Archinect - News 2018-09-22T23:12:34-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150086573/designjunction-presents-design-every-a-stellar-talks-program-celebrating-inclusivity-and-diversity-in-design designjunction presents DESIGN EVERY – a stellar Talks Program celebrating inclusivity and diversity in design Sponsor 2018-09-18T05:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-17T17:58:35-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a19f95564505ac33757c8c2b681e6117.gif" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="https://www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/en/home.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6ef9244357e464938118df3df0e8779f.jpg?fit=fill&amp;bg=FFFFFF&amp;auto=compress&amp;format&amp;w=1028&amp;h=60"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/en/home.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a></em></strong></p> <p><strong>designjunction</strong>&nbsp;presents a stellar <strong><a href="https://www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/en/talks-programme.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">talks program</a>&nbsp;</strong>taking place at the iconic Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf this London Design Festival. 50 world-class speakers will take to the stage between Thursday 20 - Friday 21 September.</p> <p>Moving away from standardized names of the design and architecture industries, the show proudly breaks the mould of the ego-driven talks program by hosting discussions about what truly matters. With one of the keynotes from the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and the other from Benjamin Hubert, DESIGNEVERY celebrates inclusivity whilst exploring the crucial issues which the design industry faces.</p> <p>Join some of the most important discussions in design for just &pound;4 <strong><a href="https://registration.n200.com/survey/1ko3d9c3zlzkg?actioncode=TALK500" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></strong>.&nbsp;Tickets: &pound;8 per talk &ndash; Archinect readers get 50% off using&nbsp;<strong>TALK500.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Thursday 20 September</strong></p> <p><strong>DESIGNEVERY EXPERIENCE: The Omnipresent Design Thinking<br></strong>11:00 &ndash; 11:50</p> <p>Speaker: Benjamin Hubert, founder of LAYER. Industrial designer Benjamin Hubert provides an ins...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150079475/pratt-institute-hosts-robert-irwin-site-determined-exhibition-and-panel-discussion Pratt Institute hosts Robert Irwin 'Site Determined' exhibition and panel discussion Sponsor 2018-09-06T12:15:00-04:00 >2018-09-17T17:52:00-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/050325b60755fb78d6a1e4a738e460e9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="https://www.pratt.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e7/e782a69251a93e3c167fa60f076d4fd1.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>The post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a>.</em></strong></p> <p>When&nbsp;<em><a href="https://www.pratt.edu/events/event/13774/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsored-content&amp;utm_campaign=robert-irwin-site-determined&amp;utm_content=email-link-ad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Irwin: Site Determined</a></em>&nbsp;opened last year at the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), it was the first museum exhibition dedicated to the creative process of one of the most significant American artists of the postwar generation. The visitor is invited to explore four decades of Irwin&rsquo;s outdoor environmental projects through rarely exhibited drawings and architectural models.&nbsp;</p> <p>Site-determined art, Irwin has explained, &ldquo;draws all of its cues (reasons for being) from its surroundings.&rdquo; This exhibition promises insights into Irwin&rsquo;s working process as he developed aesthetic responses to such cues, including his&nbsp;<em>Window Wall</em>&nbsp;on the CSULB campus,&nbsp;<em>Central Garden</em>&nbsp;at the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, and his most recent site-determined work,&nbsp;<em>Untitled (dawn to dusk)</em>, in Marfa, Texas. <em>Robert Irwin: Site Determined</em> at Pratt Institute will include a new piece never shown before publicly. </p> <p>This exhi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150079995/evolo-magazine-announces-2019-skyscraper-competition eVolo Magazine Announces 2019 Skyscraper Competition Sponsor 2018-08-30T16:03:00-04:00 >2018-08-30T16:03:32-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f0/f0806b5d64d950a37da35da2a8165fc6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.evolo.us/registration-2019-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/ad71ce92541cad5fec2d7b731f7b24fc.jpg?fit=fill&amp;bg=FFFFFF&amp;auto=compress&amp;format&amp;w=1028&amp;h=180"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by the <a href="http://www.evolo.us/registration-2019-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2019 Skyscraper Competition</a></em></strong></p> <p>The 2019 edition of the annual&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.evolo.us/registration-2019-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a></strong>&nbsp;organized by eVolo Magazine has just been announced and will run until January 2019. Each year the architecture and design publication makes a call to architects and designers around the globe to explore new concepts for vertical living. The competition is open to anyone, including students, young professionals, and established practices.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20d52a0a34873f471aa07f5a6f58976a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20d52a0a34873f471aa07f5a6f58976a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Sand Babel Skyscraper. Honorable Mention 2014 Skyscraper Competition. Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen.</figcaption></figure><p>eVolo Magazine calls for ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution- projects that examine the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city....</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150069313/stainless-steel-bollard-covers-provide-security-in-style Stainless Steel Bollard Covers Provide Security in Style Sponsor 2018-06-18T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-15T18:56:17-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f4/f4ad59b825d7106750dc6b9837d31683.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.reliance-foundry.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8c/8ca248b812a5609a68be56b5f19c0a97.jpg?fit=fill&amp;bg=FFFFFF&amp;auto=compress&amp;format&amp;w=1028&amp;h=120"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.reliance-foundry.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reliance Foundry</a></em></strong></p> <p>Long before they began making the news as protection against vehicle attack, security bollards were an important part of the urban landscape. These useful little posts stand guard in front of storefronts, utility meters, playgrounds, and sidewalks.</p> <p>Bollards are useful because they don&rsquo;t impede traffic; they create a permeable perimeter for foot traffic. Bicycles, strollers, and wheelchairs can also easily pass through a line of bollards. As an alternative to a<br>fence, wall, or berm, bollards create security for pedestrians without slowing them down.</p> <p>As a security feature, bollards can provide a sense of safety&mdash;but they should not be an eyesore, nor create the feeling of living in a bunker. Decorative bollard sleeves, like Reliance Foundry&rsquo;s newly introduced <a href="http://www.reliance-foundry.com/bollard/post-covers-metal-stainless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stainless steel bollard cover line</a>, can provide aesthetic enhancements to a <a href="http://www.reliance-foundry.com/blog/planning-perimeter-security" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">security perimeter</a>. Not just guards, bollards are also guides. They direct traffic while protecting people ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150068760/rugs-and-textiles-go-vertical-as-wall-art Rugs and Textiles go Vertical as Wall Art Sponsor 2018-06-14T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-15T12:26:52-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/67/6790ad2f735c704a67b9ffb499f228d4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/be/be010e67d5db0d50a3f2d9d17da04e20.png?fit=fill&amp;bg=FFFFFF&amp;auto=compress&amp;format&amp;w=1028&amp;h=120"></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://reader.exacteditions.com/issues/63409/spread/1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COVER</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>As a way of bringing warmth and texture into an interior, people are increasingly likely to use a textile or rug on the wall of their home. Lucy Upward goes in search of the textile makers who are designing for our wall spaces.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/40/4096213319be4d365cdde3c5354b32cb.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/40/4096213319be4d365cdde3c5354b32cb.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>During Milan Design Week, I got talking to one Dutch designer, Milla Novo, about how people are becoming more open to the idea of using textiles as wall decoration. &lsquo;I see more designers buying textiles to decorate spaces like hotel rooms and interior projects instead of using paintings,&rsquo; she explained while showing me her macram&eacute; wall hangings that I could easily picture in a cool white walled interior setting.<br></p> <p>In a recent presentation at ABC Carpet &amp; Home, Dutch trend forecaster and champion of contemporary textile design, Lidewij Edelkoort announced that &lsquo;Textiles will govern the century.&rsquo; Softwear, Edelkoort&rsquo;s installation with Google at Rossana Orlandi for Milan Design Week, revisited her 1998 prediction of how we w...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150068743/registrations-are-still-open-for-architecture-for-landscape Registrations are still open for Architecture for Landscape! Sponsor 2018-06-13T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-12T12:49:09-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/33/33f580f3f1a6ab2aeac765748b969529.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong>Registrations are still open for <a href="http://www.yacademy.it/course/architettura-paesaggio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Landscape</a>, don&rsquo;t miss the chance to get a scholarship for YACademy&rsquo;s greatest innovation in architectural education!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Applications&rsquo; deadline on July 20</strong><strong>th </strong><strong>for a high level training course offering 110 hours of lessons, a 60-hour workshop, lectures and internship opportunities in internationally-renowned architectural firms like ATELIERS JEAN NOUVEL, SNOHETTA, HHF, DUQUE MOTTA &amp; AA.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>THE COURSE&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>From Stonehenge to Greek temples, <strong>architecture is the signature of humankind on landscape</strong>, the artificial element that has always been connected to the natural environment. <strong>Architecture and landscape are linked by a fundamental continuity that is now starting to fade</strong>, damaging the quality of the space we dwell. More than ever today, landscape is a precious heritage that architecture can and must enhance, while protecting it to pass it on to future generations: <strong>architects must not give up on working on landscape, instead they should be able to d...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150066689/apply-now-for-2018-aa-istanbul-visiting-school-robotic-mediations Apply now for 2018 AA Istanbul Visiting School - Robotic Mediations! Sponsor 2018-05-31T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-29T18:44:22-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/49/49c411094407e0844b342e0ac1820539.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="http://ai.aaschool.ac.uk/istanbul/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Istanbul Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br></p> <p><em></em>AA ISTANBUL VISITING SCHOOL &ndash; ROBOTIC MEDIATIONS&nbsp; <em>Monday June 25 &ndash; Friday 6 July 6, 2018</em></p> <p>AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large- scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others.</p> <p>AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication are coupled with physical experimentation, fostering &lsquo;learning-by- experimentation&rsquo; in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150064321/why-enter-the-abb-leaf-awards Why enter the ABB LEAF Awards? Sponsor 2018-05-16T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-17T13:47:53-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8z/8zmrwa88orgjn8ns.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vg/vgzddzpxopb9uv1o.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABB LEAF Awards</a>.</strong></em></p> <p><em></em>The LEAF Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 that brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers from around the world. It recognises innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international scale. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world. Typically the LEAF Awards receive over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects.</p> <p>Following on from the truly international success and recognition of the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards, we are excited to announce that the <strong>ABB LEAF Awards 2018 will be held on&nbsp;Thursday 18</strong><strong>th</strong><strong> October, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany</strong>. </p> <p>2018 welcomes the introduction of combining the ABB LEAF Awards with its partner event,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leaf/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEAF Forum 2018</a>, taking place on the 17th and 18th O...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150063010/introducing-architecture-for-landscape-yacademy-s-higher-education-course Introducing Architecture for Landscape: YACademy's higher education course Sponsor 2018-05-14T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-17T13:54:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uv/uvf833zdo0qr5zd3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://www.yacademy.it/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=cpc&amp;utm_campaign=ya1_landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YACademy&rsquo;s higher education course</a> offers 8 scholarships, and internships in internationally-renowned architectural firms.</p> <p>110 hours of lessons, a 60-hour workshop, and special lectures from and internships in internationally-renowned architectural firms like JEAN NOUVEL DESIGN, EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA, SNOHETTA, HHF, DUQUE MOTTA &amp; AA.<br></p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2q/2qs7cy4qjjb3bvfd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2q/2qs7cy4qjjb3bvfd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>From Stonehenge to Greek temples, <strong>architecture is the signature of humankind on landscape</strong>, the artificial element that has always been connected to the natural environment. <strong>Architecture and landscape are linked by a fundamental continuity that is now starting to fade</strong>, damaging the quality of the space we dwell. More than ever today, landscape is a precious heritage that architecture can and must enhance, while protecting it to pass it on to future generations: <strong>architects must not give up on working on landscape, instead they should be able to design architecture that responds to each landscape&rsquo;s specific feature</strong> and generates wonderful and unique space...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150062486/5-fundamental-ways-to-boost-utilization-and-morale 5 Fundamental Ways to Boost Utilization (and Morale) Sponsor 2018-05-02T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-17T13:54:57-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c1/c1ok80ac9ul9op07.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog-041118" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE Core</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>Your employees' billable hours are the lifeblood of your business, but they can also be a source of frustration. A recent AEC industry study pegged employee utilization rates--defined as the percentage of billable hours out of total hours worked--at around 59 percent, a grim reminder that the average business is losing around 40 percent of its worker productivity to non-billable activities.<br></p> <p>There are some approaches to boosting your employee utilization rate that will not only help increase productivity and revenue, but also provide your employees with a supportive workplace environment.</p> <p>1.&nbsp;<strong>Manage stakeholder expectations.</strong>&nbsp;Managing your client's expectations is a given, although scope creep can (and usually does) happen. However, are you also managing the expectations of your internal stakeholders - your employees?&nbsp;</p> <p>For example, your business development reps need a clear understanding of what your team can provide. Business development shoul...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150061645/announcing-the-leaf-awards-and-international-forum-to-be-held-this-october Announcing the LEAF Awards and International Forum to be held this October Sponsor 2018-04-26T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-25T20:42:25-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjbhxxllhn8hwilx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vg/vgzddzpxopb9uv1o.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABB LEAF Awards</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>The LEAF Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 that brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers from around the world. It recognizes innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international scale. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world. Typically the LEAF Awards receive over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects.&nbsp;</p> <p>Following on from the truly international success and recognition of the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards, we are excited to announce that the ABB LEAF Awards 2018 will be held on Thursday 18th October, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany. 2018 welcomes the introduction of combining the ABB LEAF Awards with its partner event, LEAF Forum 2018, taking place on the 17th and 18th O...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150060625/vote-now-for-your-favorite-az-awards-2018-finalists Vote now for your favorite AZ Awards 2018 finalists! Sponsor 2018-04-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-20T12:05:17-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ql/qlav5v54dkwixarv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://www.azuremagazine.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Azure Magazine'</a>s&nbsp;annual AZ Awards has just released their list of finalists. The competition offers&nbsp;architects, designers, manufacturers, and students across the globe a chance at getting their best work internationally recognized.</p> <p>This year's AZ Awards saw a total of 997 entries submitted, the highest number of in the program&rsquo;s eight years. 64 finalists have been chosen by the jury comprised of Claire Weisz, founding partner at&nbsp;WXY; Megan Torza, partner at DTAH; lighting and furniture designer&nbsp;Michael Anastassiades;&nbsp;Michel Rojkind, founder of&nbsp;Rojkind Arquitectos; and Allen Chan, co-founder of&nbsp;DesignAgency.<br></p> <p>The finalist winners will be announced at the 2018&nbsp;AZ Awards Gala, to be held at Toronto&rsquo;s Evergreen Brick Works on Friday, June 22. This year's Guest of Honor is Winy Maas from MVRDV.&nbsp;In the meantime, the public has been invited vote for their favorite project in all 19 categories through the&nbsp;<a href="http://awards.azuremagazine.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People&rsquo;s Choice</a>&nbsp;portal.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out some of this year's finalists and vote now!</p> <p>&darr; Finali...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150059662/apply-now-for-2018-aa-istanbul-visiting-school-robotic-mediations Apply now for 2018 AA Istanbul Visiting School - Robotic Mediations! Sponsor 2018-04-12T12:13:00-04:00 >2018-04-12T12:42:17-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2baxtce2cb9nkpu2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ai.aaschool.ac.uk/istanbul/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Istanbul Visiting School</a>.</strong></em></p> <p><br></p><p>AA ISTANBUL VISITING SCHOOL &ndash; ROBOTIC MEDIATIONS&nbsp;<br><em>Monday June 25 &ndash; Friday 6 July 6, 2018</em><br></p> <p>AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large- scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others.</p> <p>AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication are coupled with physical experimentation, fostering &lsquo;learning-by- experimentation&rsquo; in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and f...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150059322/5-foolproof-ways-to-keep-projects-within-budget 5 Foolproof Ways to Keep Projects Within Budget Sponsor 2018-04-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-10T14:59:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/00/002elhpivb6dt40d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog-041118" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE Core</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>You&rsquo;re probably all too familiar with budget overruns. Whichever professional services field you work in, they seem almost inevitable. Indeed, the Project Management Institute (PMI)&nbsp;reports that last year, 43% of projects went over budget. So, what can you do? Here are some suggestions.</p> <p><strong>1. Get Educated</strong>: PSMJ noted an interesting trend among AEC firm: There&rsquo;s a direct correlation between project manager training, budget performance, and client satisfaction. Businesses who say that they formally train all of their project managers are able to stick to their budgets more often. They also have the happiest clients. On the other side, firms that have no formal training program are the worst at adhering to budgets and satisfying clients. </p> <p>These results send a clear message: It&rsquo;s worthwhile to learn the ropes before diving into project management. </p> <p><strong>2. Set Realistic Goals</strong>: Don&rsquo;t set yourself up for failure by always agreeing to shoestring budgets and...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150057928/rigorous-design-and-socially-engaged-practice-go-hand-in-hand-at-washington-university-in-st-louis Rigorous Design and Socially Engaged Practice Go Hand-in-Hand at Washington University in St. Louis Sponsor 2018-04-05T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-04T12:34:36-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nc/nc88i219v6fgc89h.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l48hno38nilwr6sp.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis</a></em></strong></p> <p>With its tree-lined streets and stately architecture, <a href="http://shawstlouis.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shaw</a> is among St. Louis&rsquo; oldest and most elegant neighborhoods.</p> <p>It is also among the city&rsquo;s most integrated. According to U.S. Census data, in 2010, Shaw&rsquo;s population was 51.7 percent white and 41.9 percent black.</p> <p>But neighbors can be feet away and worlds apart.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wl/wlhjvdvgdykadw61.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wl/wlhjvdvgdykadw61.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Building typologies in Shaw. Courtesy Cierra Higgins, Ashley Holder, Danning Liang, and Suyin Yao.</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;In Shaw, segregation is social rather than spatial,&rdquo; says Cierra Higgins, who is pursuing dual master&rsquo;s degrees in architecture and urban design in the <a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts</a> at Washington University in St. Louis.<br></p> <p>Last fall, Higgins spent months researching and exploring Shaw as part of <a href="https://source.wustl.edu/2017/03/washington-people-catalina-freixas/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Segregation by Design</a>. The class&mdash;developed by Sam Fox School assistant professor Catalina Freixas and Mark Abbott of Harris-Stowe State University, with funding from <a href="http://cenhum.artsci.wustl.edu/Divided-City-Initiative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150057036/steven-holl-foundation-s-architecture-residents-will-design-astronomy-center-this-summer Steven Holl Foundation's Architecture Residents will Design Astronomy Center This Summer Sponsor 2018-03-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-28T15:21:09-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o6/o6hts57tumseanth.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.tspacerhinebeck.org/residency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t6/t6fzv7k6wh14q9e5.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tspacerhinebeck.org/residency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Myron Holl Foundation</a></em></strong> </p> <p>The Steven Myron Holl Foundation has announced the application for this year&rsquo;s summer architecture residency. Entitled Rural Compression: Cosmic Dust,&nbsp;this year&rsquo;s topic intersects architecture, the ecology of the Hudson Valley, and astronomy. Through studios and critiques with accomplished architects, residents will produce designs for a center for observational cosmology in the Hudson Valley.</p> <p>5 residents will be selected for this year&rsquo;s program.&nbsp; Past residents have ranged from undergraduates and graduate students from Harvard, Columbia, Pratt and Sci Arc, as well as practicing architects and young professionals.</p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4k/4kzeos5b7pk0q965.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4k/4kzeos5b7pk0q965.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Applications for the 2018 Residency are due May 6. Photo courtesy of Steven Myron Holl Foundation</figcaption></figure><p>The month-long residency is comprised of intensive studios with instructors Steven Holl, Eirini Tsachrelia and Christian Wassman, field trips to significant art institutions in the Hudson Valley, and group critiq...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150055573/applications-are-now-open-for-emergent-technologies-and-design-m-sc-m-arch-2018-19 Applications are now open for Emergent Technologies and Design (M.Sc. / M.Arch.) 2018-19 Sponsor 2018-03-22T13:50:00-04:00 >2018-03-22T13:50:20-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pbe7rpz42nph1p6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://emtech.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifv1n90380qgzmjy.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://emtech.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA EmTech</a></strong></em><br></strong></p> <p><strong>AA Emergent Technologies &amp; Design (EmTech) Graduate Programme investigates new synergies of architecture and ecology through the critical intersection of computational design and fabrication.</strong></p> <p>Emergent Technologies and Design Programme (inaugurated in 2001) is open to graduates in architecture and engineering who wish to develop skills and pursue knowledge in architectural design science that is located in new production paradigms.</p> <p>Our focus is on exploring experiential and social potentials of new material and spatial configurations for architectural and Ecological Urban Designs situated in the dynamic contexts of emerging biomes. The programme is designed to stimulate critical thinking through experience of research driven design projects that are developed in an intellectually rigorous and creative studio environment. Our projects are pursued by multiple iterations through hypothesis, material and computational experimentation, robotic fabr...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150055318/why-you-should-care-about-project-accounting Why You Should Care About Project Accounting Sponsor 2018-03-21T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-20T14:13:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sbjfu5qkeh62ezjy.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=guestblogpost_Mar21&amp;utm_campaign=blog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE Core</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>You probably hear a lot about the importance of data. Gathering the numbers about your projects and firm, using business intelligence&hellip;it all sounds good, but what is it really for? Well, in the case of project accounting, a lot.</p> <p>This is a topic we&rsquo;ve covered in previous posts on Archinect. As a refresher, project accounting is the practice of tracking and analyzing the financials of your individual projects. We&rsquo;ve shown you <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150048148/getting-the-data-you-need-to-run-a-successful-firm?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=guestblogpost_Mar21&amp;utm_campaign=blog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the data you need to collect</a> to undertake project accounting and told you about <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150050882/the-technology-you-need-to-boost-profits-without-headaches?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=guestblogpost_Mar21&amp;utm_campaign=blog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the technology that makes it simple</a>. This time, we&rsquo;ll zero in on the benefits it offers, from improved profitability to better staffing decisions and beyond.</p> <p><strong>1. Truly Understand Project Profitability</strong>: Increased profitability is the most widely cited and straightforward consequence of project accounting, and with good reason. By closely monitoring the resources that go into a project and their resulting revenue, you can drill down and truly unde...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150053224/4-project-management-mistakes-to-avoid-at-all-costs 4 Project Management Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs Sponsor 2018-03-07T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-06T17:49:45-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q9/q9t1566gxec574a1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_030718&amp;utm_content=product-demo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE Core</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>Architecture firms typically work on several ongoing projects at any given time. A solid project management strategy and dedicated project managers are absolutely crucial for the success of these firms. Given this importance, it's essential to be aware of common project management mistakes, especially when they're easy to avoid. Take a look at these four and learn how to keep your projects on track.</p> 1. Lack of Communication <p>A project manager should possess excellent&nbsp;communication skills. Ideally, each project should begin with a meeting so the entire team can discuss objectives. This meeting is an opportunity to get to know the project manager and to go over their expectations for the team.</p> <p>The project manager should break down the project into smaller tasks, assign these tasks and make sure each team member has a clear understanding of their&nbsp;role and priorities.</p> <p>Communication should occur throughout the project so that the team and the clien...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050882/the-technology-you-need-to-boost-profits-without-headaches The Technology You Need to Boost Profits Without Headaches Sponsor 2018-02-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-20T12:39:08-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j8/j873hp1zvpcejsnk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog-022118&amp;utm_content=technology-profits" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE Core</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>It bears repeating that project accounting&mdash;the practice of accounting on a project-by-project basis&mdash;will give you transformative information about your company. With it, you&rsquo;ll understand why and how your projects are succeeding (or floundering), and what you can do to ensure they stay on the right track.</p> <p>There are different types of data you need to collect and synthesize to uncover these insights. These include time and expense entries, billing records, accounting metrics, and project management data. </p> <p>While you technically can track and analyze all of your company&rsquo;s data without a real project accounting solution, it&rsquo;s not a wise choice. If you choose to just use spreadsheets, you&rsquo;ll spend hours upon hours entering, formatting, and analyzing data. Copying and pasting creates a large margin for error, and if one of your formulas isn&rsquo;t right, it&rsquo;ll derail everything. Plus, whoever said that they actually enjoy using spreadsheets? </p> <p>That&rsquo;s why...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049027/immigrant-architects-honored-with-2018-vilcek-prizes Immigrant Architects Honored with 2018 Vilcek Prizes Sponsor 2018-02-12T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T12:07:57-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6g/6gz330anc5x057wo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.vilcek.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ge/ge8mv60b31acmkuv.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.vilcek.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Vilcek Foundation</a></strong></em><br></p> <p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/922518/vilcek-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vilcek Foundation</a> is pleased to announce the winners of the <a href="http://www.vilcek.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Vilcek Prizes in the Arts and Humanities</a>, this year recognizing the field of architecture. Awarded annually, the prizes call attention to the breadth of immigrant contributions to the American arts and sciences.</p> <p>&ldquo;The social, political, and cultural landscape of America has been shaped by generations of immigrant contributions,&rdquo; says Marica Vilcek, co-founder and vice chairman of the Vilcek Foundation. &ldquo;With the Vilcek Prizes in Architecture, we are pleased to recognize the many ways in which they have shaped its physical landscape as well&mdash;through bold, original designs, and through research that challenges the status quo, both in the building arts and in society.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Vilcek Prize in Architecture, which comes with a $100,000 cash prize, is awarded to architect and urban researcher <strong>Teddy Cruz</strong>, professor at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/2790184/university-of-california-san-diego" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of California, San Diego</a>, and director of desi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150048233/social-media-vs-architectural-discourse-2-0-the-sci-arc-conversation-continues Social Media vs. Architectural Discourse 2.0: The SCI-Arc Conversation Continues Sponsor 2018-02-05T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-02T20:57:43-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lb/lbn1opni7t0dmtpc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="https://goo.gl/N2A12s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7i/7i0e2zpp239ehyyi.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="https://sciarc.edu/academics/postgraduate/architectural-technologies/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>Instagram is an integral part of how we communicate architecture today. It&rsquo;s unclear how many offices, architects, or students use the social media app, but what is clear is that for many of us who have grown up as digital natives, it is increasingly fundamental to how we work. The app, which has become one of the most popular forms of social media for the general public, has found an interesting niche within architectural discourse. In recent years it has transformed from a mindless pastime to a powerful communications tool. Through hashtags and search engines, architecture students are able to connect with one another, tracking the development of projects across the world that they would otherwise never see. It is undeniable that Instagram has a presence in the hallways of our schools, one that has crept up rather unconsciously. Prompted by Tom Wiscombe, Chair of the B.Arch Program at SCI-Arc, ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150048148/getting-the-data-you-need-to-run-a-successful-firm Getting the Data You Need to Run a Successful Firm Sponsor 2018-02-02T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-01T20:04:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e1/e1t5l2irgq8a6rp2.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE Core</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>When your firm adopts project accounting&mdash;the practice of accounting on a project-by-project basis&mdash;you&rsquo;ll get insights that&rsquo;ll change the way you do business. You&rsquo;ll understand your projects, employees, clients, and firm on a deeper level, and you&rsquo;ll be able to make changes that will dramatically increase efficiency and profits. </p> <p>Before this happens, though, you need to lay the groundwork. With the right tools, logging and making sense of the data you need is convenient and easy. You just have to be consistent.</p> Develop the Habit of Tracking Your Time and Expenses <p>Time and expense tracking is foundational for analyzing any type of business that works on a project basis, especially architecture firms. </p> <p>Even if you charge fixed fees for your projects, you could be missing out on hard-earned cash by not tracking your time. You need to make sure you charge enough to cover all the effort that goes into your projects. </p> <p>After all, it&rsquo;s difficult to kn...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150044591/sci-arc-postgraduate-students-use-advanced-technology-to-speculate-on-the-future-of-historic-site SCI-Arc Postgraduate Students Use Advanced Technology to Speculate on the Future of Historic Site Sponsor 2018-01-12T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-11T20:18:49-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9d0tpssc0zeiv4sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="https://goo.gl/N2A12s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7i/7i0e2zpp239ehyyi.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="https://sciarc.edu/academics/postgraduate/architectural-technologies/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>New technologies come and go at a rate never seen before. Their capacity for substantially affecting a field and a discipline like architecture, long thought to be excessively slow and even conservative at keeping up with technological advances and innovations pioneered by other industries, has always seemed problematic to say the least. We can all watch with exhilaration the incredible landing of a, now reusable, Space X rocket onto a mobile robotic platform floating in the middle the ocean. It&rsquo;s a game changer. But there isn&rsquo;t anything like it in architecture. That&rsquo;s just not what architecture does. And it&rsquo;s okay! Architecture has a complicated relationship with innovation. As theorist Robert Somol has put it, Architecture is always trapped somewhere between past and future.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8p/8pyvax07ok5o6b8i.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8p/8pyvax07ok5o6b8i.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>In the final studio of the SCI-Arc Architectural Technologies program, a year-long, three-term postgraduate program, a gr...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150043027/university-of-michigan-master-of-science-degree-answers-questions-about-design-materials-and-advanced-fabrication University of Michigan Master of Science degree answers questions about design, materials and advanced fabrication Sponsor 2018-01-03T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-03T19:48:37-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xl/xlk4kj3kss4j193z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><br></p><p><a href="https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w9/w9rumyj2bn9hgtt4.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning</a>&nbsp;&amp; written by Eric Gallippo</em></strong></p> <p>The University of Michigan's <a href="https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning</a> is offering a new post-professional degree focused on cutting-edge research in advanced fabrication techniques, digital design, and material systems.</p> <p>The <a href="https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/architecture/degrees/master-science/digital-technologies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master of Science in Architecture concentration of Digital and Material Technologies</a> (MS_DMT) brings together Taubman's current Master of Science concentrations in Digital Technologies and Material Systems under one single program.</p> <p>This new concentration comes as a natural progression for the two tracks, said <a href="https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/faculty/directory/catie-newell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Catie Newell</a>, Director of the MS in Digital Technologies and Material Systems and Associate Professor of Architecture at Taubman. It also celebrates the long-coming emergence of the two areas of study as their own sector within the field.</p> <p>"A lot of the work done by the students and the faculty within Taubman, as well as creative practices an...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150041061/make-invoices-a-little-less-painful-with-these-4-tips Make Invoices a Little Less Painful With These 4 Tips Sponsor 2017-12-12T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-11T20:28:08-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9a/9a78uiijstsi1d13.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core#utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=dec12-blog&amp;utm_campaign=invoices-tips" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core#utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=dec12-blog&amp;utm_campaign=invoices-tips" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE Core</a>.</strong></em></p> <p> Generally speaking, no one&rsquo;s thrilled to receive a bill. Your clients are no exception. However, there are techniques you can use with your invoices that both highlight your architecture firm&rsquo;s value and make the process more convenient for clients. The result? Bills that make them smile (or at least not frown).</p> <p> Think about it: If you invoice a client every month (or every two weeks, as some savvy firms do), you&rsquo;re consistently interacting with them and communicating the value of your services. If you get it right, you&rsquo;ll end up with clients who are happy to pay for your services. That&rsquo;s why you should follow these 4 tips.</p> 1. Tailor your invoices.&nbsp; <p>The way something is communicated can make all the difference. It&rsquo;s vital to provide clients with the information that they respond to in order to reduce conflict and questions. While these tips don&rsquo;t apply so much if you only do stipulated sum billing, if you bill for additional services or exp...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150039756/escape-the-most-common-design-inefficiency-traps Escape the most common design inefficiency traps Sponsor 2017-12-04T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-15T12:23:53-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iv/ivi9t5m32mesabln.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="https://www.autodesk.com/products/recap/overview?utm_source=ViewStream&amp;utm_medium=Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b8qq461vk95ov5p7.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/inefficiency-trap-ebook?mktvar002=729658&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=3rd-party&amp;utm_campaign=amer-aec-getting-to-bim-global-campaign&amp;utm_id=729658&amp;leadid=%7b%7blead.id%7d%7d" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Autodesk</a></strong></em></p> Pave the way to project success <p>The AEC industry is changing. Technology is opening up new opportunities, but for a lot of firms, increased productivity seems just out of reach.<br><br>But when you start to upgrade to a smarter way of working, you can easily break out of the inefficiency trap - sharing information more quickly, helping your clients understand your models better, cutting costs, and more.<br><br>Interested in delving a little deeper? Then <a href="https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/inefficiency-trap-ebook?mktvar002=729658&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=3rd-party&amp;utm_campaign=amer-aec-getting-to-bim-global-campaign&amp;utm_id=729658&amp;leadid=%7b%7blead.id%7d%7d" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">read our eBook</a> and discover a more efficient, competitive way of working.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h1/h1xjoqsz4ld9n3g2.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h1/h1xjoqsz4ld9n3g2.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150038241/klokers-is-again-on-kickstarter-with-its-new-watch-klok-80-inspired-from-the-sixties-for-women-and-men klokers is again on kickstarter with its new watch KLOK-80, inspired from the sixties, for women and men. Sponsor 2017-11-20T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-17T19:12:48-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hrh96yumoq0gfh20.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1221639153/klok-08-60s-inspired-unisex-customizable-watch-by" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/us/usmyc2f92xt71900.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by </em><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1221639153/klok-08-60s-inspired-unisex-customizable-watch-by" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>klokers</em></a><br></strong></p> <p><strong>PLEDGE UNTIL THE 7TH OF DECEMBER&nbsp;TO RESERVE YOUR KLOK-08 AT $229 INSTEAD OF $442!</strong></p> <p><strong>KLOK-08 pays tribute to the Sixties, from where it inherited the spirit and aesthetic codes.</strong></p> THE SPIRIT: FREEDOM &amp; NONCONFORMITY <p>The creative and audacious 1960s broke the rules: we swapped long dresses for mini-skirts, we listened to pirate radio, we disobeyed with a smile! The Sixties represent counter-culture: the desire to shake conventions, the happy youth, the cool! The wind of freedom whispered to everyone that anything was possible. That anyone could live one&rsquo;s own freedom. </p> <ul><li>Freedom of use klokers inherits from this spirit, and invites it&rsquo;s community to live their time offering the freedom of use: KLOK-08 is a watch-head that clips on and off on straps and accessories through a patented fixing system. This unique system makes all the products compatible and interchangeable. It is up to you to create not only your combinations (colors, materials) but also ...</li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/150037720/the-3-rules-of-project-management-for-architecture-firms The 3 Rules of Project Management for Architecture Firms Sponsor 2017-11-14T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-13T15:10:07-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o6/o63peqigaxlbjqt9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=archinect&amp;amp=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://bqe.com/products/core#utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_campaign=nov14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE Core</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>Having wonderful employees and great clients is vital. But the most significant component of running an AEC practice is project management. Having the best clients and most dedicated professional staff won&rsquo;t do your firm any good if you and your team can&rsquo;t make a profit on your projects.</p> <p>Here are three maxims to follow if you want your firm to be even better at project management.</p> 1. Stay Within Scope <p>Your firm and the client must be crystal-clear on the work that is to be completed. Spell everything out. Your project management software should highlight each phase of the project and what will be accomplished during it.</p> <p>Staying within scope doesn&rsquo;t mean that change orders should be avoided at all costs. They are, in fact, a part of life for architecture firms. But if something in a project needs altered, there must be a process, and everyone should understand why the change is being made. The modification needs to be agreed upon and spelled o...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150037682/scan-to-bim-starts-with-reality-capture Scan-to-BIM Starts with Reality Capture Sponsor 2017-11-13T13:05:00-05:00 >2017-11-16T12:36:58-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/30/30edk3kfw9ypw4h4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="https://www.autodesk.com/products/recap/overview?utm_source=ViewStream&amp;utm_medium=Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b8qq461vk95ov5p7.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.autodesk.com/products/recap/overview?utm_source=ViewStream&amp;utm_medium=Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Autodesk Reality Capture</a></strong></em></p> <p>Unless you&rsquo;re designing a new building that&rsquo;s slated for construction in the middle of a flat and empty landscape, context matters.</p> <p>Whether it&rsquo;s a renovation, an addition, or new construction, the as-is geometry of adjacent buildings, nearby structures, and the surrounding terrain is critical for the design process. But conventional as-built drawings are notoriously unreliable, prompting expensive surveys and time-consuming manual measurements. </p> <p>However, new technology is quickly changing this situation. Laser scanning and photogrammetry solutions enable the digital capture of spatial information for integration into building design processes. Reality capture technology is not new, in fact, laser scanning originated in the early 1960s. But historically, the technology has been very expensive, data-intensive, and difficult to use. </p> <p>In the last several years, the cost of capture technologies dropped significantly while ease of us...</p>