Design Dialogue: Brian MacKay-Lyons

  Brian MacKay-Lyons is the founding partner of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, a professor at Dalhousie University, and the founder of Ghost Lab – the now legendary 2-week summer design/build program that took place on his family farm in Nova Scotia from 1994 to 2011. While relentlessly local, Brian’s work has been recognized internationally with more […]

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Scan2BIM with Draper Aden Associates

By Will Rourk As we have seen recently, laser scanning is now fast, affordable and efficient for capturing your environment (see “Scan Your Horizons”, Inform, March 2012). Just to recap, a 3D laser scanner captures the environment it scans by shooting a laser in all directions, providing dimensional data of its subject as a mass of […]

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Fairfax Animal Shelter Renovated

Alexandria’s Cole & Denny Architects has recently completed a renovation and expansion of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter on West Ox Road. The improvements increased the capacity of the shelter and provided a new community education space and offices for Fairfax County’s Animal Services Division. “This upgraded facility will provide new and improved features ranging […]

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At-Home Getaway: Designing for Net Zero Energy and Raising the Bar

Virginia Beach is one of the most popular getaway destinations in America, but many people make the resort area their home year-round. Yet homeowners know that when you live in the Tidewater region, any new construction or renovation must abide by the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, created to protect the bay’s water quality. In 2008, […]

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Out of the Park

By J. Michael Welton A snazzy new Triple-A ballpark in uptown Charlotte, N.C. is proving that baseball is more than just a game. Sure, BB&T Ballpark offers the standard three bases and a home plate. And yes, the Charlotte Knights do play with wooden bats and regulation baseballs, their seams bearing the requisite 108 double stitches. And […]

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r/evolution workplace

What does the office of the future look like? If you’re design firm Knoll, you know that this vision is constantly changing. Meeting the demands of the modern worker happens through continual adaptation, a spirit of thinking embodied in Knoll’s r/evolution workplace platform. Four different interior planning approaches form the basis of the r/evolution workplace, […]

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Precious Metal: Albert Paley On View

Albert Paley is the first and only metal sculptor to receive the American Institute of Architects Lifetime Achievement Award.

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On The Boards

A placement in On the Boards in Inform magazine showcases your projects to project owners, contractors, facility managers, CEOs, local and state governments, and real estate developers.

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Simon Ma, Courtesy of the artist

Heart Water Ink Debuts in Miami

A man of many talents, Chinese artist Simon Ma holds degrees in architecture and urban planning from University College of London. For those traveling south this summer, his exhibition Heart Water Ink makes its U.S. premiere in Miami, Fla. on July 12, 2014, at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum.  The exhibition is on […]

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Designing Relationships: The Art of Collaboration in Architecture

From the author of The Fountainhead-Ache comes this poignant epistle on how designers and constructors work together (or not) to create great architecture.

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Catalyst: Conditions

In 2013, the UVA School of Architecture studied something basic: water. The results from the studio work are nothing short of amazing.

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Upcoming in September: The Virginia Accord

On September 19-20, 2014, in Richmond, the VSAIA will be ReVisioning Virginia for the next 100 years.

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HGA Positions Itself for Growth with Expanded Office

When the WBA office joined HGA, a re-designed office helped solidify the sense of cultural unity.

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On The Boards

A placement in On the Boards in Inform magazine showcases your projects to project owners, contractors, facility managers, CEOs, local and state governments, and real estate developers.

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23rd Annual 2014 Inform Awards

Deliberating during Architecture Week 2014, the Inform Awards jury selected 13 projects out of 122 excellent submissions.

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