News & Opinions
The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
Ned Cramer / ARCHITECT
It hardly seems right to call Architect a magazine anymore, given how dramatically the media landscape has shifted since our debut in 2006. With eyeballs migrating en masse from print to Web to mobile, our staff now spends so much time on digital production that the editorial rhythm is no longer measured in months, but in minutes. I’m proud to report that we’ve just won top honors for Best Overall Use of Social Media and Best Use of Twitter in 2014 from media-industry magazine Folio. And in keeping with the new media mantra, “disrupt or die,” our website will soon relaunch with a smartphone-friendlyRead More
Washington, D.C., January 20, 2015 – Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announces the launch of its newly redesigned ARCHITECT magazine. The redesign will feature a fresh new look, as well as rich content offerings to inspire architects through the language of design. “Hanley Wood is the market leader in providing architects with the best content focusing on design, technology, and business practices,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood.Read More
Ned Cramer / ARCHITECT / November 15, 2014
Are you looking for innovative ways to spread the cheer this holiday season? Look no further, o bearded one.
Wintertime is a good time in our house. The seasonal preparations begin in excited fits, far ahead of convention or necessity. My partner, for instance, usually starts playing Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack sometime in August.
In the office, we embark upon planning for the coming year with greater exactitude: making budget requests, drafting editorial calendars, and so forth. For 2015, we’ve also been cooking up something special for you. BeRead More
Caroline Massie / ARCHITECT / August 20, 2014
Things are looking good in the design and construction industry, according to the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) released by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), which reported that the July ABI score was 55.8, up from 53.5 in June, and the highest mark since 2007. (An index score above 50 indicates growth, whereas a score below 50 indicates contraction.) July’s score marks the third consecutive month of growth, breaking the recent ABI pattern of two months of progress after two months of contractions.
The new projects inquiry index was 66.0, barely below June’sRead More
Caroline Massie / Architect / June 18, 2014
The design industry snapped out of a two-month decline with a three-point jump in the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) last month. The AIA reported the May ABI score was 52.6, up considerably from April’s score of 49.6. (An index score above 50 indicates growth, whereas a score below 50 indicates contraction.)
The score for the new projects inquiries has been steadily increasing for the past four months. May’s value was 63.2, up from 59.1 in April. The numbers in this category have been in positive territory (over the 50-point line) since February 2009.
The score for designRead More