Light at end of tunnel – AIA Billings highest in two years

May 20, 2010,AEDT

For the third straight month the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has gone up. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the April ABI rating was | Read More

APA Announces Sustaining Places Initiative at World Urban Forum

March 27, 2010,AEDT

American Planning Association (APA) President Bruce Knight, FAICP, at the United Nation’s Fifth World Urban Forum (WUF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil announced the Sustaining Places Initiative will focus on the role of planning in addressing the entire set of human settlement issues relating to sustainability. The initiative will establish | Read More

Calls for Collaboration between professions

December 16, 2009,AEDT

Susan Szenasy posted on Metropolis an article titled “United We Stand” in which she recalls some government officials giving encouragement at a recent NeoCon East annual trade show that there is “a new day for government design”. Szeasy goes on to talk about the importance to design of the recent | Read More

Newark Visitor’s Center International Design Competition

August 5, 2009,AEDT

The International Design Competition for Newark Visitors Center is being held by AIA Newark, Suburban Emerging Professionals and the Young Architects Forum. Competitors are asked to address the site on a variety of issues. Designers are asked to develop a strategy for receiving patrons and educating, entertaining, and directing them. | Read More