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There’s Still Plenty of Room for Women in Architecture

The Architectural Review 2017 Women in Architecture Survey found few surprises about women in the industry. Now in its 6th year, the survey asked 1,277 women and 340 men about issues such as discrimination, bullying and whether or not they’d recommend architecture as a career. The majority of respondents were from the U.K. Only about […]

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Los Angeles Architects Design Award-Winning Veterans Housing

Veterans are one of the most overlooked groups of Americans in need of a safe, comfortable and secure place to live. Los Angeles has the highest number of homeless, disabled veterans in America. Now, there is veterans affordable housing that’s really a home. It’s a place where someone always has the back of these national […]

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3 Ways to Dispel Common Myths about Architects

For such a widely recognized group of professionals, the general public has a lot of misconceptions about architects. Some people imagine brilliant but eccentric personalities, such as Frank Lloyd Wright or Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid. And others believe architects only matter in commercial design or for ultra rich residential properties. The truth, of course, lies […]

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The 5 Best Architecture Blogs to Follow

What are other architects in the U.S. and around the world talking about today? You can find out by subscribing to top-ranking architecture blogs. We’ve pulled together 5 disparate examples that touch on architecture imagery, life as an architect, products for architects, sustainable design, and more to inspire you. #1: Biber Biber is where you’ll […]

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Could McMansions Become the New Brutalist Architecture?

Move over, brutalist. McMansions are encroaching on your territory. It’s hard to imagine an architectural style more universally unloved than bare concrete buildings from the brutalist movement. But McMansions are giving them a run for their money. On their current trajectory, they could outpace the hefty, hulking lines as an architectural pariah for the ages. […]

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Architectural Originality and Breaking Out of the Rut

Architects have natural and man-made limitations to creating original designs, which some believe are inherent creativity blockers. And some experts believe that there’s no such thing as originality at all. But through the mental roadblocks, geographic and legal limitations and technology issues, architects are still – after all these centuries – doing good work. Is […]

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Walkable Cities: Everything Old is New Again

“Walkable cities” sounds like another trend, but there was a time when most cities had plenty of room for pedestrians to move about. Then with the shift toward urban expansion, and one, then two or more vehicles in every garage, roads broadened and footpaths got smaller. Commutes became longer. Soon, vehicles dominated city streets. Walking […]

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When Building Design Collides with Wild Bird Stewardship

Unlike the predator and prey relationship in the wild, birds in the city aren’t just killed by a stronger, healthier specimen. Walls of virtually invisible glass wipe out millions upon millions of birds every year, and they don’t select the strongest to survive. Somewhat ironically, the green building movement is partly to blame. The same […]

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3 Reasons Florida Architects Need Universal Design Courses

Universal design works for a much wider range of users, so it’s especially important for Florida architects. In a state that’s brimming with rental homes and has a high concentration of retirees, design that fits more people comfortably makes the built environment safer and more welcoming. Continuing education in universal design keeps skills fresh and […]

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What Has Donald Trump Planned for the American Infrastructure?

The coming Trump administration plans to overhaul America’s infrastructure through private investments. It’s a “revenue-neutral” proposal that’s intended to lighten the government investment load, speed up projects and provide more jobs for American workers. But can he swing it? Experts are on both sides of the aisle. Some say private investments are the only way […]

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