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Extended Forecast—Partly Cloudy

By Nicholas E. Vlattas, AIA, and Deborah Marquardt Having our head in the clouds used to imply we were dreamers. Not anymore. Now more than ever before, IT in the cloud means resource management that is firmly grounded. Just a few years ago, Hanbury Evans made a strategic decision to invest in building information modeling […]

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The Citizen Architect Is Cool Again

By Nicholas Vlattas, AIA, and Deborah Marquardt Architects across the country are making news these days solving big problems as volunteers within their communities. For example, a group of young architects and professionals calling themselves Re:Vision Norfolk is encouraging the city to make the downtown more attractive to creative young professionals. They’re making Norfolk greener, […]

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The Tweet and Roar of Social Media

Social networks are dynamic and instant ways of communicating, putting your firm’s image and reputation at stake in new ways. By Nicholas E. Vlattas, AIA, and Deborah Marquardt

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Book Worms and Bytes

Architectural firms, not unlike traditional libraries, struggle with how to achieve the right balance between digital references and hard copies. By Nicholas E. Vlattas, AIA, with Deborah Marquardt

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Renovate, Repurpose, Renew

Architects can and should lead the way on sustainability—and it starts with our own offices. By Nicholas E. Vlattas, AIA, with Deborah Marquardt

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Learning for Life

Just as in our schools, the teacher/podium is being replaced with highly collaborative learning models in our firms. By Nicholas Vlattas, AIA, and Deborah Marquardt

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Size Matters

Will new legislation ease the health-care burden for architecture firms? By Nicholas E. Vlattas, AIA, with Deborah Marquardt

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Architecture’s Engine for Change

Why has it taken 40 years for us to fully embrace the tenets of sustainability? By Nicholas E. Vlattas, AIA and Deborah Marquardt

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Risky Business

It’s hard to admit mistakes. But it would be foolish not to learn from them. By Nicholas E. Vlattas, AIA and Deborah Marquardt

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