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

June 24, 2019

Yes, we know. We’ve given them a shout-out before, but it’s well-deserved. Here’s an excerpt from their most recent post, an answer to a design professional FAQ: Why are some words in your contracts capitalized and others aren’t? I recently received a telephone call from a policyholder asking this question because of a minor issue […]

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Hillaryburg & the Role of Interior Design in Politics
Hillaryburg & the Role of Interior Design in Politics
April 20, 2015

Interior design and its role in politics showed up in this week’s issue of The New Yorker. Former Secretary of State and current 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently opened her campaign headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, New York. Between this location choice and Clinton’s apparent need to makeover her image in order to better relate to […]

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Scholarship Deadline Extended to April 17th
Scholarship Deadline Extended to April 17th
April 13, 2015

If you or someone you know is an architecture student, we’ve got some good news. Each year, we offer a pair of scholarships in partnership with the AIA, and the deadline for the 2015 applications has been extended through the end of the week! The scholarship is open to fourth-year undergraduates, and graduate students of architecture […]

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“Brochurebiage”
“Brochurebiage”
March 31, 2015

Yes, “brochurebiage” is a word we made up. It refers to that optimistic and puffed‐up verbiage that can creep into a professional’s brochures or other promotional materials. Many people are rightfully proud of their past work and skill and need to sell that experience and ability to prospective clients. However, use such language with caution. […]

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Boxouse: Young Americans Turn to Alternative Housing
Boxouse: Young Americans Turn to Alternative Housing
March 24, 2015

Signs of recovery in the American housing market–in architecture, engineering, construction, real estate–are increasing. Yet, in 2014, the market saw a new, disappointing record: The number of homeowners under the age of 35 hit its lowest point ever. Home ownership has long been synonymous with the American Dream. But where are the young people in this […]

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Document Retention: Rules of Thumb for Design Professionals
Document Retention: Rules of Thumb for Design Professionals
March 20, 2015

In this age of terabyte-sized digital memory banks and the seemingly infinite storage possibilities of “the cloud,” understanding how long a design professional should retain project documents can be tricky. More and longer aren’t always better, but there are legalities to consider before any kind of purge takes place. For architects and engineers, basing a firm-wide retention […]

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a/e ProNet Holds Spring Meeting in Trendy Austin
a/e ProNet Holds Spring Meeting in Trendy Austin
March 06, 2015

Every spring, our members gather to network with one another, as well as to meet with representatives from the top-tier professional liability insurance providers. While our fall meeting is always held in Chicago, our spring meeting changes locations each year. For 2015, the choice was clear: trendy Austin, Texas! The three-day meeting wraps up today, and our […]

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To Report or Not To Report? A Potential Claims Question...
To Report or Not To Report? A Potential Claims Question...
March 04, 2015

Before a design professional decides whether or not to report a professional liability claim, or circumstance out of which a claim might arise, he or she must understand the definition of a claim, circumstance and what is required of them under their policy. The pros and cons of reporting or not reporting a claim are […]

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A Couple Celebrity Homes in Architectural Digest
A Couple Celebrity Homes in Architectural Digest
February 25, 2015

When Hollywood celebrities shop for real estate, they seem to congregate in and around Los Angeles, where the famous hillside neighborhoods offer spectacular views of sunny Southern California. Once a big, beautiful house has been purchased, though, everyone likes to put his or her own stamp on the property. That’s when folks like Michael Bay (Transformers, Pearl […]

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Blog Love: ArchNewsNow - Nuts & Bolts
Blog Love: ArchNewsNow - Nuts & Bolts
February 12, 2015

Nuts+Bolts is a “an exclusive ArchNewsNow monthly series to provide A/E professionals with practical tips for a more successful, profitable practice.” All ten articles currently listed are worth a read, and we hope the series is slated to continue. The authors are architects, consultants, insurance professionals, and financial advisers, all of whom offer a timely […]

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