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Making Memorials that Really Matter

Memorials tell a story about the past and how it affects the future. Some memorials are straightforward. They’re a statue or maybe a monument that makes obvious who it honors. But there’s a new competition recently implemented by the National Park Service, National Planning Commission and Van Alen Institute called “Memorials for the Future.” This…

2016 AIA San Francisco Design Award Winners

AIASF 2016 awards have proven once again that architectural/design prowess is alive and well in San Francisco. It’s never an easy job. Each year, AIA San Francisco hosts their Design Awards. And every year, they select a few winners from well over 100 design submissions. This year’s award event was held in San Francisco’s recently…

Move Over Art Deco, Miami is Hot Again

Take a good look at the old because Miami architecture is undergoing a dramatically beautiful change. Pink flamingos, Mediterranean Revival and Art Deco as far as the eye can see? That’s not Miami, at least not anymore. The vibrant, colorful city has certainly seen its share of ups and downs. Art Deco was an “up.” And then…

Three Award Winning Library Building Projects for 2016

The American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association recently announced its 2016 Library Building Awards winners. Each of the seven projects was recognized for its “excellence in library architecture,” says Architect Magazine, and “reflect the changing role of libraries within communities that have grown to expect technologically advanced spaces in lieu of traditional…

Architects Need Leisure Time. Spend it Wisely

While some architects say that they work fairly normal hours, others report something vastly different. At Architecture + Business, for example, the consensus is that no matter what the billable hours total, architects are known for working well over 40 hours per week. It’s time for a vacation. At home or abroad, travel can be…