Tag: architects

  • Safe and Sound

    This coming December 12 will mark ten years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Do you remember how you felt when you heard about that tragedy? Did you hug your kids a little bit closer that night? Ten years later, it’s still difficult to think about. You might remember that in the months…

  • Back Together Again: The Glass Expo Northeast Finale

    Back Together Again: The Glass Expo Northeast Finale

    GENE’s comeback is complete, and what a return it was. We talked with Howard Cohen, president of the Long Island Glass Association and several other exhibitors to get their take on the event.

  • Back in Nashville

    Back in Nashville

    After a two-year absence, the Building Envelope Contractors Conference is back in Nashville. In today’s newscast, we’re talking to several companies about how they’ve navigated the past two years, and what they’re excited to see in the future.

  • Extreme Sports

    Whether it’s summer or winter, watching the Olympic Games is one of my favorite things to do. No matter the sport, you have to admire the hard work, dedication and determination of these athletes. I’m nothing short of amazed by their talents—extreme talents in some cases. So, it was no surprise that I sat there…

  • Architects’ Forum Gives Designers an Education

    Architects in the Pacific Northwest region were treated to a series of architectural glass-related seminars at Architects’ Forum Thursday. The event was held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash., in conjunction with Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™. Attendees gained valuable knowledge on a range of glass and glazing topics and were able to earn…

  • Earn Up To Five AIA Learning Units in One Day!

    Earn Up To Five AIA Learning Units in One Day!

    Continuing education is coming to Seattle (Bellevue) June 2 by way of Architects’ Forum™ 2016, a day-long event filled with informative sessions and presentations. Plus, all are AIA-accredited courses for which the architects in attendance can receive up to five learning units. For the first time ever, Architects’ Forum will be held in the Pacific…

  • Spring is in Session

    Now that the fierce, winter weather is finally (knock on wood) behind us, it’s time to think warm, spring thoughts: sunny days, pleasant temps, open windows. Personally, I like to think about spring as the perfect time for new beginnings and learning opportunities … let’s call it your “spring resolutions.” Some northeastern architects resolved to…

  • Cathedrals of Glass

    The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., designed by Phillip Johnson in 1980, remains one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Vertical and horizontal glass attached to space frames creates a dynamic experience both interior and exterior. I can easily believe the story of Johnson taking Dr. Robert Schuller’s experience in starting the…

  • “Designing Recovery” Competition Award Recipients Selected

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA), in partnership with Make It Right, St. Bernard Project, Architecture for Humanity and Dow Building Solutions recently concluded “Designing Recovery,” an ideas competition it says was created to aid in the rebuilding of sustainable and resilient communities. The competition was designed to help survivors of recent natural disasters in…

  • Glass-way to Heaven

    Glass-way to Heaven

    Looking for absolution? Designing the glass for a campus ministry may be the way to go. Guy Kemper, a commissioned artist who recently worked on the decorative interior and exterior glazing for the Sykes Center for Faith and Values at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla., says the architecture served as a spiritual guide…