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Holiday shopping days are upon us. Instead of buying something just to have a gift to give, why not give the gift of creativity to the people in your life?
This year, the United Nations has designated the 19th of November as World Toilet Day. Founded in 2001, the day is intended to raise awareness of the need for better behavior and policy on water and sanitation issues that affect our health.
The devastation and loss of life from Typhoon Haiyan is still being calculated and, over the weekend, the American Midwest saw many tornadoes from a severe weather front. The terrible results from these storms have re-ignited the discussion about building to resist megastorms.
Why would an architecture firm focused on single-family residential projects have an opinion on stadium projects for professional sports teams?
On November 7th, the Atlanta Business Chronicle included Ryan Taylor in its 2013 “40 Under 40” class. As you might expect, the award recognizes significant achievement of 40 people under the age of 40 each year.
Other than the overgrown shrubs in the yard, you probably can’t tell this is a vacant short sale property. You probably also can’t tell it’s being composted from the inside.
The American Institute of Architects, Georgia Association has added a residential track to its 2013 conference. Please plan to join us for two days of education on the 11th and 12th of October!
Erik Larson’s best-selling story of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition details Chicago’s world’s fair – an event that was truly a fair of the world. The exposition had an incredible impact on American culture. It also had its own serial killer.
In March, we offered comments about a prominent architect’s struggle with a commission for a Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. President Obama’s recent appointment of Bruce Cole may signal an end to the embattled design.
In our June 24th blog post, we drew your attention to discussion about cities using the power of eminent domain to seize properties to stop foreclosures. Another city has announced it will move forward with the plan.
Carbon gets all the attention in discussions about energy production. Carbon emissions from power plants making electricity are blamed for climate change yet we don’t talk about a chemical critical to our survival.
President Obama addressed the issue of climate change in a policy speech at George Washington University yesterday afternoon. This collection of notes is intended to provide more detail than the media coverage and responses to the President’s speech.
The American economy is slowly recovering from the housing bubble yet many neighborhoods are still struggling with abandoned foreclosures. Blighted property ordinances are common though identifying properties and enforcing the ordinances can be significant challenges.
Why would a residential architecture firm blog about elevator technology? In 2008 the world’s population was evenly split between urban and rural living. Elevators and other building technologies have made urban, high-rise living around cultural and business centers possible for more people.
The University of Washington has announced a development that may enable us to enjoy technology only seen (faked) in the movies: gesture-recognition technology using WiFi signals is one step closer to reality.