ArchDaily’s list of the 9 worst architectural lawsuits and disputes

Thomas Musca, writing for ArchDaily, compiled a list of nine examples of the worst architectural claims, disputes and lawsuits: What did Pritzker Prize winner Frank Gehry get when he designed the Stata Center, an exuberantly whimsical academic complex for MIT? A very large check, plus a major lawsuit, alleging negligence and breach of contract due … Continue reading ArchDaily’s list of the 9 worst architectural lawsuits and disputes

3D Models of world’s greatest architecture available for free download

Free download usually means some sort of malware or identity theft scam, but in this case, it is actually something really wonderful. Getting started in 3D modeling, learning how to manipulate viewing angles, scale, etc., has intimidated many veterans of the design and construction industry. My friends and colleagues who are truly experts in this … Continue reading 3D Models of world’s greatest architecture available for free download

Did a starchitect just “phone in” their design for a commission in LA?

Architecture, as a profession, bears quite a few similarities to the consulting profession. Chief among those commonalities is the "feast or famine" cycle — there always seems to be either too much work to handle, or nothing but the sound of crickets. The same paradigm applies to that exalted class of designers known as "starchitects." … Continue reading Did a starchitect just “phone in” their design for a commission in LA?

Round-up Of Links From The Past Week (4 February 2011)

There was a lot of good articles around the construction law, construction consulting and building science blogosphere recently. Due to some inspections I had to attend in Imperial Valley, I wasn't able to post all the articles. Without further ado, here are some of the links that didn't make it to publication: Why should a … Continue reading Round-up Of Links From The Past Week (4 February 2011)