What’s Hot in 2019

On: January 14, 2019
Sustainable Architecture Courses

Design experts predict that “wellness architecture” will be big in 2019. It’s one of the most explosive trends that encompasses sustainability, intention, and tranquility. Veronica Schreibeis Smith is the founder and CEO of Vera Iconica Architecture in Jackson, Wyoming. In a Forbes article, she says you can expect to see this trend make it big in the New Year.

California Architects 2019 CE Requirements

On: January 9, 2019
California Architect Continuing Education

California Architects are required t complete 5 hours of continuing education in Disability Access by the last day of their birth month in odd-numbered years. AIA Members are also required to complete 18 Learning Units including 12 Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) hours of continuing education annually.

The Dubai Skyline Is About To Change!

On: January 2, 2019

The Da Vinci Tower, designed by architect David Fisher of Dynamic Architecture is scheduled to be built in Dubai 2020.  The 80-story mixed-use building will have the ability to rotate 360 degrees, offering spectacular views in every direction. But rotating floors won’t be all its inhabitants will experience, there’s more!  Voice-activated technology will allow residents to spin their apartments with voice command capability.

New Courses for Virginia Architects

On: January 2, 2019

Their latest additions have gained popularity among Virginia licensed Architects who must complete 16 hours of State approved continuing education credits every two years by the end of their original licensure month to retain a license. AIA members are required to complete 18 hours annually.

Vermont Architect 1/31/19 Renewal Deadline FAQ

On: December 19, 2018
Vermont Architecture Continuing Education

Architects in Vermont are required to complete 24 HSW hours of continuing education by January 31st of odd-numbered years.

Missouri Architect 12/31 Renewal FAQ

On: December 19, 2018
Missouri Architect Continuing Education

Missouri architects must complete a minimum of 24 continuing education hours including 16-hours in HSW to renew their license by the December 31, 2018 deadline.

Spotlight on The Broad, Winner of the AIA Award

On: November 29, 2018

The museum’s site had severe size limits and architects utilized a veiled exterior and vault shape to maximize design potential. The AIA jury said “the dark, body-like, shapely vault is a beautiful counterpoint to the bright, thick, patterned light veil.” It’s five sides are matte and made of glass fiber and reinforced concrete. The exterior’s light shines through holes shaped like honeycombs. The inside is filled with the light coming through these pseudo-windows. The natural light is complemented by pillar-free galleries on the third floor of the museum. It’s an open environment that invites wandering and thoughtfulness in the gallery.

Louisiana Architects Continuing Education

On: November 29, 2018
Arch Loiusiana

How do you renew your Louisiana architect license?
1. Complete 12 hours of continuing education
2. Louisiana provides 3 options for license renewal
– Renew your license completely online (include fee payment)
– Complete the online renewal, print the receipt at the end and mail it along with a renewal check.
– Print the renewal form and mail and mail it along with a renewal check
**Note: All mailed forms and checks must be postmarked by December 31st to avoid a late fee.

Kentucky Architect Online Continuing Education FAQs

On: November 29, 2018

How do you renew your Kentucky architect license?
1. Complete 12 hours of continuing education by December 31st.
2. A renewal notice will be sent you in the mail approximately two months prior to the expiration date of your license.
3. Complete the renewal notice and pay the $125 fee by June 30th.

Delaware’s Architectural Legacies

On: November 15, 2018

On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first State to ratify the U.S. Constitution. It’s currently nicknamed “The First State”.  The Delaware River and Bay were named after the governor of Virginia, Thomas West, Lord De La Warr by the explorer Samual Argall.  Delaware is also famous for a few of its oldest architectural landmarks. You’ll find just a few of them in the images and descriptions below.  Although these buildings weren’t designed by Architects as we know them today, they represent American architecture’s early beginnings. Perhaps the buildings and structures you design today will become tomorrows architectural legacies.