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Engineering Your Environment: Examples of Sustainable Housing in Rural Alabama

In a rural town in northeast Alabama, four families live in four very interesting homes.  Twice yearly these families kindly open their doors to visitors from across the nation, in hopes of inspiring personal responsibility and teaching people about sustainable living.  The 3-hour walking tour includes a dodeca-yurt, an underground home, a strawbale house, and a homemade house [...]

Spotlight: Creig B. Hoskins

Creig B. Hoskins was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, a town in the Mississippi Delta.  Throughout his childhood, he loved to draw and sketch.  When Creig was in high school, his parents allowed him to live with his uncle in Michigan to be more educationally challenged.  Since his uncle worked for General Motors, Creig assumed he’d [...]

Southeast Designer of the Year Competition

Are you the Next…. Southeast Designer or Architect of the Year? 2010 Call for Entries ADAC’s Southeast Designer of the Year Competition Has Added an Architect Category! Submit your design projects for ADAC’s 2010 Southeast Designer and Architect of the Year competition. This esteemed competition is open to interior designers, interior design firms and architects [...]

Mile-High Design

Recently on a road trip out west, I found myself in Denver, Colorado.  Historically known as a gold-rush town of the 1850s and for the towering Rocky Mountains, Denver is now making its mark in the art and culture world. Alone on this road trip, I walked through the city and observed.  The people are [...]

The Ironic Happiness of Unemployment: Inspiration in Scarcity

By far the greatest financial crisis, globally, ever – including the 1930s Great Depression[1] is the last thing anyone wanted to hear as the description of today’s credit crunch. The majority of ears that the news struck the sharpest were those in the building industry. As a profession that is sustained by lines of credit, [...]

2010 48 Hours Exhibit Opening Tonight

Date: Tonight – Monday, February 22nd, 2010 Time: 6:30pm Location: Main lobby level of Central Public Library What: Exhibition showcasing the YAF 2009 48-Hour competition entries with a special presentation by competition winner Tim Frank. The exhibition will be up until March 15th and we invite you to join us tonight to show your support [...]

Interior Design vs Architecture

Should interior designers have the same power as architects? There are many people on both sides of this issue. Well, Georgia has decided to become the state to test out new legislation that would give interior designers the ability to stamp drawings for interior modifications to any building, change in use, occupancy load or occupancy classification. I was informed about this new legislation, HB 231 – Change to the Practice Act Governing Architects, last night via email.

The Future of Drywall!

What if the drywall you put in your spaces was more than just a smooth surface to be painted or hang a picture on? Imagine if the walls served another purpose of regulating the buildings temperature. Well the future is almost here. ThermalCORE! Thermal Core is a National Gypsum product using BASF phase change technology. [...]

Emerging Voices 2010 – Call for Entries

It is that time of year again. YAF is calling out to all you architects and designer here in Atlanta to submit your portfolios.  So dust off those books and buy some stamps and send your stuff in today. Good Luck! Background Emerging Voices is a program developed in 2001 by YAF Atlanta. This program [...]

Atlanta Build, Remodel and Landscape Expo

Where: Atlanta Exposition Center North Building 3650 Jonesboro Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30354 When: January 29-31, 2010 Friday 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM How Much: Adults $5.00 Children Under 18 FREE More Info: The Build, Remodel and Landscape Expo is held at the [...]