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Think Brick Awards: Best Designs of 2017

13 August 2017 — The 2017 Think Brick Award winners showcase the most innovative and creative uses of clay bricks, concrete masonry and roof tiles in Australian contemporary architecture for 2017. From hundreds of entrants, this year’s five category winners were awarded the top honors based on the imaginative, creative and innovative ways in which…

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2017 Brick in Architecture Awards

The 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards were presented to 35 winners in 19 states for outstanding and resilient design that incorporates clay brick. Judged by independent design professionals, the Brick Industry Association’s (BIA) premier design competition generated 91 entries this year with Best in Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in eight categories.   The eight…

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Hardscaping and Landscape Architecture: Better Living Through Masonry

Everyone knows that Americans need to get outside and get active. Report after report shows that obesity and inactivity are making us sicker and shortening our lives. Despite all the studies and surveys, convincing us to shed our sedentary ways has proven to be a tough sell for health advocates. Masonry may be part of the solution, making the great outdoors a place where more of us want to be.…

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Hardscaping and Landscape Architecture: Ball State University’s Architecture Offering

While I was visiting Savannah, Ga., earlier this year, I was waiting to cross at an intersection when I spotted a girl wearing a t-shirt that said “architecture.” Being the inquisitive type, I asked her if she was studying architecture. She said that indeed she was, at Ball State University (BSU) in Muncie, Ind. Her mother, who was with her, explained that the young woman was studying landscape architecture and was in her first year. Because all of us were obviously on our way somewhere, I asked the student for her contact information so that I could ask some questions about her studies, and I gave her my business card.…

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GRAPHISOFT and Black Spectacles Offer Online ARCHICAD Course

July 14, 2017 — GRAPHISOFT North America has partnered with Black Spectacles, an online learning resource, to create ARCHICAD for Beginners, a four-and-a-half-hour course that teaches the basics of ARCHICAD. The easy-to-follow course will be led by Josh Bone, architect and BIM expert recognized for proficiency in technology integration. He will demonstrate how to create…

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The Next Generation of Sefaira Architecture

Sefaira has launched a major upgrade to Sefaira Architecture, cloud-based software that enables project teams to design high-performance buildings by helping them understand their energy use, environmental impact and occupant experience. …

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Landscape Architecture Firms Report Subdued Conditions

According to the newest American Society of Landscape Architects’ Business Quarterly survey, business conditions flattened for landscape architecture firms during the first three months of 2017. Firms reported a dip in billable hours and hiring plans for the first quarter, while inquiries for new work picked up from the previous quarter. However, a comparison of multiple years…

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Licensure of Landscape Architects Now the Law in D.C.

April 10, 2017 — According to a press release from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), landscape architecture licensure is now law in the District of Columbia. On April 7, Law Number L21-0249 passed the final step of U.S. Congressional review and is now in the process of being implemented. Nancy C. Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president…

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California-Based Architecture Firms Merge

April 4, 2017 — Two California-based architecture firms, AXIS Architecture + Design and Gene Fong Associates, have merged their design studios. As of April 1, 2017, the merged company will operate as AXIS/GFA Architecture + Design.  AXIS/GFA Architecture + Design, with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, is positioned to serve clients across the Western United States and Hawaii. In addition to increasing…

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