Posts in category "Architecture & Design"

Energized Design Professionals Make NEOCON® 2015 Edition An Unforgettable Success

The 47th edition of NeoCon, June 15-17, was one for the record books with high numbers of engaged professionals flocking to the Merchandise Mart for a jam-packed, three-day show. Drawing more than 50,000 influential attendees from across the country and globe, the floors were bustling and vibrant until the show close on Wednesday. They all... Read more »

At NeoCon ASID's CEO Randy Fiser presented an overview of 2015/16 Interior Design Outlook

This week at NeoCon, ASID’s CEO Randy Fiser presented an overview of the organization’s 2015/16 Interior Design Outlook & State of the Industry. Please find an excerpt from the release below, as well as a link to view the full release: The Interior Design 2015/16 Outlook and State of the Industry report, produced by the... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

Famous Sculptures Brought to Life by Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg

Based on last night’s Opening Show, this is a visual spectacle of sculptures that chasséd into stories of French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s passionate and often tumultuous affairs told in “Pyschological Ballet”. The Eifman Ballet of St Petersburg convincingly made Rodin’s famous sculptures such as The Eternal Idol, The Gates of Hell, and The Cathedral come... 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