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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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Buildings Don’t Claim Space, They Frame Space

The University of Virginia’s Architect for the University David J. Neuman, FAIA, explains the meaning of context for that historic campus.

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Without an Experiential Concept, Is It Architecture?

The 2013 ArchEX keynote speaker looks back at his own development and forward to Architecture’s.

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A Remembrence and an Affront

Richard Guy Wilson considers mid-century Modern masterpieces.

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2012 ArchEX Addresses Sustainability, Well-being, and Resilience

As the AIA continues to develop the concept of sustainable design, ArchEX Keynoter Tye Farrow says salutogenic thinking will re-establish architects at society’s vanguard.

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The Classroom Is Dead

In this essay, Robert Moje, AIA, explains how flexibility, nature, and continual improvement breathe life back into K-12 schools.

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Architects Aim for a Pandemic of Health

ArchEX keynoter Tye Farrow, FRAIC, provides five vital signs of healthy design.

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An Example of Form-Based Code: Orange, Va.

Charlottesville City Council Member Kathy Galvin, AIA, explains the form-based (aka, transect-based) code her firm has developed.

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How Design Impacts Health

In an easy-to-follow Q&A format, Ray Pentecost, FAIA, points to the current shift from design that supports health to design that heals.

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