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ARCHAEOACOUSTICS: The Archaeology of Sound

Monumental architecture began with sacred places to commune with God/s and the unseen. The earliest preplanned structures were built to last forever, as places for community gathering, ceremony and ritual. It now seems certain that sound was an integral part of that scenario. This generously...






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Adopting the FGI Guidelines for Hospitals

The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) updates the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities every four years, creating a document used by states and federal agencies to regulate health care facility design and construction. However, some states have not yet adopted the...

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In search for the right way to save a Frank Lloyd Wright house

The clock is ticking on the fate of the David and Gladys Wrighthouse. This house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his son, waspatterned after the spiral plan of the Guggenheim Museum in New YorkCity. Its construction began in 1950 and completed in 1952. After itbecame was in 1953, both...


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CRAN at the 2012 Knowledge Leadership Assembly

The AIA’s Knowledge Leadership Assembly (KLA) was held last week at the Fairmount Olympic in Seattle. Members of the Advisory Group (AG) from each Knowledge Community (KC), AIA staff and leadership as well as representatives of the Board Knowledge Community (BoKnoCo) all attended this event to...