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  • The Canadian Wood Council is creating a database of projects in the Large Shopping Centres, Retail and Warehouses categories built out of wood in the US and internationally. Potential examples may be submitted directly to: Ioana Lazea <ilazea@cwc.ca>...

  • Sure seems like these 65 story high rises all over SF are put together with mostly glue (call it caulk if you want)…what happens in 45 years..just saying…Alan Rudy AIA(big fan of mechanical fasteners) ------Original Message------ From...

  • From Putty to Silicone - How Caulk Changed Architecture The invention of the arch, the use of steel, reinforced concrete, glass, and the elevator are well understood as innovations that changed architecture in often dramatic ways. ...

  • The 2016 Faith & Form/IFRAA International Awards Program is now open to architects, designers, liturgical design consultants, artists, landscape architects, interior designers, clergy, and professors and students. Information is available here:...

  • North Carolina's week of bathroom talk escalated into a civil rights issue of sorts prompting input from divergent authorities such as Bruce Springsteen, the Deutsche Bank, Paypal, Pepsi and many others.. It brought to light just how sensitive Puritan...

Community Blogs

  • What would you do if you found yourself with an abandoned airport on 1000 acres of formerly beautiful land surrounded on three sides by a fjord---AND it's on the outskirts of a city which also happens to have a housing shortage? If you're the city...

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  • COD members who attend the Norway conference in June will be treated to an in-person overview of current work there but for those who can't wait, or who can't attend, one of the best resources online is Architecture Norway, the NAL's (the Norwegian...

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  • We'll be visiting the Rundeskogen housing designed by Helen & Hard on the Stavanger segment of COD's upcoming Norway conference in June. COD Chair Jim Childress says, "It makes you look at everything differently afterwards. They're pushing the...

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  • This past May, the Committee on Design's Spring Conference in New York featured many outstanding tours, including the first two segments of the High Line. The third and final segment of the elevated greenway has recently opened, linking 22 blocks...

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  • Take a moment to enjoy an article on COD's Big Cities | Big Ideas Conference in New York from the recent issue of YAF's Connection magazine. The article contains interviews of attendees including Chicago's Linda Just, AIA, COD Emerging Professionals...