The 3 Rules of Project Management for Architecture Firms

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Having wonderful employees and great clients is vital. But the most significant component of running an AEC practice is project management. Having the best clients and most dedicated professional staff won’t do your firm any good if you and your team can’t make a profit on your projects. Here are three maxims to follow if you want your firm to be even better at project management. 1. Stay Within Scope Your firm and the client must be crystal-clear on the work that is to be completed. Spell everything out. Your project management software should highlight each phase of the project and what will be accomplished during it. Staying within scope doesn’t mean that change orders should be avoided at all costs. They are, in fact, a part of life for architecture firms. But if something in a project needs altered, there Continue reading "The 3 Rules of Project Management for Architecture Firms"

Scan-to-BIM Starts with Reality Capture

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Unless you’re designing a new building that’s slated for construction in the middle of a flat and empty landscape, context matters. Whether it’s a renovation, an addition, or new construction, the as-is geometry of adjacent buildings, nearby structures, and the surrounding terrain is critical for the design process. But conventional as-built drawings are notoriously unreliable, prompting expensive surveys and time-consuming manual measurements. However, new technology is quickly changing this situation. Laser scanning and photogrammetry solutions enable the digital capture of spatial information for integration into building design processes. Reality capture technology is not new, in fact, laser scanning originated in the early 1960s. But historically, the technology has been very expensive, data-intensive, and difficult to use. In the last several years, the cost of capture technologies dropped significantly while ease of us...

Kossmann.dejong wins the 2017 AAP Interior Design Firm of the Year Award

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The inaugural AAP - Firm of the Year Award allowed the AAP to honor firms for their total body of work, considering their specializations and respective resources. Small, medium and large companies each were recognized on their own terms.&nbsp;
Kossmann.dejong won the title of the 2017 Interior Design Firm of The Year.

Earn your Master’s Degree in Real Estate at MIT! Apply before January 15th!

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The MIT Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) offers an unparalleled education in real estate practice. Our groundbreaking MSRED degree presents a program that is rigorous, concentrated, multidisciplinary and geared toward direct application. Candidates for the MSRED degree come to the Program with several years of experience within the built environment. The program offers students a chance to sharpen their skills by working with other professionals of exceptional promise. Building partnerships that will last long after graduation, MSRED students learn team building in an international context, applying research to real-world problems in a disciplined and intellectual framework. Why earn an MSRED? MIT’s Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) is the most concentrated, science-based graduate degree in real estate available. Launched in 1983 by the MIT Center for Real Estate, the MSRED is the first one-year degree...

Social Media vs. Architectural Discourse: A Conversation

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Tom Wiscombe, Chair of the Undergraduate Program at SCI-Arc, hosts a series of B.Arch Salons—informal Friday gatherings held at Cafe Americano across the street from the school. A recent conversation was facilitated by Wiscombe and moderated by Tony Avila, a fourth year B.Arch student. It focuses on the role of social media in our lives and its impact on design thinking. The members of this discussion include four other fourth year B.Arch students—Ann Gutierrez, Hannah Lee, Erik Valle, and Tucker van Leuwen-Hall. They are developing their own personal interests in architecture by way of a “proto-thesis” project this Fall. In the 4A Studio, students define their architectural positions as individuals and as a generation as they prepare to defend those views within the discipline. Members of the conversation Continue reading "Social Media vs. Architectural Discourse: A Conversation"

Understanding the Role of an AXP Supervisor

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This post is brought to you by PPI AXP candidates will work with a variety of professionals throughout the first few years of their architectural careers, but the most influential advisors will be their AXP Supervisor and AXP Mentor.
An AXP Supervisor is the person who is responsible for direct oversight of the candidate’s day-to-day work. In a smaller firm, this may be the principal architect and candidate’s employer; in a larger organization, it may be a licensed architect serving in a project or team manager role who is overseeing the candidate’s daily efforts. The AXP Supervisor must have the authority to assign tasks that will allow the candidate to obtain experience across the AXP practice areas. A Supervisor may only sign off on work that he or she has personally overseen. Therefore, candidates may have more than one AXP Supervisor during Continue reading "Understanding the Role of an AXP Supervisor"

Understanding the Role of an AXP Mentor

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This post is brought to you by PPI AXP candidates will work with a variety of professionals throughout the first few years of their architectural careers, but the most influential advisors will be their AXP Supervisor and AXP Mentor.
An AXP Supervisor is the person who is responsible for direct oversight of the candidate’s day-to-day work. In a smaller firm, this may be the principal architect and candidate’s employer; in a larger organization, it may be a licensed architect serving in a project or team manager role who is overseeing the candidate’s daily efforts. The AXP Supervisor must have the authority to assign tasks that will allow the candidate to obtain experience across the AXP practice areas. A Supervisor may only sign off on work that he or she has personally overseen. Therefore, candidates may have more than one AXP Supervisor during Continue reading "Understanding the Role of an AXP Mentor"

PFS Studio receives the American Architecture Prize for Landscape and Urban Design Firm of the Year Award

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In addition to the American Architecture Prize this year, the AAP has introduced a new award program: the AAP - Firm of the Year Award, which allowed the AAP to honor firms for their total body of work, considering their specializations and respective resources. Small, medium and large companies each are recognized on their own terms.

The 11 Project Performance KPIs You Need to Track

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Your world—at least during the workday—likely revolves around projects. Keeping them going smoothly and profitably is a critical goal for any architecture firm. That’s why you need to monitor them in multiple ways, including through key performance indicators (KPIs). Monitoring them gives you a straightforward, quantifiable way of ensuring that everything is going according to plan. The 11 KPIs we’re about to discuss make up a potentially daunting list, but when you track them regularly, you’ll have the information you need to make the right decisions for your firm. 1. Work in Progress: Work in progress represents the billable time and expenses that you’ve done but haven’t invoiced yet. It’s important to track as an asset on your balance sheet and as revenue on your income statement. It doesn’t just show project managers how far along work is, but also Continue reading "The 11 Project Performance KPIs You Need to Track"

Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum Transformed With Ethereal Metal Design System Created With Alucobond PLUS naturAL ACM

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The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum had done its duty. Opened in 1972 in Uniondale, N.Y., the Coliseum not only had honored the military sacrifice of local veterans in Long Island’s Nassau County but had served as home to the one-time American Basketball Association’s New York Nets and the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders as well as hosted major events and concerts, including performances by Elvis Presley, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen. But after more than four decades of dedicated service, the Coliseum was showing its age and in need of a major facelift.
Nassau Coliseum. Photo by Jamey Price courtesy of 3A Composites.
While some architects and developers might have suggested a total teardown of the dated venue, New York City-based SHoP Architect and developer Forest City Ratner Cos., LLC, of Brooklyn, N.Y., saw the opportunity Continue reading "Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum Transformed With Ethereal Metal Design System Created With Alucobond PLUS naturAL ACM"

Looking for an extra AIA and RCI credit?

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Free Live Webinar for Architects and Specifiers on November 2! Watch this short video to meet Jean-François Côté, Director of Standards and Scientific Affairs at Resisto, who will host this live Webinar on Thursday, November 2, which qualifies for one RCI and AIA continuing education hour. You will learn more about vapor permeable air barriers. Register today! In the meantime, here is some more information to better understand permeance, critically examining the discussions around PERMs and choosing the right vapor-permeable air barriers for your future projects. Choosing the Right Permeable Air Barrier Memberane Several factors must be taken into account when selecting an air barrier membrane for a wall design. The main purpose of an air barrier is to prevent air leakage through the building envelope. Uncontrolled air circulation can cause heat loss and high resultant energy costs, not to mention increase the Continue reading "Looking for an extra AIA and RCI credit?"

Six tips to make your ARE review a success

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The NCARB handbook provides an overview as well as several practice problems for each of the ARE 5.0 exam divisions. Using this handbook will begin to aid you in focusing your time in the knowledge areas where you need the most study. Make sure to create a realistic schedule for your study times. Consider going through the ARE 5 Review Manual, as well as the NCARB handbook, to get a feeling for the scope of the divisions and how major topics are organized. Based on your review and a realistic evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses it will be easier to plan your studies.
Stop studying new material a day or two before the exam, because studies show that no amount of last minute cramming increases retention of information. Better yet, consider spending the evening before the exam relaxing and
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Of Home and Hearth: A Brief History of the Fireplace

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Modern fireplaces are first and foremost decorative elements—gorgeous architectural details, beautiful centerpieces, conversation openers, symbols of home and hearth. “For a lot of people they are almost like shrines or alters, in that the fireplace will be very special-made of beautiful materials, very carefully detailed,” says architect Marcus Greysteen.  That wasn’t always so.  Photo courtesy of Nati ZivFrom Useful Appliance to Beautiful Symbol Once upon a time, the fireplace was a mere appliance, a functional piece of equipment used for cooking meals, heating homes, and even drying clothes during long, frigid winters. To do their job, fireplaces of yesteryear featured large, cavernous recesses surrounded by the barest hint of a mantel.1 Over the years, hearths became smaller. Fireboxes became taller yet narrower. The fireplace itself moved from the middle of the room, where it had remained for centuries, to Continue reading "Of Home and Hearth: A Brief History of the Fireplace"

17 Architecture Schools now offer a faster track to becoming an architect

                              This post is brought to you by PPI. Seventeen US architecture schools now offer their students a faster track to becoming an architect; NCARB’s Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL).  Students in IPAL programs will document the same number of hours of work experience, pass the same exams, and earn the same architecture degree as their non-accelerated counterparts – but they will have the opportunity to accomplish all of this before they graduate from college.   California leads the way, with three participating institutions (New School of Architecture and Design, University of Southern California and Woodbury University), but IPAL is making an impact in architecture schools from coast to coast, and NCARB has pledged to work with state licensing boards to increase the number of jurisdictions which will accept this alternative to the traditional Continue reading "17 Architecture Schools now offer a faster track to becoming an architect"

AXP Portfolio: The NCARB update you can’t miss!

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 The recently introduced AXP Portfolio program from NCARB recognizes that not all careers follow the same trajectory. Now, individuals with non-linear career paths have the opportunity to complete the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and become licensed architects.  The AXP Portfolio is NCARB’s way of reaching out to those who left the profession before becoming licensed, so that they have an opportunity to explore licensure again. This program is designed for those who have previously worked in an architectural firm, but who decided to pursue other career or personal opportunities in lieu of becoming licensed within the traditional timeframe. Individuals who have not logged every hour of their professional activities can now obtain their license through this new program. Candidates must have a minimum of two years of full-time architectural or building-related work experience, acquired at least five years ago.  Continue reading "AXP Portfolio: The NCARB update you can’t miss!"

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Wednesday, June 28th-Friday, July 7th, 2017 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 will investigate 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 will be coupled with physical experimentation, fostering ‘learning-by-experimentation’ in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and fabrication processes, ...

Deadline to apply for AA Athens Visiting School is approaching!

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 AA Athens Visiting Schools will be hosting their workshop, Symmetry Sentience,  from June 12th through the 22nd and the deadline is approaching—you have until May 29th to submit your online application form and fees! Our world has been enriched by numerous interactive means that connect us across the different continents. These amplifications take place through various media that in turn estrange people from their surroundings. Our built environment continues to evolve, into an interconnected hyperspace where architecture can be fluid, flexible and vivid. In 2017, AA Athens Visiting School, will address architectural themes involving active engagement and participatory design through prototypes that are characterized by action. Action-designed structures enabled by technology today, begin to timidly move beyond the utopian proposals of the 20th century’s manifestos and hold a place in the world of realized designs. The AA Athen...

All-star line-up revealed for Vision 2017: UNStudio, Zaha Hadid Architects, Gensler, Foster + Partners and more

                      This post is brought to you by Vision 2017. Vision 2017 has announced its programme, including some of the biggest names across the built environment industry, alongside the brightest start-ups and world-renowned experts. A series of talks, debates and presentations will address the main issues facing the profession, both in the UK and in a global context. New technologies, materials, products and approaches will be explored across five lecture theatres on the 6-7 June, with Vision as the official trade partner of the London Festival of Architecture. The event is also affiliated to other key industry partners, such as the RIBA, New London Architecture, the Museum of Architecture and BRE. Alongside the extensive programme, Vision has also partnered with various international trade authorities, including Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Latvia and the Czech Republic, represented at the event through a Continue reading "All-star line-up revealed for Vision 2017: UNStudio, Zaha Hadid Architects, Gensler, Foster + Partners and more"