Architects Finally Get Their Own Social Networking Site
Architizer, a new professional and social networking site for the architecture world, launched today. The brainchild of a group of young architects, Web designers, and curators, the site lets users create personal and firm profiles, upload project photos, announce exhibitions and events, and browse jobs and competitions. It’s too early to tell how useful Architizer will actually be–that will depend on how many people sign up and take advantage of its features–but already several big-name firms have created profiles, including Archi-Tectonics, Steven Holl Architects, and OMA. It’s worth noting, however, that the site seems just as interested in the little guy toiling away in obscurity. The founders write in a welcome message, “Created by architects for architects, Architizer’s design is predicated on giving credit where credit is due. A single project may have dozens of contributors and Architizer links them all, from the intern to the construction manager.” Interns looking to celebrate this news are advised that an Architizer launch party will take place Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, in New York.