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Architects, are you ready to share your knowledge?

The architecture industry took a major hit during the recession of 2008, however, the industry has been slowly recovering over the past five years with growth expected to continue for the indefinite future. Industry growth has led to an increase in individuals obtaining architect licenses.  New architects will be hungry for trade secrets and senior…

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How do I Renew my Kansas Architect License?

Lawrence Public Library How do I renew my Kansas architect license? Kansas architects must complete 30 PDH (Professional Development Hours) every two years to meet their June 30th renewal deadline. Architects must submit their continuing education certificate, renewal form and $70 ($5 for licensees 70 years of age or older) to the state. This process can be completed online or by mail. Where…

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Iowa Architects

Iowa’s Market One building recently won the 2016 AIA Iowa Design Award.  Iowa architecture firm, Neumann Monson Architects, recently finished remodeling the 114-year-old building. Market One is the state’s first commercial building that produces more energy than it consumes. Since the remodel, Market One is operating as a multi-tenant office space complete with a 3,000-square…

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Law Change for Aspiring Michigan Architects

The state of Michigan recently made major changes to Article 20 of Michigan Occupational Code 1980 PA 299. Changes entitled 2016 PA 435 will affect continuing education, experience, and exam requirements for architects starting April 4th, 2017. Applicants are now required to complete all education, experience, and exam requirements prior to submitting a license application.…

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Successful Renovations & Additions

The home renovation market is growing nationwide. Not only are young, first-time homeowners likely to invest in renovations, but also, the sizable aging population is increasingly in need of home renovations to meet their changing needs. Gone are the days when finding the most practical solution to a homeowner’s problem was sufficient, instead, home owners…

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Innovative Architecture

Architects in Dubai are currently working to build the first rotating skyscraper.  Davis Fisher, an architect from Dynamic Architecture, is currently working on plans for an 80-story, 1,273-foot tower that can rotate 360 degrees in both directions. The building’s core connects each of the rotating floors while remaining stable.  Each floor will be prefabricated at…

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Georgia Architect License Renewal

What is required to renew my Georgia architects license? The state of Georgia requires architects to take 24 hours of continuing education within each renewal cycle, 16 of these hours must be HSW.  These requirements will also cover the AIA’s 18 hours with 12 hours of HSW.  Georgia licenses expire on June 30th, 2017. How…

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