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Entrepreneur Architect Academy 001 | Personal Productivity

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

This is the first of twelve posts that dive deep into business basics for architects: the original EntreArchitect Academy “12 Steps to Success” Blog Series. Read more →

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So many projects, so few architects. How design firms are filling a talent gap

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Two years ago, architecture firms were still clawing their way back from the Great Recession, when business all but dried up. Now construction is booming, and demand is sky-high for architects to design new schools and hi... Read more →

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NCARB LAUNCHES 'IDP STREAMLINE'

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Pretty cool - unless you live in Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia, or Washington?!? Effective immediately, the Intern Development Program (IDP) will re... Read more →

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What To Expect from Your Architect

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A lovely orientation to architectural services with clear examples, useful for your conversation with those outside the design disciplines - from clients to parents. Spread the word. via Marica McKeel @ArchitectMM Read more →

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Empty gestures: Starchitecture's Swan Song

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

British Architecture critic Peter Buchanan lays it out bare in this essay published in the Architectural Review. "We need to move on from the adolescent search for momentary excitement and spectacle to a more mature archit... Read more →

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AtlAIAnta! Convention Recap

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

One of the more exciting outcomes of the AIA convention last week in Atlanta was the successful passage of Resolution 15-1 Equity in Architecture, co-authored with Julia Donoho, Frank Pitts, and Rosa Sheng. SC Curator (a... Read more →

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Construction Document Best Practices For Residential Architects

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Interested in starting your own firm? Starting out in the residential market? Hear a seasoned warrior discuss her experiences working as a contractor, teaching, and running her own firm for a year now. Happy Anniversary Ru... Read more →

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Young Architects Forum Connection 1302

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

We're excited to share that SC President Robert Yuen has been featured in the Young Architects Forum Journal in the Equity X Design feature, interviewed by the venerable Rosa Cheng, AIA. Read more →

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Build Yourself+ empowerment workshop for women

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Mia Scharphie, Cambridge designer and friend of SC has developed the Build Yourself+ workshops, as reported by Fast Company. In her words: "The Build Yourself+ Workshop translates findings from the research on women in th... Read more →

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'Architecture is now a tool of capital, complicit in a purpose antithetical t...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

OMA partner Reinier de Graaf contemplates a sad reality of our current times, suggesting that 20th century ideals of social reform were but a mere blip. Rally cry?! For all of us 20-30 something's finding it more and more ... Read more →

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Best Practices: Protect Your Designs

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A good read for all you sole practitioners or soon-to-be running your own business types. Oh and don't be scared off by these creepy white guys- yea they're lawyers, but with good advice... Read more →

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Natural Building, a 900 Year Story

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

With all the talk of new materials and technologies always on the front page of architecture blogs, it's good to keep in mind the truly sustainable material choices available to us. Making awesome parametric, innovative de... Read more →

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Playing an Instrument Is a Great Workout For Your Brain

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Wanna be a great designer? Learn an instrument. Playing music stimulates more areas of the brain at once than any other activity, making for a great mental workout—so pick up that recorder from 5th grade and get your swell... Read more →

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An Architect Lost His Sight and Kept Working Thanks to Breakthrough Technolog...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Most would consider loss of sight a tragedy for an architect, but San Francisco-based Architect Chris Downey has turned misfortune into fertile ground. By engaging a number of new technologies, Downey has taken his practic... Read more →

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EQxD Workshop 3 - Negotiation is your Power Tool

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

If you're in SF and you give a damn about your hard work PAYING off... come to this!

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7 Ways to be a More Effective Architect

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Effectiveness vs efficiency, using leverage, and other wisdom nuggets to get your work life back on track!

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Jürg Lehni - Hektor

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

This is beautiful work. (Found via Jason Young) "Hektor is a portable spray paint output device for computers. It was created in collaboration with engineer Uli Franke for Jürg Lehniʼs diploma project at ECAL (École can... Read more →

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ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014 - 2015

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

A demonstrates the architectural potential through a novel building method inspired by the underwater nest construction of the water spider. Robotic fabrication process an initially flexible pneumatic formwork is gradually... Read more →

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The Architectural Imagination ! Detroit, Venice Biennale, & the US Pavilion

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"Calling all US architects! The deadline for applications to participate in the US Pavilion exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice is Thursday, August 13. An exhibition of new speculative arch... Read more →

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support Bricks, Share collaborative bricks of architecture

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Bricks the collaborative app to share visual bricks of projects with the architecture community.

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Skyline Stories | Marina City: Slowing the Urban Exodus

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

“In our 'cities within cities' we shall turn our streets up into the air, and stack the daytime and nighttime use of our land." - Bertrand Goldberg Happy Birthday Bertrand Goldberg ! Find out more about Marina City in Ch... Read more →

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The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A guide to conditional formatting for Text, Length, Time, Recipients, and if-thens... via @gretchenmarg.101 at Harvard Business Review

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The Dezeen guide to Postmodern architecture and design

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The Postmodernists aimed to break Modernism's hold on design by offering something warmer, brighter and more experimental. Glenn Adamson, director of New York's Museum of Art and Design, presents a potted history of one o... Read more →

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Stanford d.school's Bernie Roth recommends a bias toward action

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Roth's mantra, "Doing is Everything," is rooted in design thinking, a problem-solving method he has been teaching in and out of the classroom for more than 50 years. Any kind of issue, whether a concrete challenge or a per... Read more →

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NCARB BY THE NUMBERS

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"This year’s NCARB by the Numbers explores the behavior of aspiring architects on the path to licensure in an entirely new format, allowing for a more comprehensive picture of the profession. The latest data indicates prog... Read more →

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Floyd Detroit

Os0xgbxbzcahrdlucbno  Posted by  Jono Bentley Sturt

An excited congratulations to our buds over at Floyd Detroit on their new line of furniture! They've taken a nomadic table leg concept through <b><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/957579505/the-floyd-leg"targe... Read more →

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Rem Koolhaas: Bored & Irritated

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"With the opening of the Fondazione Prada art galleries in May, OMA showed a different side to their practice, one focusing on preservation and assemblage rather than the iconography and diagrammatic layout that many assoc... Read more →