Archinect - Features 2018-06-23T02:23:05-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150063244/as-shop-architects-evolves-associate-principal-lisa-schwert-shares-how-potential-new-hires-can-stand-out-when-applying-to-their-firm As SHoP Architects evolves, Associate Principal Lisa Schwert shares how potential new hires can stand out when applying to their firm Archinect 2018-06-21T13:18:00-04:00 >2018-06-21T13:18:37-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cv/cvxaqch0dhi44uv0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Since their founding in 1996, <a href="https://archinect.com/SHoP" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a> in New York City remains dedicated to an open-minded, collaborative work culture and design process, ensuring that new employees get involved as much as possible from day one.&nbsp;&ldquo;At every step we stopped to ask ourselves, what will best support open, healthy, lateral collaborations across the studio?,&rdquo; says SHoP Associate Principal Lisa Schwert.</p> <p>To this day, SHoP continues to grow and evolve with its staff of 180 people. So what does the firm expect from job candidates when it's time to hire? In Archinect's latest <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ___&rdquo;</a>, Schwert got in touch with us to share some job application tips as well as a glimpse into the firm's office culture.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150067108/from-the-ground-up-andrea-palladio From the Ground Up: Andrea Palladio Anthony Morey 2018-06-01T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-01T01:06:54-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/50bb22b1c0c5db764c3f0361c3704859.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/edit_feature/150048224" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150065853/soapbox-american-architecture-now-1980 Soapbox: American Architecture Now (1980) Anthony Morey 2018-05-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-23T15:12:20-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0gk03lt13uszdnzi.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150063527/soapbox-commencement-speeches Soapbox: Commencement Speeches Anthony Morey 2018-05-09T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-10T11:48:40-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nw/nwoerxix5l7tmsai.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150062535/soapbox-job-interviews Soapbox: Job Interviews Anthony Morey 2018-05-02T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-02T01:07:08-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/as/asl6of0ao9gepjb9.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150060247/want-to-join-the-lmn-architects-community-partner-stephen-van-dyck-shares-tips-on-what-potential-candidates-should-know Want to join the LMN Architects community? Partner Stephen Van Dyck shares tips on what potential candidates should know Archinect 2018-04-19T12:01:00-04:00 >2018-04-20T22:17:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vr/vr2h83gb2kts7rgn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/7932/seattle" target="_blank">Seattle</a>-based&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/lmnarchitects" target="_blank">LMN Architects</a>, community is at the heart of everything they do &mdash; from their diverse portfolio of civic-centric projects to the ongoing design research of their in-house Tech Studio.</p> <p>LMN Architects also instills collaboration and multi-disciplinary thinking into their office culture. &ldquo;LMN operates as a single studio in a single office, meaning that our staff have the opportunity to work across multiple project typologies and gain experience from a variety of leaders in the office,&rdquo; LMN Partner Stephen Van Dyck says. So what else can a new LMN employee expect on the <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job</a>? In Archinect's latest <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ___&rdquo;</a>, Stephen Van Dyck got in touch to share some tips for applying to the practice.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150055314/want-to-score-a-job-at-populous-their-kansas-city-office-shares-how-applicants-can-stand-out-from-the-competition Want to score a job at Populous? Their Kansas City office shares how applicants can stand out from the competition Archinect 2018-03-20T12:40:00-04:00 >2018-03-20T12:40:46-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/37/37ivruuzbbskmpug.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/populous" target="_blank">Populous</a> likes to go big. Since their founding in 1983, the global architecture and design <a href="https://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firm</a> has worked on over 2,000 projects around the globe. They have worked with high-profile clients &mdash; ranging from professional sports teams to <a href="https://archinect.com/schools" target="_blank">universities</a> to civic clients &mdash;&nbsp;in designing an array of stadiums and arenas, convention centers,&nbsp; masterplans for over 30 major worldwide events, airport renovations, and more.</p> <p>Finding unique, well-rounded employees who can work in a team is critical for Populous when it comes to hiring at any one of their 14 global offices and three regional centers in Kansas City, London, and Brisbane. So how can <a href="https://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">job-seekers</a>&nbsp;stand out from the competition? In Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ___&rdquo;</a>, Missy Ragsdale, Director of Human Resources&nbsp;at Populous' Kansas City regional center, got in touch with us to share some tips and a glimpse into office life at the firm.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150047302/studio-visits-piercy-co Studio Visits: Piercy & Co Ellen Hancock 2018-03-08T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-23T20:10:07-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ye/yedw11dygssmufd8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Recently,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/piercyandcompany" target="_blank">Piercy &amp; Co</a> have received a lot of attention for their impressive use of materials and textures done in collaboration with craftspeople and fabricators, most notably on their project,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/149997058/25-savile-row/150053134" target="_blank">25 Savile Road</a> in London's West End. Their sensibility and attention to detail is evident in all their work and is now manifest in their newly built studio, which they designed and built (as much as possible) themselves.&nbsp;</p> <p>Find out more about how they went about designing their space and what the team's current projects are, in my latest <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1067399/studio-visit" target="_blank">Studio Visit.</a></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150051014/soapbox-identity Soapbox: Identity Anthony Morey 2018-02-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-07T15:15:24-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nu/nuuzik04jht36uk0.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150048865/neil-m-denari-architects-shares-the-one-question-that-stumps-candidates-in-job-interviews-here-s-how-to-prepare Neil M. Denari Architects shares the one question that stumps candidates in job interviews. Here's how to prepare. Archinect 2018-02-13T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-19T09:52:12-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kb/kbel7zcqagk4i1ed.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Since 1988, LA-based <a href="https://archinect.com/nmda" target="_blank">Neil M. Denari Architects</a> has fused the realms of architecture, design, urbanism, and technology into all of their projects. As NMDA&rsquo;s reach extends far beyond Los Angeles, their growth demands an increase in hiring &mdash; and that includes recruiting the right people for their <a href="https://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firm</a>.<br></p> <p>So what does NMDA look for in their most promising <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job</a> candidates? How can candidates prepare if they land an interview? In Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ____&rdquo;</a>, we got in touch with Senior Project Manager&nbsp;Lillian Zeinalzadegan and Office Manager Matthew Millikin, who shared the do's and don'ts of applying to the practice.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150048699/studio-visits-miralles-tagliabue-embt Studio Visits: Miralles Tagliabue EMBT Ellen Hancock 2018-02-06T12:28:00-05:00 >2018-02-27T13:23:47-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/zap1dcysqn5gfit2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Last autumn, while in Barcelona, I was lucky enough to visit&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/embt" target="_blank">Miralles Tagliabue EMBT</a>'s <a href="https://archinect.com/searchall/studio-visit" target="_blank">studio</a>&mdash;known most notably for&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/embt/project/santa-caterina-market" target="_blank">Santa Caterina Market</a>&nbsp;in Barcelona and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mirallestagliabue.com/project/scottish-parliament-building/" target="_blank">The Scottish Parliament</a>&nbsp;in Edinburgh, the latter of which won the Stirling Prize in 2005. Tucked down a cobbled street a stones throw for Las Rambles, the studio was a homage to the old and new, filled to the brim with drawings, models and ideas.&nbsp;</p> <p>We spoke to&nbsp;Benedetta Tagliabue, whom answered the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150004449/the-proust-questionnaire-benedetta-tagliabue" target="_blank">Proust Questionaire</a>&nbsp;a while back, to find out more.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150046825/cross-talk-4-zack-matthews-on-academic-aesthetics Cross-Talk #4: Zack Matthews on 'Academic Aesthetics' Zack Matthews 2018-02-06T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-06T10:59:09-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e7/e7hty10wala61jtw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is a recurring series on Archinect that endeavors to bring architectural polemics and debate up-to-date and up-to-speed with the pace of cultural production today. Each installation will feature an introduction premise along with four responses by four practitioners to a single topic. For this week's iteration, we look at 'Academic Aesthetics.'</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150046793/fellow-fellows-outpost-office Fellow Fellows: Outpost Office Anthony Morey 2018-02-02T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-02T12:15:28-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/co/coc81q1x7zhdoqwi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" target="_blank">Fellow Fellows</a></em>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on the current eruption of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" target="_blank">fellowships</a>&nbsp;in academia today. Within this realm, these positions produce a fantastic blend of practice, research and design influence, traditionally within a tight time-frame. <em>Fellow Fellows</em> sits down with these fellows and attempts to understand what these positions offer to both themselves and the discipline at large.&nbsp;<em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;is about bringing attention and inquiry to the otherwise maddening pace of refreshed academics while giving a broad view of the breakthrough work being done by those who exist in-between the newly minted graduate and the licensed associate.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week we are talking to <a href="http://www.outpost-office.com/" target="_blank">Outpost Office</a>. Outpost Office is lead by Ashley Bigham and&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/erikherrmann" target="_blank">Erik Herrmann</a>. Both Ashley and Erik have&nbsp;both Walter B. Sanders Fellows at Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the <a href="https://archinect.com/taubmancollege" target="_blank">University of Michigan</a>. (Ashley in 2015-16 and Erik in 2016-17.)</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150045731/interested-in-public-interest-design-bcworkshop-a-non-profit-architecture-firm-shares-tips-on-breaking-into-the-emerging-field Interested in Public Interest Design? bcWORKSHOP, a Non-Profit Architecture Firm, Shares Tips on Breaking into the Emerging Field Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-01T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-03T13:01:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jd/jdchfd2djiutw3co.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Looking for a new <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job</a>? You've probably gotten used to hearing the same old advice about tailoring your portfolio, doing your homework, leveraging your network, and so on. By now, whether you recently lost your job or are ready to jump ship from your current one, the&nbsp;traditional advice may seem a bit tired. That's because job seeking is as unique and creative as an individual and no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are alike. Helping to sort out the field, Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;series&nbsp;asks architecture firms how candidates can be sure to stand out from the crowd.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150043388/studio-visits-hawkins-brown-manchester Studio Visits: Hawkins\Brown, Manchester Ellen Hancock 2018-01-30T11:46:00-05:00 >2018-02-07T09:51:27-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h8/h89scfchu1tg6mfd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For our most recent <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a>, we went to visit <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/17125/hawkins-brown-architects" target="_blank">Hawkins\Brown</a> in their Manchester office. Set up by&nbsp;Katie Tonkinson who previously worked in the London office for 13 years, 'Studio North', has been incredibly successful growingly rapidly to 28 staff members after only two years in the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>We spoke to Sam Beddingfield, a Part II Architectural Assistant, to find out more about their favourite parts of the studio, what they're currently working on and buildings they most admire in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/462890/manchester" target="_blank">Manchester</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150043045/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-barcelona-pavilion Iconic Buildings: I work at the Barcelona Pavilion Ellen Hancock 2018-01-15T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-04-23T10:05:19-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kr/krib6lyzb1myas3w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For our series&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/886060/iconic-buildings" target="_blank">Iconic Buildings</a>, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is the exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;</p> <p>This time we were lucky enough to speak to Marc Quintana Carreras Head of Maintenance at the&nbsp;<a href="http://miesbcn.com/" target="_blank">Barcelona Pavilion</a>, a symbol of modernist architecture, most likely studied by every architecture student in the world. The geometric masterpiece arranged out of glass, steel and varying types of marble was originally designed as the German National Pavilion in 1929, part of the Barcelona International Exhibition. After the exhibition the Pavilion was disassembled but its presence and reputation lingered and finally in 1980 Barcelona City Council reconstructed the Pavilion in its original site, where it has remained every since, an icon of the city.&nbsp;</p> <p>For eleven days last autumn the Pavilion was transformed as part of an artistic intervention <a href="http://miesbcn.com/calendar/mies-missing-materiality/" target="_blank">'mies missing materialit...</a></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150035925/studio-visits-acme Studio Visits: ACME Ellen Hancock 2018-01-05T05:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-27T08:36:33-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b5/b51r9wwtdj7hs69w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>I walk past Acme's London office regularly and there is almost always a passerby staring into their window with a rather bemused, albeit intrigued, look on their face, not quite sure what to make of this golden cave of wonders. This is no accident, Friedrich Ludewig who founded the practice in 2007, told me on our latest <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a>.&nbsp;Having heard of a Japanese architect who shared his studio with his florist wife, Friedrich was inspired to create a similarly curious studio space with a speculative function to tantalize clients and the local community alike.</p> <p>This playful and idiosyncratic approach is synonymous with Acme and can be seen in all of their projects, most recently the award winning <a href="https://archinect.com/acme/project/john-lewis-leeds" target="_blank">Victoria Gate</a> shopping mall in Leeds with its striking diagrid facade.&nbsp;</p> <p>Having just celebrated their ten year anniversary we found out more about their journey so far and what the future holds for this exciting studio.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042513/cross-talk-3-jonathan-rieke-on-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions Cross-Talk 3: Jonathan Rieke on 'Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions' jonrieke 2017-12-27T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-28T06:49:51-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6w/6w2ay6gdyjh637mq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150039809/williamson-williamson-on-staying-small-in-toronto-s-booming-competitive-architecture-scene Williamson Williamson on Staying Small in Toronto’s Booming, Competitive Architecture Scene Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-12-04T12:25:00-05:00 >2017-12-04T12:25:21-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqvtcysdqp3u2wc2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Located in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1880/toronto" target="_blank">Toronto</a>, the architectural design studio <a href="https://archinect.com/WWIncTO" target="_blank">Williamson Williamson</a> was established by husband-and-wife duo, Shane and <a href="https://archinect.com/WWINC_TO" target="_blank">Betsy Williamson</a>. Since its founding, the firm has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Emerging Architectural Practice Award by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the 2014 Emerging Voices Award by the Architectural League of New York.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we talk with the two about learning&nbsp;to balance design priorities with the realities of construction, working in the city of Toronto, and the growing number of small offices in the city.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150037451/ate-atema-reveals-upscaling-goals-for-his-small-nyc-based-studio Ate Atema Reveals Upscaling Goals for His Small NYC-Based Studio Hope Daley 2017-11-13T12:14:00-05:00 >2017-11-27T13:46:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5qcsbixpbiq1lsp.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/53137/atema-architecture" target="_blank">Atema Architecture</a> is an innovative studio based in New York City focused on commercial and residential projects with an emphasis on collaboration between clients, consultants and builders.&nbsp;</p> <p>As part of our <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, we talk with Ate, the principal of the firm, about developing a structure early on allowing for adaptability, his upscaling goals, and the agility of a <a href="https://archinect.com/searchall/small-firm/news" target="_blank">small firm</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150031271/studio-visits-duggan-morris-architects Studio Visits: Duggan Morris Architects Ellen Hancock 2017-11-08T05:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-08T12:16:32-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ec5prvr8djztozqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For this <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a>, I traveled to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/59631615/duggan-morris-architects" target="_blank">Duggan Morris Architects</a> in a charming old warehouse building in the back streets of East London. Their office, beautifully lit with autumnal sun on the morning I visited, was jammed packed with models&mdash;many recognisable including the recently completed workspace <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/59631615/r7-kings-cross/150035768" target="_blank">R7 in Kings Cross</a> and the award winning project <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150013827/riba-reveals-49-winning-projects-for-2017-national-awards" target="_blank">The Loom</a>.</p> <p>We spoke to Joe Morris who told us more about the studio, the teams favoured local coffee shop <a href="http://www.westlandcoffee.co.uk/" target="_blank">Westland Wine and Coffee</a> and what projects they are currently working on.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150035741/cluster-create-devolve Cluster, create, devolve Peter Murray 2017-11-01T07:00:00-04:00 >2017-11-01T06:51:56-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03tam4knqa0lb6fm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In 2010 Boris Johnson, when he was Mayor of London, famously stated that he would not accept <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11642662" target="_blank">&ldquo;Kosovo-style social cleansing of London&rdquo;</a> as a result of the then Government&rsquo;s proposals to cut housing benefit payments. Johnson&rsquo;s comments highlighted the pressures of retaining the social mix of central city areas in the face of increasing inequality of income and rising land and property prices. It was, and is, an issue that not only affects social housing at the lower end of the scale but also the intermediate market where young professionals and entrepreneurs&nbsp;&mdash; the drivers of the city&rsquo;s future economy &mdash; can no longer afford to live in the capital.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150033399/studio-visits-schmidt-hammer-lassen Studio Visits: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Ellen Hancock 2017-10-30T09:01:00-04:00 >2017-10-24T19:01:37-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i7/i7hevf4ohaz5qsbb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" target="_blank">Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects</a> was founded over 30 years ago in Aarhus, Denmark by Morten Schmidt, Bjarne Hammer and John F. Lassen. Known for their work within the cultural sector, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6014/take-a-look-at-these-new-renderings-of-schmidt-hammer-lassen-s-shanghai-east-library-which-just-broke-ground" target="_blank">especially libraries</a>, the firm believes they&nbsp;<em>"make buildings that meet the challenges of our modern society and that make people come together in new ways". </em>Recently it was announced that they will be working with renowned artist James Turrell on a new extension project for <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150032491/james-turrell-and-schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects-design-new-galleries-for-the-aros-aarhus-art-museum" target="_blank">ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Copenhagen</a> a project they previously collaborated on with&nbsp;multi-disciplinary artist <a href="http://www.shl.dk/aros-museum/" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson</a>.</p> <p>We spoke to one of the Senior Partners&nbsp;Kristian Lars Ahlmark to find out more about working as part of the Copenhagen team.&nbsp;<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150034382/peter-zellner-on-how-his-practice-stays-as-small-as-possible-while-doing-work-that-is-as-big-as-possible Peter Zellner on How His Practice Stays as Small as Possible While Doing Work that is as Big as Possible Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-27T11:58:00-04:00 >2017-10-24T19:48:23-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ki/kivierc9hvni111u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/ZELLNERandCompany" target="_blank">ZELLNERandCompany</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;an award-winning design firm based out of Los Angeles. Run by Peter Zellner, the firm has become best known for designing several notable public and private art galleries but has recently scaled up the size of their work, taking&nbsp;on several masterplanning projects.&nbsp;</p> <p>We <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149979720/small-studio-snapshots-peter-zellner-of-zellnerandcompany" target="_blank">spoke with Peter</a> back in January as part of our <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot series</a>, in which he discussed his practice's vision of "develop[ing] as an independent studio that punches above its weight while remaining open to other forms of collaboration." We caught up with Peter to discuss this process and recent growth in output.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150034317/housing-after-debt-a-discussion-with-alastair-parvin Housing after Debt? A discussion with Alastair Parvin Hannah Wood 2017-10-20T11:28:00-04:00 >2017-10-20T11:28:16-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cs/csil8b6863zk9eom.gif" border="0" /><p>This month Archinect looks closer at our housing economy&mdash;how we commission and produce homes in today&rsquo;s financial climate. This year a <a href="https://us.spindices.com/indices/real-estate/sp-corelogic-case-shiller-20-city-composite-home-price-nsa-index" target="_blank">primary index</a> tracking residential real estate value in major US cities revealed American house prices are now rising at a rate of 5.9% per annum&mdash;a three year high&mdash;significantly outpacing relative income gains. This growth now more than doubles the hourly earnings of the average American, pricing many families out of the market and out of the city. Similar trends can be found across major metropolitan areas in Europe and Asia, fueling acute housing crises such as the well documented situation in London, England. I speak to designer and civic entrepreneur Alastair Parvin of London-based studio <a href="http://www.architecture00.net/" target="_blank">Architecture 00</a> who, frustrated by a select number of poor quality homes for sale at sensational prices, is now actively looking for ways to reshape the market itself; starting by rethinking the business model.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150031586/all-experience-will-have-some-form-of-relevance-how-to-get-a-job-at-rafael-vi-oly-architects “All experience will have some form of relevance”: How to get a job at Rafael Viñoly Architects Archinect 2017-10-17T09:30:00-04:00 >2017-10-20T12:16:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3y/3yt7t24ja3fu658y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a>&nbsp;over and over again. However, no two&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a>&nbsp;are identical and there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150028993/studio-visits-allford-hall-monaghan-morris Studio Visits: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Ellen Hancock 2017-10-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-10-11T14:47:32-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/49/49wz5pebchlh5u1i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Established in 1989 <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772/allford-hall-monaghan-morris-ahmm" target="_blank">AHMM</a>&nbsp;have offices in London, Bristol and Oklahoma City. They are well known for their renovation projects particularly in London including The Barbican, The Tea Building and Scotland Yard. In 2015 they won the prestigious Stirling Prize for their transformation of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/139037602/2015-riba-stirling-prize-awarded-to-the-burntwood-school-by-allford-hall-monaghan-morris" target="_blank">Burntwood School</a>, a 1950s modernist school in Wandsworth. We went to have a look around their London office in Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150031161/deans-list-milton-curry-shares-his-vision-for-the-future-of-the-usc-school-of-architecture Deans List: Milton Curry shares his vision for the future of the USC School of Architecture Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-05T11:45:00-04:00 >2017-10-04T20:16:24-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8ap1jy0u4of8fcns.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For this edition of the <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank">Deans List</a> we spoke with incoming dean Milton Curry at the<a href="https://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" target="_blank"> University of Southern California</a>. Dean Curry told us about his vision for the school, what it means to be a citizen architect and the commitment of architecture thinking to public good. </p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150028633/london-at-the-seoul-biennale London at the Seoul Biennale Peter Murray 2017-09-18T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T13:52:35-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dp60myq1qitinbnq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>London made good splash at the inaugural&nbsp;<a href="http://seoulbiennale.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul Biennale</a>&nbsp;of Architecture and Urbanism which opened at the beginning of September in Zaha Hadid's DPP Cultural Centre. Taking one of the Biennale's themes of 'The Productive City' the&nbsp;<a href="http://design.britishcouncil.org/blog/2017/sep/04/london-made-seoul-biennale/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London installation</a>&nbsp;showed a film curated by We Made That and director Alice Masters which explored the complex thread of suppliers, from costumiers to scenery makers, that are needed to deliver a production in the Barbican arts centre. The film featured interviews with the artisans, creatives, manufacturers and suppliers, who contribute to London's role as a productive city.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150026667/want-to-land-a-job-at-eskew-dumez-ripple-get-to-know-them-first Want to land a job at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple? Get to know them first. Archinect 2017-09-08T12:15:00-04:00 >2017-09-11T16:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ip/ipgmz0pyedp35z4n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a>&nbsp;over and over again. However, no two&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a>&nbsp;are identical and there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p>