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Practice of Architecture | 2018/02/20

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As Designers, Where Do We Find Purpose?

2016/03/02 |

With the Great Recession behind us, design professionals find themselves in an interesting state of change within the economy. The billings indexes for architecture and interior design firms are surpassing previous landmark months in 2007. Unemployment is extremely low, and there has been a clear shift to an employee-driven marketplace in which hiring those with 10 to 15 years of experience often requires a negotiation. Clients’ interest in sustainability grows in the midst of crises, including the California drought and other market pressures. And, we have seen a huge jump in interest in what is known as public interest design, or design for impact.

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Implementing Data in Practice: A Profit Opportunity

2015/06/01 |

Initial client meetings often set the stage for the remainder of a project. What are the client’s vision, mission, and goals? What do they hope to accomplish with this project? More importantly, how did they develop the initial program that … Read More

Moving Beyond BIM: Why Data is Integral in the Technology Discussion

2015/05/18 |

Design professionals often like to think that we are at the leading edge when it comes to technology. We each have our own opinions about the aesthetics and operation system of the latest iPhone, and the environments we design reflect a contemporary … Read More

Moving Practice Beyond Analog

2015/01/30 |

The practice of architecture is stuck in a rut, running in circles similar to the hands of an analog clock. Some would argue that this reoccurrence is not our fault. Rather, it is the result of the economy in which … Read More

The Downfall of Traditional Practice

2015/01/12 |

Last week in a column titled, Architecture Continues to Implode: More Insiders Admit the Profession is Falling, Justin Shubow, takes a hard look at the profession’s confidence conundrum – or what can better be considered the misplaced confidence that we (architects) tend to form in our own insular circles.  Read More

How to Rebuild Architecture

2014/12/16 |

Steven Bingler and Martin C. Pedersen have the answer to Rebuild(ing) Architecture (Practice). In an opinion piece published yesterday in the New York Times they call-out the current state of affairs between the architect’s and the public:

Architecture’s disconnect is both … Read More

Architects of Other Things

2013/12/27 |

What do Tom Ford, Courtney Cox, Ice Cube, John Ritter, and Pierre Cardin all have in common? They all studied architecture.

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