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May 21, 2020, 10am PDT
A proposal for the development of a mass timber high-rise in First Hill is under community review in Seattle. The project, which adjusted plans to add an additional 6 floors, proposes the tallest mass timber building in Seattle.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
May 14, 2020, 7am PDT
Modular systems and flexible use of shared spaces are priorities as urban designers begin to consider how design requirements will change in the future.
May 13, 2020, 11am PDT
Does new market rate housing increase the average cost of housing, by inducing demand, or does it help stabilize the housing market by offering new supply? The debate continues in San Francisco.
Curbed San Francisco
May 11, 2020, 5am PDT
Looking for intellectual reinforcements as the country enters the third month of social distancing and stay-at-home-orders? Listen up.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 8, 2020, 7am PDT
Some of the most beloved public parks and essential advances in public sanitation can be traced back to their roots in the Cholera outbreaks in the 1800s.
April 30, 2020, 7am PDT
Opponents of dense housing and public transit have seized on the disproportionate death toll originating from the epicenter of the nation's coronavirus outbreak. Is it time for the leaders of New York and New Jersey to admit they acted late?
April 28, 2020, 10am PDT
A trendy new Downtown Los Angels skyscraper would be home to a 160-room hotel and 319 condominium units if an Australian developer moves forward with plans.
Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2020, 6am PDT
The Architecture Billings Index for March 2020 set new standards of collapse.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 20, 2020, 7am PDT
The conference had been postponed with the potential of being rescheduled later this year.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 17, 2020, 6am PDT
Halted construction work has contributed to a growing number of layoffs in the construction industry during the month of April.
Smart Cities Dive
April 16, 2020, 12pm PDT
Response to coronavirus challenges in urban settings will likely be a continuity of work started decades ago.
April 14, 2020, 9am PDT
Reduced demand for office space after coronavirus could lead New York landlords to consider the conversion of offices to residential spaces.
The Real Deal
March 20, 2020, 7am PDT
Donovan Rypkema and Adrian Scott Fine highlight myth-busting findings on the impacts of historic preservation overlay zones (HPOZs) on affordability, density, diversity, and economic resilience of neighborhoods across Los Angeles.
The Planning Report
March 20, 2020, 5am PDT
The Architecture Billings Index in February 2020 could lend hope in the current economic climate, or it could set a benchmark for a future recovery.
March 15, 2020, 9am PDT
Chicago warehouses were once built with architectural flair, but today’s industrial structures don’t come close.
Chicago Tribune
March 12, 2020, 6am PDT
An infamous site has new development life after developers returned to the public with a revised project proposal.
Chicago Tribune
March 3, 2020, 12pm PST
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, cofounders of Grafton Architects, take home the top award in the field of architecture in 2020.
The Pritzker Architecture Prize
February 21, 2020, 6am PST
A failed demolition has created a new, albeit temporary, landmark for Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News
February 16, 2020, 9am PST
The first phases of a plan to remake the downtown Los Angeles plaza into a more inviting, accessible public space are going to kick off soon.
Curbed Los Angeles
February 10, 2020, 10am PST
A pair of articles mine the films nominated for Academy Award for lessons in design and development that could potentially benefit housing equality.
Los Angeles Times