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National Design Services Act Introduced in Congress to Assist with Architecture Student Loans

The bi-partisan legislation, proposed by the AIA and the AIAS, would assist in... More

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For the Latest in AEC Software, Check the Cloud

Autodesk and Bentley Systems recently introduced several products and services... More

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work on your welcome

Do potential clients turn away before they reach your door? More

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architects talk back

Readers react to November/December 2008 editorial, "What Plays in Peoria." More

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the question of style

Matching up aesthetic ideals between client and architect has never been easier, thanks to Google. By checking out a firm's Web site, clients can tell at a glance whether they're on the same wavelength-and if not, no harm done. Homeowners have their pick of architects who are well-versed in their vision of paradise, whether it's an ivy-covered cottage or a vernacular post-and-beam house. However, even in the most compatible of professional relationships, differences of opinion crop up in the myriad decisions that go into designing a home. More

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the pitfalls of selling process, continued

Are you best friends with the people you work with? It can happen, and it can be just great. More

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numbers game

Our generation has become very adept at quantifying things. We “crunch the numbers” with great efficiency. But I believe we have too often lost sight of the bigger picture in doing so, ending up with undesirable results. The design of our homes, and the construction of them as well, is falling victim to this “efficiency.” More

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california state polytechnic university pomona, residential suites

Mark Horton / Architecture, San Francisco. This nifty little dormitory had to please a roll call of constituencies. (Or, as architect Mark Horton tactfully offers, “it had to moderate a number of different conditions.”) More

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this story isn't about you

Surely, the experienced and talented architect would have no problem succeeding at this fairly basic assignment. More

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too many choices

What was so good about the good old days? Maybe it was the simplicity that comes of having limited choices. More

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