Love It or Hate It: Opinions Split on New York City’s Vessel Sculpture

On: August 15, 2019

The 16-story climbable design by architect Thomas Heatherwick is the focal point of Hudson Yards, the largest mixed-use private real estate development in U.S. history. The expanse features luxury apartments, restaurants, shopping and lodging.

Architects Building “Vertical Forest” in Egypt

On: August 15, 2019

Stefano Boeri and his team have taken on plans to build and install a series of seven-story vertical forests in the Egyptian city of Cairo. The building will be used for apartments and will also feature shopping and dining real estate.

Mississippi Architect Frequently Asked Renewal Questions

On: August 9, 2019
Mississippi Architect Frequently Asked Renewal Questions

Architects in Mississippi are required to complete 24 HSW hours by November 30th of odd-numbered years.

Colorado Architect – 10/31 Renewal Deadline

On: August 9, 2019
Colorado Architect Continuing Education

Architects in Colorado are required to complete 12 HSW every year totaling 24 HSW hours by October 31st of odd-numbered years.

Michigan Architect Renewal FAQ

On: August 9, 2019

Michigan & AIA-approved continuing education that meets all of your requirements and printable certificates available immediately upon course completion.

ICC vs UpCodes

On: July 24, 2019

UpCodes is a software firm that is utilizing the ICC’s building codes in an AI program which helps architects review their plans in comparison to the building codes. Architects can upload the plan models and the program will flag areas in the design that are not up to code, saving valuable time and money when it comes to design errors. While the program is not fool-proof, many say that the low cost makes it worth the investment if it catches even one costly error.

Thermoset Technology – Stronger & Lighter Than Steel

On: July 18, 2019
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Stronger and lighter than steel, Thermoset technology may be the future of architecture. According to an article by Arch Daily, this revolutionary material solves many common structural and construction problems while simultaneously allowing architects a new freedom with their designs.

Renowned Architect Philip G. Freelon Passed Away July 9th

On: July 18, 2019

Freelon was an architect noted for his work on several high profile buildings including “the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson” (NYTimes).

Detroit Revitalization

On: July 18, 2019

While the city still has many problems, ranging from abandoned buildings to infrastructure issues, city leaders have begun implementing initiatives to revitalize the city. Big on the docket: city planning. According to an article in The Architect’s Newspaper, Maurice Cox, architect and former Charlottesville mayor, has developed a team of “36 planners, architects, urban designers, and landscape designers” billed as a think tank to reignite the city of Detroit—preserving existing culture while rebuilding infrastructure in a fresh and vibrant way that will encourage investment and draw new populations to the city.

Course Snippet: Drier by Design-Designing to Keep Water Out

On: June 20, 2019
weather architecture

“Construction Methods Used to Exclude Moisture

There are three primary components to keeping water out of our built environments. One is good maintenance and one is good construction. This portion focuses on good design, which involves precautions that can be implemented on the drawing board to prevent infiltration.