Opinion

What Jane Jacobs Missed

05.12.2016

By Alex Marshall

She profoundly shaped our view of the city, but often overlooked the big systems that make city life possible.

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She profoundly shaped our view of the city, but often overlooked the big systems that make city life possible.

Will Architecture Have Its Donald Trump Moment?

05.09.2016

By Duo Dickinson

There are two architectures. Not officially, yet, but the perception is real and growing that there is an architectural apartheid. There is an “inside” and an “outside.”

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There are two architectures. Not officially, yet, but the perception is real and growing that there is an architectural apartheid. There is an “inside” and an “outside.”

It’s National Architecture Week!

04.13.2016

By Martin C. Pedersen

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?

My Worst Project Never Killed Anyone

02.25.2016

By Raphael Sperry

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

By Steven Bingler

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.

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