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The recently completed U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis features transparent glass on its facade that could injure or kill birds in collisions, according to critics. The National Football League’s Vikings and stadium officials have decided to fund a $300,000 scientific bird study to determine the extent of the problem, if any, before installing any sort of bird deterrent. Good or bad decision?


San Francisco's Millennium Tower has been found to have sunk 16 inches since it opened eight years ago—more than the 6 inches it was predicted to settle in its lifetime. What should be done now?


Architect Rem Koolhaas recently told attendees at the American Institute of Architects’ 2016 conference that the architectural community needs an overhaul in terms of communication. “Architecture has a serious problem today in that people who are not alike don’t communicate,” he said, noting that differing opinions help deliver stronger design. Do you agree or disagree?


A Virginia architect was recently sentenced to 33 months in prison for bribing officials to obtain inside information about contracts at a Veterans Affairs’ hospital. Does the punishment fit the crime?


China has recently outlawed “odd-shaped” buildings as part of an effort to regulate city growth. Do you think this will work?


The U.S. Green Building Council recently held its annual conference, Greenbuild. Do you think sustainability and green design is politically or financially motivated, or does it make good business sense?


Municipalities and home owners associations have often ordered that homes in various communities need to be repainted because they didn’t conform to community rules or guidelines. What do you think of conformity rules when it comes to paint color selection?


Do you agree with the Japanese government’s decision to scrap Zaha Hadid’s design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after construction cost estimates nearly doubled for the venue?


The owner of a nationally protected mansion in the UK is facing a prison term for modernizing the home in violation of the law. Does the punishment fit the crime?


Critics say that today’s “starchitects” are pushing design extremes that are structurally risky. What do you think?


"98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure s**t," renowned architect Frank Gehry recently declared with a middle-finger salute. What's your take?


Neighbors in a historic district are protesting a nearly completed modernist home that the historic commission approved, then a city board rejected. A judge may order the home torn down. What do you think?


What industry economic indicators do you follow most closely?


One World Trade Center’s spire has earned it the honor of tallest U.S. building. What should “tallest building” mean?


A French court has awarded damages to an architect whose museum design was altered by an addition decades later. What do you think of this?


What should be uppermost in the mind of an architect when designing a building?


Le Corbusier, one of the master architects of the Bauhaus movement, which is considered minimalistic in use of color, said that “color is the immediate spontaneous expression of life.” Which of the following expressions about the architectural use of color most closely reflects your view?


 
 
   

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