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2016 I Look Up Film Challenge Winner: Arch 335 – Rebuilding Medcamps

We’re excited to share the stories behind the winning film in our 2016 I Look Up Film Challenge! Learn more about the Grand Prize Winner,  Arch 335: Rebuilding Medcamps. Grand Prize Winner: Arch 335: Rebuilding Medcamps Team: Brad Deal, Architect & Filmmaker; Robert Brooks, Architect Location: Choudrant, Louisiana   AIA: What compelled you to tell 

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I Look Up Film Challenge 2016 Winners

Congratulations to our 2016 I Look Up Film Challenge Winners! With only one month to find stories, build a team, and execute, 47 teams completed beautiful and compelling short films about architecture for the 2nd annual I Look Up Film Challenge. They have all inspired us with what can happen when two storytellers – architects 

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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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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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I Look Up Film Challenge: Meet the judges

The second annual I Look Up Film Challenge is well under way. Talented filmmakers and architects are connecting to find and share stories of the surprising and inspiring ways architecture can change lives. Entries explore the theme of Architecture As A Solution. Architects do more than create spaces where we live, work, and play; they 

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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: Asking questions and taking risks

This is our third blog in our I Look Up Film Challenge “Meet The Contestants” blog series. We’ve asked filmmakers across the country to tell stories about the power of innovative design. Participant: Angeline Gragásin Location: Brooklyn, New York   AIA: What inspired you to “Look Up” and compete this year? Angeline: I tell stories about 

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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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