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2017 Built Environment Symposium

​Science informs us that our perceptual engagement with the environment, including the built environment, is enacted at the most basic level as a multisensory “whole-organism experience.” This symposium, hosted by the Driehaus Foundation, will explore the inevitable shift of perspective from the “object” of design to the “experience” of those inhabiting the built forms, and consider the implications for the practice of architecture. It will be hosted at The University Club of Chicago. Registration opens August 17. Learn more... Read more

3 Winning Designs for Unplanned Cities Focus on the People Who Live in Them

​As more of the world’s population moves into refugee camps and slums due to war, climate change, rural-to-urban migration and ad hoc urban planning, discussions about housing are increasingly shifting toward how to meet these makeshift neighborhoods where they’re at. Read more... Read more

AIA Leadership Institute 2016

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Leadership Institute is a one-day leadership training event for architects. Join local and industry leaders for an essential training experience that includes learning leadership best practices and how to apply them in professional, industry, community, communication, and design leadership; connecting to a network of local and industry leaders who are changing the leadership dialogue; and accessing relevant content for your career and professional journey. November 18 in 5 different U.S. cities, or online. Register... Read more

Post-Election Outlook for 2017 Design and Construction

The economy has limped through much of 2016. Some analysts say uncertainty over the U.S. presidential and congressional elections has caused businesses and consumers to hold off committing to construction and other spending. Once the election is finally over, will construction get a bounce or fall into a sinkhole? What are the likely impacts on housing, private nonresidential investment, infrastructure and other public projects? Will labor availability ease or continue to plague many contractors? Are materials prices heading up, down... Read more
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