Practice Management


Practice Management

  • The Return of Commercial Lending

    The market for commercial mortgage bonds was on fire until the recession hit. Now, after five long and lean years, the market is clawing its way back to pre-bubble levels, signaling that banks are loosening their lending standards. The upshot? More work for architects.

  • Cooper Union Board Votes on Future of Tuition and University

    The board of trustees will decide whether free tuition for undergraduates will continue at Cooper Union, as it has for more than 150 years.

  • A Better Value

    Two infamous Justice Department consent decrees, from 1971 and 1990, prohibit architects from setting fees. Afraid of straying into illegal territory, practitioners have largely avoided shop talk ever since. But now, a growing movement of architects is finding legal ground to reshape the...

  • The Forecast

    It's easy to forget just how devastating the Great Recession was for the profession. As the market slowly recovers, firms will adopt a host of strategies to help offset the losses they suffered during the decline.

  • Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio Reveal Designs for Shanghai Bund Finance Center

    Two British firms team up to develop more than 4.5 million square feet of new construction along the historic Bund in Shanghai.

  • Lessons from the 2013 Solar Decathlon

    The Europeans enjoyed their day in the sun at the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif. But does the competition need a reboot to maintain its influence on sustainable design?

  • OMA Completes Shenzhen Stock Exchange Headquarters

    The new headquarters for the Shenzhen Stock Exchange reimagines the typical skyscraper podium-tower relationship by lifting its podium 118 feet above ground level.

  • Open Building Research Adds Color to Life Through a Façade

    The Italian studio designs a children’s hospital that humanizes and enlivens the sterile medical environment.

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    Loan Me A Dime (x 250,000)

    Student loans at a crossroads.

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    Value Proposition

    A snapshot of architectural education today.



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