Archinect - News 2017-09-24T08:20:53-04:00 Archinect presents Next Up: The L.A. River, at the A+D Museum on Saturday, October 29! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-18T12:06:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T17:31:27-04:00 <img src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For the latest installment of Archinect's live podcasting series, <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up</a></em>,&nbsp;we're&nbsp;focusing on the L.A. River, and the&nbsp;wide swath of urbanist concerns within its ongoing master planning efforts.</p> <p>It could be the project that makes, or breaks, Los Angeles. With a complex historical legacy and an often-misunderstood ecology, the L.A. River&rsquo;s 51-mile stretch is at once a huge urban opportunity, and to many, an even bigger eyesore. Thirty years ago, nonprofit Friends of the Los Angeles River was founded to protect and advocate for the river, and shortly after, the City of L.A. began looking at ways to take better advantage of the immense resource. Since then, many more communities and stakeholders have joined the conversation, raising concerns of ecology, sustainability, gentrification, public space, affordable housing, social equity&mdash;a wealth of complexities that testifies to what a lightning rod of urbanist discourse the River has become.</p> <p>While conversations about the L.A. River&rsquo;s future ...</p> Open Call for Submissions: "XXL" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-27T12:26:00-04:00 >2016-10-21T16:05:29-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>It&rsquo;s going to be &ldquo;yuge&rdquo;. It&rsquo;s an inflated descriptor thrown around a lot these days, but architects have always been trained to think big, whether laying out bathroom plumbing or master planning cities. Sometimes those ideas get built; sometimes others build on those ideas. This October on Archinect, we&rsquo;re exploring the many ways architects go big, with XXL.</p><p>Our open call for submissions under XXL focuses on one of the biggest strokes of architectural expression: infrastructure.</p><p><strong>&#12299;PROJECT SUBMISSIONS: Map It</strong></p><p>Transportation infrastructure is getting an unanticipated overhaul. As new networks like on-demand or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ride-sharing</a> services begin to intermesh with older, more static ones, updated expectations of living and getting around have emerged. Speed, access, and sustainability are obvious concerns, as are how they&rsquo;ll encourage (or prohibit) future urban development.</p><p>Whatever your chosen mode of transportation, create <strong>a fantasy transportation map</strong> in the city (or country, or planet) of your c...</p> Meet the architects behind the winning Dry Futures proposals Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-24T09:41:00-04:00 >2015-10-29T11:53:27-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>While the dust has since settled on Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dry Futures</strong></a> competition, seeking pragmatic and speculative solutions to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California's (ongoing) historic drought</a>, we wanted to get to know the architects behind the winning submissions. How did they approach the competition, and did it alter their practice in any way?</p><p>Listen to each winner's reflections below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Lujac Desautel </strong>of&nbsp;<a title='"Liquifying Aquifer", 1st place winner in Dry Futures Pragmatic category' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Liquifying Aquifer," 1st place winner in Dry Futures Pragmatic category</a>.&nbsp;Desautel is currently a fifth year architecture student at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California College of the Arts</a> in San Francisco.</p><p></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Juan Saez</strong></a>&nbsp;of&nbsp;<a title='"Liquid Bank", 2nd place winner in Dry Futures Pragmatic category' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Liquid Bank," 2nd place winner in Dry Futures Pragmatic category</a>. Saez&nbsp;recently relocated to Los Angeles after working at STL Architects in Chicago.</p><p></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Barry Lehrman</strong></a> of&nbsp;<a title='"Recharge City", 3rd place winner in Dry Futures Pragmatic category' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Recharge City," 3rd place winner in Dry Futures Pragmatic category</a>. Lehrman is a professor of landscape architecture at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California State Polytechnic University in Pomona</a>.</p><p></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Ali Chen</strong></a> of&nbsp;<a title='"Grassroots Cactivism," 1st place winner in Dry Futures Speculative category' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Grassroots Cactivism," 1st place winner in Dry Futures Speculative categor...</a></p> Archinect presents "Next Up," a live podcasting event in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, this Saturday, October 3rd! Archinect 2015-09-30T12:19:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T17:31:45-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Archinect is excited to announce the Chicago installment of our two-part live-podcasting series,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong><em>Next Up</em></strong></a>, hosted in collaboration with the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>!</p> <p>Taking place on the Biennial's opening weekend, the (live!) marathon set of interviews, panels and discussions with Biennial participants will feature an&nbsp;international host of architecture's most exciting and promising players, including:</p> <ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bryony Roberts</a></li><li>Rural Urban Framework</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Territories</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan</a></li><li>Norman Kelley</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a></li><li>Paul Preissner (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Preissner Architects</a>)</li><li>Paul Andersen (Independent Architecture)</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Herda</a> (co-artistic director of the Biennial)</li><li>Michelle Boone (Chicago Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and Special Events)</li><li>FAKE Industries</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andreas Angelidakis</a></li><li>Grupo Toma</li><li>Pedro y Juana</li></ul><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong><em>Next Up</em></strong></a>&nbsp;will take place on <strong>Saturday, October 3</strong>, from <strong>12 - 4pm</strong>, at the <strong>Chicago Cultural Center's Randolph Sq</strong>. The event is free and open to the public &ndash; come watch the discussion unfold, and add your own questions to the mix...</p> Archinect presents Next Up: Podcasting the Future of Architecture at Jai & Jai Gallery, Sat. Sept. 19! Nicholas Korody 2015-09-10T12:15:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T17:31:58-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Archinect is pleased to invite you to the first iteration of a two-part live-podcasting event,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Next Up</em></a>, at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jai &amp; Jai Gallery</a> in Los Angeles! From 7-9PM on Saturday, September 19, we&rsquo;ll be conducting a series of live interviews, panels, and talks with local architects at the forefront of a rapidly changing field.</p> <p><img src=""></p> <p>Today, architecture is in the midst of a radical transformation and expansion as it adapts to unprecedented changes in the environment, technology, economy, and social spheres.&nbsp;<em>Next Up</em>&nbsp;is the first of an ongoing conversation with some of the figures helping to shape that change, and their take on the forces predicating it.</p> <p><img src=""></p> <p>In Los Angeles, perhaps no issue more dramatically pertains to our urban future than water scarcity. Join us as we address the on-going California drought with the first public announcement of the winners of our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a> competition alongside a conversation with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jurors</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p> <p>In an adjacent space, we&rsquo;re screening a series of video works by architects ...</p> Meet the jury of Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition: Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-26T11:50:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T02:14:55-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Geoff Manaugh is a design and architecture writer, contributing to publications such as <em>Dwell</em>, <em>New Scientist</em> and <em>The New Yorker</em>, as well as authoring several books and the long-running design and architecture site, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BLDGBLOG</a>.</p><p></p><p>Manaugh&rsquo;s perspective on the drought focuses on the ripe opportunities for improving California&rsquo;s remarkably inefficient, and in some ways, &ldquo;undesigned&rdquo; water systems, extending from its physical infrastructures to the economic market for buying and selling water rights. &ldquo;I think that the actual pragmatic, ecosystem-based solutions to this &ndash; as well as the rethinking of agriculture on a statewide basis, as well as individual water use &ndash; I think is something that is really exciting and interesting about this contest.&rdquo;</p><p>In collaboration with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smout Allen Architectural &amp; Design Research</a>, Manaugh will be participating at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> this fall.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p><em>Have an idea for how to address the drought with design? Submit your ideas to the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures competition</a>!</em></p>... Archinect launches "Dry Futures" competition in response to California's historic drought Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-28T12:11:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T21:10:44-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Golden State's nickname has taken on a grave new meaning. The agricultural and economic powerhouse of the country is in the midst of a historic drought pervading the whole U.S. Southwest, at once turning sprawling front lawns into golden-brown scratch pads and inciting&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Chinatown</em>-style disputes</a> among developers, farmers, and residents over water rights. The situation is dire, and while <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conservation efforts are succeeding</a>&nbsp;to a degree, plans must extend into the far future in order to contend with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">depleted reservoirs and record low-levels of groundwater</a>. Cities can't always count on free-flowing taps.</p><p>Believing that&nbsp;architects are in a unique position to imagine how the built environment must adapt,&nbsp;Archinect is launching&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Dry Futures&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;</strong>&ndash; a&nbsp;new competition seeking imaginative, pragmatic, idealist, or perhaps even dystopic, design proposals for the future of California&rsquo;s drought. And the stakes couldn't be higher: in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a recent op&shy;-ed for the <em>Los Angeles Times</em></a>, Jay Famiglietti, senior w...</p> Archinect & The Architecture Lobby wants to know how satisfied you are with your job Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-19T13:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-20T22:00:42-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>While the employment market is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">very ripe for job-seeking architects at the moment</a>, there&rsquo;s no guarantee that some of those opportunities won&rsquo;t turn out rotten. The architecture profession is infamous for its highly skewed work-life balance, emphasis on the work, and office culture may not offer much relief. Impossibly long hours, low pay grades and demanding principals are almost seen as badges of honor. There are of course the golden eggs, the ideal employers who respect their employee&rsquo;s life outside the office, and produce better work because of it.</p><p>But much of the work-life balance conversation in architecture is very cloak and dagger: no one wants to badmouth an employer, or limit their chances of gaining a high-profile position, and sometimes, it can be hard to distinguish ethical treatment from cultural convention. Now that the market has improved, and employees can afford to be a bit pickier, work-life balance will play a pivotal role in the distribution of architectural talen...</p> Ain't No Party Like an Archinect Party: Treatise Launch at the VDL House Julia Ingalls 2015-05-06T16:20:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:02:57-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cognoscenti Coffee</a> cocktails were flowing (and frothing) at the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra VDL House</a> on Saturday May 2nd, as Archinect, the VDL House and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graham Foundation</a> hosted the book launch of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Treatise</em></a>, a series of publications wherein 14 relatively new design offices explored the question "Why Write Alone?" Featuring work from emerging talents such as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Kovacs</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Point Supreme</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTLab</a>, the project is part of a larger mandate to explore creative approaches to architecture, and was initially part of an exhibition featuring over 200 models, images, drawings, and multi-media installations curated by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a> in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a> in January.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Koenigsberg</a></em></p><p>Several hours into the party, the stylishly-dressed Lai mounted the gravel strewn median above the&nbsp;courtyard&nbsp;to toast the Graham Foundation for providing the grant&nbsp;that&nbsp;made <em>Treatise</em> possible. He also thanked Archinect's Paul Petrunia&nbsp;for hosting the event, to which over 250 attendees affirmatively R.S.V.P.-ed.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Koe...</a></em></p> Archinect Project Collections presents your Guggenheim Helsinki proposals! Archinect 2014-12-30T19:37:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T18:23:42-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>One of 2014's most popular news item was the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announcement of Stage One</a> of the not uncontroversial Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition.</p><p>With a mind-boggling pool of over 1,700 Stage One entries (and one Idaho potato) from 77 countries, it's tough to grant each proposal an appropriate platform and audience&nbsp;&mdash; so we created a new exciting Archinect feature: <em>Project Collections</em>!</p><p>Over the past few weeks, many of you had already followed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our call</a> to share your own submissions as project posts directly on your Archinect people or firm profiles, and Project Collections has them now all accessible in one handy <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki list</a></strong>.</p><p>Haven't submitted your entry yet? Worry not&nbsp;&mdash; the collection is an ongoing effort and new matches are constantly being added to the list.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR GUGGENHEIM HELSINKI SUBMISSION: </strong></p><p>Simply submit your entries as <em>project</em> posts to your Archinect profile. Don't have a profile yet? Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> if you're a firm, or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> if you're an individual.</p><p>We're adding entries t...</p> 27 weird and compelling architectural evolutions of 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-30T11:30:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T18:27:49-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong>Technofuturism:</strong></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aftershock #4: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neuroscientific Architecture Research</a>: Bringing the brain into evidence-based design, one EEG-measured d&eacute;rive at a time. Reporting from the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture's conference in San Diego, California.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: Francis Tsai</a>: Tsai was diagnosed with ALS far before the ice bucket challenge, and despite his total-body atrophy, is able to continue drawing as a videogames and comics artist using a special camera that tracks his eye movements and translates them into digital drawing commands.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martha Stewart in the age of drone photography</a>: Through war, Amazon deliveries and Dronestagram, Martha unilaterally loves her drone.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neural Cartography: Mapping the Brain's Response to DUMBO in Brooklyn</a>: One of the jet-setters investing in neuroscientific research for architecture and urbanism, the Van Alen Institute teams up with Columbia's GSAPP to create mental maps of DUMBO.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Protesting:</strong></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Prin...</a></p> Episode 2 of "Archinect Sessions" podcast out now! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-16T19:35:00-04:00 >2014-12-17T18:57:03-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>"Archinect Sessions" is a weekly podcast discussing recent news items and happenings on the site.&nbsp;Hosted by Archinect's founder and publisher,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>, alongside Editorial Manager&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>, the podcast pulls on the expertise of special weekly co-hosts, whether other Archinectors or players within the architecture community at large.</p><p>Co-hosts&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a>&nbsp;join us for&nbsp;our second episode, to discuss <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">licensing</a> and IDP issues at NCARB, the value of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mentorship</a> in the profession, and the latest news on the <a href=";sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNGVbO4BNUTroHwXvkZaNA03qasIVw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moriyama RAIC International Prize</a>. We also spoke with Archinector <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters</a> about her coverage of the Moriyama Prize, and have a special bonus interview (available below) with Haley Gipe, Assoc. AIA, who's involved with the renaming issue through NCARB and AIA.</p><p>To listen to the "Archinect Sessions" podcast:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to subscribe</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click...</a></li></ul> Editor's Picks #378 Nam Henderson 2014-07-30T15:14:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T17:40:32-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, penned another essay in the "<em>non-conclusive series</em>"&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AfterShock</a></strong>.&nbsp;Titled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brains and the City</a>,&nbsp;in it she explores a new world of EEG urbanism, GSAPP&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cloud Lab</a>, brain computer interfaces and human architect-slash-neuroscientist designer(s).&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;is very interested in this line of research. He believes, "<em>I think as a good option for finding a 'legitimacy' to the art and science of architecture, neuroscience, and more specifically phenomenology-neuroscience-architecture is a very exciting path what tons of potential.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong>&nbsp;is "<em>Looking forward to the next installment, conclusive or not</em>".</p><p>Plus, <strong>#21&nbsp;</strong>of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>: featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Log 31,&nbsp;"<em>New Ancients</em>"</a></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>As an offshoot of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List</a> editorial series, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect interviewed a few of the newly appointed leaders in architecture education</a>, to survey their plans for the position at the very beginning of their tenure.&nbsp;<strong>anonitect</strong> defended Donna Sink's earlier comments which "<em>are tot...</em></p> Archinect iPhone app updated for iOS 7 Archinect 2013-11-05T11:21:00-05:00 >2016-01-17T13:50:11-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> We've updated the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect iPhone app</a> with a subtle user interface refresh for iOS 7 users. We've also made a few other minor style updates and bug fixes.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><br><em><strong>Left</strong>: main "highlights" screen / <strong>Right</strong>: article screen</em></p> <p> As with the previous releases of the Archinect app, we've focused on simplicity, providing you with highlighted content, jobs, and a fully interactive discussion forum.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><br><em><strong>Left</strong>: bottom of article screen / <strong>Right</strong>: article comments</em></p> <p> Engage with other Archinect members by logging in and joining the conversation.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><br><em><strong>Left</strong>: jobs screen / <strong>Right</strong>: detailed job description screen</em></p> <p> Stay up-to-date on the latest job opportunities while you're on the go. Our search function in the Jobs section allows you to quickly narrow down the exhaustive list of jobs to the location or job type that matches your needs.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><br><em><strong>Left</strong>: discussion forum screen / <strong>Right</strong>: image gallery screen</em></p> <p> Since launching our app last year, tens of thousands of people have been using the Archinect app on a daily basis, a...</p> 7 reasons why you need to be using Archinect's FOLLOW feature Paul Petrunia 2013-07-26T13:21:00-04:00 >2013-07-26T20:29:37-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <strong>Keeping up-to-date with your favorite <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architects</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firms</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schools</a> has just become WAY easier!</strong></p> <p> As you know, Archinect delivers a lot of news and information, every day, reflecting the activity of the architecture community at large. For some people, this can be too much information!</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So, to make your life easier, we've introduced a tool allowing you to follow your favorite architects, firms and schools, so you can keep track of news, features, projects and activities specifically related to them.</p> <p> In addition to jobs, projects, press releases, events, etc, that <strong>Firms</strong> and <strong>Schools</strong> post to directly their Archinect profiles, the updates also include <strong>News</strong> and <strong>Features</strong> published by Archinect, relating to the profiles you follow.</p> <p> <strong>You don't even need to visit Archinect to get the updates! By default, a summary of the updates to your followed profiles will be emailed to you each day there is new activity.</strong> If you prefer to get the news through your web browser, simply visit yo...</p> Announcing the 2013 LA Film Festival Director's Lounge Design Competition, co-hosted by Archinect Archinect 2013-03-27T14:56:00-04:00 >2013-04-03T17:03:10-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> We're excited to announce a competition we're co-hosting with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Pages</a> and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Film Festival</a>. This competition seeks proposals for the interior design/layout of the VIP Director's Lounge for this year's LA Film Festival.</p> <p> The winner will have their design executed, with a cash prize and an "Industry Badge" pass to the LA Film Festival in June. The winner's designs will also be on display in the director's lounge throughout the festival, which will be seen by many of the entertainment industry's most influential and respected members (hint: pretty amazing source for new clients).</p> <p> Take a look at the website for the full details - <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Artinfo selects Archinect's Pinterest collection as best in the architecture category Archinect 2013-01-31T18:24:00-05:00 >2013-02-04T20:11:58-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>We must admit, what first attracted us to this account were the fun plays on the word architecture. Boards titled &ldquo;Architect Sure!&rdquo; and &ldquo;Artchitecture&rdquo; give a sense of the whimsy that following this account will bring to your feed. This pinner organizes jaw-dropping images of photography by color and material, and will even bring you the latest in architecture news.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" target="_blank">Follow Archinect on Pinterest here</a>.</p> <p> And <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a> to check out our interview with Pinterest co-found Evan Sharp.</p> The Archinect iPhone app is updated with Discussion Forum, Job searching, and more! Archinect 2012-12-05T18:54:00-05:00 >2012-12-12T20:34:51-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> Some of you may have noticed recently that we quietly released an update to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect iPhone app</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <br> The new app has <strong>resolved a couple bugs</strong>* causing the app to crash for some users, introduces some <strong>subtle navigation improvements</strong>, and is optimized for the new <strong>larger screen on the iPhone 5</strong>.</p> <p> More importantly, however, we're excited to now include the <strong>Discussion Forum</strong> in the app.&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> And you can now <strong>search for Jobs</strong>!<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Download the app now from the App Store via this link: <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></strong></p> <p> <br><em>* Note: if you noticed a crash in the recently updated v2.0, this has been fixed in the now available v2.1. The crash was affecting users with region format set to anything other than United States.</em></p> Join Archinect in Hollywood this Thursday for "Publish Or... bracket [GOES SOFT]" Archinect 2012-04-16T18:02:00-04:00 >2012-04-18T11:47:35-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <strong>Archinect</strong> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury School of Architecture</a> are proud to present:</p> <p> <strong>Publish Or... bracket [GOES SOFT]</strong><br> Thursday, April 19<br> 6:00 p.m.</p> <p> Sonic landscape by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Health and Beauty</a>.</p> <p> WUHO Gallery<br> 6518 Hollywood Boulevard<br> Los Angeles, CA 90028 (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">map</a>)</p> <p> Come say hello, mingle, and check out selected entries from bracket [goes soft]. Including work by Woodbury School of Architecture faculty member Ewan Branda.<br> Limited edition zine-syle [goes-soft] take-aways. First come, first serve.</p> <p> Bracket [goes soft] examines the use and implications of soft today&mdash;from the scale of material innovation to territorial networks. While the projects in Bracket 2 are diverse in deployment and issues they engage, they share several key characteristics&mdash;proposing systems, networks and technologies that are responsive, adaptable, scalable, non-linear, and multivalent. Certain projects reveal how soft systems rely on engagement with their larger environment, collecting and sensingenvironmental atmospheric info...</p> Announcing the official Archinect iPhone App! Paul Petrunia 2012-04-05T01:20:00-04:00 >2012-04-10T12:44:41-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em><strong>Left:</strong> loading screen / <strong>Right:</strong> highlighted content with section filter bar at the top</em></p> <p> <strong>We're really excited to announce the launch of the official <a href=";mt=8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect iPhone app</a>!</strong></p> <p> The iPhone is by far the most popular mobile device that Archinect readers own, according to our web analytics, so we developed this app for you iPhone (and iPod/iPad!) users as a simple, mobile version of Archinect. The app is not designed to offer the full functionality that that the website does. Rather, it provides an easy-to-read interface to follow and share the latest jobs and featured stories from across the site... including, but not limited to, news, features, projects, events, blogs, &amp; discussions.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em><strong>Left:</strong> article view / <strong>Right:</strong> image gallery view</em></p> <p> The app also features push-notifications to get instantly alerted when breaking news happens in the architecture industry, or when a big announcement is made on Archinect.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em><strong>Left:</strong> article view / <strong>Right:</strong> comments view</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em><strong>Left:</strong> job listings / <strong>Right:</strong> individu...</em></p> Archinect Sessions kicks off with Ray Kappe on Oct. 22 Paul Petrunia 2011-10-14T01:35:00-04:00 >2015-05-06T15:47:27-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>We're excited to announce the next round of Archinect Sessions, to kick off on Saturday, October 22nd, at the Neutra VDL House, in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, collaborating with Cal Poly Pomona.</p><p>Archinect Sessions is a series of discussions with architects, academics and other interesting individuals from the tangents of architecture, in and around Southern California, moderated by Archinect's Orhan Ayyuce.</p><p>For our first event we're very honored to host Ray Kappe, to talk about his impressive career as a practicing architect and academic.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to reserve your seats.</a></p><p>For those of you who can attend, and for those of you who can't we'll be posting videos on Archinect shortly following each event.</p> The New Archinect Blogging Platform is Now Live! Paul Petrunia 2011-10-03T14:02:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T18:43:11-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <em><strong>The A+D blogging platform with a built-in audience.</strong></em></p> <p> We're excited to announce the launch of our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new blogging platform</a>. As many of you are aware, Archinect has been hosting hundreds of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">incredible school blogs</a>, for the last many years, providing a unique insight into architecture programs around the world. The system we were using was basic and difficult to use, to say the least, so we undertook the project of completely overhauling this system, and opening up the blogging platform to all members of the A+D community to start and manage a blog that reflects each persons own distinct interests, skills and experience.</p> <p> At the moment, there are 6 different types of blogs:</p> <ul><li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>school blogs</strong></a> (by students, instructors, faculty, etc.)</li> <li> <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">professional blogs</a></strong> (discussing issues related to the practice and/or business of our industries)</li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>travel blogs</strong></a> (consider it your online shared moleskine)</li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>design blogs</strong></a> (covering issues related to design)</li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>technical blogs</strong></a> (nerdy stuff, like CAD t...</li></ul> Ready to blog? Archinect's new blogging platform is about to launch! Archinect 2011-09-22T11:15:10-04:00 >2011-11-17T15:46:03-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> We are days away from launching our new blogging platform, and we're looking for a few motivated individuals to get started now. If you're an architecture student that wants to represent your school with a school blog, we want to hear from you. But our new blogging platform will no longer be limited to student blogs. Here are some typical blog types that would be perfectly suited to our new blogging platform:</p> <ul><li> school blogs, of course</li> <li> travel blogs</li> <li> profession/work blogs</li> <li> project-related blogs (blog about the development of an exciting new project)</li> <li> design blogs</li> <li> regional blogs</li> <li> niche-topic blogs</li> <li> job-search blog</li> <li> video blogs</li> </ul><p> <strong><em>The A+D blogging platform with a built-in audience.</em></strong></p> <p> If you want to get started now, and test out the new platform before it's publicly launched, send an email to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>, with the subject "I want to blog". Please briefly describe who you are and what you want to blog about. We'll respond to those who we select for th...</p> Archinect is back! Archinect 2011-08-11T00:10:16-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> After a very quiet day, Archinect is back online after almost 12 hours (!) of downtime. The data center that Archinect's servers are located, in Dallas, TX, suffered a major power failure today causing thousands of websites to go down. Unfortunately we were one of those affected.</p> <p> Thanks for everyone's patience!</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Here's some more information about what happened</a>, for those of you who are interested.</p> Inside Archinect, A Precursor to Social Media Alexander Walter 2011-08-05T18:03:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T18:43:18-04:00 <em><p>Why drop in an interview with Archinect&rsquo;s founder and creative director Paul Petrunia on the MDC blog? Well, on any given day, Archinect is, well. . .bustling with architects, designers and firms who drop by the site&rsquo;s highly trafficked job boards and community forums. The latter have become the net&rsquo;s sweet-spot for architects looking for advice on topics ranging from the most mundane to the most ephemeral.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In case you hadn't already stumbled upon it yet, the AIA California Council recently interviewed our very own Paul Petrunia, Founder and Creative Director of Archinect. Paul talks about the state of the industry and its indicators on the site, as well as Archinect's long history of fostering a strong and very lively architecture and design community on the web.</p> NEW: Archinect's Online Job Application Center Archinect 2011-07-28T15:00:00-04:00 >2017-03-30T10:31:04-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> Archinect is working hard to connect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hiring firms</a> with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">job seekers</a>. In tumultuous economic times, it may become hard for a firm that seeks to employ new talent to find the right match among hundreds of received applications. That is why we recently launched a brand new service for job advertisers and job applicants alike, the <strong>Archinect Online Job Application Center</strong>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> We designed the service with both ends of the, often tedious, application process in mind.</p> <p> <strong>JOB APPLICANTS can:</strong></p> <ul><li> apply for any job listing on Archinect that uses the new service, with only a couple mouse clicks, directly from the listing page</li> <li> personalize the application with a cover letter</li> <li> use their Archinect profile to provide employment and education history, show off their skills and of course use the projects on their profile as work samples</li> <li> save money by not having to mail out expensive hard-copy portfolios or exceeding your internet bandwidth</li> <li> easily keep track of their sent out application...</li></ul> Welcome to Archinect v3.0! Paul Petrunia 2011-04-21T19:33:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T18:43:34-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> We're so excited to finally launch the third generation of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>! This new site reflects over <strong>four years</strong> of countless design iterations, concept evolutions and infrastructural redevelopments. Since we started redesigning Archinect in 2007 we've also grown our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in-house team</a>. We're honored to have <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Theo Liakopoulos</a> join us as our new Technical Director. Theo has worked with us at our design agency, Extra Medium, for many years developing websites for clients in the architecture and design industries, so it was a seamless transition when he joined us at Archinect as our full-time dedicated director of all things technical.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Over the next few weeks I'll be posting a series of articles about the new Archinect, from the background and development of the site, to introductions of new and improved sections. We'll also include some tutorials and talk about some of the big changes yet to come as we move beyond the 0 in Archinect v3.0. <strong>If you would like to get an alert whenever w...</strong></p> Sign up to the new Archinect Weekly newsletter! Archinect 2011-04-21T17:37:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T18:43:55-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> We're sending out the first of the new &amp; improved Archinect Weekly newsletter tomorrow morning! <a href=";id=a08e03e1d2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to sign up</a>. Receive the greatest hits from each week on Archinect, including highlights from all the new sections we've introduced.</p> Design + Build reviews the new Archinect website Paul Petrunia 2011-04-14T15:22:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T18:44:06-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Overall - this is a triumph for Archinect - a redesign that serves it's users and, in my opinion, sets a new bar for the design and functionality of architecture related blogs.</p></em><br /><br /><p> </p> <p> We are totally blushing over the glowing review we got from the wonderful Design + Build blog, "a site trying to map where the worlds of Architecture and Visual Design meet and collide." Thanks! And thanks to all of the other people who have sent us feedback. We're still working out a LOT of little bugs. We really appreciate your patience.</p>