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Waterproof, Breathable, and Toxin-Free

Patagonia is upping its own environmental ante, with a $1 million investment in Beyond Surface Technologies, a Swiss company that’s pushing petrochemicals out of the gear closet. 68 more words

Sustainable Design

Impacting the Way We Design Buildings

Making an actual impact on society is a tough goal to achieve; however, this has actually been a long time goal of mine. My parents are architects so I have always loved buildings, and when I was ten years old, I decided I wanted to be a real estate developer (the ones who hire the architects and set out to build buildings). 386 more words

Prompt 10- Ripple Or Tipping Point Actions

AIA + COTE showcase new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2015

University Center – The New School; New York City by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Photo © James Ewing

The AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) search the U.S. 236 more words

Architectural Journalism

Fashion Revolution Day

Today marks the day of the largest apparel disaster in history. Over one thousand Bangladeshi garment workers lost their lives two years ago today. The… 652 more words

Sustainable Design

Don't worry, it's 'recyclable' – How the word now means as much as low fat and free range.

By Joe Ladelfa.

Once a beacon of environmental nobility in the ’80s, ‘recyclable’ has now become a label used to promote guilt free consumption. It’s an idea that helps the consumer avoid the speedbump of feeling guilty in between filling up their carts and being asked, “is pay wave ok?” 302 more words

Socially Responsible Design

Design Cues from Nature

Today is Earth Day.  I thought it relevant to talk about how nature can provide fabulous direction for Interior Design. 

Early this morning I dug up some beets from my raised garden bed.  150 more words

Interior Design

The AIA 2030 Commitment: A Conspiracy Theory

Want proof that college is worth it?

This was the title of a recent article in the Washington Post. The story included a chart of 100 different college majors ranked by median lifetime earnings in millions of dollars. 657 more words

AIA 2030 Commitment