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Success Story: Improvisation by Collaboration with Tony Award Winner Donald Holder

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/24/16 9:58 AM
Watch two-time Tony Award winner Donald Holder, best known for Broadway shows like The Lion King and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, discuss everything from his start in the entertainment industry to how design software facilitates collaboration in this new video. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Spotlight, Success Story, visionary, Case Study, Community, Donald Holder, inspiration, The Bridges of Madison County, The Lion King, video

Inspiration: Improving the Quality of Life on Earth Starts with a Hoverboard

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/23/15 10:19 AM
Creating world-changing technology isn’t the sole responsibility of scientists; architects have the ability to change the world with their creativity, as well. Just ask Greg Henderson, founder of Arx Pax, LLC, who enlisted his passion for innovation and his skill with design software to pioneer Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA™) technology, leading to the creation of modern marvels like the Hendo Hoverboard. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, MFA, visionary, 3D Modeling, Arx Pax, Case Study, Community, Greg Henderson, Hendo Hover, Hendo Hoverboard, hoverboard, inspiration, Magnetic Field Architecture

Get Schooled on Educational Architecture with the Business of Creativity

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/19/15 10:56 AM
“Right now there’s a whole lot of innovation happening in the way people teach,” says Chad Hamilton, AIA, LEED AP, principal at Hamilton + Aitken Architects. “And it’s really interesting as an architect to contribute to that and to learn about it.” Watch Hamilton and Stanley Rostas, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, founding principal at Shook Kelley, in this 30-minute discussion about the opportunities and challenges involved in designing spaces for students in the latest installment of the Business of Creativity video series, New School Architecture. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Chad Hamilton, Education, New School Architecture, Shook Kelley, Stanley Rostas, The Business of Creativity, visionary, Community, #DiscussDesign, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, inspiration

Giving Back and Growing Careers

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/11/15 9:29 AM
Adele Ashkar isn’t your typical landscape architect. Her career path has taken her from working full time at a practice to becoming a respected educator to designing pro bono public projects. Through it all, she carried with her a passion for design and a dedication to sustainability that was recognized at last weekend’s ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO where she was elevated to ASLA’s Council of Fellows. Read More

Topics: Adele Ashkar, ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, ecology, Education, sustainability, visionary, ASLA, ASLA Fellow, Community, FASLA, George Washington University, Landmark, Landscape

Upcoming FASLA Mary Bates Shares the Importance of Giving Back to Your Industry

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/9/15 11:52 AM
Educating others comes naturally to soon-to-be-elevated ASLA Fellow Mary Bates. With an elementary school teacher as a mother, Bates has been involved with the teaching process from an early age and has worked to educate others about the importance of the landscape industry throughout her entire career. As such, her recognition from the ASLA for service is no surprise—to everyone except her, at least. “It’s a bit surreal for me,” Bates says. “There are so many Fellows whom I look up to and whose work I follow, so it seems crazy to me that I’m included in this group of talented people.” Read More

Topics: Boy Scouts of America, Education, Florida ASLA, Give Kids the World, Mary Bates, visionary, ASLA, ASLA Fellow, awards, Boys and Girls Club, Community, community service, DHM Design, FASLA, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture

Need Inspiration? We Have Your Back

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/14/15 2:39 PM
Every great design starts with a spark of imagination. However, with encroaching deadlines and shrinking timelines, busy designers can find it difficult to make time for creativity. That’s why we made the Inspiration Page, a space full of original content designed to help you discover your next visionary idea and transform it into reality. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity, visionary, #ArtInArch, Community, continuing education, inspiration, Inspiration Page

Video: Be Inspired by Architecture Is Fun

Posted by Julie McClure on 3/23/15 11:06 AM
More people should be so lucky as to spend a day with the Exleys, the spirited husband and wife team behind Architecture Is Fun. We recently met up with Peter, FAIA, and Sharon who run their architecture and design firm in Chicago, creating spaces for children of all ages that are distinguished by beauty, art, and form. What we quickly learned is that the Exleys make the design process “fun” because they’re great listeners and creative problem-solvers. You can't help but feel inspired by these playmakers. Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, Education, Firm Profile, Sharon Exley, Success Story, visionary, 3D Modeling, Architecture Is Fun, BIM, Case Study, Community, Customer Appreciation Party, inspiration, Peter Exley, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Project Highlight, Vectorworks Design Summit

Visionary: Roberto Rovira Receives 2015 Emerging Voice Honor

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/17/15 11:51 AM
Studio Roberto Rovira's Sky Lounge Pavilion at Florida International University in Miami. Photo by Manuel Perez-Trujillo. Read More

Topics: AIA Miami, Florida International University, Roberto Rovira, Sky Lounge Pavilion, Studio Roberto Rovira, The Architectural League of New York, visionary, APA Florida, Community, Emerging Voice 2015, Emerging Voices, Landscape, Magnolia North Park, Project Highlight

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