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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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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Killing Architects on the Future of Architecture Practice
Killing Architects on the Future of Architecture Practice
June 24, 2014

According to Alison Killing of Killing Architects in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the role of the architect in modern society is undergoing a shift: moving away from the architect as a “master builder”, towards someone who is a specialist in the “built environment”. New Generations – Killing Architects from New Generations on Vimeo. Killing Architects recently won first […]

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Wikihouse: Welcome to the World’s Biggest Design Team
Wikihouse: Welcome to the World's Biggest Design Team
March 31, 2014

What if, instead of architects creating buildings only for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? This is the concept at the heart of Wikihouse, an open source construction kit. With this tool, just about anyone can build a house, anywhere. Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people […]

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Blog Love: ConstructionRisk.com on YouTube
Blog Love: ConstructionRisk.com on YouTube
February 05, 2014

Tired of reading article after newsletter after white paper after blog post on risk management? (We hope not! But just in case…) Here’s another option: Longtime a/e ProNet affiliate Kent Holland of ConstructionRisk, LLC has translated his impressive catalog of resources into a series of short videos available on the ConstructionRisk.com YouTube Channel. “If you’re […]

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THIS is How We Get Girls Into Engineering!
THIS is How We Get Girls Into Engineering!
November 21, 2013

Much has been made in recent years about the low percentage of women in the engineering industry, but comparatively little progress has been made. The question remains: How do we encourage a young girl’s interest in designing, problem-solving, experimenting, developing, and building? Because if we can do that with the current generation of imaginative, technologically-inclined […]

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Why Architects Need to Use Their Ears
Why Architects Need to Use Their Ears
April 04, 2013

Can you hear me now? “It’s time to start designing for our ears.” Classrooms, work spaces, restaurants, airplanes. These are just a few of the places we experience every day which should be reevaluated in terms of the audio experience. In this recent TED talk, Sound expert Julian Treasure demonstrates the importance of audio considerations […]

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The ABC of Architecture
The ABC of Architecture
February 19, 2013

Couldn’t resist posting this happy, musical video in praise of worldwide architecture! How many did you recognize?

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