Opinion

It’s National Architecture Week!

04.13.2016

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Instead of spending money on what is essentially a branding effort, what if the AIA organized a national education program aimed at the primary schools?

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Instead of spending money on what is essentially a branding effort, what if the AIA organized a national education program aimed at the primary schools?

A Modest Proposal

03.17.2016

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Shouldn’t architecture school projects actually be required to deal with the real challenges of architecture?

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Shouldn’t architecture school projects actually be required to deal with the real challenges of architecture?

A Letter to Prospective Architecture School Parents

03.08.2016

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You now have an architecture school student child. And as much as we have—and need—the framework of, say, Adult Children of Alcoholics, just as deeply do we need a framework for Adult Parents of Architecture Students.

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You now have an architecture school student child. And as much as we have—and need—the framework of, say, Adult Children of Alcoholics, just as deeply do we need a framework for Adult Parents of Architecture Students.

My Worst Project Never Killed Anyone

02.25.2016

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It’s time for architects-along with the American Institute of Architects-to take a stand against spaces intended to torture and kill.

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It’s time for architects-along with the American Institute of Architects-to take a stand against spaces intended to torture and kill.

Cab Drivers: The Ultimate Architecture Critics

02.24.2016

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Every day they pass thousands of houses, hospitals, churches, and schools, so it’s no wonder many of them have strong opinions about the kinds of buildings they like. They may be one of the built environment’s most authentic focus groups.

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Every day they pass thousands of houses, hospitals, churches, and schools, so it’s no wonder many of them have strong opinions about the kinds of buildings they like. They may be one of the built environment’s most authentic focus groups.

Who Designs Public Space?

02.17.2016

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What does an urban designer do on his day off, when he’s halfway around the world? If he’s in Rabat, Morocco—as Dennis Pieprz was two years ago—he does what he’s hardwired to do: walk the city. The experience is exhilarating and humbling.

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What does an urban designer do on his day off, when he’s halfway around the world? If he’s in Rabat, Morocco—as Dennis Pieprz was two years ago—he does what he’s hardwired to do: walk the city. The experience is exhilarating and humbling.

Architecture Has Become a Lifestyle Choice

02.15.2016

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Architecture is in state of deep and troubling transition. But the schools are not responding to these changes. Instead, they’re enabling the decline of the profession of architecture as a building art.

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Architecture is in state of deep and troubling transition. But the schools are not responding to these changes. Instead, they’re enabling the decline of the profession of architecture as a building art.

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