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Ms. Carrie Salter

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The Architect as Developer

In traditional practice, architects generally work for a client, contractors do construction and someone else sells the finished building or development. But what if you, as the architect, took full control of the process and became the developer?

BIM and IPD Makes Emerging Professionals Of Us All

Any architect who’s had to learn building information modeling (BIM) or worked on teams that use it, recognizes that much has changed from the way we practiced just a few short years ago. Likewise, architects on teams using the integrated project delivery method (IPD) or any of its similar hybrid approaches, realize that old ways of practice are no longer effective. We may feel like we have a great deal to learn, and for some of us, as though we are being asked to start over. Here to take a little bit of that pain away is Randy Deutsch, AIA, LEED AP.

Sustainable Chicago 2015

Sustainable Chicago focuses on the Mayor's vision of turning the city into a green innovation hub, spurring economic growth, and improving health and quality of life while advancing environmental sustainability.

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    Writing in from the International Union of Architects Congress in Durban, South Africa: The first part of this week’s events is educational with keynotes, academic sessions, workshops, and lots of... more

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