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Kicking Off Architecture Week

Join us this week as we celebrate National Architecture Week! National Architecture Week is a public awareness campaign dedicated to elevating the public’s appreciation of design and to bring attention to the role architects play as a force for positive change in our communities. This year’s National Architecture Week will bring special focus on architects’ profound ability to impact communities through design and collaboration. Learn more here.

At LaBella, we're shining a spotlight on our Architectural division, which is now home to 75 architects, designers and administrative professionals. All week we'll share thoughts collected from our team about how they entered the profession, what they wish they'd known as students, what inspires them, and their vision for the future of the profession. To kick off the week, we asked our team "When did you first decide to be an architect?"

We've also initiated a week-long design competition across all of our offices. Working individually or in teams, our staff has been tasked with designing an innovative prototype cabin for a local YMCA camp.

The parameters:

  • The cabin should be architecturally innovative, and appealing to both children and adults

  • Each cabin should sleep 14 campers and 3 counselors

  • Utilize a universal design approach to accessibility

  • The cabins will be used for 3 seasons each year

  • They must be energy independent ("off-the-grid")

  • There must be a private, safe area for changing

  • The cabins should consider lake views from the site given

  • Plan a "village" of six of the prototype cabin, somewhere within the camp

  • Each cabin is limited to no more than 1,000 sf.

Keep checking back all week to see our posts about the practice of architecture, and join us Friday to see our design competition winners and runners up! Follow Architecture Week on social media using #ARCHWeek16 and #ilookup.

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