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June 28, 2010

I’ve been test driving Architizer for a couple of months now, and I’m coming to the conclusion that I like it. With everyone on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn (among others) these days, I think the question in every reader’s mind will be, “How many of these social media profiles do I really need?” I initially felt the same way. I have a Facebook account that I check about once every six weeks, and a Twitter account that I tweet to about once every two weeks. However, I have found Architizer to be a rewarding experience in that they’ve already weeded out the white noise of subject matter and people that have no real bearing on my individual life. As the name suggests, it’s social media for the architecture industry, which makes it more relevant to my daily existence than any other social media interface out there.

June 25, 2010

Cowboys Stadium, in Arlington, Texas, was named the “Sports Facility of the Year” by the SportsBusiness Journal andSportsBusiness Daily at the 2010 SportsBusiness Awards gala held Thursday, May 20 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

June 24, 2010

Have you ever watched those intense Christmas light shows in a residential neighborhood that are programmed to be in sync to music? Random International out of London has designed a new interactive light sculpture that is quite similar. It has made its debut at Art Basel 2010 and is called SWARM LIGHT. Watch the video all the way through with your headphones on to understand the full effect.

June 8, 2010

Miami does have notable architecture more than 100-years old, as we learn in this tour of the Barnacle, which was ahead of its time in both its green strategies and hurricane preparedness. Campaneria, a vice president of HKS and the 2010 President-Elect of AIA’s Miami chapter, also tells us how a visit to the Barnacle as a boy influenced his decision to become an architect.(construction.com/video)

June 7, 2010

Integrating the preferences of each generation into the workplace can be an overwhelming and almost impossible task. It is apparent now more than ever that Generation Y workers expect their work environment to be a reflection of their home environment. They want the latest technology made available to them, and they expect to have the ability to work from home and sustainability in the office. Check out this article about the recent report by Johnson Controls to see what all of this really means for employees and employers.

June 3, 2010

The true power of social media is being launched at BP. What is being called the worst environmental disaster of all time is happening at a time where it has never been easier to share your thoughts. People are posting anti-BP messages all over the internet, and “oil spill” is trending on Twitter. Greenpeace has launched an online campaign that calls on the world for support and is using social media to run it. There are already literally thousands of images on the internet that will never go away. This is the worst PR disaster of all time.

June 1, 2010

The Dallas AIA Associates Committee is hosting Arch on Tap this evening at Bryan Street Tavern. Join them and our own Joe Buskuhl, who is one of the event’s special guests.