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Charitable planning: A primer

Now that we approach the fourth quarter of the year, many architectural firm owners and managers are looking for ways to reduce their 2014 income taxes. One such way to reduce income taxes, as well as other taxes, is to make charitable gifts. Proper planning goes beyond...

source: By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole Foos, CPA
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David Easton, the founder of a Napa, California, company called Rammed Earth Works, has built more than 300 rammed-earth homes in 35 years. He completed another in 2013, this time with one crucial difference. This relatively modest...

source: Dwell

In the past several years, architects and designers have widely explored applications for shipping containers, with results ranging from humble animal shelters and changing rooms to high-end retail spaces. Leading the pack, a Dutch firm recently designed an entire "extended...

source: PSFK

Sir Norman Foster is the mastermind behind some of the world's most iconic buildings. With Max Tholl, he discussed how architecture helps us communicate, where our fascination with bigness stems from, and why we need to do more with less.

source: The Huffington Post

Concertina wire, bars and high windowless walls — the architecture of insecurity marks many of the Los Angeles neighborhoods that Camilo José Vergara has been documenting for nearly 20 years. He has found dozens of examples of grim concrete "lock box" buildings...

source: Los Angeles Times

Chinese president Xi Jinping is fed up with his country's fascination with what he calls "weird architecture," the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Speaking at a recent literary symposium in Beijing, Xi's two-hour speech took shot at Chinese architects and artists...

source: Business Insider

The Canadian Design-Build Institute recently announced the winners of its 2014 Design-Build Awards of Excellence on Oct. 17 with the Glacier Skywalk, in Jasper, Alta., being recognized as this year's outstanding design-build project.

source: Daily Commercial News


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