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Three communities transformed by architects and civic leaders

By bringing together architects, civic leaders, planners, and community members, the American Institute of Architects’ Center for Communities by Design has served more than 200 communities in need over the last... READ MORE <<

How modern hospitals recognize the impact of design on health

Medical practice has come a long way since the days of applying more leeches as a cure-all; modern advances in hospital design anticipate and accommodate changes in technology and practice... READ MORE <<

Why work with architects and designers?

Collaboration is the key to creating happier, healthier, more livable cities. By Kathleen M. O'Donnell 21st century environmental and political challenges require a new way to approach community development. Six... READ MORE <<

Design thinking can solve your city’s biggest problems

By Kathleen M. O’Donnell In the 21st century, communities face greater challenges than ever before. Population growth, public health, climate change, and equity and inclusion are just a few of... READ MORE <<

Back on the Podium: Meet Our 2017 Film Challenge Second Runner Up

We’re excited to share that first-time entrant, Julian Pham, director of A Little Alcove: San Francisco Navigation Center, was chosen as the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge Second Runner... READ MORE <<

Behind-the-Scenes with the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge Runner Up

Brad Deal, director of Pisces, was chosen as the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge Runner Up. Deal's film Arch 335: Rebuilding Medcamps earned his team the 2016 Grand Prize... READ MORE <<

Congratulations to our 2017 Grand Prize Winner!

Grand Prize Winner, Myles Kramer, director of Community by Design: Skid Row Housing Trust, was chosen by an esteemed panel of judges as the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge... READ MORE <<

Meet the Contestants, Part 2: I Look Up Film Challenge Behind-the-Scenes

The 3rd annual I Look Up Film Challenge has closed and everyone has submitted their films. Judging is well underway. Teams across the country created high-impact films about architecture making... READ MORE <<

Meet the Contestants, Part 1: I look Up Film Challenge Behind-the-Scenes

The third annual I Look Up Film Challenge is well underway, with final film submissions due this Sunday. Teams across the country have been hard at work using the power... READ MORE <<

A blueprint for better: Turning liquor stores into community health centers

When it comes to making a positive impact in the community, the architectural design process is key. During each phase, there is an opportunity not just to create something new... READ MORE <<