özel and Benjamin Ennemoser of UCLA's IDEAS Technology Studio Katherine Guimapang 2021-02-19T13:39:00-05:00 >2021-02-19T15:17:24-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f5/f54c42081547c42952c004228c16a7b8.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Architecture is currently at the cusp of a paradigm shift, where the environments we occupy are becoming increasingly virtual and mobile. Considered as an ecosystem of technologies rather than a tectonic assemblage of materials, architecture is shifting toward a non-static and non-physical form of experience. This opens up the potential for it to be considered as a transdisciplinary medium that merges the worlds of fabrication, gaming, and media design.&nbsp;</p> <p>The IDEAS Technology Studio,&nbsp;one of four studios offered as part of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://aud.ucla.edu/academics/m-s-architecture-and-urban-design" target="_blank">Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (M.S.AUD) program</a>,&nbsp;investigates the design of new media in digital and physical forms and its potential to radically transform the human experience.&nbsp;Recognized as a leading research institution <a href="https://archinect.com/uclaaud" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a> is also a part of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture. This unique blend and integration of departments allow both students and faculty "to connect ...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150248413/a-conversation-with-cover-co-founders-on-their-tesla-inspired-building-process-and-the-future-of-construction A Conversation With Cover Co-Founders on Their Tesla-Inspired Building Process And The Future of Construction Sean Joyner 2021-02-10T14:24:00-05:00 >2021-02-23T16:47:23-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/87/87e3521d7c892538ab26cad1e77c9d86.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Alexis Rivas and Jemuel Joseph first met while studying architecture at the Cooper Union. After school, Alexis worked on several residential projects at a number of firms. He began to notice inefficiencies in the project delivery process, which propelled him into an exploratory journey that eventually led him to a job in prefab construction. But that wasn't good enough for Alexis.&nbsp;</p> <p>He believed the prefab construction industry had missed a few things. There were still too many pitfalls. With lessons uncovered from the automotive and tech industries, Alexis wanted to productize the home, approaching its production like one might approach the production of a car or a smartphone. But he needed help.</p> <p>Alexis reached out to his old colleague from architecture school, Jemuel, who had a special gift with software and computers, and the two soon embarked on an ambitious pursuit to reinvent the way homes are designed and delivered.&nbsp;</p> <p>Soon, the partners conceived <a href="https://archinect.com/cover" target="_blank">Cover</a>, a technology company that...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150248631/how-jessy-escobedo-is-changing-the-approach-to-designing-environments-with-new-tools-and-principles How Jessy Escobedo Is Changing the Approach to Designing Environments With New Tools and Principles Alessio Grancini 2021-02-08T13:06:00-05:00 >2021-02-08T13:06:53-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8e4b1c25fd13ad446cb4cf5550110271.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In our fourth and final installment of our 4-part series&nbsp;<em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1694652/designers-in-tech" target="_blank">Designers in Tech</a></em>, Alessio Grancini,&nbsp;Prototyper Engineer at Magic Leap and ex-<a href="https://archinect.com/morphosis" target="_blank">Morphosis</a>&nbsp;XR developer, speaks with&nbsp;<a href="https://luciatahan.com/" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://jessyescobedo.design/" target="_blank">Jessy Escobedo</a>,&nbsp;Product Designer at <a href="https://www.magicleap.com/en-us" target="_blank">Magic Leap</a>.</p> <p>Jessy is a community-centered product designer and strategist interested in near and far futures. As a developer of <a href="https://jessyescobedo.design/PLANNAR-Co-Visioning-with-AR" target="_blank">PlannAR</a>, her work intersects technology and architecture considering the opinion of the community first.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150247999/michael-jefferson-talks-the-future-of-fellowships-and-the-biases-of-ai-application-in-architecture Michael Jefferson Talks the Future of Fellowships and the Biases of AI Application in Architecture Katherine Guimapang 2021-02-08T09:00:00-05:00 >2021-02-08T18:51:14-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/15/1587f3841add2f2bc96baed9965f5b53.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In our latest installment of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" target="_blank"><em>Fellow Fellows</em></a>, Archinect connects with Michael Jefferson, the 2019-2020 Innovation in Design Fellow at the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/SARUP" target="_blank">University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</a>. Together we unpack his fellowship experience and his exhibition&nbsp;<em>False Walls</em>. "The fellowship was organized as a series of exercises that examined rules, standards, and conventions when interpreted and reconfigured by artificial intelligence." According to Jefferson, the project was "an exhibition of fake walls built with real materials. Tied up between the computational logics of artificial intelligence and the conventional tectonic arrangements of stud framing, the protocols of the machine were mapped on to traditional methods of construction."</p> <p>The nature of fellowships and their exhibition outcomes will continue to adjust as the COVID pandemic continues. When discussing his thoughts on fellowships, Jefferson makes an intriguing point that renders some reflection. "The 2019-2020 fellows (across the US) may end up...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150248539/the-potential-of-augmented-reality-from-the-perspective-of-an-architect-turned-ar-vr-specialist-at-facebook-reality-labs The Potential of Augmented Reality, From the Perspective of an Architect-Turned-AR/VR Specialist at Facebook Reality Labs Alessio Grancini 2021-02-05T13:41:00-05:00 >2021-02-05T13:42:01-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9a/9a588789674f61938a3ac2746bdffa04.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong></strong>In our third installment of our 4-part series&nbsp;<em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1694652/designers-in-tech" target="_blank">Designers in Tech</a></em>, Alessio Grancini,&nbsp;Prototyper Engineer at Magic Leap and ex-<a href="https://archinect.com/morphosis" target="_blank">Morphosis</a>&nbsp;XR developer, speaks with <a href="https://luciatahan.com/" target="_blank">Lucia Tahan</a>, Product Designer for AR/VR at <a href="https://tech.fb.com/ar-vr/" target="_blank">Facebook Reality Labs</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150248232/investigating-the-emerging-field-of-xr-and-its-applications-in-architecture-with-popular-youtuber-and-software-developer-matthew-hallberg Investigating the Emerging Field of XR and Its Applications in Architecture, With Popular YouTuber and Software Developer Matthew Hallberg Alessio Grancini 2021-02-04T14:26:00-05:00 >2021-02-04T14:42:48-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1e2a09efb781e52a9af0be8396dba95.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In this second installment of our 4-part series <em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1694652/designers-in-tech" target="_blank">Designers in Tech</a></em>, Alessio Grancini,&nbsp;Prototyper Engineer at Magic Leap and ex-<a href="https://archinect.com/morphosis" target="_blank">Morphosis</a>&nbsp;XR developer, speaks with Matthew Hallberg about his work and research into Extended Reality (XR) and its potential in architecture and urban design.</p> <p>With 50k+ subscribers, <a href="https://thirdaurora.com/" target="_blank">Third Aurora</a> Software Developer and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClm2DY6pj3ygKoKhEVr7KFw" target="_blank">YouTuber Matthew Hallberg</a> is well known for speculative cutting edge prototypes and demos that feature the most recent technologies available in the field of XR.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150247812/designers-in-tech-how-architecture-is-unlocking-the-potential-of-new-emerging-technologies Designers in Tech: How Architecture Is Unlocking the Potential of New Emerging Technologies Paul Petrunia 2021-02-03T14:01:00-05:00 >2021-02-03T16:07:46-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ac/acc34cd819ba41f9225295fd92de145d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>As 2021 starts, there is growing evidence that technologies connecting us together are scaling up the game. The COVID-19 lockdown has introduced a wider community to more new emerging technologies, like VR and AR, and we find ourselves integrating more smart devices into our daily lives. As the digital environment grows and the meaning of space starts shifting, the field of design and architecture is preparing to explore new media and expand its domain. In this miniseries, we are taking a closer look at a number of emerging technologies and software applications that are building the foundation of the future understanding of space. We are doing it, with the expertise of 4 guests that deal with the future of technologies in their everyday life in a series of four installments.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150246467/elizabeth-herrmann-on-bringing-fresh-design-thinking-to-residential-vermont-architecture Elizabeth Herrmann on Bringing Fresh Design Thinking to Residential Vermont Architecture Alexander Walter 2021-01-27T11:25:00-05:00 >2021-01-27T14:48:10-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3d/3d2a01581c5742c31691723842f20e21.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For this latest installment of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1222145/studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, Archinect reached out to Elizabeth Herrmann, Founder and President of Vermont-based residential architecture firm <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150208949/elizabeth-herrmann-architecture-design" target="_blank">Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design</a>.</p> <p>The conversation touched on her motivations to start her own practice, the challenges of running a small design firm during a pandemic, and her aspirations for future development.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/55456963/how-to-use-archinect-to-get-a-job-optimizing-your-profile-with-your-current-portfolio-and-cv How to Use Archinect to Get a Job: Optimizing Your Profile With Your Current Portfolio and CV Paul Petrunia 2021-01-26T09:00:00-05:00 >2021-01-27T20:30:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ea/ea630f062747fd38bdbb7fd0a1795f75.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p> It goes without saying that the <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job market for architects</a> is really tough right now. It <em>does</em> need to be said, however, that there is much more job seekers can do to improve their chances of getting hired. Naturally, Archinect, the first and only go-to talent marketplace for the Architecture industry, is the place to start.</p> <p> Archinect currently hosts nearly 40,000 <a href="https://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">active job seekers</a> within our huge directory of architecture portfolios and profiles in <a href="https://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">Talent Finder</a>. Archinect also hosts&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">tens of thousands of firms</a> that are actively utilizing Archinect to find new staff. The problem, as we've heard from many <a href="https://archinect.com/employers" target="_blank">employers</a>, is that too many job seekers are doing a less-than-stellar job at selling themselves.</p> <p> But fear not, we're here to help! We've compiled the feedback from&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/employers" target="_blank">employers</a>, and studied our huge database of job seeker profiles, to put together a simple guide to help you optimize your profile to increase your chances of getting employed.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150214014/how-jeffrey-montes-pivoted-from-terrestrial-architecture-to-becoming-senior-space-architect-at-blue-origin How Jeffrey Montes Pivoted From Terrestrial Architecture to Becoming Senior Space Architect at Blue Origin Alexander Walter 2021-01-13T09:00:00-05:00 >2021-01-15T18:33:42-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/14/14ae60c27de9582f309bff0b1b5da91a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p>In this installment, we're talking with a design professional who hasn't left the profession by definition but pivoted from conventional, terrestrial architecture to a whole new environment: <a href="https://jetportal.net/" target="_blank"><strong>Jeffrey Montes</strong></a> is a Space architect and technologist with a keen interest in designing ever-better extraterrestrial habitats that, one day, will shelter human missions. <br></p> <p>Jeffrey currently works at <a href="https://www.blueorigin.com/our-mission" target="_blank">Blue Origin</a> as Senior Space Architect. He is also a research fellow at <a href="https://www.openlunar.org/" target="_blank">Open Lunar Foundation</a> and has previously been a driving force behind the widely published and NASA Centennial Challenge-winning proposal for a Martian habitat, <a href="https://jetportal.net/Marsha" target="_blank">Marsha</a>.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150244067/equity-in-architectural-academia-a-conversation-with-cory-henry Equity in Architectural Academia: A Conversation with Cory Henry Sean Joyner 2021-01-11T09:00:00-05:00 >2021-01-13T14:31:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a99ac08c90f3108be9ada89084118c6a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Last year, my family and I moved to a new home. After we were settled in, I shared with one of our neighbors that I taught and wrote about architecture. She was stunned and told me that there was another neighbor, right next door to me, who taught and practiced architecture also.</p> <p>Shortly after, I met <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ateliercoryhenry/?hl=en" target="_blank">Cory Henry</a>, and we began having regular discussions about architectural education and practice. Cory is the Principal and Founder of <a href="https://a-ch.com/home" target="_blank">Atelier Cory Henry</a>, a Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary design practice. He is currently a Kea Distinguished Professor at the <a href="https://archinect.com/MAPP" target="_blank">University of Maryland</a>, a Visiting Critic at <a href="https://archinect.com/syracuse" target="_blank">Syracuse University</a>, and has served as a Visiting Critic at the <a href="https://archinect.com/Weitzman" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania</a>, and a Visiting Assistant Professor in Architecture at <a href="https://archinect.com/pennstate" target="_blank">Penn State University</a>.</p> <p>Cory has also helped me with some of my writing, most recently, my essay on <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150234142/thoughts-on-black-tokenism-in-architectural-practice" target="_blank">tokenism in architectural practice</a>. In our discussions, we soon dove into issues of equity in architectural education and decided it would be in...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150243873/form-follows-fascism-redux Form Follows Fascism Redux Mitch McEwen 2021-01-07T12:43:00-05:00 >2021-02-24T10:22:32-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/809239da88f9b9e92c6c494efc22bf71.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>This country&rsquo;s deeply ingrained white supremacy and the resurgence of fascism have revealed themselves, last night, to be undeniably mutually reinforcing. When this antidemocratic and racist president was first elected I wrote here about&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/another/the-white-flight-from-american-democracy" target="_blank">The White Flight from American Democracy</a>. I could not have imagined it would go so far as a mob storming the Capitol with matching red hats and corporate logos for flags. In the first few weeks of the administration, I outlined some of the ways that&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/another/we-are-not-innocent" target="_blank">our field has been complicit in the rise of autocrac</a>y both here and around the world.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150242489/benjamin-vanmuysen-explores-the-opposing-extremes-of-the-design-spectrum Benjamin Vanmuysen Explores the Opposing Extremes of the Design Spectrum Katherine Guimapang 2021-01-04T13:12:00-05:00 >2021-01-04T13:12:18-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1a/1ab55ea5186409ced53a208bbb8fa03f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In this latest installment of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" target="_blank"><em>Fellow Fellows</em></a>&nbsp;Archinect connects with Benjamin Vanmuysen, the&nbsp;2019-2020 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/993762/harry-der-boghosian-fellowship" target="_blank">Harry der Boghosian Fellow</a> at <a href="https://archinect.com/syracuse" target="_blank">Syracuse University</a>. Vanmuysen shared&nbsp;with Archinect the details of his work and his latest fellowship exhibition in October. He also discusses the rules and methods in which architecture is currently being taught and will be changing going forward. "The COVID-19 pandemic has really shaken up the academic world and brought traction behind some pressing social issues," shares&nbsp;Vanmuysen.&nbsp;"It&rsquo;s crucial for institutions to teach students the social and political implications of our discipline."</p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" target="_blank"><em>Fellow Fellows</em></a>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on the role&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" target="_blank">fellowships</a>&nbsp;play in architecture academia. These prestigious academic positions can bring forth a fantastic blend of practice, research, and pedagogical cross-pollination, often within a tight time frame. By definition, they also represent temporary, open-ended, and ultimately precarious employment for aspiring you...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150240151/a-new-form-of-architectural-education-a-conversation-with-sci-arc-s-marrikka-trotter-and-tom-wiscombe A New Form of Architectural Education: A Conversation with SCI-Arc's Marrikka Trotter and Tom Wiscombe Katherine Guimapang 2020-12-30T09:00:00-05:00 >2021-02-25T12:31:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4e/4e9a7c7d98763c4d030d8d83568e0093.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Finding the right college for any high school student, let alone a program to pursue, is not an easy task. While students may be enthusiastic about specific professions, different institutions approach these professions with radically distinct teaching methods and emphases.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Among the accredited programs in the Western USA, <a href="https://archinect.com/sciarc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> stands out for the quality of student work and the cutting-edge skills its graduates bring to the workplace. I wanted to investigate what makes this "school for architectural thinking" different. What would a student applying to SCI-Arc leave with? With such an active student body and faculty, what else does the school offer that we don't already know about? Archinect wanted to learn more about what makes this school's undergraduate program so successful and hopefully shed light and add some clarity to what makes this highly sought after.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150241892/archinect-s-guide-to-job-titles-marketing-coordinator Archinect’s Guide to Job Titles: Marketing Coordinator Sean Joyner 2020-12-21T13:21:00-05:00 >2021-01-05T11:08:46-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/60/60504440f75ffe143d2a3d152e25c67d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Booming talent and innovative work fill the architecture and design community. Unless a firm communicates that talent to the outside world, it is likely to go unnoticed. Whether it be acquiring new business, <a href="https://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">recruiting new team members</a>, positioning oneself as a thought leader, or any of the other pursuits of a design practice, marketing is a crucial piece of the puzzle.&nbsp;</p> <p>For our ninth installment of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1467624/archinect-s-guide-to-job-titles" target="_blank"><em>Archinect's Guide to Job Titles</em></a>, we look at the <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/search?q=marketing&amp;q_radius=0&amp;region_id=&amp;location=&amp;submit=Search" target="_blank">Marketing Coordinator</a> and its context within a firm&rsquo;s larger marketing operations. What qualifications does one need? Why is it so essential to a firm&rsquo;s success? And how does one succeed in this role?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150234892/a-studio-visit-with-frederick-fisher-partners-as-they-embark-upon-the-next-phase-of-practice A Studio Visit With Frederick Fisher & Partners as They Embark Upon the Next Phase of Practice Antonio Pacheco 2020-12-17T09:30:00-05:00 >2020-12-29T14:28:01-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23154d1c713abec97807469a418e39e8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For nearly 30 years, <a href="https://archinect.com/frederickfisherandpartners" target="_blank">Frederick Fisher and Partners</a> (FF&amp;P) has occupied an enviable position within contemporary architecture as a design practice that takes on diverse and adventurous clients in realms that include residences, artist studios, universities, and other cultural institutions and foundations.</p> <p>The Los Angeles and New York City-based practice was founded in 1981 by Frederick Fisher, the son of an architect who initially resisted pursuing a career in design himself but reconsidered after having read <em><a href="https://amzn.to/33bM6m1" target="_blank">Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture</a></em>. After attending architecture graduate school at the <a href="https://archinect.com/uclaaud" target="_blank">University of California, Los Angeles</a>, Fisher spent a few years working with <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150124055/an-interview-with-frank-gehry-who-turns-90-today-upon-receiving-the-neutra-award-for-professional-excellence" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> before launching his own practice. With the help of a skilled team, FF&amp;P has developed an evolving architectural perspective that fuses the practicality and comfort of domestic architecture with the raw and malleable nature of artist spaces, bringing material refinement, organizational flexibili...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150237039/mork-ulnes-architects-on-balancing-californian-and-norwegian-design-spirits Mork-Ulnes Architects on Balancing Californian and Norwegian Design Spirits Alexander Walter 2020-12-03T13:12:00-05:00 >2020-12-09T17:46:15-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c40ec5696b98a6e3b99abdf56ba03429.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1222145/studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, Archinect spoke with Casper Mork-Ulnes, Founder and Principal of San Francisco and Oslo-based firm <a href="https://archinect.com/morkulnes" target="_blank">Mork-Ulnes Architects</a>. <br></p> <p>We talked about his approach of managing offices on two continents as a nimble 10-person practice, touched on strategies of combining two design mentalities &mdash; Scandinavian practicality and Californian optimism &mdash; as a unique asset, and learned how lessons from Norwegian work culture could contribute to increased productivity among the entire team.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150238896/from-the-editors-what-we-re-thankful-for-in-2020 From the Editors: What We're Thankful For in 2020 Archinect 2020-11-26T16:21:00-05:00 >2020-12-13T03:23:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9e/9e7d175d7bcc815668c202d1d8d62dba.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>2020 has been an extraordinarily challenging year. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1534026/covid-19" target="_blank">Covid-19</a> forced us to isolate from family, friends and colleagues, and work from home as the industry struggled to keep up with the changes the pandemic brought. Many firms experienced drastic reductions in work, as industries such as hospitality and retail faced incredible hardship and an uncertain future. As a result, many individuals in our industry faced layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts. Political tensions, cultural divisions and a heightened push for social justice further defined this historic year. During this hardship, however, there remains much to be thankful for. We'd like to take this opportunity, as Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, to share a few those things that our team is grateful for in 2020.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150238305/black-md-s-lawyers-and-architects Black MD’s, Lawyers…and Architects Melvin L. Mitchell 2020-11-20T13:45:00-05:00 >2020-12-03T01:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/3983958b932efe943db99a03f0894580.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In the eyes and minds of Black America the two professions of medicine and law sit at the apex of respect, envy, and <em>essentiality </em>&ndash; as well they should<em>.</em> In my book, <em><a href="https://amzn.to/2R2le0Z" target="_blank">African American Architects: Embracing Culture and Building Urban Communities, 2020</a></em> (and several published summarizing articles) I alluded cryptically to the issue of Black architects and our subconscious wish that Black America (and particularly Black youth) see our profession as being as equally essential and prestigious as they see the medical and legal professions. I wish to explore here whether this is a viable aspiration.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150238069/overlooked-a-reflection-on-progress-and-equality-of-women-in-architecture Overlooked; A Reflection on Progress and Equality of Women in Architecture Margie Lavender 2020-11-19T09:00:00-05:00 >2020-11-23T09:46:51-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d2/d21bf75e26be09c18a4dd9c10ba5a0ed.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Recently I was asked to name female pioneers in architecture of the 20th century and how the industry has changed to become more inclusive. It was a quandary &ndash; I knew they were looking for an inspiring story with an upward trajectory. Architecture and design can appear as an idealized realm to the outside world.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150212719/are-the-doors-closing-on-the-open-office Are the Doors Closing on the Open Office? Newton D'souza 2020-11-17T18:59:00-05:00 >2020-11-17T18:59:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5b/5b8e6e068017cb9eb4b2c2b35bb36da9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>As workers return to their offices after the regional lockdowns implemented to stop the spread of Coronavirus, there is a new reckoning in the workplace: Will the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/383106/open-office" target="_blank">open office</a> survive?&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150236114/cal-poly-pomona-s-undergraduate-architecture-program-aims-to-shape-the-industry-with-students-ready-for-professional-practice Cal Poly Pomona's Undergraduate Architecture Program Aims To Shape the Industry with Students Ready for Professional Practice Katherine Guimapang 2020-11-17T12:46:00-05:00 >2020-11-20T12:16:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/10/10949f01e7db9e7867da53a5230ba76f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>While the notion of attending college has shifted over the years, many students look for programs that will provide a strong academic foundation and the tools to become successful professionals.</p> <p>Choosing to pursue a bachelor's degree in architecture is no easy task. While the idea of becoming an architect is still an alluring profession, the intensity and rigor of an architecture program is&nbsp; not for the faint of heart. According to <a href="https://archinect.com/CPPARC" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a> Department Chair George Proctor AIA, "Many first-year students of architecture discover that while the discipline is demanding, it offers far more than common&nbsp; preconceptions. A degree in architecture can open the door to a variety of career and professional opportunities. A degree in architecture is not like that of other&nbsp; disciplines, is an amalgamation of many, and could be described as a structured liberal arts degree. Every studio offers students an opportunity to learn about both, the design of buildings and environments and, the peo...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150237612/x-worlds-ucla-s-2020-ideas-summer-studio-transforms-their-summer-programming-into-an-incubator-for-remote-exploration X-WORLDS: UCLA's 2020 IDEAS Summer Studio Transforms Their Summer Programming Into an Incubator for Remote Exploration Katherine Guimapang 2020-11-15T12:59:00-05:00 >2020-11-16T11:49:21-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f9/f91a28a0e156f32a9bb3aff918e2dc36.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Summer 2020 proved to be a season of tackling the unknown as the pandemic impacted architectural academia. With nearly all summer programs pivoting and transitioning to remote learning, popular summer programs aimed to find a way to motivate students during such challenging times with online experiences that allowed them to explore digital possibilities within architecture.&nbsp;</p> <p>UCLA's IDEAS Summer studio shares with Archinect, "This year's IDEAS Summer Studio "<em>X-WORLDS</em>" marked the first entirely virtual introduction to the one-year&nbsp;Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (M.S.AUD) program&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/uclaaud" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a>. The six-week program provided an immersion into the intersecting worlds of each of the four M.S.AUD research studios: Entertainment, Mobility, Technology, and Urban Strategy."&nbsp;</p> <p>Archinect connected with the team from <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1455288/ideas-campus" target="_blank">UCLA's IDEAS Campus Summer Studio</a> to learn about the program's goals and highlight the work of student participants created during their s...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150237363/the-city-is-dead-long-live-the-city The City is dead! Long live the City! Guy Pearson 2020-11-12T11:52:00-05:00 >2020-11-12T11:52:39-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/10/1036835dacd9099cc0aff6e7965b0920.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>I was recently one of a party in a hot air balloon floating serenely over the Serengeti when it developed a leak and began to descend towards a crocodile infested swamp. There was no other option &ndash; someone in the basket had to go and, fearing that if I confessed to being a spatial designer it would be me, I claimed to be a heart surgeon. As it happened, we chucked a couple of quantity surveyors to the crocodiles and, thereby slowing our decent, the remainder of the group was able to land safely and later recount the tale over dinner.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150236959/archinect-tips-employment-edition Archinect Tips: Employment Edition Sean Joyner 2020-11-10T09:12:00-05:00 >2020-11-09T18:41:35-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cd9fa2c99afeefd958c6a376fd42dbd9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1448002/archinect-tips" target="_blank">Archinect</a> <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1467625/archinect-tips" target="_blank">Tips</a></em>&nbsp;is a popular series here on the site, but sometimes the best insights can get lost. When it comes to <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">architectural employment</a>, Archinect has provided a slew of resources. Consider this a comprehensive round-up of all things employment from our <em>Archinect Tips</em> series. There are four sections divided here: the job application, the job hunt, career development, and the workplace. And be sure to follow the tags&nbsp;(<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1448002/archinect-tips" target="_blank">news</a>/<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1467625/archinect-tips" target="_blank">features</a>), for updates on new tips and insights.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150231222/walker-warner-architects-on-creating-enduring-architecture-for-inspired-living Walker Warner Architects on Creating 'Enduring Architecture for Inspired Living' Alexander Walter 2020-11-09T09:00:00-05:00 >2020-11-09T21:40:25-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/35/352cbc3edf76de44d28fc62a4f63d386.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Operating from a studio in bustling downtown San Francisco, <a href="https://archinect.com/walkerwarnerarchitects" target="_blank">Walker Warner Architects</a> has maintained a unique ability to capture the essence of their clients' sites whether rural or urban, across the Western United States and Hawaii and create calming blends of space, context, materiality, light, and craft.<br></p> <p>For our latest <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1222145/studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, Archinect connected with the firm's four Principals Brooks Walker, Greg Warner, Kathy Scott, and Mike McCabe to learn more about how the practice managed to grow into a 65-person team and if managing construction sites in two states divided by an ocean ever proved challenging.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150236682/archinect-s-guide-to-job-titles-interior-designer Archinect's Guide to Job Titles: Interior Designer Sean Joyner 2020-11-06T13:59:00-05:00 >2020-11-06T14:36:43-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/987dd8b12f2cda248ff3b2accce52ace.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Interior Design is one of those disciplines that the architecture profession can often overlook. Many of the misconceptions about <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/search?q=interior+designer&amp;q_radius=0&amp;region_id=&amp;location=&amp;submit=Search" target="_blank">Interior Designers</a> come from misinformation or old "traditional" mindsets within the industry. But, we should take this important professional's role in the design of spaces quite seriously.</p> <p>For our eighth installment of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1467624/archinect-s-guide-to-job-titles" target="_blank"><em>Archinect's Guide to Job Titles</em></a>, we take a look at the Interior Designer. What qualifications does one need to operate in this role? What's the pay like? And how does it function alongside other design disciplines?</p>