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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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