BEEnow introduced: Sustainability in architectural schools
Forty-three architecture professionals gathered at a retreat in the mountains of Utah for the National Architectural Accrediting Board’s (NAAB) 2014 accreditation review conference (ARC). The goal: to debate and decide upon the most important guidelines for schools of architecture accredited by NAAB.
When It Comes to Sustainable Design, Architects Still Don't Get It
In the face of global doomsday predictions, sustainability has become one of the most crucial aspects of the 21st century, now playing a huge role in everything from politics to the way you dispose of your trash. Fortunately, most architects understand sustainability implicitly, and have adopted it into their lives and work. Or have they?
ASTM on architectural education
When the design of a building falls short of expectations and performance suffers as a consequence, we often blame the architect. Arguably, however, the architect never saw it coming.
Architects must be sustainability leaders
Sustainability leader Hunter Lovins once called the building industry "dynamically conservative — it works hard to stay in the same place."
But old habits cannot fully address new challenges.
Sustainability in Action
In the culture of today’s world, most people enter numerous buildings every day. We spend about 90% of our time inside buildings. We leave our houses and go to school or work. We shop at grocery stores, workout in gyms, and watch movies in huge theaters. Most of the structures in which we carry out our daily lives, however, aren’t given much thought. Many people either don’t understand or don’t consider the vast energy use of buildings, making them a leading factor in climate change. This is not the case for architect and Professor Emeritus, Norbert Lechner.
AIA says architecture "hasn't caught up" with sustainability goals
Many architects are still not addressing the environmental impacts of their buildings, claims the American Institute of Architects, in response to Aaron Bestky's recent critique of its COTE Top Ten sustainability awards.
Architectural education is key to a sustainable future
Last week’s IPCC report confirmed the urgency of tackling climate change and architects can help do so – but only if architecture schools integrate the appropriate training into their curriculums...