Monthly Archives: January 2017

Exemplary Projects

By Marcy Marro, Editor

The discussions by architects on the merit of one project over another never cease to amaze me. From the attention to detail to the personal likes and dislikes of the architects charged with selecting the winning projects in an awards program, the insight gained by even just sitting in and listening is always quite interesting. And even being involved in a number of awards calls over the years, every one is dramatically different in both the conversation between the judges and the final projects selected.

 

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NMAAHC: A Deeper Look

By Marcy Marro, Editor 

In my interview with Hal Davis, FAIA, senior vice president at SmithGroupJJR, Washington, D.C., one of the four architecture firms involved in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), featured in this month's Building Profile, he shared so much more information than I could fit into my article. So, I went back over some of the points he mentioned, and thought I'd share some additional insights into the 19th museum on the National Mall. 

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Do building product manufacturers do enough to support architects?

By Marcy Marro, Editor

 

Are building product manufacturers doing everything they can to support architects using their products? According to a new study byThe American Institute of Architects (AIA), maybe not.

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A Positive Outlook

By Marcy Marro, Editor

 

With a new president about to take office, 2017 is full of both uncertainty and predictions of a strong year.  And as we head into a new year, it's time to look toward the future with the help of industry experts, who weigh in on what they predict 2017 will bring.

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