Archinect - News 2017-09-26T03:34:02-04:00 Duvall Decker Architects combine greater agency and public outreach to benefit Mississippi (and the profession at large) Julia Ingalls 2017-02-21T18:12:00-05:00 >2017-02-25T22:16:49-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Since they founded Duvall Decker nearly 20 years ago, the Deckers, as they&rsquo;re known, have focused mostly on neglected corners in and around Jackson, Mississippi&rsquo;s capital. To pay the bills, the two have redefined for themselves the ambit of a small architectural practice. They have become developers and even branched into building maintenance: a soup-to-nuts strategy that has allowed them more than just financial breathing room.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Helping impoverished Mississippi communities? Check. Making money while creating a business model that empowers you with the decision-making powers of developers? Check. Being notable and effective enough to earn your own profile in <em>The New York Times</em> by Michael Kimmelman? Done, done, and done for Duvall Decker Architects, which also was named one of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017's Emerging Voices</a> by the Architectural League of New York. What's especially enheartening about this profile is how by virtue of increasing the quality of their own professional lives, the architects have also vastly increased the well-being of their community. &nbsp;</p> The architect who wants New Orleans learn a lesson or two from Amsterdam Alexander Walter 2015-09-03T14:54:00-04:00 >2015-09-03T15:03:21-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>David Waggonner is an urban and environmental architect. Since Hurricane Katrina decimated his city, he&rsquo;s been focusing on urban stormwater management, mapping out designs for New Orleans that would mimic the way Dutch cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam deal with water. In the Netherlands, people &ldquo;invite water into the city,&rdquo; meaning water is visible everywhere. [...] &ldquo;In New Orleans, we&rsquo;ve hidden and squandered the asset.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect and our sister site Bustler:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louisiana is Disappearing into the Sea</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Post-Katrina: Will New Orleans still be New Orleans?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Changing Course teams present final 100-year plans to restore Lower Mississippi River Delta</a> (Bustler)</li></ul> The Hurricane Katrina Cottages: where are they now? Julia Ingalls 2015-08-13T14:49:00-04:00 >2015-08-15T16:49:16-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&lsquo;"It&rsquo;s hard to think about ways to drain the swamp when alligators are biting your ass.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Immediately after a natural disaster, most residents want to get things back to normal, even if that "normal" wasn't particularly ideal. The story of the Katrina Cottages, a series of 400 to 800 square foot residences that would provide temporary relief housing in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina and also act as "seed" housing for safer, long-term neighborhoods, is a nuanced and occasionally frustrating look into the political dimensions of recovery.&nbsp;</p><p>For more on disaster and recovery efforts:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Orleans public housing 10 years after Hurricane Katrina</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Architects Can Help Nepal&nbsp;(And Learn From Past Disastrous Mistakes/Successes)</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions #27 "The trauma of rebuilding"</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High-rise proposal in Lower 9th Ward could bring much needed development, but at what social cost?</a></li></ul> Get Lectured: Mississippi State University, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-26T13:05:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T22:07:17-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>For the next featured poster, Mississippi State University's College of Architecture, Art + Design (CAAD) has a few School of Architecture Spring '15 events starting tomorrow.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, all lectures take place at Harrison Auditorium, School of Architecture, Giles Hall Dates and times are subject to change.</p><p><em>Feb 27</em><br>1 pm<br><strong>Steve Badanes</strong> / Jersey Devil Design/Build - University of Washington, WA</p><p><em>Mar 5</em><br><strong>Atmos Energy Workshop</strong><br>CEU energy-related public lecture and workshop<br>S | ARC 5th Year Jackson Center Jackson, MS</p><p><em>Mar 20-21</em><br><strong>Dan + Gemma Camp</strong> / Cotton District<br>W...</p> Minneapolis’ Water Works Competition Shortlists West 8, SCAPE, Gustafson Guthrie Nicol Alexander Walter 2013-06-13T18:03:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T22:52:47-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Minneapolis Parks Foundation has announced a shortlist of three award-winning design teams for the schematic design project Water Works: A Next Generation Park on Minneapolis&rsquo; Central Riverfront. The teams are Gustafson Guthrie Nicol with VJAA and Interboro (Seattle/Minneapolis/New York); SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York); and Team West 8 (Rotterdam/New York).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> d3 Housing Tomorrow 2012 Exhibition Opened at MSU School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2012-03-28T14:27:00-04:00 >2012-03-29T15:37:48-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Earlier this March, d3 officially announced the winners of the international Housing Tomorrow architectural design competition, and Bustler published the top submissions. This past Monday now, the d3 Housing Tomorrow exhibition also opened at the Mississippi State University School of Architecture featuring the winning entries and selected projects from the 2012 competition. The exhibition will run through April 20 at the school's Giles Hall Gallery.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>