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What it means to be a designer in a time of austerity

Design firms in New York are seeing their sales plummet and their stock prices plummet.Now the people behind them are facing an uphill battle to save their jobs and make ends meet.It’s a battle that many of the designers have not seen in years, says Nada Alali, a design firm in Brooklyn, New York.“People were

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ABAB: ABA-accredited architects who won’t go away

Designers who have received ABA accreditation through a program known as the Accredited Architect Program, or ABA, have been able to continue to work in the profession for decades.ABA’s Board of Directors has repeatedly called on the industry to expand the program to include more accredited designers.In recent months, the ABA has also been working

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How to design a house that doesn’t look like a house

New York-based design firms jackson, varda, and tucker are the latest designers to come under fire for their work on the design of homes in Florida.In their case, the controversy revolves around the fact that, in an effort to “promote the state’s economic development,” they are designing homes that look a lot like real estate