To address COVID-19, U.S. mayors want to invest in
Mayors’ immediate top investment priorities for economic recovery are investing in infrastructure to generate jobs and for economic growth (69%) and expanding delivery of virtual/online city services (63%). The majority of mayors (89%) say that cities need to implement smart technologies to help employees return to work with confidence.
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As architects, where to invest
(6 days ago) Hi to all,We are investing in small properties such as 1-2 family houses. If you have the money available, do you prefer to invest in small or big projects? What are the benefits for each case? please let me know your thoughts.obhastudio.com OB | X
How Will Architecture be Affected by the Rise of
(1 days ago) The NFT craze is just another investment scam. "Investors" don't care what they are investing in - they only care about returning a profit. The Beeple sale is not an investment in art - it is a carefully designed promotional event for Ethereum; Beeple is just the promotional vehicle.
Investing in risk: How the Gherkin became a British icon
(9 days ago) Investing in risk: How the Gherkin became a British icon. By Amelia Taylor-Hochberg. Oct 23, '13 8:50 PM EST. 0. Bryan Scheib, “The Gherkin,” digital computer file, 2013. Created by superimposing dozens of the user-uploaded photographs that rank near the top of a Google Image search, this visualization by Bryan Scheib captured the tension
Sadiq Khan to invest £25m to bring 1,000 'Pocket Homes' to
(7 days ago) The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that the city will be investing £25 million into constructing over 1,000 affordable prefab apartments. Funding from the city will go into purchasing small brownfield sites that will then be built on by Pocket Living, a developer specializing in 400-square-foot modular apartments.
Democrats propose $494 billion transportation
(9 days ago) According to the United States House of Representatives House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, The Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act would dole out the funding over five years to "address some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs." Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) unveiled the
Framework Awarded $6M from City of Portland “Fast Starts
(7 days ago) "By investing in Framework, our city will now be home to the first skyscraper made from wood in the United States. This project not only reflects Oregon’s leadership in the newly emerging wood products industry of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), it also demonstrates our city’s commitment to finding innovative ways to quickly deliver affordable units during our housing crisis,” said
Harvard University Explores Disruptive Innovation in Real
(9 days ago) At the fringe of innovation, the architect transforms vague market demands into tangible, meaningful interventions. But of these interventions, few take shape into critical market shifts. Lately, however, there has been an increase in the number of trends brooding the status quo. A recent Harvard
Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architect Archinect
(4 days ago) And we believe investing in these good designs is good business – for you and for us. Read more. Services Offered. Architecture Interiors Urban Planning Development. Markets. Residential Commercial Hospitality Educational
How Shore Point Architecture Values Its Team Members
(1 days ago) Investing In Your Team. Springwood Center. Courtesy Shore Point Architecture . Naturally, an awesome work culture attracts high-level talent and capitalizes on the retention success of the practice. Carlidge values his team immensely and doesn’t just leave that recognition at words. The firm pays for 100-percent of the senior staff’s health
Investing in risk: How the Gherkin became a British icon
(2 days ago) Investing in risk: How the Gherkin became a British icon 0 By featuring 30 St Mary Axe as support for vaulting gymnast Ben Brown, this “Back the Bid” poster suggested that London possessed the expertise and daring to risk public money on hosting the Olympic Games.
House of Flowers Walker Warner Architects Archinect
(9 days ago) This reinvigorated journey began by investing the site with a sense of orientation. New pathways lead visitors from the parking area to the updated visitor center. Previously a warehouse, the new hospitality house provides guests with an orientation to the site and introduces the Flowers’ story. As with the other existing on-site structures
As the architecture industry faces a volatile business
(4 days ago) That firms are investing resources in marketing operations. This builds on what Evelyn Lee shared with Archinect back in April concerning business continuity during a time of crisis, "This is truly an unusual time and there are a lot of industries under strain right now,
Autodesk responds to Revit criticism News Archinect
(1 days ago) Investing in autodesk allows you to benefit from their efforts to make a profit, and anyone can do it, though that wasn't always the case. If you invest enough, you ALSO get to have some influence over who is elected to upper management. If a bunch of small investors get together, they can all vote the same way, and make some real changes.
Would you invest company profits in securities
(1 days ago) Only problem in investing in only what we know is that real estate goes up and down in a relative cycle with the cycles of boom/bust of our field. It helps but goes only so far. Other fields do not have these issues as frequently but also if you know and pay attention to what is happening before the market busts on your stocks drops like a rock.
Where will Google's $1 billion commitment to tackle
(Just Now) Considering the company is one of the largest employers within the area, Pichai expresses the need to "being a good neighbor" and investing $1 billion into housing projects. Initiatives to repurpose already purchased Google land which would have been used for commercial space or extended office space is said to be turned into residential housing.
A Conversation with Trey Trahan, FAIA, Architecture’s
(6 days ago) Archinect first connected with Trey Trahan back in 2008 for an enlightening interview about architecture, design, and the origins of his practice, Trahan Architects.Perhaps one of the most intriguing things about Trey are his inherent polymathic qualities.He is a true modern renaissance man. While the design leader has reached undoubted success in the architecture industry, he has also
Lego to ditch oil-based plastic News Archinect
(6 days ago) Lego's 57-year-old toy empire was built on plastic. But now the giant Danish toy company is investing millions into getting rid of it. By 2030, Lego bricks will no longer be made from ABS, the oil-based plastic in the 60 billion blocks the company makes each year.
Investing in risk: How the Gherkin became a British icon
(1 days ago) Investing in risk: How the Gherkin became a British icon 0 Seen here from the vacant sixteenth floor of 30 St Mary Axe, the large skyscrapers of Canary Wharf constituted a new business district to …
USA Architects, Planners + Interior Designers, P.A
(5 days ago) USA Architects, Planners + Interior Designers, P.A.'s Archinect profile. USA is a quiet force on the architecture scene. Headquartered in Somerville, New Jersey, we’re located amid the growing communities and near the urban centers we serve best, including New York, Philadelphia, and Camden.
Tackling the remote job interview in an age of virtual
(3 days ago) Instead of "investing in good WIFI" is expected, maybe "patience with glitches that don't materially affect a person's ability to do good work" should be expected? Also, even the best-laid belts-and-suspenders plans can get ruined by technology. Technology is fickle.
Pros/Cons of L-shaped Desk
(7 days ago) For the moment being (room size & cost constraints) this cannot be achieved. But I do think this would almost present my ideal home-office setup. I can't really think of anything that would be more efficient. So I guess by investing in one straight/long desk now, I'm halfway to my dream setup. Okay, I'm like 90% sold on the straight/long setup..
Which is the best place to invest in Chennai
(9 days ago) I am interested in investing in Chennai. Can you suggest me which is the best destination to invest in Chennai. Nov 15, 18 4:52 am. archiwutm8 History · Contact. Ask Asian Steve located in Chennai. Nov 15, 18 5:14 am · · randomised History
Designers in Tech: How Architecture Is Unlocking the
(9 days ago) I started to work with AR because I felt that it was an additional method of representation for explaining my projects. The design reviews at SCI-Arc became fully centered on the use of the media only, so I started to look into it more closely, investing time in the process and not necessarily the outcome of it. I discovered that AR is not at
How corporations scooped up America's single-family homes
(2 days ago) A compelling long-read from Francesca Mari in T Magazine highlights the incredible transformation taking place within single-family housing market, where large investment firms like Blackstone Group have created a new investment vehicle by turning detached homes into rental properties. The approach was born out of the Great Recession and has taken off over the last decade; Companies like
Archinect News Articles tagged "infrastructure"
(9 days ago) Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, as the new firm will be known, will focus on investing in what the group calls technology-enabled infrastructure, the partners said. — The Wall Street Journal. The firm, according to The Wall Street Journal, will target its investments on "advanced mobility, energy, water and waste, digital infrastructure
The new vacation rental company investing in contemporary
(Just Now) The new vacation rental company investing in contemporary architecture and creative placemaking. By Mackenzie Goldberg. Feb 1, '19 3:00 PM EST. 0. The Lantern, designed by Emulsion and inspired by the iconic idea of a lantern to sit serenely within the landscape.
Università IUAV di Venezia Masters in Architecture Forum
(4 days ago) Believe it or not, IUAV is investing a lot of effort and resources into this program. Apart from this, I can recommend one thing. If you come, stay in Venice city center. Please don't rent an apartment in the mainland or in the other islands. The extreme acqua Malta and Covid killed tourism for a while so you'll likely find really cheap
Looking to the Past for the Future of Ventilation News
(3 days ago) Noted Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy suggested that “before investing or proposing new mechanical solutions, traditional vernacular architecture should be evaluated and developed to make them compatible with modern requirements.”
AIA speaks out against unpaid internships in new emerging
(5 days ago) Investing in emerging professionals, developing their skills and establishing firm loyalty, is essential to firms' survival through later generations. As Susan Schafer Kliman, Principal at Klimatic Architecture, put it: "If we care about architecture and architects and what we bring to a project, we need to make sure that we have the continuity
NCARB to AIA: "Nice Try but No" Blogs Archinect
(4 days ago) However, with internship advocacy generally, there seems to be very little interest by anyone impacted by these policies in investing any time in fixing it. If only a fraction of the people who complain about these nomenclature issues would spend even a minute to write or call their state boards this would have changed decades ago.
The Importance of Building Professional Relationships in
(8 days ago) Whatever it is, it cannot occur without us investing our time into the other person. But also, we should acknowledge that the return we hope to gain does not always have to be directly offered from the individual we are building a relationship with. It can materialize in more peripheral ways, as well.
"The Continental Compact," an honorable mention in Dry
(5 days ago) The Continental Compact re-directs growth from Mega-regions to Hydro-regions, investing in water-rich urban conurbations built around dams, rivers and deltas. The Compact re-invests the massive resources that currently support the construction and operation of aqueducts into the construction of new infrastructure to support water-rich
GSAPP displays unusual + intriguing photographs of famed
(4 days ago) Featuring photographs of models of structures such as Le Corbusier's Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux, Norman Foster's Renault Distribution Center, and Peter Zumthor's Saint Benedict Chapel among others, the photographs avoid the atmosphere of your typical two-in-the-morning-on-a-work-day professional studio snaps, instead investing each of these
On the legacy of the Institute for Architecture and Urban
(9 days ago) The enterprise initially enjoyed the backing of the Museum of Modern Art and Cornell University, but this would prove nominal and fleeting: I suspect that curator Arthur Drexler’s better instincts steered him clear of investing too much of MoMA’s resources and prestige in a project so clearly set up to be Eisenman’s baby, and Cornell
In a Time of Deep Uncertainty, Finding the Courage to
(1 days ago) And because the region was overlooked back then, I ended up investing wisely in an area that’s now flourishing. I put together the investor deck in 2011-12 and started talking to investors in 2013. By 2014 the economy had started to bounce back, and I was getting new projects lined up.
Alloy Development: "We get to define the program
(2 days ago) Alloy Development is a New York City-based architecture, development, and building management practice with over $1.6 billion in projects under its belt.The 17-person firm pursues an integrated and collaborative approach to practice that unifies design, finance, and construction to pursue a series of handsome buildings that manage to simultaneously prioritize design and the bottom line, a not
China leads world in investing in Africa, especially in
(6 days ago) China leads world in investing in Africa, especially in Egyptian building projects. By Julia Ingalls. May 30, '17 1:25 PM EST. 0. Will the Cairo skyline be changed by Chinese investment? Image: Safia Osman via Flickr. How will China's $36.1 billion dollar investment shape the future of Africa? While China only has 66 projects over the continent
Autodesk: "We have underinvested in architectural modeling
(6 days ago) Bunszel continues by explaining that the company has been focused on investing in developing Revit software to be more useful to engineering and construction firms in recent years as part of an effort to "enable all major stakeholders to participate in the BIM process" more effectively.
Working out of the Box: Matt Storus, Architectural
(Just Now) Working out of the Box is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.. In this installment, we're talking with Matt Storus, who is Head of Design for 21.co, a leading Bitcoin startup.Simply put, 21.co is a token-based social network, where one earns digital currency by replying to e-mails and completing tasks like surveys.
Can a civil engineer design a house
(Just Now) Hi, I'm a current civil engineering student and currently considering the following path: graduate, work as a civil engineering (in the construction and/or project management side of the job) while aggressively investing in real estate (rental properties) in order to become, within 10 years, financially independent.
Leadership Development: An Investment Vehicle Blogs
(1 days ago) Firm leadership needs to carefully weigh the risk in investing (even in people), but nudging employees to seek out opportunities is free. By sharing this responsibility and engaging in one or more of the examples listed, firms and their employees can strike a balance between the technical skills necessary to perform at a high level and the
Archinect News Articles tagged "technology"
(7 days ago) According to Infrastructure, Technology and Mayors' Priorities for confronting a Health, Economic and Societal Crisis, a new U.S. conference of Mayors (USCM) study conducted in partnership with Siemens USA by The Harris Poll, the majority of mayors believe that investing in infrastructure is
A living breathing building: How biology and architecture
(2 days ago) By bringing together architects, engineers, and bio-scientists, working with industry and investing in state-of-the-art facilities, we are aiming to rethink the building industry." With the hopes to address changes and better construction practices, the team aims to create a brand new system of "Living Buildings." This collaboration of bio