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The Young Architects Forum (YAF), a program of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the College of Fellows (COF), is organized to address issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects.

  • 1.  design, doggone it!

    Posted 06-01-2018 13:52
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    Maybe you too received this email. Appearance and aesthetics matter! But, doggone it, get the practical stuff right. Look at the screw holes on this bracket and imagine the sad sound of all the shelves falling to the floor. This is a classic illustration of the value of (not) smart design. With two screws above one, this bracket is an order of magnitude stronger. And 18" spacing? Guaranteed to produce further catastrophe. Doggone it!


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    Mike Mense FAIA
    mmenseArchitect
    New York NY
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