An interesting blog about architectural photography at QEA's Cary Theater project including the "monstrous, exceptionally cool and ridiculously challenging" marquee.
Progress at Woodward Willis! Soon to be home of Quinn Evans Architects-Detroit, Lawrence Tech University-Detroit, AIA Michigan and others. Elevator tower went up quickly, and steel is on its way.
This weekend, the Washington Metro system opened the new Silver Line and its five new stations. After more than 10 years of planning and building, this is the largest expansion of the system in more than two decades, and brings the nation’s second largest rapid transit system out to an area of the Virginia suburbs that had previously relied almost exclusively on cars for transportation.
Ever wondered what the office of the future will look like? COTE DC gave us a sneak peak last week with a tour of the new General Services Administration Headquarters in Washington, DC. Building upgrades, including high performance glazing, green roofs, rooftop PVs and solar hot water panels, are paired with an interesting work style approach.
Greetings from sunny New Buffalo! For those unfamiliar with Michigan geography, New Buffalo is a town just north of the Indiana border and, most importantly, situated right on the shores of Lake Michigan. Today in particular the scenery seems especially lovely, the sky a soft blue with wispy white clouds, the lake both bright and rich in tone, sun sparkling merrily off the wave crests, dune grasses swaying in a slight breeze – the promise of summer after a seemingly interminable winter and a beacon for the out-of-towners who vacation in this resort town.
On Thursday, April 24, 2014, I led an informal brown bag discussion on a few things I've learned through my years at Quinn Evans. They ended up in a simple list of proactive advice that could be considered singly or together and truly represents my views about work and learning and following through with confidence. If any or all work for you, feel free to adopt them, or simply consider this a record of my thoughts at this moment in time.
This July I will celebrate my eleven year anniversary at Quinn Evans Architects. I had just completed my master's of architecture degree when I came to QEA in the summer of 2003. It is quite common for young architects to hop around every few years - try out firms of different sizes, different cities, different project types, etc - but I have not followed that course. Many of my friends and colleagues ask why I have stayed with the same company for so long and my answer is that I have never gotten bored. I have been lucky to work on some amazing projects with incredible clients and best of all I am always learning new things!
Link to a story in Today's NY Times
The report recently released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states what many of us sustainable design types have been suspecting for a while - that efforts to reduce the impact of global climate change are falling short of the targets set to keep the average global temperature increase to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) by the year 2100.
This week we celebrate Women in Construction across the industry. We asked the women of QEA to reflect on their own experiences in construction.
This past weekend, I attended the annual Performing Arts Manager’s Conference (PAMC) held this year in Kansas City. This conference is a great venue for gathering performing arts managers (a mix of front-of-house managers, technicians, and facilities managers), students, architects, theater consultants, acousticians, and suppliers together to exchange information about issues, problems, and solutions faced by performing arts facilities around the country.