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Sustainable School Design: How Hamilton + Aitken Architects Maximize Natural Light Using Vectorworks

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Sustainable School Design: How Hamilton + Aitken Architects Maximize Natural Light Using Vectorworks, Burlingame Intermediate School. Image courtesy of Hamilton + Aitken Architects.
Burlingame Intermediate School. Image courtesy of Hamilton + Aitken Architects.

“When we started out, our goal was to change the world, to do something that would really make a difference to the lives of people,” said Chad Hamilton, AIA LEED AP BD+C, Principal Architect of Hamilton + Aitken Architects (H+AA). “And education is one of the things that really determines how people live the rest of their lives. “So, for us it’s just a wonderful feeling, to improve kids’ educational spaces.”

Architects to Project Managers: Making the Leap

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Commercial project performance has risen globally on a year-to-year basis. Reports from the Project Management Institute (PMI) show that 71 percent of projects have met their original goals and business intent in 2018, up from 68 percent in 2016.

Project managers have continued to be a driving force behind this change and they are in high demand around the world. PMI also reported the need for 97.7 million project professionals globally by 2027. Without qualified talent in these positions, billions of dollars could be lost to businesses worldwide.

Call for Submissions: Sport Citadel

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Call for Submissions: Sport Citadel, Courtesy of YAC
Courtesy of YAC

YAC - Young Architects Competitions launches “Sport Citadel”, a competition of ideas aiming to design a sport citadel near Turin, in one of the largest sport districts in Europe. A cash prize of € 20,000 will be awarded to winners selected by a well-renowned jury made of, among the others,​ Dang Qun (MAD Architects), Hitoshi Abe, Peter Eisenman, Andrea Maffei.

Are There Existing Daylight Design Standards? Learn about the First European Standard

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Are There Existing Daylight Design Standards? Learn about the First European Standard, Atrium Longlight in DSV Office Building
Atrium Longlight in DSV Office Building

Published at the end of 2018, the new European Standard EN 17037 deals with daylight in buildings. It is the first Europe-wide standard to deal exclusively with the design for, and provision of, daylight. EN 17037 replaces a patchwork of standards across different European countries or provides one where no existing standard is present.

Early Call for Entries: A' Design Awards & Competition 2019-2020

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 Early Call for Entries: A' Design Awards & Competition 2019-2020, Courtesy of A' Design Awards
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The A’ Design Award was "born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well-designed products." It is an international award whose aim is to provide designers, architects, and innovators from all design fields with a platform to showcase their work and products to a global audience. This year's edition is now open for entries; designers can register their submissions here.

DRAWING BY SIGHT / XFA-122

04:30 - 18 June, 2019
DRAWING BY SIGHT / XFA-122, © Roy R. Pachecano, AIA
© Roy R. Pachecano, AIA

Giovanni Battista Piranesi didn’t use Photoshop®, nor Illustrator®—Learn to “see” space in this exciting debut course with Roy Pachecano that offers an exciting opportunity in New York City, the art and design capital of the world, to learn how to translate ‘natural views’ into drawing. Whether you are an architect, illustrator, or simply someone who loves to draw and be outside this intensive workshop is for you.

Natural Authentic, Lively and Unique Look - Swisspearl Largo Vintago

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Natural Authentic, Lively and Unique Look - Swisspearl Largo Vintago, Courtesy of Swisspearl
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The mineral material of fiber cement combined with a sanded surface gives Vintago a natural authentic, lively and unique look.

Click here to learn more about the brand new Swisspearl Largo Vintago. Swisspearl will be happy to send you a product sample or arrange a one-on-one consultation with you.

Architecture For Exhibition: Lectures And Internships With International Architectural Firms

17:00 - 10 June, 2019
Architecture For Exhibition: Lectures And Internships With International Architectural Firms

YACademy launches the second edition of Architecture for Exhibition, a high-level training course offering 8 scholarships and internships in internationally-renowned architectural firms.

114 hours of lessons, a 30-hour workshop, lectures and placement opportunities in  internationally-renowned architectural firms like DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS - ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS - ALL DESIGN

International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Open for Entries

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Call for Exemplary Construction Projects, Visionary Design Concepts

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Courtesy of Lafarge Holcim Foundation

The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The 6th cycle of the international competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards offer a total of USD 2 million in prize money and foreground projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields.

YACademy's Course in Architecture for Food

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YACademy's Course in Architecture for Food, Courtesy of YACADEMY
Courtesy of YACADEMY

YACademy launches the first edition of Architecture for Food, a high-level training course offering 8 scholarships and internships in internationally-renowned architectural firms.

102 hours of lessons, a 30-hour workshop, lectures and placement opportunities in internationally-renowned architectural firms like L22, MVRDV, Snøhetta, and Barozzi Veiga.

What is Healthy Lighting?

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What is Healthy Lighting?, Courtesy of Alcon Lighting
Courtesy of Alcon Lighting

Talieh Ghane researches the interaction between light and health at the California Lighting Technology Center. We talked about the biological vs. visual system of light, how to synchronize your circadian clock for better health, how light is like a drug, and why you shouldn’t be on your phone right before bed (guilty).

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Undergraduate Thesis Weekend Wraps Up SCI-Arc's Spring Semester

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Undergraduate Thesis Weekend Wraps Up SCI-Arc's Spring Semester, via SCI-Arc
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On April 19th and 20th, fifth year SCI-Arc undergraduates presented their final thesis projects to panels of faculty and guest juries comprised of some of the top architects, critics, and theorists in the field – including Undergraduate Program Chair Tom Wiscombe, Undergraduate Thesis Coordinator Jenny Wu, and Special Thesis Advisor and former SCI-Arc Director Neil M. Denari. This year’s thesis advisors were Kristy Balliet, Marcelo Spina, and Peter Testa.

The American University in Dubai Celebrates the Work of Students at the Yearly Architecture Senior Showcase

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The Bachelor of Architecture (B. ARCH) at the American University in Dubai was inaugurated in the fall of 2009 and much like Dubai, is young, dynamic, and has achieved considerable milestones over a short period of which NAAB accreditation is at the top. The architecture department along with the Interior Design and the Visual communication departments make up the School of Architecture, Art, and Design (SAAD), which is the only school outside of the USA to have obtained the three primary accreditations (NAAB, CIDA, and NASAD). These accreditations reflect high education standards and quality assurance of SAAD’s programs.

Design Your Summer! UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design is Now Accepting Applications

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Design Your Summer! UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design is Now Accepting Applications, © David Schmitz
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How do designers think? How do they visually communicate complex ideas? What strategies do they employ to make a positive impact on the built environment? How does design change the way people see and experience the world?

Italian Tradition Market: Submit Your Proposal

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Courtesy of YAC Academy

CODE - COmpetititons for DEsigners - launches “Italian Tradition Market”, a competition of ideas aiming to design the first market of handcrafted Italian excellences of Art, Craftsmanship, Food and Wine production and Areas on the remains of a 88 B.C. Roman Theater. A cash prize of € 10,000 will be awarded to winners selected by a well-renowned jury made of, among the others, Enzo Eusebi, Alfredo Häberli, Andrea Marcante (Marcante Testa), Benedetta Tagliabue (Miralles Tagliabue), Dong Gong (Vector Architects).

Architecture Students and Faculty Lead the Charge in Equitable Housing Solutions

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Architecture Students and Faculty Lead the Charge in Equitable Housing Solutions, A USC Architecture student pins up a project in Watt Hall.
A USC Architecture student pins up a project in Watt Hall.

From short supply and high demand to a lack of affordable options, housing in Los Angeles is a complex and prominent issue that deserves the attention of local universities. As the crisis continues to evolve, architecture and architectural education are vital parts of the discussion surrounding housing equity.

Plastic Monument: An Architectural Call for our Planet

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Plastic Monument: An Architectural Call for our Planet, Courtesy of YAC Academy
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YAC - Young Architects Competitions launches “Plastic Monument”, a competition of ideas aiming to create an itinerant architectural installation. It will travel all around the world to raise awareness about the impact of plastic waste on our planet. A cash prize of € 15,000 + realization of the 1st Prize will be awarded to winners selected by a well-renowned jury made of, among the others, Kengo Kuma, Carlo Ratti, Italo Rota, Mandy Barker, Maria Cristina Finucci.

Architecture Summer Program in Northwest Spain

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Architecture Summer Program in Northwest Spain

Join us in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, for our architecture summer program, from July 2nd through July 23rd, 2019. More information found here.

It's easy to apply! Use this link and submit your application by May 1st.