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Like many others who dreamt of becoming the next [insert name of starchitect here], Wanda found herself on a slightly different path, in large part because she is terrible at math. No, she actually loves numbers, but she can't quit her love/hate relationship with the blinking cursor. She has an M.A. in journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, an S.M. in building technology from MIT, and a B.S. in civil engineering from Michigan State University. She has trolled construction sites as an owner’s rep, fixed building deficiencies as a consultant engineer, and experienced the PR side as the communications director for an architecture firm. In the early morning hours, Wanda may be found cranking out stationery on a 700-pound, 1896 letterpress printer, which has nearly offed her husband.
These products and advances challenge the notion that the construction industry is reticent to change and sustainability.Read More
The U.S. Green Building Council aims to bolster its recertification program with a digital display and dashboard that tracks building performance.Read More
Do you wish you could build and defend a fort inside the National Building Museum? Of course you do. These people did.Read More
The metal engineering and fabrication company launches a parametric design-to-fabrication tool that gives designers access to information that is commonly held back: pricing.Read More
University of Southern California engineering professor Behrokh Khoshnevis wants to rapidly prototype cast-in-place concrete structures on Earth and in outer space.Read More
Concrete is beginning to shake its reputation for extensive embodied energy and minimal design appeal with innovations that make it lighter and more resilient and aesthetically pleasing.Read More
A fish tank with self-organizing structures. 4D printing. The projects in Skylar Tibbits’s MIT lab are pushing the boundaries of construction.Read More
The second version of this app features additional color palettes and filters to stimulate users' minds while stylizing their sketches.Read More
A roster of leading design, technology, and programming experts imparted knowledge and inspiration to thousands of attendees in Las Vegas at the 21st annual conference and event.Read More
Just launched to the public today, Mechaneu engages the hands and brains of design and tech junkies.Read More
Engaging discussions between presenters and audience members demonstrate the dedication of attendees on the day before Greenbuild 2013 begins.Read More
More than four years after its predecessor, and one year later than originally planned, LEED v4 will be launched at Greenbuild 2013. Was the wait worth it?Read More
You may know the forthcoming LEED v4 inside and out, but other green building certification programs are pushing the industry forward as well.Read More
Autodesk and Bentley Systems recently introduced several products and services accessible by nearly everyone, anywhere—if the price is right.Read More
From the salvage operation that raised the Costa Concordia in Italy to the project team that delivered the Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas, under budget and ahead of schedule, the annual awards program celebrates infrastructure projects in the design, transportation, construction, and energy sectors.Read More
Just launched to the public today, Mechaneu engages the hands and brains of design and tech junkies.
More than a half century after its last restoration, the U.S. Capitol's iron dome will go under scaffolding for two years of repairs.Read More
This fall marks the first semester of the institution’s M.S. in Architecture degree program with a concentration in Research Practices, which is intended to allow students to achieve licensure within six months of graduating.Read More
The new app will provide expert architectural commentary on dozens of sites and landmarks in four cities: New York, L.A., D.C., and Denver.Read More
Autodesk has launched a free online certification program that allows students to learn about sustainable design—as well as its programs—to analyze buildings intelligently.Read More
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