AIA COTE Top Ten for Students 2015 Winners

The American Institute of Architects does its part to promote innovation and ingenuity, and the professionals who adhere to those concepts. Perhaps no group of individuals has those characteristics more than students of architecture. That’s why the AIA hosts its Committee on the Environment (COTE) competition, and awards students whose projects meet specific criteria. The…

Frank Lloyd Wright Home Preservation Sparks Controversy

Historic preservation affects everyone in a community. And Frank Lloyd Wright’s contributions to architecture are among the most worthy of the 20th century. But something interesting happens when restoration and preservation broaden their footprint to reach into commercial motives. If architecture is for the community, some limits on how the property is used might be…

Architects Matter Today and for the Future

Architects influence vehicle traffic through cities and foot traffic through office buildings. They create awe-inspiring towers and inspirational education campuses. With a hand in the design of nearly every built structure in the world, Randy Deutsch of Architects 2Zebras believes that architects are important now, and will remain so in the future. Here are 9…

4 Reasons Why Engineers Need the Humanities

Engineering and humanities might be as far apart as any two disciplines can be. On one side, the engineering side, there are problems and knowable answers. On the humanities side, there are questions that only serve to spawn more questions. If engineers lived in a world where only cold, hard facts existed, humanities might not…

Do Computers Hurt the Design Process?

Computers have a definite place in architecture. They help carry out some of the work, which lets creative thinkers focus more on what they do best, which is solve problems and design. Digital technology makes things easier. But that’s not always a good thing. Sometimes, it’s the struggle that gives birth to creativity. They are…