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National premiere on public television: April 2014.

How Good Are You With Pen and Paper Napkin?

The “napkin sketch” may be an old cliché about how architects and other designers work — but that doesn’t make it any less effective as a medium for displaying graphic talent. If you enjoy wielding your favorite pen (or pencil) and a small square of sof...
Posted On 28 Apr 2014
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Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation: Built By Women Project

It’s no secret that architecture has historically been dominated by men, which has led many to question why more women aren’t participating in the profession — or are leaving it altogether. The gender inequality hasn’t been without recent controversy either, even touching one of...

Event: Architecture Week 2014 in D.C.

If you’ll be in the nation’s capital between April 21 and May 1, check out what’s going on for Architecture Week 2014. Now in its 16th year, Architecture Week celebrates architecture in the nation’s capital. Daily public events will shine a spotlight on...
Posted On 19 Apr 2014
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Architecture, Imagination & Storytelling

Architecture has always inspired the imagination, and the act of designing a building tells a story. In a sense, architecture moves from fiction to non-fiction, as abstract sketches are translated into real concrete, brick, steel, and glass. Recently, the online collective Blank...

If Famous Artists Designed Buildings

Spanish artist Federico Babina, whose work is highly architectural and always fun — pixelated architects and an alphabet of architects are two recent series that have gone viral — has come up with a new concept: If famous artists created buildings — what might they look like?...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014
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Fast Company Names Innovative Architects in 2014

As part of its 2014 “most innovative companies” issue, Fast Company has pulled together a list of 10 innovative architecture firms. Topped by SHoP Architects — whose Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, appears as part of our premiere episode, Performance Spaces — the list...
Posted On 31 Mar 2014
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s S.C. Johnson Tower to Open for Tours

Big news for Frank Lloyd Wright fans: The architect’s research tower for the S.C. Johnson company, completed in the 1940s and closed in 1982, will be open this year to public tours. Although the company has opened many of its FLW-designed buildings to curious architect...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014
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Event: Boston Design Week 2014

Coming to the Boston area March 20-30: Boston Design Week features 80+ events spanning across the entire city of Boston and beyond. There are demonstrations, open houses, cocktail receptions and myriad opportunities to learn about and explore design.  All events are open to the...
Posted On 11 Mar 2014
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Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright and the City

Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t just design beautiful individual buildings — he also wrestled with the larger issues around rapidly growing cities. You can see the master’s mind at work at the Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal exhibition, now showing at...
Posted On 07 Mar 2014
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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,...