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

June 24, 2019

“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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Announcing our 2014 a/e ProNet Scholarship Winners!
Announcing our 2014 a/e ProNet Scholarship Winners!
September 04, 2014

We’re proud to announce that the American Institute of Architects (AIA) panel–which includes a/e ProNet member Tom Coghlan of Design Insurance Agency, Inc.–has selected Kevin Fletcher and Nathan Blair to receive the 2014 a/e ProNet AIA David W. Lakamp Scholarship. The scholarship program was initiated by a/e ProNet in 1990, and includes an annual award […]

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Architects Taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
Architects Taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
August 22, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is everywhere these days. From the guy next door to your favorite aunt and uncle to Gwenyth Paltrow, it seems everyone agrees that raising money and awareness to fight “Lou Gehrig’s Disease” is worth a deluge of ice water over their heads and capturing the hilarity on camera. Donations from […]

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Stirring the Pot: Workplace Drug Policy Implementation  in the Era of Legalized Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana
Stirring the Pot: Workplace Drug Policy Implementation in the Era of Legalized Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana
August 19, 2014

Two states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana within the last year, and it feels like the trend will continue to unfold, too. How does the state-level legalization of a federally-restricted of a narcotic impact workplace drug policy? Our April 2014 Guest Essay, authored by Stephanie Rawitt of Clark Hill, seeks to answer this very question […]

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World’s Second-Largest Tennis Stadium Receives Highest USTA Award
World’s Second-Largest Tennis Stadium Receives Highest USTA Award
August 08, 2014

We hope you’ve all been having a hot, sporty summer! In that vein, we’d like to congratulate an a/e ProNet client, Keisker & Wiggle Architects, Inc. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) recently named the Indian Wells Tennis Garden as its 2014 Featured Facility Award winner. Keisker & Wiggle, a Capistrano Beach, California firm, did the […]

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The Travelers Contract Solutions Matrix
The Travelers Contract Solutions Matrix
July 24, 2014

When it comes to insuring architects, engineers, and design consultants, one thing the top-tier Professional Liability insurance providers have in common is a wealth of risk management resources for their clients. Some of these resources are even made available to the public. For example, in the past, we’ve blogged War Stories: Real-life Claims Scenarios from […]

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How Does California Supreme Court Beacon Ruling Affect Architects?
How Does California Supreme Court Beacon Ruling Affect Architects?
July 14, 2014

The following is an excerpt from a recent Gordon & Rees LLP article entitled California Supreme Court Holds Principal Architects Owe Duty of Care to Future Homeowners: On July 3, the Supreme Court of California published its decision in Beacon Residential Community Assn. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. In short, the court concluded that prime architects […]

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