Last month, architectural record held its second annual Women in Architecture Forum and Awards in New York, with a packed crowd of architects (mostly women but some enthusiastic men) joining in the celebration.
The Chicago Architecture Biennial sets the stage for both thinking and making. This month marks the opening of the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, which is also the first such event in North America (October 3'January 3).
The workplace is an ever-evolving design challenge. With continuous upgrades in technology, advances in telecommunications and rising costs of commercial real estate, space for individual employees keeps shrinking'whether for assistants or executives. The average allotment per office worker fell from 225 square feet in 2010 to 176 square feet in 2012, and these days can go as low as 60 square feet.