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Yearly Archives: 2011

Happy Holidays from the Consulting For Architects Blog

To all our readers, clients and consultants have a Happy Holiday and a Prosperous New Year! The Consulting For Architects Blog will continue in January. Visit the CFA Website

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Full-Time Employment Barely Up Since Recession Ended

Did you know that seasonally adjusted full-time employment in September 2011 was lower than it was when the recession officially ended in June 2009, and that this was the case for 26 of the first 27 post-recession months? What’s more, the economy had over 8.7 million fewer full-time workers in November 2011 than it did

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“Tech” of the town – Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Campus Plan Unveiled in NYC

ISLE STYLE: An Escher-esque visualization of Cornell University’s bold new plan for a high-tech engineering campus on Roosevelt Island. Proclaiming it a “defining moment” that will revolutionize the city’s economy, Mayor Bloomberg yesterday offered a first look at Cornell University’s gleaming-new graduate school for applied sciences that will be built on Roosevelt Island. “It will

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High Line Landscape Architect Tapped to Build an Olympic Labyrinth for the London Games

A rendering of architect James Corner’s winning design for the South Park The verdict is in: after launching a design competition in July for London’s forthcoming 50-acre Olympic Park, the Olympic Park Legacy Company has announced James Corner Field Operations and erect architecture as the winners. James Corner, the New York-based landscape architect, put himself

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Proposed S. Korean Towers Resemble Exploding World Trade Center

The unveiling of pictures of planned luxury residential towers scheduled to be built in Seoul, South Korea, has sparked instant controversy. The reason is obvious. The towers, which include a so-called “cloud” feature connecting them around the 27th floors, clearly resemble the World Trade Towers in the process of collapsing following the 9/11 attacks. The

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Buildings designed by ‘starchitects’ pay off big

Residential towers by name-brand designers are outperforming others, even in a weak real estate market. A decade after a bumper crop of residential buildings designed by internationally renowned “starchitects” began rising around the city, the early results are in. As predicted, such residences were indeed pricier to put up. But especially in Manhattan, the supply

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Studio Visit> Fernando Romero Enterprise

With an expansion into a New York office, FREE continues its evolutionary approach to contextual design. Fernando Romero Enterprise (FREE) grew out of the architect’s Mexico-based Laboratory of Architecture (LAR) founded in 1999. Then last December FREE opened a second location in New York. “It’s a significant shift,” said practice director Armando Ramos, alluding to

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HOK Selected for Porsche’s New U.S. Headquarters

HOK has been selected to design Porsche Cars North America’s new headquarters in Atlanta, following an intense design competition. This innovative development includes a contemporary workplace, a Technical Service and Training Center, and a Customer and Driver Experience Center with an integrated road handling track. The nearly 200,000-square-foot complex will accommodate up to 400 employees

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Architect Returns to Drawing Board

Last spring, developer Related Cos. became disenchanted with the design of the first phase of Hudson Yards, the gargantuan project on top of a train storage yard along the Hudson River. The original design of Hudson Yards had three straight boxy towers. “I could tell that Stephen wasn’t in love with it,” recalls Jay Cross,

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At planned Sunny Isles Beach condo, cars and drivers ride elevator home

The latest twist on designer parking garages: a Jetsonesque elevator that whisks residents to their condos while they are still in the driver’s seat. Pull over into the designated space. Turn off the engine. And enjoy the oceanfront view as you escalate in a glass elevator that takes you, while you are sitting in your

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