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Weekly Poll (16)


A survey recently published by the American Institute of Architects indicates that the architecture industry has almost fully recovered from the recession and is seeing healthy profits. Do you feel that trend reflected in your business?


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?


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?


Do you use boutique paints on projects?


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?


"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?


The California Supreme Court has ruled that principal architects are legally liable for the consequences of their designs, even if the architect did not have the final say on construction. Fair or unfair?


What aspect of building performance and aesthetics most interests you?


A California architect who improperly built a home with outdoor fireplaces installed inside has been sentenced to a year in prison for involuntary manslaughter after a house fire killed a firefighter. Does the penalty fit?


Some men’s prison cells and boys’ locker rooms have been painted pink in order to soothe or humiliate occupants. What do you think of this idea?


What type of information/articles in Durability + Design Magazine would be of most value to you?


In the UK, a tax-funded artistic group called the Blight Society is teaching graffiti classes. Critics call this a misuse of public funds that will encourage vandalism. What do you think?


What were the biggest news developments for the design, construction and contracting industries this past year?


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


 
 
   

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