Green Building Trends for 2015

The best green building trends for 2015 make environmentally friendly materials and practices live comfortably with the end user’s need for something beautiful. No longer a question of aesthetics or environmental effect, there’s so much variety that everyone gets what they really want. This is great news, considering that green construction is predicted to keep…

Nonresidential Construction on the Rise

Design and construction in the commercial sector looks good, both for the remainder of 2015 and on through 2016. Spending is high and expected to increase. And that’s great news for architects and everyone related to the industry. This news comes on the heels of a sluggish first quarter, primarily because of poor weather, which…

New Architects: Understanding Your Worth

When new architects just entering the field take an unpaid internship, they could be setting a standard that says, “My work has no value.” The American Institute of Architects disagrees. So much so, their Center for Emerging Professionals campaign, “Know Your Worth” challenges that notion and counters it with a different belief: All architects contribute,…

You Could Speak at the 2016 AIA Convention

Are you planning to attend the 2016 AIA convention in Philadelphia? Would you like to help your fellow architects by contributing to continuing education? If you’re particularly well-versed in one of several different areas, the convention and the AIA need your help. You could be a presenter, and it all begins with submitting your proposal.…

The Many Benefits of Green Roofs

The green movement is everywhere. So much so that it’s no longer a peculiarity, but more just the way things are. Green roofs have been a part of that movement, but they aren’t as new as you might think. They’ve been around for more than just a long time; they might even be considered ancient…

Architecture and Art: Not So Very Different

Can architecture be defined as art? Some people think so. Still others might not make the same comparison, but it’s hard to deny that architecture is a source of inspiration. It’s human nature; we’re affected and inspired by the world around us. Sometimes that inspiration is a tree or a mountain. But the environment isn’t…