Bryan Almquist is taking the term software architect to heart by launching his own architectural software start-up not too far from the watchful eyes of silicon valley. What is he designing? Archetris, a product that can actually help architects through the programming and design phases. Learn more about Bryan and his new endeavor after the jump.
Natasha Case exemplifies an individual using her architecture background to push the boundaries of traditional practice. In 2009, while working in architecture for Disney Imagineering, she founded Coolhaus with Freyer Estreller. The success of the architecturally-inspired ice cream sandwiches have grown into an empire larger than most architecture firms with mobile locations (food trucks) in Los Angeles, New York City, Austin and Dallas as well as two brick and mortar locations in LA.
Architects are doers, but as designers many of us are dreamers as well – and optimistic ones at that. We believe we hold the ability to shape the future of our cities. Fast Company has pulled together a great list of articles from Futurist Rita J. King, on helping people imagine the future that architects potentially already see.
This article is a follow-up to “But I Think It’s Ugly,” by in-house editor at the AIA California Council, Tim Culvahouse, FAIA. This article focuses on how our architect friends differ from our non-architect friends.
As Architects, we often hope that our our designs and even our proposals for design services, are provocative in the best sense of the word possible. However the art of provocation often comes with risks that stifle innovation and creativity.