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Architecture’s Auteur

Kyle Bergman, AIA, who studied both architecture and film in college, has found a way to combine the two in the real world. As the founder and director of the Architecture & Design Film Festival, sponsored by the AIA, he has found a highly public way to bring architecture’s best stories to professionals and design 

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Behind the scenes during the filming of An Architect's Story: Chris Downey.

I Look Up Film Challenge: Cast Your Vote

The production period for the second annual I Look Up Film Challenge has ended. With it, congratulations are in order to everyone who participated and to those who were featured. Architects and filmmakers across the country teamed up to tell stories of progress, and nearly 50 unique and inspirational films came across the finish line. 

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Help raise funds for the Louisiana Flood Victims

The I Look Up community expresses its deepest concern for all of those affected by the flooding that devastated Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the surrounding area on August 12-14. With more than 60,000 homes damaged and waterlines as high as 10 feet, this is a tragedy that requires our support as architects. In the public 

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How one film festival inspires people to create good design

What began as a small event in Vermont’s Mad River Valley has since grown into an annual event for the architecture and design community in New York and other cities around the world, attracting thousands of recurring fans and industry leaders such as Bjarke Ingels, Jeanne Gang and Charles Renfro. Founded by Kyle Bergman, AIA, 

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I Look Up Film Challenge: Designing a startup-friendly city

The is the second post in our I Look Up Film Challenge “Meet The Contestants” series. We’ve asked filmmakers across the country to tell stories about the power of innovative design.  Participant: MF Architecture Location: Austin, Texas AIA: What inspired you to “Look Up” and compete this year? MF Architecture: There is no doubt that Austin, 

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I Look Up Film Challenge: Making water out of air

The second annual I Look Up Film Challenge is well underway. Teams across the country are hard at work using the power of film to shine a light on stories of innovative design. As the challenge rolls on, let’s take a break from the action to meet some of our participants in this blog series.  Participants: David 

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The architecture that keeps us safe

 By Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson Today, society continues to debate the role that architecture should play when it comes to security. There’s an abundance of abysmal examples: buildings buttressed by jersey walls, metal spikes, barbed wire, bars, and berms or surrounded by a phalanx of security; defensive architecture designed to function like a fortress or retrofitted 

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Architects designing solutions that transform communities, large and small

Communities across the country are constantly changing. Often, that change brings tremendous challenges. The trials our communities face today are stark. Right now, every county in America is experiencing an affordable housing crisis, rising inequality that creates neighborhoods with chronic and acute poverty, and a climate crisis that threatens vulnerable populations across the country. Declining 

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