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2019-2020 Winners Announced - a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship

June 24, 2019

Just as nobody wants to think about insurance until they need it, nobody wants to spend their time thinking about things like Crisis Management Plans. But, as with insurance, the only way a Crisis Management Plan can be useful to you is if you have established one before the crisis comes. One of our members, […]

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Podcast Love: The Entrepreneur Architect
Podcast Love: The Entrepreneur Architect
January 02, 2015

Since 12:01 a.m. on Thursday morning, some of us have resolved to run a 5K by Easter, or to hike a few of Colorado’s famous “Fourteeners,” or to try every brewpub in Portland before 2015 is out. Some have decided to spend more quality time with our families, or learn how to use a food processor, or […]

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The Design Professional in the Age of BIM: Things that change; things that don’t.
The Design Professional in the Age of BIM: Things that change; things that don't.
December 29, 2014

Seen any changes the past thirty years in the delivery of professional design services?  Sure, you have—particularly in the area of construction documents. Raised stools and drafting tables, pounce, and lead-darkened calluses on the middle finger of the draftsmen have, for the most part, yielded to CAD. Although CAD’s promise of error-free drawing may have […]

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TAT House Wins Architect Mag's 2014 Annual Design Review Award
TAT House Wins Architect Mag's 2014 Annual Design Review Award
December 18, 2014

An expansive glass wall on the ground floor of the recently renovated TAT House opens onto a chic and spare outdoor living room. The third-floor of the house is wrapped in “an Ipe wood–framed rainscreen,” allowing “interior and exterior glass walls carry the sense of the outdoors throughout the interior.” We want to congratulate Santa Monica […]

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Architect Creates LEGO Detroit
Architect Creates LEGO Detroit
December 09, 2014

After all the bad press Detroit has received in the last few years, it’s nice to see that the city continues to inspire architects. For Jim Garrett of Redford, Michigan, it has motivated him to pull out his childhood LEGO sets and spend months faithfully recreating scale models of his favorite Detroit buildings. “Twelve of […]

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Lessons Learned: A Travelers Risk Management Resource for Architects & Engineers
Lessons Learned: A Travelers Risk Management Resource for Architects & Engineers
December 04, 2014

What sets top-tier Professional Liability insurance companies apart from the rest are their risk management resources. These can include webinars and pre-claims assistance, which are usually made available only to their insureds. Other examples are contract review guides and newsletters. Travelers is one of the longest standing carriers of Professional Liability insurance (or Errors & […]

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Construction Contacts, Design Professionals & The Standard of Care
Construction Contacts, Design Professionals & The Standard of Care
November 19, 2014

Does utilizing construction contracts for design services impact my common law Standard of Care? Using a construction contract for design services may well alter a design firm’s Standard of Care, particularly if the construction contract contains warranties or guarantees. Warranties and guarantees may be found in numerous forms. They may include (but are not limited […]

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Subcontract Termination: The right business decision?
Subcontract Termination: The right business decision?
November 07, 2014

Sometimes the grounds for termination are absolutely clear. And sometimes several legal options are available. But when preparing to terminate a subcontract, there’s one more question to ask: Is this the right business decision? We turn to Burns Logan’s Southeast Construction Law Blog for the answer. The following is an excerpt from a September 2014 […]

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Insights: Wisdom from Distinguished Colleagues
Insights: Wisdom from Distinguished Colleagues
October 30, 2014

Sometimes it’s difficult to sort through all the resources available to design professionals on the internet. We recommend you check out this series of eleven free videos from aecKnowledge, each one an interview with a respected architect in California’s Bay Area. Jack McAllister, FAIA Throughout his long career, Jack McAllister has placed value on understanding […]

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Moshe Safdie on How to Reinvent the Apartment Building
Moshe Safdie on How to Reinvent the Apartment Building
October 08, 2014

“A hundred years after we began building with tall buildings, we have yet to understand how the tall, high-rise building becomes a building block in making a city… in creating the public realm,” says legendary architect and teacher Moshe Safdie of Safdie Architects in Boston. This is the driving force behind his TED talk on […]

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