NEW ORLEANS (AIA) – With a New Orleans jazz band playing in the background, the American Institute of Architects today celebrated 100 years of contract documents by releasing a next-generation service for the design and construction industry.
U.S. architecture firms reported that business conditions improved very modestly in March, the fifth straight month that billings either held their own or increased, but the third straight month that activity has shown only marginal movement.
With the design of sophisticated steel houses completed in the early 1960s, Donald Wexler, FAIA, became most known for helping define Palm Springs, Calif., as a center for mid-century Modernist architecture and prefab construction. Light, jazzy stabs at combining classic Southern California Modernism with the enduring dream of mass-produced, quality-designed prefabricated housing, the steel houses …
As Japan grapples with an estimated 18,000 dead, entire villages destroyed with hundreds of thousands left homeless, and the prospect of decades of rebuilding that will cost hundreds of billions, one thing is certain: The architectural community is ready to help.