Committee on Design

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  • As a whitey who grew up in middle to upper-class Australia, I come from a position of privilege.   As a woman I do not, and so it is easier to emphasize perhaps around what public spaces communicate as a reflection of our collective values.  I have spent ...

  • It is difficult if not impossible for a white person who has white privilege (an accomplished scholar or an 8th grade drop out) to begin to understand the situation.  But perhaps we can attempt to gain a small insight. Consider it was your ancestors who ...

  • Postscript Since my last posting I've read arguments in other forums that have made me understand the argument against statues to Confederate figures/causes a little more sympathetically. But I remain conflicted about the notion of rewriting or sanitizing ...

  • Good morning all. Architecture has lost one of its bright lights with the passing of Gunnar Birkerts this past Tuesday. He was an interesting and unique designer, and a kind and thoughtful person. His work in Columbus, Indiana is remarkable. ...

  • As someone who was shocked upon learning of the plan to remove the Civil War monuments in New Orleans, I'm still struggling to reconcile this issue. We seem to be on a path to purging the world of anything that doesn't agree with the particular worldview ...

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  • Thank you to COD Secretary Donald Henke, AIA for his drawings of buildings from the Austin Conference in February 2017. Tower at University of Texas, Austin. Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin, renovated by Clayton & Little. ...

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  • In a similar fashion as the leading international sporting events, the Olympic Games that alternate with the Summer and Winter Games, the architecture world has its own version embodied in the Venice Architecture Biennale . As with the Summer Game, ...

  • 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 ...

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