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Even though it was published over 7 years ago I just finished reading Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind – Why the Right-Brainers Will Rule the World. Wow! What a refreshing perspective and an interesting thesis on design, culture and business. I highly recommend that my fellow architects read the book. Not only is it relatable to what we do as architects but is brings a voice to some of things that we already know but easily forget. Pink even coins the idea that we are moving into the Conceptual Age – in which the right-brain will need to have a higher influence on the way we think and approach problem solving. It has refocused my perspective on the importance of creativity and the value it has in my profession – and, in society as a whole. Here is some food for thought from the book:
In our latest Issue of INNOVATE, we asked Associate Architect Heath May to share with us a few tidbits about the design of the Straits Forum Convention Center. Here is what he had to say:
The 368-page hardbound book highlights the firm’s inspiring and innovative portfolio of work created during the past 10 years. These projects represent a portfolio of complex, diverse and innovative buildings ranging from the one-of-a-kind, 3 million-square-foot Cowboys Stadium in Texas to the healing, enlightening Karbala Teaching Hospital in Iraq to the luxurious, oceanfront Capella Pedregal in Mexico.
The five-year agreement will make Hanley Wood’s Architect magazine the official magazine of the AIA, replacingArchitectural Record, beginning January 1, 2011.
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While perusing the architecture section at Borders last week, I came across this book, Architect? A Candid Guide to the Profession. I was amused as I flipped through it, because it said many things I’ve come to learn about the profession, most of which I didn’t know when I decided to pursue architecture as a career. I haven’t read it entirely, but from my brief encounter, it seems the book is exactly what it says it is, candid. High-schoolers should definitely spend some time withArchitect? to inform their decision. It’s unlikely I would have changed my mind about pursuing architecture if I’d gotten my hands on this book back in the day. But, I would have certainly been more prepared for journey.