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Phoenix Rising

By |December 29th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Change the World, Novenas|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In week nine of our novena, we explore Phoenix, AZ, which is in the process of transforming itself from suburbia on steroids to a more urban model, without losing its historyor quirky character in the [...]

Like They Used To: Craftsmanship, Sustainability and Design

By |December 18th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Change the World, Novenas|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In week eight of the Change the World novena, the spotlight shines on the art of making, asking what appreciation of craft and quality can do for creating unique memorable, and lasting neighborhoods. When you [...]

North American Sampler

By |November 30th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Change the World, Novenas|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For week seven of our Change the World novena, we hear from a planner who reflects on the impact of transportation on the development and well-being of several cities. As architects, we like to imagine [...]

Of the People: A Culture Speaks

By |November 15th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Change the World, Novenas|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lest you think you can only change the world as an architect by designing or building something, in week six of the Change the World Novena, I bring you the story of architect as ethnographer.  [...]

Neighborhood Building in the Northeast

By |November 8th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Change the World|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Being an architect can be a vocation, not just a career.  Week five of the Change the World Novena looks at an architect whose career spans many cities, yet has learned how to make an [...]

The Big Write-Off

By |November 2nd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Change the World, Novenas|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cities are cauldrons of innovation and creativity, but misperceptions and bad press often relegate the most exciting movements to the shadows.  In week four of the Change the World Novena, we look at the role [...]

Making People Better

By |October 29th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Change the World, Novenas, Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Being engaged as a creative person involves being willing to look outside of your own experience and give back in a way that utilizes your talents and passions.  On week three of the Change the [...]

Mission Driven

By |October 23rd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Change the World, Novenas|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Week two of the Change the World novena takes us to the Democratic Republic of Congo to explore the concept as space as a basic human resource and the leadership role architects can play in [...]

Change the World (an experiment)

By |September 16th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Change the World, Novenas|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to week one of the second annual novena at the Patron Saint of Architecture. Novenas are an annual chance to look in-depth at issues that affect how we operate in the world as an [...]