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Hallie Busta / ARCHITECT / October 11, 2013
The Hurricane Sandy recovery is inciting information sharing among the New York architecture community and design teams worldwide, says one of the architects leading the effort.
Illya Azaroff, AIA, is among a growing group of architects actively looking aboard for resilient design strategies to employ at home. The Nebraska native and founder of New York architectural studio +LAB was tapped earlier this year by the AIA’s New York chapter to head the region’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. Before that, he’d helped found and chair the association’sRead More
Annie Donovan, Senior Policy Advisor, White House Council on Environmental Quality / Skoll World Forum / 2013 Forum
The communities of the future will be smarter about their use of resources. That seems inevitable. More investment is flowing to technologies such as upgraded power grids with smart meters that allow users to better manage their consumption of electricity, and energy-efficient buildings that reduce the cost of operations and improve human health through better air quality. An emerging area that is gaining momentum and deserves the attention of impact investors is green infrastructure for stormwater management. It is a strategy that holds promise as a smarter way to reduce infrastructureRead More
AIA / December 17, 2012
A combination of housing market conditions, changing lifestyle preferences and shifting demographics has led to a re-shaping of our communities in recent years. There has been a move away from automotive-centric locations, along with a strong desire for households to have employment and entertainment options in closer proximity to where they live. There has also been a preference for lower maintenance and more energy-efficient properties.
Residential architecture firms across the country are reporting improving business conditions, with remodeling activity leading the way followedRead More