Archinect - News 2017-08-20T02:19:37-04:00 Golden Gate Bridge needs additional $124M to build suicide barrier Julia Ingalls 2016-10-04T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-11-03T22:14:40-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Roughly 25 people each year jump to their deaths from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, which prompted city leaders to authorize a plan to erect a kind of&nbsp;<a href="http://Architects%20constitute%20the%20fifth%20most%20likely%20profession%20to%20commit%20suicide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">suicide</a>-prevention stainless steel cable netting twenty feet below the bridge's deck. The netting, which is painted gray to blend in with the water below, has worked wonders on other suicide-prone perches, including the Prince Edward Viaduct. As <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Global Construction Review</a> reports, the problem for the Golden Gate is that the bids for the construction have come in about $100 million more than the city anticipated (plus a +/- $20 million contingency fund). The project is on hold until January 9th to allow the city to hustle up the additional funding.</p><p>Other notable San Francisco design news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxury condos sink in San Francisco's Millennium Tower</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco to mandate solar panels for new constructions</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Man living in plywood "pod" in SF apartment told to knock it off by housing inspector</a></li></ul> Architects constitute the fifth most likely profession to commit suicide Julia Ingalls 2016-07-06T21:06:00-04:00 >2016-07-08T22:03:43-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Less depressing than construction, not nearly as happy-making as&nbsp;arts, design, entertainment, sports and media: according to the CDC, architects are the fifth most likely to commit suicide in comparison with members of other professions, especially if you're a male architect (data for female architects was unavailable).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The study chose to focus on&nbsp;12,312 suicides that took place in 17 U.S. states in 2012. According to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CDC report,</a> "Occupational groups were stratified by sex, and rates of suicide were calculated for each group using denominators derived from the U.S. Census Bureau&rsquo;s Current Population Survey March Supplement (<em>5</em>), which includes a question about the person&rsquo;s primary occupation during the previous calendar year."</p><p>For more on mental health in architecture:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mental Health Survey at University of Toronto&rsquo;s Faculty of Architecture Reveals Worrisome Results</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print #36: Harvard Design Magazine's "Well, Well, Well"</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An environmental psychologist on why boring design is bad...</a></li></ul> Suicide rates are higher in rural areas than in cities, but why? Nicholas Korody 2015-11-03T13:59:00-05:00 >2015-11-05T22:54:26-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rural adolescents commit suicide at roughly twice the rate of their urban peers, according to a study published in the May issue of the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Although imbalances between city and country have long persisted, &ldquo;we weren&rsquo;t expecting that the disparities would be increasing over time,&rdquo; said the study&rsquo;s lead author, Cynthia Fontanella, a psychologist at Ohio State University. &ldquo;The rates are higher, and the gap is getting wider.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Suicide is a threat not just to the young. Rates over all&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rose 7 percent in metropolitan counties from 2004 to 2013</a>, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In rural counties, the increase was 20 percent."</p> A Digitally Inspired Veil, Intended to Save Lives, Appears at N.Y.U. Library Archinect 2012-08-20T17:06:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T23:30:31-04:00 <img src="" width="480" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Among facets that critics may seize upon &mdash; and, this being N.Y.U., there will certainly be critics &mdash; is that the screens express technology&rsquo;s new primacy, all but obscuring traditional forms of scholarship behind a cascade of random data. Critics may also discern a feeling of defeat in having to undertake such a fundamental alteration in the hope of saving students&rsquo; lives.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Legendary Artist Mike Kelley Dead at 58, an Apparent Suicide Archinect 2012-02-01T15:25:00-05:00 >2012-02-12T23:21:31-05:00 <img src="" width="613" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artist Mike Kelley has passed away at his home in Los Angeles, having apparently taken his own life. The tragic news was confirmed to BLOUIN ARTINFO by Helene Winer, of New York's Metro Pictures gallery, a long-time associate of the artist.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>