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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 recent poll of women architects in the UK found increased reports of sex discrimination just since last year. What do you see?


A Dutch architect is suing a former museum client, saying its expansion plans "mutilate" his design. Should architects retain legal rights over their design after the project is completed?


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


Should the American Institute of Architects amend its Ethics Code to "prohibit the design of spaces for torture or killing?"


Renowned architect Zaha Hadid has said that architects “have nothing to do with the workers.” Should architects concern themselves with worker conditions on their projects?


Fewer young U.S. architects are seeking licensing. How important do you think it is for architects to become licensed?


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?


Who, in your experience, tends most often to be the weakest link in the project team?


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?


Architects in the UK, where the average one-bedroom home is 495 square feet, are fighting for larger mandated minimum home sizes. Do you agree with this effort?


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?


Where should architects and specifiers acquire their knowledge about product selection and technology?


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


 
 
   

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