Q&A with Clark Nexsen Computational Designer Ryan Johnson

by Eliza Vaughn

Ryan Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, has been a champion of technology in architecture since teaching himself how to create a script in 2013. Today, as a dedicated computational designer, he believes great design ideas come first and the application of…

Achieving Resiliency Through Integrated Design

by Chris Stone

The latest report on climate change from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that our planet is warming faster than anticipated and is now on track to hit 1.5°C above preindustrial levels by early to mid-2030.…

People of CN: Alisa Chirachaturaphak

by Allison Weeks

“I try to live my life as intentionally as possible, aligning my actions to my values as much and as often as I can. I’ve always tried to be cognizant of where my money goes to, namely weaning off fast…

Combating Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Building Design

by Chris Stone

In 2018, and every year since then, University of Reading climate scientist Ed Hawkins has published graphics constituting a chronologically ordered series of colored vertical stripes from 1850 to today, that he called “warming stripes.” The urban built environment causes…

People of CN: Gaby Orizondo

by Allison Weeks

“Growing up in the Dominican Republic, I would always bake with my grandmother,” Gaby Orizondo recalls. “Back then, it was never anything too intense, just mostly brownies and cookies, but I’ve always really liked baking. In my country, there is…

People of CN: Angie Brose

by Cat Brutvan

“In Germany, students are required to spend at least three months in a building trade — I decided to do an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker. Before I ever started studying architecture, I became a master cabinetmaker, so, it’s safe to…