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‘Downright Heavenly’ Light Shines from Dome at High Point’s Markor Art Center: 360-Degrees of Motorized Hunter Douglas Architectural Shades Manage Light Control

Light control plays central role in this High Point furniture showroom building designed by Freeman Kennett Architects By Zoë Zellers “A furniture showroom is a lot like a museum,” says Peter Freeman, of Freeman Kennett Architects. He explains that similar…
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Emerging Professional Honor Award Winner Stephen Parker Catches up With the Next Generation of Designers at AIAS FORUM

For the rising tide of young designers, this year’s Contra-themed AIAS Forum challenged contrasting beliefs, contradictory approaches, and controversial topics of discussion in architectural practice and education.    By Stephen Parker, AIA NCARB LEED AP BD+C, Architect + Planner, SmithGroup Editor’s Note:…
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HCD Rising Star Award Submission, Umri Community Hospital Master Plan, India

2019 HCD Rising Star Award Winner Stephen Parker Takes Us Behind the Scenes at Last Fall’s Healthcare Design Conference + Expo

HCD’19 saw behavioral health take center stage, and as the stigma of mental health fades away, the AEC industry is proving ready to take on the challenge of designing for humanity at its most vulnerable. By Stephen Parker, AIA NCARB LEED AP…
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NBK Terracotta at SHoP Architect's newest tall tower, 111 West 57th St. Photos by Ashley Streff.

111 West 57th Tops Out: SHoP Architects’ Super-Slender Skyscraper Features Striking Terracotta Façade + Unparalleled Views

NBK Terracotta Joins SHoP Architects + JDS Development at Ceremony Marking Tall Tower’s Completion By Zoë Zellers Billionaire’s Row, a premier stretch along Manhattan’s West 57th Street, has a new neighbor: 111 West 57th St. officially topped out this November,…
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The Architectural League of New York’s Annual Beaux Arts Ball Wowed Architects + Designers with “Ceiling Unlimited” Installation

Wave-Themed 2019 Beaux Arts Ball Makes a Splash at Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Architectural League of New York’s Annual Beaux Arts Ball Wowed Guests with “Ceiling Unlimited” Installation By Zoë Zellers Dubbed by industry insiders as “the Met Ball for architects,” the Architectural League of New York’s 2019 Beaux Arts Ball transformed…
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Humanhattan 2050: A Vision for a Resilient Manhattan, Presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Architect Bjarke Ingels on Artists Speaking on Behalf of the Future + His Design for a Resilient Manhattan

Humanhattan 2050: A Vision for a Resilient Manhattan, Presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale By Zoë Zellers Coverage of the Venice Architecture Biennale Presented in Partnership with Architectural Record “As an artist you actually have to be able to speak…
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Hunter Douglas Architectural Window Shade Components Transformed into Fashion at IIDA's Stitch

Hunter Douglas Architectural Window Shade Components Transformed into Award-Winning Fashion at IIDA Stitch Runway Show

Unispace designers partner with Hunter Douglas Architectural to create a surreal fashion ensemble made of window shade elements By Zoë Zellers A team of designers from Unispace collaborated with Hunter Douglas Architectural to transform window shade components into a stunning,…
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Take an architectural tour of Palm Springs ahead of Modernism Week.

The Epicenter of Modern Design: Explore Palm Springs’ Midcentury Architecture Gems

Out + About in Palm Springs, the Mecca of Midcentury Cool Zoë Zellers Mark your calendars – from February 14-24, 2019, designers, architects and midcentury culture aficionados will gather to celebrate California’s annual Palm Springs Modernism Week. The action-packed event...
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Girl UNinterrupted was invited to share the results of a survey of emerging architects and designers at the Women in Design + Construction Conference.

Glass Ceiling-Breaking + Bonding: Key Themes from the Women in Design + Construction Conference

Girl UNinterrpted’s co-founders share key insights from WID+C By Zhanina Boyadzhieva + Juliet Chun, Co-Founders of Girl UNinterrupted Project Zhanina Boyadzhieva, Associate AIA, and Juliet Chun, AIA, are based out of Leers Weinzapfel Associates in Boston, and have recently been…
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DCBIA Community Improvement Day’s wide range of AEC volunteers a ‘testament’ to truly ‘partnered design’

Collaboration Drives Community Design-Build: Volunteers Update DC Neighborhood’s Favorite Soccer Field

DCBIA Community Improvement Day's wide range of AEC volunteers a ‘testament’ to truly ‘partnered design’ By Stephen Parker, AIA NCARB LEED AP BD+C, Architect + Planner, SmithGroup Editor’s Note: Architect and planner Stephen Parker, AIA NCARB LEED AP BD+C, based out...
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