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Instagram Is Changing How We Design Spaces

Instagram’s parent-company Facebook announced it made $9.1 billion in earnings this quarter on advertising. With Instagram absorbing competitor Snapchat’s story features and increasing the...

Skyline Altering Lighting Design by Acolyte LED

Acolyte LED Industries chosen for skyline altering lighting design on Brisbane, Australia's 5-Star Green renewal building project. Read More

Using design to protect students from the unexpected

Violence has a long history in U.S. schools, with recorded incidences dating back to the early-20th century. AIA members have been designing for security for...

2017 Brick in Architecture Awards Celebrate Outstanding Design

The 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards honor 35 winners in 19 states for an outstanding and resilient design that incorporates clay brick. Judged by...

Tall Timber Construction Code is Still Thinking Small

With improved fire safety and proven superior energy performance, tall timber is growing in popularity, but can construction codes keep up? Mass timber has been...

Design Services Demand Increases for Fifth Consecutive Month

The monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 54.2 in June, up 1.2 points from May's 53.0, the AIA announced...

Construction material prices bounce back in June

Construction material prices rose a slight 0.2% in June, continuing the modest growth that was stalled temporarily in May. It marks the sixth monthly increase...

Virtually real design

Architects and designers use plans, sections, perspective renderings, animations or models to describe a space. Personally, I have always been drawn to building models. Viewing...

Solar Paint that Generates Clean Energy

Researchers as RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have succeeded in developing a paint that can absorb moisture and create energy. The paint contains a...

The first timber high-rise in the U.S. set for construction in Portland

To some, the idea of timber high-rises is still a contentious issue, with much of the debate focused on aspects of fire safety, but...