Codes & Planning

  • Clark D. Manus, FAIA, 2011 President

    Security by Design

    Ten years after 9/11, how can design improve security?

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    Managing Up

    By getting involved in politics and making design of value in codes, architects are helping fellow practitioners to be invaluable.

  • NRCA’s EnergyWise Roof Calculator Updated

    The National Roofing Contractors Association’s online calculator now includes information from recent ASHRAE standards and the International Energy Conservation Code.

  • Garland ES-1-Compliant Roof Edge System

    The Garland Co. Inc. has upgraded its R-Mer Edge fascia and coping systems for low-slope roofing.

  • The Urban Priorities Committee meets weekly at Beaubien House, Detroit AIAs headquarters.

    Uptight (Everything is Alright)

    Detroit AIA's Urban Priorities Committee hopes to revitalize its city despite Motown's terminal prognosis.

  • In Design, We Trust

    Many nations have a national architecture policy in place. Will the U.S.?

  • Portrait of Nick Merrick, architectural photographer and principal of Hedrick Blessing Photographers, photographed in his Galisteo, New Mexico studio.

    How Architectural Photographers Work

    Architectural photographer Nick Merrick gives his tips on shooting architectural photography.

  • Good Times

    Cabrini-Green is now gone, and Chicago embarks on a new public-private era of public housing.

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    Make No Small Plans

    Grounding architecture within a larger building ecology.

  • VisionArc is a consultancy run in tandem with Toshiko Mori Architect, the practice founded by Toshiko Mori (pictured) in 1981. Mori also teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and chairs the World Economic Forums Global Agenda Council on Design.

    Systems Thinking in Architecture

    Systems thinking in architecture: VisionArc, a New York City think tank, puts design at the service of complex global challenges.