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Effective Mentoring Elements Upwards, Downwards, and Sideways

“Your goals, no matter how colossal and overwhelming they are, will predominantly be achieved through working smarter, not harder.” -Jason M Boyle At every phase in your journey as an architect, having a mentor is an effective way towards career progression. For example, Frank Lloyd Wright chose his mentor, Louis Sullivan, when he applied at... Read more »

Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces Over 100 Civic, Educational, and Cultural Programs Throughout the City

The Chicago Architecture Biennial announced that more than 100 programs will take place at upwards of 50 venues over the course of the Biennial from September 19, 2019 through January 5, 2020, with a press and professional preview on September 17 & 18. These range from events, lectures, panels, workshops, and performances organized by the... Read more »

Lived On The Wright Lines of World Heritage: Organic Architecture

The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright UNESCO World Heritage Site: 1. Unity Temple. Photo by Tom Rossiter courtesy of Harboe Architects
Frank Lloyd Wright has long been dead… Yes, and his Organic Architecture influence lives — leaving a lasting legacy of world heritage. During the Forty-third (43rd) session in Baku, Azerbaijan on July 7, 2019, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee, an independent intergovernmental body, inscribed “The 20th-Century Architecture of... Read more »
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U.S. District Court Grants Request to Census Citizenship Question Discrimination Ruling

Newly-discovered documents confirm administration’s intent to deprive minorities of equal representation In a new potential block to the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, on June 20, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge George J. Hazel granted a request from Advancing Justice | AAJC (Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC) and MALDEF (Mexican... Read more »

Registration Now Open for NeoCon, June 10-12

Registration Now Open for NeoCon, June 10-12
(Chicago, IL – January 16, 2019) Registration is now open for NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. Held from June 10-12 at The Mart in Chicago, the 51st edition will unveil the latest products from leading and emerging companies, as well as explore a... Read more »

Evolving Roles of Architects In Society

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With the tools, technology, and apps (e.g Room Planner, Homestyler Interior Design) available at everyone’s disposal, it seems like everyone can be a designer, or sometimes those without training in architecture & design want to be the designer — even your clients. Architects with training, view such, as frivolous and cause frustrations on what it... Read more »
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Coming Together In Tragic Times Of Climate Change

Coming Together In Tragic Times Of Climate Change
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz shares her views on coming together for cities affected by major hurricanes, typhoons, tsunamis. A year after hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017 and claimed more than 3,057 lives, its cities remain haunted by disrupted lives of survivors, unlivable spaces, and lack of light. It’s never... Read more »

NeoCon: Celebrating 50 years of Tomorrow’s Design

NeoCon: Celebrating 50 years of Tomorrow’s Design
What does the office of the future look like? An insider look at the future can be found at NeoCon, June 11–13, the world’s largest and most important event for the commercial interiors industry. For half a century, the annual event, held at The Mart in Chicago, has served as a launchpad for innovations that... Read more »

Building Bridges on Memorial Day

State Street Bridge over the Chicago River in Chicago, Illinois. (by Chris Light)
Communities in cities around the USA marched this weekend in memory of those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. For others it is a time to relax, perhaps head to the beach, or barbecue on your backyard. Chicago honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our... Read more »
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Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces the Co-Curators of the 2019 Biennial

Curator and educator Sepake Angiama, and architect and urbanist Paulo Tavares will join the curatorial team of 2019 Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu.  Both co-curators have international, research-based practices that look deeply at how the built environment reflects social structures, augmenting Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu’s focus on global contemporary art and spatial practices. Their combined expertise... Read more »