Monthly Archives: February 2011

Should our kids go to college?

In the Nov/Dec issue of Immerse Journal, renowned architect David Greusel wrote an article challenging status quo thinking on the idea that college is the only trajectory for today’s young people. He helps youth workers think through how to reset this default assumption. Continue reading

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“It’s okay for a great building not to work.” –Really??

Architect Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the Yale School of Architecture, told his fellow panelists that he believed a great building should be a good citizen and “. . . to work with the city and not against it.” Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects immediately shot back: “I disagree. Like other kinds of art, great buildings contradict everything else. They make us think. They start conversations, so people talk about what it means to fit in, what it means to have courage. It’s okay for some buildings not to work.” Continue reading

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The Profit Motive

The recent meltdown of the financial markets seems to have more to do with avarice than it does with any ordinary economic cycle. But while it’s easy to paint greedy hedge fund managers in sinister colors, there is much about business profits to be thankful for.
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