Why enter the ABB LEAF Awards?

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8z/8zmrwa88orgjn8ns.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vg/vgzddzpxopb9uv1o.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" >ABB LEAF Awards</a>.</strong></em>
The LEAF Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 that brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers from around the world. It recognises innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international scale. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world. Typically the LEAF Awards receive over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects. Following on from the truly international success and recognition of the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards, we are excited to announce that the ABB LEAF Awards 2018 will be held on Thursday 18th October, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany. 2018 welcomes the introduction of combining the ABB LEAF Awards with its partner event, LEAF Forum 2018, Continue reading "Why enter the ABB LEAF Awards?"

Announcing the LEAF Awards and International Forum to be held this October

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjbhxxllhn8hwilx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vg/vgzddzpxopb9uv1o.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" >ABB LEAF Awards</a>.</strong></em>
The LEAF Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 that brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers from around the world. It recognizes innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international scale. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world. Typically the LEAF Awards receive over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects.  Following on from the truly international success and recognition of the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards, we are excited to announce that the ABB LEAF Awards 2018 will be held on Thursday 18th October, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany. 2018 welcomes the introduction of combining the ABB LEAF Awards with its partner event, LEAF Forum 2018, Continue reading "Announcing the LEAF Awards and International Forum to be held this October"

Apply now for 2018 AA Istanbul Visiting School – Robotic Mediations!

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AA ISTANBUL VISITING SCHOOL – ROBOTIC MEDIATIONS 
Monday June 25 – Friday 6 July 6, 2018
AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large- scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others. AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication are coupled with physical experimentation, fostering ‘learning-by- experimentation’ in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and f...

Apply now for 2018 AA Istanbul Visiting School – Robotic Mediations!

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ds/ds9dwtsnlwzl0b75.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><strong>AA ISTANBUL VISITING SCHOOL &ndash; ROBOTIC MEDIATIONS </strong><br><em>Monday June 25 &ndash; Friday 6 July 6, 2018</em><br>
AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large- scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others. AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication are coupled with physical experimentation, fostering ‘learning-by- experimentation’ in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and fabrication processes, the associations between various computa...

5 Foolproof Ways to Keep Projects Within Budget

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/00/002elhpivb6dt40d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog-041118" rel="nofollow" >BQE Core</a>.</strong></em>
You’re probably all too familiar with budget overruns. Whichever professional services field you work in, they seem almost inevitable. Indeed, the Project Management Institute (PMI) reports that last year, 43% of projects went over budget. So, what can you do? Here are some suggestions. 1. Get Educated: PSMJ noted an interesting trend among AEC firm: There’s a direct correlation between project manager training, budget performance, and client satisfaction. Businesses who say that they formally train all of their project managers are able to stick to their budgets more often. They also have the happiest clients. On the other side, firms that have no formal training program are the worst at adhering to budgets and satisfying clients. These results send a clear message: It’s worthwhile to learn the ropes before diving into project management. 2. Set Realistic Goals: Don’t set yourself Continue reading "5 Foolproof Ways to Keep Projects Within Budget"

Steven Holl Foundation’s Architecture Residents will Design Astronomy Center This Summer

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o6/o6hts57tumseanth.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://www.tspacerhinebeck.org/residency" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t6/t6fzv7k6wh14q9e5.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tspacerhinebeck.org/residency" rel="nofollow" >Steven Myron Holl Foundation</a></em></strong> 
The Steven Myron Holl Foundation has announced the application for this year’s summer architecture residency. Entitled Rural Compression: Cosmic Dust, this year’s topic intersects architecture, the ecology of the Hudson Valley, and astronomy. Through studios and critiques with accomplished architects, residents will produce designs for a center for observational cosmology in the Hudson Valley. 5 residents will be selected for this year’s program.  Past residents have ranged from undergraduates and graduate students from Harvard, Columbia, Pratt and Sci Arc, as well as practicing architects and young professionals.
Applications for the 2018 Residency are due May 6. Photo courtesy of Steven Myron Holl Foundation
The month-long residency is comprised of intensive studios with instructors Steven Holl, Eirini Tsachrelia and Christian Wassman, field trips to significant art institutions in the Hudson Valley, and group critiq...

Applications are now open for Emergent Technologies and Design (M.Sc. / M.Arch.) 2018-19

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AA Emergent Technologies & Design (EmTech) Graduate Programme investigates new synergies of architecture and ecology through the critical intersection of computational design and fabrication. Emergent Technologies and Design Programme (inaugurated in 2001) is open to graduates in architecture and engineering who wish to develop skills and pursue knowledge in architectural design science that is located in new production paradigms. Our focus is on exploring experiential and social potentials of new material and spatial configurations for architectural and Ecological Urban Designs situated in the dynamic contexts of emerging biomes. The programme is designed to stimulate critical thinking through experience of research driven design projects that are developed in an intellectually rigorous and creative studio environment. Our projects are pursued by multiple iterations through hypothesis, material and computational experimentation, robotic fabr...

Applications are now open for Emergent Technologies and Design (M.Sc. / M.Arch.) 2018-19

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pbe7rpz42nph1p6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://emtech.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifv1n90380qgzmjy.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://emtech.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" >AA EmTech</a></strong></em><br></strong>
AA Emergent Technologies & Design (EmTech) Graduate Programme investigates new synergies of architecture and ecology through the critical intersection of computational design and fabrication. Emergent Technologies and Design Programme (inaugurated in 2001) is open to graduates in architecture and engineering who wish to develop skills and pursue knowledge in architectural design science that is located in new production paradigms. Our focus is on exploring experiential and social potentials of new material and spatial configurations for architectural and Ecological Urban Designs situated in the dynamic contexts of emerging biomes. The programme is designed to stimulate critical thinking through experience of research driven design projects that are developed in an intellectually rigorous and creative studio environment. Our projects are pursued by multiple iterations through hypothesis, material and computational experimentation, robotic fabr...

Why You Should Care About Project Accounting

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sbjfu5qkeh62ezjy.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=guestblogpost_Mar21&amp;utm_campaign=blog" rel="nofollow" >BQE Core</a>.</strong></em>
You probably hear a lot about the importance of data. Gathering the numbers about your projects and firm, using business intelligence…it all sounds good, but what is it really for? Well, in the case of project accounting, a lot. This is a topic we’ve covered in previous posts on Archinect. As a refresher, project accounting is the practice of tracking and analyzing the financials of your individual projects. We’ve shown you the data you need to collect to undertake project accounting and told you about the technology that makes it simple. This time, we’ll zero in on the benefits it offers, from improved profitability to better staffing decisions and beyond. 1. Truly Understand Project Profitability: Increased profitability is the most widely cited and straightforward consequence of project accounting, and with good reason. By closely monitoring the resources that go into Continue reading "Why You Should Care About Project Accounting"

Teddy Cruz: A Tale of Two Cities

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ov/ov6vvcj9576yeqnm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://www.vilcek.org/" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ge/ge8mv60b31acmkuv.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.vilcek.org/" rel="nofollow" >the Vilcek Foundation</a></strong></em><br>
When Vilcek Prizewinner Teddy Cruz first emigrated from Guatemala, he had no idea that San Diego was a border town. He did not speak English, and his relatives had warned him that going downtown would be risky and dangerous. "It took me almost a year to exit this Truman Show," he says. He was surprised to realize that not twenty minutes away from his new home were vibrant immigrant neighborhoods along the U.S.-Mexico border, and, just on the other side of the wall, the city of Tijuana. It was a sharp contrast to the staid, homogenous suburbs he was living in, and Teddy began to cross the border often to spend time in Tijuana. "The texture, the ruggedness, of a place like Tijuana reminded me of my own country," he says. "I think that oscillation back and forth
Continue reading "Teddy Cruz: A Tale of Two Cities"

4 Project Management Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q9/q9t1566gxec574a1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_030718&amp;utm_content=product-demo" rel="nofollow" >BQE Core</a>.</strong></em>
Architecture firms typically work on several ongoing projects at any given time. A solid project management strategy and dedicated project managers are absolutely crucial for the success of these firms. Given this importance, it's essential to be aware of common project management mistakes, especially when they're easy to avoid. Take a look at these four and learn how to keep your projects on track. 1. Lack of Communication A project manager should possess excellent communication skills. Ideally, each project should begin with a meeting so the entire team can discuss objectives. This meeting is an opportunity to get to know the project manager and to go over their expectations for the team. The project manager should break down the project into smaller tasks, assign these tasks and make sure each team member has a clear understanding of their role and priorities. Communication should Continue reading "4 Project Management Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs"

4 Project Management Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

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Architecture firms typically work on several ongoing projects at any given time. A solid project management strategy and dedicated project managers are absolutely crucial for the success of these firms. Given this importance, it's essential to be aware of common project management mistakes, especially when they're easy to avoid. Take a look at these four and learn how to keep your projects on track. 1. Lack of Communication A project manager should possess excellent communication skills. Ideally, each project should begin with a meeting so the entire team can discuss objectives. This meeting is an opportunity to get to know the project manager and to go over their expectations for the team. The project manager should break down the project into smaller tasks, assign these tasks and make sure each team member has a clear understanding of their role and priorities. Communication should Continue reading "4 Project Management Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs"

The Technology You Need to Boost Profits Without Headaches

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j8/j873hp1zvpcejsnk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog-022118&amp;utm_content=technology-profits" rel="nofollow" >BQE Core</a>.</strong></em>
It bears repeating that project accounting—the practice of accounting on a project-by-project basis—will give you transformative information about your company. With it, you’ll understand why and how your projects are succeeding (or floundering), and what you can do to ensure they stay on the right track. There are different types of data you need to collect and synthesize to uncover these insights. These include time and expense entries, billing records, accounting metrics, and project management data. While you technically can track and analyze all of your company’s data without a real project accounting solution, it’s not a wise choice. If you choose to just use spreadsheets, you’ll spend hours upon hours entering, formatting, and analyzing data. Copying and pasting creates a large margin for error, and if one of your formulas isn’t right, it’ll derail everything. Plus, whoever said that they Continue reading "The Technology You Need to Boost Profits Without Headaches"

The Technology You Need to Boost Profits Without Headaches

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j8/j873hp1zvpcejsnk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog-022118&amp;utm_content=technology-profits" rel="nofollow" >BQE Core</a>.</strong></em>
It bears repeating that project accounting—the practice of accounting on a project-by-project basis—will give you transformative information about your company. With it, you’ll understand why and how your projects are succeeding (or floundering), and what you can do to ensure they stay on the right track. There are different types of data you need to collect and synthesize to uncover these insights. These include time and expense entries, billing records, accounting metrics, and project management data. While you technically can track and analyze all of your company’s data without a real project accounting solution, it’s not a wise choice. If you choose to just use spreadsheets, you’ll spend hours upon hours entering, formatting, and analyzing data. Copying and pasting creates a large margin for error, and if one of your formulas isn’t right, it’ll derail everything. Plus, whoever said that they Continue reading "The Technology You Need to Boost Profits Without Headaches"

Immigrant Architects Honored with 2018 Vilcek Prizes

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6g/6gz330anc5x057wo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://www.vilcek.org/" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ge/ge8mv60b31acmkuv.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.vilcek.org/" rel="nofollow" >the Vilcek Foundation</a></strong></em><br>
The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Vilcek Prizes in the Arts and Humanities, this year recognizing the field of architecture. Awarded annually, the prizes call attention to the breadth of immigrant contributions to the American arts and sciences. “The social, political, and cultural landscape of America has been shaped by generations of immigrant contributions,” says Marica Vilcek, co-founder and vice chairman of the Vilcek Foundation. “With the Vilcek Prizes in Architecture, we are pleased to recognize the many ways in which they have shaped its physical landscape as well—through bold, original designs, and through research that challenges the status quo, both in the building arts and in society.” The Vilcek Prize in Architecture, which comes with a $100,000 cash prize, is awarded to architect and urban researcher Teddy Cruz, professor at Continue reading "Immigrant Architects Honored with 2018 Vilcek Prizes"

Social Media vs. Architectural Discourse 2.0: The SCI-Arc Conversation Continues

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lb/lbn1opni7t0dmtpc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="https://goo.gl/N2A12s" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7i/7i0e2zpp239ehyyi.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="https://sciarc.edu/academics/postgraduate/architectural-technologies/" rel="nofollow" >Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a>.</strong></em>
Instagram is an integral part of how we communicate architecture today. It’s unclear how many offices, architects, or students use the social media app, but what is clear is that for many of us who have grown up as digital natives, it is increasingly fundamental to how we work. The app, which has become one of the most popular forms of social media for the general public, has found an interesting niche within architectural discourse. In recent years it has transformed from a mindless pastime to a powerful communications tool. Through hashtags and search engines, architecture students are able to connect with one another, tracking the development of projects across the world that they would otherwise never see. It is undeniable that Instagram has a presence in the hallways of our schools, one that has crept up Continue reading "Social Media vs. Architectural Discourse 2.0: The SCI-Arc Conversation Continues"

Getting the Data You Need to Run a Successful Firm

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e1/e1t5l2irgq8a6rp2.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" >BQE Core</a>.</strong></em>
When your firm adopts project accounting—the practice of accounting on a project-by-project basis—you’ll get insights that’ll change the way you do business. You’ll understand your projects, employees, clients, and firm on a deeper level, and you’ll be able to make changes that will dramatically increase efficiency and profits. Before this happens, though, you need to lay the groundwork. With the right tools, logging and making sense of the data you need is convenient and easy. You just have to be consistent. Develop the Habit of Tracking Your Time and Expenses Time and expense tracking is foundational for analyzing any type of business that works on a project basis, especially architecture firms. Even if you charge fixed fees for your projects, you could be missing out on hard-earned cash by not tracking your time. You need to make sure you charge enough Continue reading "Getting the Data You Need to Run a Successful Firm"

The Eighth Annual AZ Awards is now open for submissions

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7k/7k3s61ikhjyxybpa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The annual <a href="http://awards.azuremagazine.com/" >AZ Awards</a> is open for submissions. Now in its eighth installment, the AZ Awards is a unique opportunity for practitioners in the design and architecture community and their clients to receive the international exposure and acknowledgement that their exceptional work deserves.
Since its debut in 2011 by Toronto-based AZURE, the AZ Awards has grown in size, scope and momentum to be one of the most recognized awards programs internationally, acknowledged for its influence and significance within the global design and architecture sphere.
The 2018 AZ Awards welcomes submissions until February 20, 2018. A jury of international experts in the areas of product design, architecture, landscape architecture and interiors will convene in Toronto shortly thereafter to evaluate the entries. Past jurors have included Nader Tehrani, Nina-Marie Lister, Chris Wilkinson, Philippe Malouin, Anna Simone, Craig Dykers and Brigitte Shim. We will be revealing the 2018 AZ Awards jury soon! Winners w...

SCI-Arc Postgraduate Students Use Advanced Technology to Speculate on the Future of Historic Site

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9d0tpssc0zeiv4sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9d0tpssc0zeiv4sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9d0tpssc0zeiv4sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9d0tpssc0zeiv4sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><figure><a href="https://goo.gl/N2A12s" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7i/7i0e2zpp239ehyyi.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="https://sciarc.edu/academics/postgraduate/architectural-technologies/" rel="nofollow" >Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a>.</strong></em>
New technologies come and go at a rate never seen before. Their capacity for substantially affecting a field and a discipline like architecture, long thought to be excessively slow and even conservative at keeping up with technological advances and innovations pioneered by other industries, has always seemed problematic to say the least. We can all watch with exhilaration the incredible landing of a, now reusable, Space X rocket onto a mobile robotic platform floating in the middle the ocean. It’s a game changer. But there isn’t anything like it in architecture. That’s just not what architecture does. And it’s okay! Architecture has a complicated relationship with innovation. As theorist Robert Somol has put it, Architecture is always trapped somewhere between past and future.
In the final studio of the SCI-Arc Architectural Technologies program, a year-long, three-term postgraduate Continue reading "SCI-Arc Postgraduate Students Use Advanced Technology to Speculate on the Future of Historic Site"

University of Michigan Master of Science degree answers questions about design, materials and advanced fabrication

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xl/xlk4kj3kss4j193z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xl/xlk4kj3kss4j193z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xl/xlk4kj3kss4j193z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xl/xlk4kj3kss4j193z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><figure><em>Written by: Eric Gallippo</em>

This post is brought to you by Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning The University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is offering a new post-professional degree focused on cutting-edge research in advanced fabrication techniques, digital design, and material systems. The Master of Science in Architecture concentration of Digital and Material Technologies (MS_DMT) brings together Taubman's current Master of Science concentrations in Digital Technologies and Material Systems under one single program. This new concentration comes as a natural progression for the two tracks, said Catie Newell, Director of the MS in Digital Technologies and Material Systems and Associate Professor of Architecture at Taubman. It also celebrates the long-coming emergence of the two areas of study as their own sector within the field. "A lot of the work done by the students and the faculty within Taubman, as well as creative practices Continue reading "University of Michigan Master of Science degree answers questions about design, materials and advanced fabrication"