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Shells have stiffness because of their shape, so they’re very efficient and can achieve very light and delicate structures.

Form Follows Function: The Beauty of Structural Shells with SOM Engineer Toby Mitchell

This article is part of our coverage of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, a curated series of design exhibits across the Windy City that make up North America’s largest architecture festival. The exhibit “SOM: engineering X [art + architecture],” presented the…
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The Biennial's opening week party

Historic Chicago Cultural Center anchors Chicago Architecture Biennial

1-on-1 with Jamey Lundblad, CMO of Chicago’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs & Special Events During the four-month run of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Chicago Cultural Center has housed the main exhibition, with architectural models, sketches, and historic photographs. Beneath the Center’s…
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The Architecture & Design Film Festival engages architects & design aficionados from Seoul to NYC.

From Seoul to NYC, Architecture & Design Film Fest seeks to inspire design-conscious crowds

“Good architecture opens up possibilities, makes life richer and deeper” – “Coast Modern” film The Architecture & Design Film Festival kicked off in New York this month, celebrating a curated selection of themed movies, events and discussions. It’s been nearly…
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1-on-1 with the entrepreneurial architect who founded Architecture & Design Film Festival

1-on-1 with the entrepreneurial architect who founded Architecture & Design Film Festival

Architecture & Design Film Festival Hits New York Nov. 1 – 5 “At the end of the day, if society has a better sense of architecture and design, then as architects and designers, we’ll make better design,” says the entrepreneurial…
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Beaux Arts Ball installation designers discuss inspiration.

“Unpacking” with Brett H. Schneider + Lizzie Hodges, installation designers at Beaux Arts Ball

Q + A: Installation designers ‘something wonderful out of something ordinary’ In this exclusive interview with Brett H. Schneider and Lizzie Hodges, we “unpack” after the Beaux Arts Ball, the Architectural League of New York’s annual gathering of architects, designers…
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Architectural League's Beaux Arts Ball

Sweet Treat: Chocolate Warehouse Hosts “Alchemy” themed Beaux Arts Ball

Architectural League of NY’s Ball Transforms Cocoa Facility at Brooklyn Navy Yard What happens when you host an architecture and design party at a cocoa factory in Brooklyn? The Architectural League of New York decided to test-drive the idea, locating…
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"Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion," architect Thom Mayne told the crowd, quoting Muhammad Ali.

Architect Thom Mayne Makes Nod to Muhammad Ali to Push the Possible at LA’s A+D Museum

“Work begets work. Conceptual thinking begets conceptual thinking.”-Architect Thom Mayne Katherine Mills contributed reporting to this article. Renowned architect Thom Mayne, whose award-winning projects span the globe, knows a thing or two about the concept of “impossible.” To him, it’s…
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Legacy of Paul R. Williams: First African-American Architect Awarded AIA Gold Medal

Why equity in architecture was one of 2017’s hottest topics at AIA This is part three in a continuing series on equity in design. Click to read part two. In her first public appearance since leaving the White House, Michelle…
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Michelle Obama highlighted the need to diversify the field of architecture.

Michelle Obama to Women and Minorities: “Keep Pushing to Change the Tide”

Why equity in architecture was a hot topic at AIA 2017 This is part two in a continuing series on equity in design. Click to read part one.  Michelle Obama reflected on the need to address racial and gender inequalities in…
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