Book Learning: What's the Best Way to Do a Monograph?
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of Hutker Architects in Vineyard Haven, Mass., which is the commercial center of the famous vacation island, Martha’s Vineyard. Located just a ferry ride or quick plane trip from the mainland,the island’s population swells each summer from about 16,000 hardy year-rounders…[Expanded web-only content]
A Contemporary Interpretation of Low-Country Architecture
Originally settled in the 1700s, Beaufort, S.C., is not a city renowned for modern design. In fact, its citizens have made considerable efforts over the years to preserve the Low Country region’s architectural heritage. A good deal of that heritage responded to the unique characteristics of this tidal, marshy, hot, and humid region. Houses were often raised above the floodwaters, and made use of…[Expanded web-only content]
Architects know their best ideas usually don’t emerge Athena-like from the head of Zeus—fully formed and ready to conquer the world. But there’s often an early flash of intuition or creative spark that’s worth fanning and feeding. An evolution of this concept drawing by Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, of AIA Firm of the Year-winner EYRC Architects, is under construction in Palm Springs, Calif., and now…[Expanded web-only content]
AIA Announces Major Updates to Its Contract Documents
Washington, D.C. – April 27, 2017 – The American Institute of Architects(AIA) today announced, at A’17 Conference on Architecture ,the release of the 2017 edition of the A201 family of documents. This release includes updated versions of the AIA’s flagship documents, developed for the design-bid-build delivery model. Working…
Austin, Texas, is a mecca for design these days. A bustling economy combined with a strong contingent of architects keeps current work at a very high level. Below is full coverage of the residential winners and a complete list of winning firms and projects. AIA Austin has also assembled a series of short videos about the winners…
Pro-File: Alphin Design Build Remodels Its Identity
Once upon a time, new companies branded themselves after their founders. There was something solid and trustworthy about a real, accountable person standing behind a product or service. Architects especially were fond of this approach, as it expedited the process of becoming a starchitect. (“My firm c’est moi,” no matter how many young associate architects and designers contributed to the achievements, was the attitude.) Today’s…
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