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The Oldest Profession


Asked why so many architects lived long lives, Philip Johnson quipped, “Of course they live long—they have a chance to act out all their aggressions.” more

Renzo Piano - 83 years old

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Genoa (Top)
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens Greece

At 83, the architect behind the Centre Pompidou and the Shard is working on his most ambitious projects yet. He explains why his buildings are design... more

 


Frank Gehry - 92 years old

He didn’t hit his stride till he was 50, and now the architect, as inventive and bold as ever, hangs out with everyone from Harrison Ford to Jay-Z. I've taken up flying,” says Frank Gehry, aged 89 years and 11 months, as he sits opposite me in his Los Angeles office, “a little bit.” Then he tells a story. more

Disney Hall , Los Angeles (Top)
Frank Gehry’s Santa Monica residence

 


Balkrishna Doshi - 93 years old

India is at risk of losing its architectural identity, because the country's design schools aren't teaching students to respect local heritage and traditions, according to architect Balkrishna Doshi.

The Indian architect, who turns 94 this year, said that many of the country's architects are too concerned with mimicking the aesthetics and practices of... more

Vastu-Shilpa built its own studio in Ahmedabad in 1981 (Top)
Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, 1983

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World Landscape
Architecture Awards

Xuhui Runway Park – Sasaki 
Photography: Insaw Photography

The submissions for the 2021 WLA Professional Award came from firms, designers including a diverse range of projects. The jury felt that the quality was high, and many of the projects were addressed the site and...more

 

2021 COTE® Top Ten Awards

Stair at lafayette college rockwell integrated sciences center by payette.

In it's 25th year and highlights projects that meet the AIA Committee on the Environment's rigorous criteria for social, economic, and ecological value. The COTE® Top Ten Plus designation denotes projects with exemplary performance data and post... more

 

INTERIOR DESIGN
EVENTS 2021

KOKET at Maison & Objet Paris

The beginning of a new year in the interior design world calls for new trends, new colors, and a whole new year of interior design events to look forward to! After 2020, let’s just say we are ready! more

 

Featured Design School
The Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture  

The School of Architecture provides deep immersion in the discipline of architecture, intensified by the broader Carnegie Mellon culture of interdisciplinary innovation and...more

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