Posts in category "Architecture and Planning"

Experience the Transformative Power of “Generative Space”

The idea of Generative Space was developed just over a decade ago and is emerging as a best practice design approach. Possibly its greatest area of influence is in healthcare facility design. Not only are the functional requirements of a space considered, the approach elevates the experience of the people who occupy the space. For... Read more »

No matter who you are, what you look like, where you're from, or who you love, you were the 'IN' crowd

The first-ever Global Inclusion Reception (EV321) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) was held during its national convention in Chicago on June 27, 2014 at the Hafele Chicago Showroom. Here are my three takeaways from the event: It is possible for a diverse group of creative organizations to come together in fellowship. Humanitarian issues,... Read more »

Architecture Showcase: Diversity in Design

Join Chicago and international architects and designers that include Bohdan Gernaga, Ashley Mistry, Juan Moreno, Monte Chapin, Lira Luis, James Karl Fischer, Melissa Sterry, Jimenez Lai, and Sara Frisk as they showcase architecture in all its varied forms as we celebrate design diversity at one of the icons of design, Apple. If you go: Where: Apple... Read more »
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Members of US President’s The White House on deck with Architects

Chicago, IL - Billy Dec, member of The White House’s President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and also an Emmy Award-winning TV Personality, and USA Ambassador (ret) John Maisto, are speakers at EV321 Global Inclusion Reception, an official event in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention.   Billy Dec... Read more »

Learning from Life: The Biologically Informed City

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)-USA will have its annual lecture on June 26th, Thursday at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Melissa Sterry. How can biology potentially inform and inspire the cities of the now, near and far future? What insights into tackling urban challenges including resource shortages, pollution, waste,... Read more »

Aspiring Architects Rediscover The Future

Aspiring Architects Rediscover The Future
College and high school students today are exposed to technology far more sophisticated than the computers that put man on the moon in 1961. In a few more years, they will join a workforce that is dominated by diverse parameters–one that is perhaps multi-generational, working in multiple geographies and time zones, and require skill sets... Read more »
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Neighborhood-changing building coming to Wicker Park

The project team of Wheeler Kearns Architects, Power Construction, Hill Architectural, Glass Solutions, and Kingspan Benchmark has worked together throughout the entire design process to ensure that the project could be delivered on budget while still providing the aesthetic that the architect and owner wanted. Read more at: http://www.kingspanpanels.us/blog/posts/2013/in-processbenchmark-project-in-the-wicker-park-area-of-chicago.aspx

In search for the right way to save a Frank Lloyd Wright house

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The clock is ticking on the fate of the David and Gladys Wright house. This house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his son, was patterned after the spiral plan of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Its construction began in 1950 and completed in 1952. After it was publicized in 1953, both architecture... Read more »

Chicago Architecture & Design students: Enter The Generation Kingspan Architecture Competition and Design a Net-Zero Energy Building Read more: Enter The Generation Kingspan Architecture Competition and Design a Net-Zero Energy Building

Generation Kingspan 2012 Design Competition for architecture students
(view original article from Inhabitat)   Kingspan Insulated Panels North America has just announced their Generation Kingspan 2012 Design Competition for architecture students. The contest encourages U.S. and Canadian students to use Kingspan’s Insulated Metal Panels to create an innovative, net-zero energy, low-impact building that also reflects the company’s sustainable philosophy. The contest is currently in progress... Read more »
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Exhibition exploring relationship between designers and manufacturers

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(View original article from i4design Media here) SHARED-PRACTICE.COM and i4design Media IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THEIR FIRST EVER EXHIBITION EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS WITH THE WORKS OF 14 INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN, CHICAGO BASED DESIGN STUDIOS   Exhibition on view June 11-13, 2012 during NeoCon at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago. Booth #7-1048   Shared-Practice will... Read more »
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