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Designing for Those “Left Out of the Equation”: MIXdesign + QSPACE Founders on “Sketching Equitable Workplaces”

MIXdesign + QSPACE Founders Lead Workshop on Workplace Design for Those “Left Out of the Equation” “Queer perspectives matter in design” --Lauren Johnson, QSPACE co-founder   Written by Jake Frisbie, Edited by Zoe Zellers Local New York architects and designers,...
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Architects, Designers, Manufacturers + Editors Gather at Metropolis’ AIA Celebration

Photographs by Jake Frisbee Metropolis Gathers Diverse Group of Architects, Manufacturers + Editors at AIA Kick-Off Celebration A select group of architects, designers, manufacturers, and editors gathered in New York this June to officially kick off the American Institute of...
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Highlights from the Expo at A’18

Intriguing combinations of materials, colors and textures By Paul Hagar and Katherine Mills We walked every aisle of the Architecture Expo held in New York City during A’18, the AIA Conference on Architecture to find some of the most engaging...
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With AIA Back in NYC for the First Time in 30 Years, President Carl Elefante Reflects on the Architect’s Role Today

Carl Elefante on AIA's Hot Topics: Architecture's Challenges + Opportunities The American Institute of Architects President Carl Elefante sat down with Metropolis Magazine to discuss 2018's American Institute of Architects conference, which returned to New York for the first time in 30 years. ...
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Albion Library Wins Top Ten COTE Award Celebrating Best in ‘Great Design + Great Performance’

The Library as a Walled Garden: How the COTE-award-winning Albion Library is helping its neighbors   Public libraries like Toronto’s award-winning Albion District Library are built to serve the communities that surround them, and in this case, a rainbow terracotta…
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Evelyn Lee at Grassroots '18, photo by Lora Teagarden.

2018 AIA Grassroots: Insights on Influence

The architect’s influence, civic engagement & other key impressions from the AIA Grassroots conference Editor’s Note: Architect and planner Stephen Parker, based out of SmithGroupJJR’s D.C. offices, is a community designer and advocate who writes about community-driven issues and equity….
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This Archtober, architects, journalists & design fans joined an AIA-sponsored tour of historic Battery Park

The Reinvention of a Carousel – and The Battery

Archtober Walking Tour Reveals Gems of Architecture and Urban Planning By Paul Hagar A recent AIA-sponsored walking tour of Battery Park highlighted a historic, picturesque link between New York Harbor and the continuing rejuvenation of Lower Manhattan. Focused on the…
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WIELD marked a day fully dedicated to inspiring both women and men to push for change in the workplace.

Women Inspiring Emerging Leaders in Design: Key Lessons from the Conference

Female leaders “wielded” stories of empowerment, encouraging young architects to strive for equity & pay it forward Live reporting by Stephen Parker, a D.C.-based architect with Smith Group JJR, and the AIA’s Young Architects Forum Advocacy Director. “We stand on the shoulders of…
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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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