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Instagrammable Architecture

Instagrammable Architecture

There’s no doubt that architects are influenced by many different factors, ranging from spiritual beliefs of the client and environmental conditions, to current social trends, property location, and even cultural influences. Surprisingly, we may now add Instagram to...

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Architect Philip Johnson: A True Creative

Architect Philip Johnson: A True Creative

Philip Cortelyou Johnson was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 8th, 1906. He died on January 25th, 2005, in New Canaan, Connecticut. Johnson was educated at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York. After graduating, Johnson went on to Harvard University.  Being...

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Los Angeles Buildings by Black Architects

Los Angeles Buildings by Black Architects

We’ll call this the “ride of honor.” The American Institute of Architects (AIA) produced a map with landmarks crediting the Black architects involved in their design and build. In light of recent events, this written “ride” through Los Angeles is necessary, because we...

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5 Architectural Design “Trends” Here to Stay

5 Architectural Design “Trends” Here to Stay

Every year there is a new trend in just about every industry. Architecture is one of the most exciting sectors -- because it becomes part of our past and then our future. So a well-thought-out design will always be in style, like a ‘65 Mustang -- you know it is an old...

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Aging In Place: A New Frontier in Home Design

Aging In Place: A New Frontier in Home Design

Call it anything you want, but good architectural design will never age.  Now, there is a growing market for current architects that hasn’t been conquered before, and it looks like they are going to have their hands full! It is to design for a movement called...

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The Painted Ladies of San Francisco

The Painted Ladies of San Francisco

These ladies stand proudly on Steiner Street in beautiful urban chic San Francisco. Don’t let their name or their color display fool you -- these ladies are anything but cheap. They sold for millions! They are regarded as royalty...well, sort of. These homes are known...

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Arieh Sharon: A Different Type of Architect

Arieh Sharon: A Different Type of Architect

Arieh Sharon was born on May 28, 1900, in Poland. He died at the age of 84 on July 24, 1984, in Paris, France. He studied at the German Technical University in Brno. Then he departed to Palestine with a small group belonging to the Hashomer Hatzair movement, which was...

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Who is Arata Isozaki?

Who is Arata Isozaki?

Arata Isozaki is a world-renowned Japanese architect who has work standing in virtually every continent of the world. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), in Los Angeles, California, was designed by Isozaki. In 2019, Isozaki was awarded the Pritzker Prize, one of...

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Frank Gehry: Is He the World’s Worst Architect?

Frank Gehry: Is He the World’s Worst Architect?

His name given at birth is Frank Owen Goldberg; he was born in Toronto, Canada, on February 28th, 1929. His love of architecture came at a very young age. He is a pop icon, and his buildings are among the most world-renowned structures. Gehry is also a United States...

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ADG Lighting COVID and Stockpile Capability Statements

ADG Lighting COVID and Stockpile Capability Statements

ADG Lighting can manufacture any specialty items from exam tables and bed frames, to medical equipment cabinets and room dividers and components.  We can convert our specialty lighting into hospital lighting or any standard medical lighting much needed for our...

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The Indirect Architecture of Pablo Picasso

The Indirect Architecture of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso has been an inspiration in many genres. His unique perspective has been the subject of countless articles, books, as well as theoretical discussions. Picasso’s creativity made him a genius.  Picasso has been recognized as the inventor of the Cubism...

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Architect Kazuyo Sejima

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Architect Kazuyo Sejima

“Architecture is how people meet space.” -- Kazuyo Sejima On October 29, 1956, Kazuyo Sejima was born in Ibaraki, a Japanese prefecture 62 miles from Tokyo. Kazuyo received her master’s degree in architecture in 1981 from Japan Women's University. By 1987, she had her...

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In Honor of Women’s History Month: Norma Merrick Sklarek

In Honor of Women’s History Month: Norma Merrick Sklarek

Norma Merrick Sklarek was often referred to as the “Rosa Parks of Architecture.” This was due to the fact that she had to overcome much adversity when she started her career. This highly educated woman with a bachelor's degree from Columbia University School of...

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In Honor of Women’s History Month

In Honor of Women’s History Month

As everyone knows, every March is designated as Women’s History Month. We honor women who had a significant impact on history. Not only did they make a huge impact, but they did it against all odds and in turn created a future where other women could prosper. Let’s...

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