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

June 24, 2019

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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a/e ProNet's Fall Meeting Kicks Off in Chicago
a/e ProNet's Fall Meeting Kicks Off in Chicago
September 30, 2014

Dozens of a/e ProNet members from across the country are gathering in Chicago this week for the annual fall meeting. They will be joined by representatives from several top tier professional liability insurance companies and a few major design industry organizations, including the AIA, NSPE, and ACEC. Over the course of three days, members will […]

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Construction Observation: Important Risk Management Service
Construction Observation: Important Risk Management Service
September 18, 2014

Construction observation is a powerful weapon for architects and engineers (A/E) in their risk management arsenal. Certain clients understand the benefits when A/E firms offer construction phase services. However, driven by slow economic conditions, many clients are asking firms to do more, with less, including reducing or eliminating construction phase services. Other clients decide they will administer the construction […]

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Familiar Faces in the 2014 Architect 50
Familiar Faces in the 2014 Architect 50
September 11, 2014

We love seeing our members’ design clients on any premier list of architects. Scrolling through the brand new 2014 ARCHITECT 50 list from Architect Magazine, we’re excited to see several familiar names, including Brooks + Scarpa Architects and Mark Cavagnero Associates. Each year, Architect Magazine strives “to compile a list that recognizes firms small and […]

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