Monday, May 4, 2009

Architects Grapple with Economy, Environment

from San Francisco Chronicle, Sun., May 3 --

Like its predecessors, the 141st convention of the American Institute of Architects included vendors hawking everything from glass block to 3-D printers, and sessions on such topics as "Advanced Curves and Surfaces."

But the three-day gathering that ended Saturday at Moscone Center in San Francisco also bore the mark of 2009: a procession of sessions on how to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings, and nervous curiosity about the long-term impact of a recession that has hit architects particularly hard. Click here to read more. (Image: AIA 2009 photo gallery/Architectural Record.)

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