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Beyond Practice

In my previous blog, The Built Environment v 3.0, I observed how the profession of architecture is undergoing a fundamental transformation. The last 100 years of increasing specialization, which has disempowered practitioners and dwindled our scope of influence, has run its course. We are now in a time of reversal, thanks to digital ubiquity, a generation raised in it, and…

The Built Environment v 3.0

In a rare quiet moment some months ago, left with nothing but my own thoughts, I wondered to myself, ‘What would Imhotep think about architecture today?’ Imhotep Imhotep, the Egyptian, was the first documented architect. He designed the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara in 2,630 BC. What most people don’t realize is that he was also an engineer and a…