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Arkansas Business: UA Architecture Dean Builds Momentum, Pioneers Mass Timber Use

Arkansas Business: UA Architecture Dean Builds Momentum, Pioneers Mass Timber Use

              As the mass timber construction industry takes hold in Arkansas, Peter MacKeith looks on like a proud papa. MacKeith, the dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville since 2014, was an early advocate for establishing and growing a mass timber industry in the state. In the early going, he may well have been the only advocate, but thanks to his relentlessness, mass timber looks like an industry with a future in Arkansas. The mass timber industry’s evolution from vague European concept to prominence […]

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Fay Jones School’s Marlon Blackwell Named 2020 SEC Professor of the Year

Fay Jones School’s Marlon Blackwell Named 2020 SEC Professor of the Year

  FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Marlon Blackwell is the 2020 Southeastern Conference Professor of the Year. Blackwell is the first faculty member from the University of Arkansas to receive the SEC’s highest honor for faculty, announced by the conference Monday, April 20. The SEC Professor of the Year Award is given annually to one SEC faculty member whose record of teaching and research places him or her among the elite in higher education. Winners are selected by the SEC Provosts from among the 14 SEC Faculty Achievement Award recipients. The SEC is also providing Blackwell with a $20,000 honorarium. Blackwell is […]

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FREE Courses to support your practice from AIAU

FREE Courses to support your practice from AIAU

Free AIAU courses for AIA members We’re in the midst of a pandemic and the business environment is rapidly changing. Many of our members are already feeling the impact. To help you navigate these uncertain times, we’re making some of AIAU’s best business and tech courses available to AIA members for free. Learn valuable skills about virtual practice, successful business strategies, risk management, and more from some of the most innovative architects, firms, and design professionals. BROWSE COURSES

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5 Lessons in Historic Restoration from the Cincinnati Music Hall provided by Steve Butler, Marvin

5 Lessons in Historic Restoration from the Cincinnati Music Hall provided by Steve Butler, Marvin

5 Lessons in Historic Restoration from the Cincinnati Music Hall Learn how the acclaimed $143 million historic rehabilitation project saved a musical gem. For a masterclass on how to renovate an aging landmark with painstaking historical precision, study the recently completed Cincinnati Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio. So assert the editors of The New York Times. At completion of the project, The Times lauded a $143 million renovation of the 140-year-old, 280,000 square foot fine arts institution that left virtually no aspect of it untouched. Today the Cincinnati Music Hall stands as a tribute to the art of renovation, looking every bit as […]

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AIA’s Robert Ivy issues guidance for architecture firms coping with COVID-19 fall out

AIA’s Robert Ivy issues guidance for architecture firms coping with COVID-19 fall out

            Robert Ivy, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has penned a letter to AIA members offering advice and resources for how firms and individuals can navigate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Ivy’s message, which touches on what firms can do, plans for rescheduling the recently cancelled AIA Conference, and other topics, is published in full below. Dear AIA community, We are living in a challenging time. As we awaken each new day of this unfolding public health emergency, our perspective changes, sometimes radically. Despite all of our professional knowledge and […]

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