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National premiere on public television: April 2014.

Exhibit: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

Nearly a decade ago, the United States lost one of its most important — and perhaps least known — landscape architects of the 20th century: Dan Kiley. Even if you’re not familiar with the man, you’re likely aware of, or have even visited, some of his most notable public projects,...

A Record-Breaking Concrete Pour in Los Angeles

Usually, the concrete pour for the foundation of a building, even a skyscraper, doesn’t merit much attention. But what happened on Feb. 15–16 at the site of the soon-to-arise Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles was no ordinary construction job. In fact, it was a...
Posted On 21 Feb 2014
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The Return of Hand Sketching

Computer-aided design software such as AutoCAD and Revit is likely the most common tool you’ll find in a designer’s digital toolbox these days. Building information modeling (BIM) software has revolutionized the construction industry by helping to improve accuracy, reduce...

Video: Renzo Piano Pavilion at Kimbell Art Museum

Just a couple of months ago, the Kimbell Art Museum opened its Renzo Piano-designed addition. The new pavilion, which will house educational and other expanding programs, allows the original building, by Louis Khan, to showcase the museum’s permanent collection. Our friends...
Posted On 19 Feb 2014
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Bluebeam Revu for Architects & Engineers

Bluebeam Revu enables architects and engineers to access the project documents they need, quickly and easily, from any location. Learn more about how it works in this helpful video.
Posted On 15 Feb 2014

New PBS Series on Building Skyscrapers

If you love tall buildings, then you’ll definitely want to watch the four-part PBS series Super Skyscrapers, currently under way. (Don’t worry about missing them on TV — PBS is posting the full shows after they’ve aired.) Each episode focuses on a different...
Posted On 13 Feb 2014
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Architects: Designing Communities, Shaping Health

Does architecture impact mental health and physical well-being? Yes — and the AIA has created an interactive graphic to show the many ways this happens. AIA CEO Robert Ivy explains why to Fast Company: Like a light bulb, this graphic can illuminate an “aha” moment,...
Posted On 11 Feb 2014

Skyline 2014: Architecture + Art in L.A.

If you live in or near Los Angeles, mark your calendars: Skyline 2014 begins on February 13. What’s it about? SKYLINE is a free, ten-day, annual architecture and art event that showcases site specific, experimental, interactive installations that embrace Los Angeles’...
Posted On 05 Feb 2014
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On the Radio: The Architecture of the D.C. Metro

Public radio host Kojo Nnamdi devoted an hour to the architecture and legacy of the Washington, D.C., Metro, winner of the 2014 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award. Guests: G. Martin Moeller Jr., curator at the National Building Museum and a juror for the 2014 award; and D.C. Metro...
Posted On 04 Feb 2014