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National premiere on public television: April 2014.

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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CNN Showcases AIA Award-Winning Buildings

Dubbing them “the 11 coolest buildings in North America,” CNN looks at the winners of the 2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture. Watch the video, below.
Posted On 21 Jan 2014

2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

The Institute Honor Awards program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity to elevate the general quality of architecture practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and inform the public of the...
Posted On 08 Jan 2014

2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

The American Institute of Architects Board of Directors has bestowed the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award to Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, the New Orleans firm that uses rigorously crafted Modernism to repair, restore, and enhance the unique cultural and historic context of their city. The...
Posted On 07 Jan 2014

2014 AIA Gold Medal: Julia Morgan, FAIA

The American Institute of Architects Board of Directors has posthumously awarded the 2014 AIA Gold Medal to Julia Morgan, FAIA, the early 20th-century architect whose copious output of quality work secured her position as the first great female American architect. Morgan is the...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

Bjarke Ingels: A BIG Name in Architecture

If you like images of striking buildings, then you’ve probably come across the work of the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The firm creates eye-catching projects like a waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen that also serves as a ski slope, a Toronto tower that transforms from a...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014
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A Brief History on World-Changing Architectural Design

The science and engineering behind architecture has been evolving since humans started erecting dwellings with stone, sticks, and mud. io9 rounded up a list — including many more images than the three examples above — of some of the most important breakthroughs that have...
Posted On 12 Dec 2013
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Future Cool Space? Weiss/Manfredi’s Singh Center

We have had our eyes on Weiss/Manfredi’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology for some time. Now that the building — located on the University of Pennsylvania campus — is finished, it’s definitely on our list for a future profile on Cool Spaces! It’s not...
Posted On 09 Dec 2013

Archidoodle: A Sketchbook for Everyone

Here’s a rare thing: A design book that wants you to draw all over its pages. Archidoodle: The Architect’s Activity Book ($19, Laurence King), by British architect and educator Steve Bowkett, is a perfectly good visual introduction to “significant architectural...
Posted On 03 Dec 2013
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