Crowdsourcing and Architecture Help Solve Mexico’s Housing Problem

Maybe you’ve heard about crowdsourcing. It allows someone in need to tap into a much wider community to meet that need. When a lot of people give a little bit, the results can be huge. But what if crowdsourcing merged with architecture? In one of the poorest areas in Mexico, that’s just what happened. Architect, […]

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Multi-State Engineering Conference Scheduled for June 2015

  Does earning 12 professional development hours in a sunny, southern location during the month of June sound like a great opportunity? Then the Multi-State Engineering Conference deserves a spot on your calendar. This year, the Louisiana Engineering Society hosts the conference, which is located at the Sandestin Resort in Destin, Florida, June 28 – […]

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The Architecture World Says Goodbye to One of Its Own

View image | gettyimages.com Michael Graves remains one of the most beloved icons of architecture and design.   You can scarce consider the postmodern movement without thinking about one of its biggest architectural icons, Michael Graves. Sadly, this month marks the end of an era; but what he left behind is a true legacy. Graves’ […]

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3 PDH Online Courses That Support Green Building

  The “green” movement is more than a catchphrase; it’s a way of life for many architects and engineers, and helps contribute to more sustainable building practices that benefit everyone. You’ll need your share of LEED and green-friendly PDH to keep your licensing current. And as the movement grows, more topics are likely to arise. […]

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How 50 Years has Changed the FE

  If you’re an engineering student, the Fundamentals of Engineering or FE exam is one more step toward gaining your license. Every licensed engineer takes this exam, although it has seen its share of changes through the years. The FE began in 1965 as a standardized test that measured the knowledge and skills gained by […]

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4 Reasons to Earn Additional Professional Development Hours

Professional development hours help strengthen your knowledge base, which is one of the primary reasons they’re a part of life for architects and engineers. And while licensing boards and professional organizations require continuing education, you might not realize that you can elect to take more than the minimum. If this is a totally new concept, […]

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Micro Apartment Design Makes Brooklyn Housing More Affordable

The expense and shortage of housing in New York City are legendary barriers to living there, but one architecture firm is looking to improve both situations. The nARCHITECTS group has designed something quite different from anything else available, according to Arch Daily, and the first residents are expected to move in later this year. What’s so […]

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5 Websites for Architects That Wear Many Hats

With all of the software you already own, the idea of investing in more might make both you and your computer cringe. But there are lots of sources that are free to use online, and you won’t have to download anything. Arch Daily has compiled a list of some of the most useful websites for architects, […]

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2015 CAE Spring Conference: Save the Date

The 2015 AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Spring Conference is fast approaching, so it’s time to save the date. This 4-day event takes place April 15 – 18, 2015, in Detroit, Michigan, a city that’s rich in architecture, history, struggle, and culture. Registration is filling up fast, so there’s no time to waste. Here’s what you […]

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3 Ways Architects Can Become Champions of Livable Communities

Architects have a wealth of knowledge that can benefit whole communities, even when not working for a client. The American Institute of Architects encourages putting those tools to good use, and offers support for people who decide to take action. In their publication, “How Architects can Become Advocates for Livable Communities,” the AIA explains that architects […]

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