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Weekly Poll (9)

"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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