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Carolyn Feinstein   |   August 26, 2020

The July ABI Scores In A Nutshell

Amidst a soft market and the end of the PPP, the July ABI report reflects a slowly stabilizing decline in billings with a cautious, but hopeful, industry outlook.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   August 26, 2020

July 2020 ABI Score

Amidst a soft market and the end of the PPP, the July ABI report reflects a slowly stabilizing decline in billings with a cautious, but hopeful, industry outlook.

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Black and white image of construction of the foundation of a commercial building surrounded by scaffolding, signifying the slowly rising ABI scores.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 31, 2020

June 2020 ABI Score

July 31, 2020

The AIA released the June 2020 ABI Score, reflecting a leveling off of business conditions after the slowdown in the economy as a response to the pandemic.

Marty McFly running up the driveway of the 3-story arts and crafts style Gamble House, used as the set for the home of Doc Brown in Back to the Future

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 03, 2020

Back To The Future - A Tour

July 03, 2020

On the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future, we take a closer look at the architecture of the homes Marty McFly ran to and from in such a hurry while Huey Lewis blasted in the background.

Architect in a gray shirt hand drawing building plans for a railing and staircase on a roll of paper with a ruler

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 24, 2020

ABI May 2020

June 24, 2020

The AIA has released the May 2020 ABI Score showing poor performance for the 3rd consecutive month. Though the unemployment rate fell overall, the architectural sector suffered more job losses.

The Griffith Observatory behind the Batman logo, signifying Griffith Park's acquisition of the land where the 1960's TV series was filmed

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 29, 2020

Griffith Park Buys The Batcave

May 29, 2020

Thanks to the Friends of Griffith Park, Los Angeles' largest municipal park, home to the famed Hollywood sign, has now expanded to over 4,300 acres to include Bronson Caves, better known as Batman's lair.

A 2-story wood frame house under construction halted by the COVID-19 global pandemic

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 28, 2020

ABI Hits Record Low In April

May 28, 2020

The AIA has released the April 2020 ABI score and it has reached another record low. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the industry hard, with furloughs and staffing decreases in the near term.

Neighbors gathering outside a BoKlok dark grey prefabricated apartment home with a view of the terraces and greenhouse

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 27, 2020

BoKlok - Home In A Box

May 27, 2020

BoKlok, the joint venture of IKEA and Skanska, is expanding into the UK market with their prefab homes featuring open floor plans, built with a focus on quality, sustainability and affordability.

The redesigned zero carbon emission Fire Hall 17 in Vancouver with a four story concrete exterior tower, 4 engine bays, and white metal roof

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 26, 2020

Vancouver's Green Fire Hall

May 26, 2020

The new Fire Hall 17 is a testament to Vancouver's dedication to addressing climate change and environmentally conscious building practices. This firehouse is the first to meet Zero Carbon Building design standards.

A 354-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower standing in the background of Shanghai's attempt to replicate the city of Paris, France

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 21, 2020

China Bans Copycat Buildings

May 21, 2020

China has decided they have had enough with copycat architecture. The Chinese government will no longer tolerate plagiarism, imitation, and copycatting in their public buildings.

Black and white image of construction of the foundation of a commercial building surrounded by scaffolding, signifying the slowly rising ABI scores.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 31, 2020

June 2020 ABI Score Released

July 31, 2020

The AIA released the June 2020 ABI Score, reflecting a leveling off of business conditions after the slowdown in the economy as a response to the pandemic.

Marty McFly running up the driveway of the 3-story arts and crafts style Gamble House, used as the set for the home of Doc Brown in Back to the Future

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 03, 2020

Marty McFly's Architectural Significance

July 03, 2020

On the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future, we take a closer look at the architecture of the homes Marty McFly ran to and from in such a hurry while Huey Lewis blasted in the background.

Architect in a gray shirt hand drawing building plans for a railing and staircase on a roll of paper with a ruler

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 24, 2020

ABI Score For May 2020 Is Still Bleak

June 24, 2020

The AIA has released the May 2020 ABI Score showing poor performance for the 3rd consecutive month. Though the unemployment rate fell overall, the architectural sector suffered more job losses.

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