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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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Building Community Matters: A Young Architect Reflects on the Risks + Rewards of Starting His Own Firm

Why Building Your Community is Essential For Starting Your Own Firm By Beau Frail, AIA, RID, NCARB Editor’s Note: Beau Frail, AIA, RID, NCARB is the Principal Architect of Activate Architecture, a design firm based in Austin, TX, that collaborates…
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All year-round, spirits flock to the town known for its legendary 1692 witch trials, but around Halloween, Salem couldn't be busier

Take a Tour of Spellbound Salem, Massachusetts: Witch City’s Must-See Moments

The boo business is big business in Salem, where visitors are drawn to haunted sites + architecture from 17th century colonials to 20th century libraries Zoë Zellers A trip to spellbound Salem, Massachusetts takes on a witchy theme any time…
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Architects Dig Into Sustainable ‘Curiosities’ in Subscription-Based Box of New Green Design Products

Interiors + Sources’ Curios Box goes green with Hunter Douglas’ GreenScreen® Evolve™ roller shade fabric derived from recycled water bottles Zoë Zellers What does “going green” mean to you? For architects, developers, specifiers, manufacturers and end users, the definition of...
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GREC Architects on Chicago’s Design Legacy, From Historic Landmarks to the Ace Hotel

GREC, the firm behind Chicago’s Ace Hotel, Condé Nast-Pitchfork offices + slew of new residential towers, walks us through what’s hot in Windy City Zoë Zellers In Chicago, “there’s new build and a lot of adaptive reuse going on. What...
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Dan Spiegel, a 2018 Architectural League Prize recipient: “Objectives are defined by how the work is viewed at a particular moment in time”

In the exhibit, Dan Spiegel cuts sectional abstract models in “unconventional” ways to isolate particular moments within spaces + projects light to draw memory-like reactions This is part two of a series of exclusive conversations with this year’s Architectural League...
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Timberwolves Up the Ante for Fan Experience with Target Center’s Major Redesign

Reimagined arena boasts bright, modern feel with custom wood-wrapped ceiling beams, more premium seating + tech perks   Zoë Zellers Just four years ago, a survey of NBA teams’ fan experiences, from accommodations to concessions, ranked the Minnesota Timberwolves’ game...
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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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