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Practice of Architecture | 2018/01/19

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San Francisco’s Annual Architecture and the City Festival 2013

2013/08/13 |

San Francisco’s annual Architecture and the City Festival kick’s off at the end of the month with its opening party on August 30th. However, if you are interested in participating in the tours, the discussions, movies and more, you may want to consider picking-up your event tickets sooner rather than later. The festival is celebrating its 10 year anniversary as the nation’s largest architectural festival of its kind.

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“But I Still Think It’s Ugly”: Explaining Architecture to Non-Architects

2013/08/07 |

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.

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Project H Design: A Humanitarian Design Non-Profit

2013/07/29 |

Project H uses the power of creativity, design, and hands-on building to amplify the raw brilliance of youth, transform communities, and improve K-12 public education from within.

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Paul Welch, Hon. AIA on AIA’s Repositioning Initiative

2013/07/16 |

Haven given over three and a half decades of service to the Architecture Profession, Paul Welch, Hon. AIA has often been referred to as the “Godfather of the AIA.” In a new bi-montly series released by AIA California Council, Notes from the Second Floor, Paul shares his insight on contemporary issues affecting the practice of architecture.

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What is the Value of an Architect’s License?

2013/07/09 |

What is the value of an architect’s license? I am not asking the question because I know the answer, but rather to be provocative.  I would love to hear your thoughts.
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AIA Changes the Criteria for their Gold Medal

2013/06/25 |

Last week, just prior to AIA National Convention, the AIA’s Board of Directors voted to change the eligibility for the criteria for the AIA Gold Medal award.

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Inside Flows, Building a Connection Between the Knowledge of Flows and Interior Design

2013/06/19 | is an open platform to exchange knowledge on flows applied in interior design. The website is part of the research group ‘inside flows’, a collaboration between the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and Superuse Studios.

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Design in a Nutshell by OpenLearn, An Intro to Design Thinking

2013/06/11 |

OpenLearn, the home of free learning from The Open University, recently launched their introduction to design thinking a series of six video vignettes, Design in a Nutshell.

The six different videos walk everyone through what OpenLearn has identified as the … Read More

Should the AIA Gold Medal Be Given to Design Partners?

2013/06/10 |

Following the hub-bub surrounding the Pritzker Prize petition on, AIA New York is petitioning the national membership organization to change the AIA Gold Medal rules to allow partners to apply.

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I Am the 5%

2013/06/09 |

I am the 5%: minority-woman-architect. If I was of different descent I may even represent less than 5% of the profession. Read More