How can we be more equitable and inclusive and provide greater opportunities and create an ethos of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace? I offer a few thoughts for consideration.
Prior to the summer of 2020 many people and organizations in the architecture/design industry spent time calling attention to the lack of diversity. While we are aware it affects many industries, I can only write and speak with accuracy to what happens in the industry I work in.
I remember taking a career test when I was in middle school. The outcome? I had a supposed interest in becoming a forest ranger. This seemed odd to me--in that I lived in a large metropolitan city and had never been in a forest.
In architecture, the façade is often the defining aspect of a building’s appearance, establishing the building’s public persona. From an engineering perspective, the façade is an assembly of building components with a critical impact on a range of performative metrics.
Like many businesses and institutions, we at FTI have been wrestling with challenges of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), what it means to us, how to realize these important aspirations in the Institute.
This newsletter is different from what you usually expect from SKINS. We are talking about human connection, communication, language, and broadening our understanding of how we move through the world and evolve with the new information we receive. How do these aspects relate to the AECO Industry?
There are also 11 exciting networking events including Women in Construction and Diversity in Construction with entertainment, music, celebrity guests, and more. NY Build is proud to announce that this year’s show will have a 50/50 split of men and women presenters, a first-ever for any U.S show!
Urban noise pollution is a major environmental health problem. International organizations are making efforts to prevent health damage due to high le…
Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University
The Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) is pleased to announce the organization hosted its fourth Regional Forum, Material Matters at the University of Washington
The Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) hosted the first of its 2019 Regional Forum Series, Material Matters, at the University of Miami School of Architecture of
The Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) hosted its fifth 2019 Regional Forum in the Material Matters series at Rice University. FTI is widely recognized for producing the leading technical events focused on buildings and urban habitat through the lens of the building skin.
The Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) is a premier member organization for building industry professionals, academic, government, and nonprofit organizations and institutions focusing on healthy and livable communities. FTI recently hosted a sold-out Forum at University of Toronto
The Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) hosted the second event of its 2019 Regional Forum Series Phase Change at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities
A design-build class at the University of Louisiana explores the territory of the “tiny-house.” Professor Geoff Gjertson describes the 216 square foot MODESTEhouse and shares his personal experience of living small.
The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California features an extremely diverse set of facade systems within one…
2018 teams included; Morphosis, SHoP Architects, Sasaki/Studio NYL, University at Buffalo, AECOM, and Radical Matter. The ACAWorkshop is an outstanding model of industry-academia partnership aimed at the ongoing education of students and practitioners alike.
Augsburg University has announced a new curtainwall engineering compact program designed for the architect or engineer practicing internationally...
This case study focuses on the solutions provided for the Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota. Our design team worked with the client to creat…