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Poetic Justice: 2017’s Library Building Architecture Award Winners

Architectural excellence is worth celebrating. That’s especially true for public buildings that affect the lives of so many people for generations. Each year, the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association recognizes design excellence in public libraries around the world. This year’s winners include Boston, New Orleans, Columbus and several other cities. Here…

The AIA: A Rock of Equality in Uncertain Times

Few other industries have as broad and cooperative of an international workforce as architecture. The recent issues affecting policy, passports, worker visas and immigration have the potential to hit the community hard, but the AIA hasn’t wavered. The future isn’t as smooth as it has been in recent years, at least not with regard to…

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…

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…

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…