The AIA/COTE Top Ten represent the profession’s leading edge. But why hasn't that edge permeated the profession in the age of “mainstream green”?
Author: Kira Gould
The headlines covering Rural Studio’s 20K Project suggest the project is revolutionizing affordable housing for the masses, but ignore the vital differences between student work and building in the real world.
Activist designers at the U.S. Green Building Council's annual conference prove that equity happens when you take the lead, engage, design a plan, and follow through.
Physical comfort and energy savings come together in a new app by Building Robotics.
Architects recognize that modern families care about the environment and aesthetics.
Jackie Brookner was a pioneering ecological artist, designer, writer and educator. Here, she is remembered for her passionate work with ecologists, design professionals, and communities on water remediation/landscape restoration for parks and wetlands, among many other projects.
Sara Morishige Williams and Huntsman Architectural Group design a space for Medium employees to find inspiration in themselves as well as others.
Designer Ayse Birsel keynoted an IIDA chapter event with a fascinating lecture that instructs you how to refocus your life via a series of exercises.
Healthy products advocates collaborate, see a growing market
A network of libraries in Africa feed communities with knowledge, creativity conduits, and revenue
The American Institute of Architects is committed to creating solutions for public health.
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I first met Lucia Athens when I interviewed her while working on Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design with Lance Hosey. She has been a leader in the green movement for many years and is currently a member of…
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There’s something daunting about a speaking slot called “15 Minutes of Brilliance.” At the Living Future (un)conference, these speaking engagements took place before the keynotes each day, a nice way to give individual speakers a platform. But the “brilliance” and…