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Remembering Zaha Hadid

A model for architects everywhere, particularly women in the field, Zaha Hadid blazed a trail that left nearly as many detractors as admirers. In an industry that’s overwhelmingly dominated by men, Zaha’s talent and unapologetic persona won her the Pritzker at age 53 and more than a few snide remarks in the press. And her…

Historic Preservation: Why Save Old Buildings?

Maybe they’re beautiful. Or maybe they’re not, at least not at the moment. What good are old buildings anyway when a new building can be created from the ground up with the most sophisticated elements imaginable? Historic buildings might not be cutting edge, but they’re plenty important for so many reasons, from aesthetics and culture…

Architecture Reflects Culture

Architecture is a product of the culture that it was designed for. And architects, being inherent problem solvers, typically seek to design spaces for the times and the people who will use them. They don’t just design buildings that are sturdy and strong. They create environments where people will benefit in different ways now and…

AIACon16: Save the Dates

The city: Philadelphia. The dates: May 19 – 21. When an AIA conference kicks off at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with Kevin Spacey, you know that you’ve got to be there. The American Institute of Architects 2016 conference promises to be something just beyond extraordinary. The venue, the speakers, the overall experience – it’s not…