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Build the Vote 3D Tour

GRAPHISOFT announces their "Build the Vote" effort. Using 3D designs in Archicad, made by firms ...

October 29, 2020

Build the Vote

Architects and designers from the UP Studio (NY), Laney LA (Los Angeles), Landon Bone Baker ...

October 29, 2020

Cities and Farms are Connected

One of the byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic upheaval and social unrest ...

October 26, 2020

Seeing the Entire Picture

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 changed commercial architecture, especially offices and other workplaces. Almost overnight, ...

October 21, 2020

New Live/Work Spaces

As we continue to settle into the “new normal” of a combination live/work lifestyle as ...

October 20, 2020

The Evolving Workplace

A conversation with Gensler, Room & Board and Cambria on how the future office will ...

October 15, 2020

Custom Curtain Wall

For a new office tower in the Denver Tech Center, the developers wanted to create ...

October 12, 2020

Biophilic Design

David Trubridge of David Trubridge Ltd., Aukland, New Zealand, talks about biophilic design.

October 08, 2020

Finding Our Way in a New Office Normal

As offices continue to reopen and welcome employees back to work, things will be different. ...

October 08, 2020

Far-Sighted Vision of Healthcare

Brad Earl, AIA, NCARB, Design Principal at NELSON Worldwide, talked about his firm's design of ...

October 07, 2020

Spirit of Collaboration

Jen Luoni, director of operations - architecture, at Dacon, described the process of designing and ...

October 05, 2020

Trophy Park's Mick Smoothey

President of Sports Operations Trophy Park

September 24, 2020

Realigning a Culture

Beth Campbell, AIA, LEED CEO Wilson Associates, Las Vegas An industry veteran of more than ...

August 24, 2020 by Dean Horowitz

It's About What You Love

Suzette Subance, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP Managing Executive/Studio Creative Director TPG Architecture, New York For ...

August 24, 2020 by Suzette Subance

Risk Takers Become Great Leaders

Kavitha Marudadu, AIA, LEED AP Associate Principal DMAC Architecture, Chicago A native of India, Marudadu ...

August 24, 2020

Opportunity Comes From Passion

Pam Touschner, FAIA Senior Principal, California Region Leader DLR Group, Los Angeles At the age ...

August 21, 2020

Gary Madaras, Rockfon, Part 1

Conversation with Acoustic Specialist Gary Madaras from Rockfon

June 15, 2020

Build the Vote 3D Tour

GRAPHISOFT announces their "Build the Vote" effort. Using 3D designs in Archicad, made by firms from NY, DC, Chicago, and ...

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