The Barnes Foundation

by Dora Dmitriev

This month I took a quick weekend trip to Philadelphia. Having been to most of the museums in Philly before, I finally got a chance to visit the Barnes Foundation - that came highly recommended.Reflecting pool at The Barnes Foundation entranceThe Art Museum relocated from Merion, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia in 2012 and... Read More

10/18/18

Savannah, Georgia

by Andrew Dolan

I recently traveled down to Savannah, Georgia to help a friend relocate and, to be honest, I didn’t expect to love Savannah as much as I did. It’s a quaint, quintessentially southern town that hosts a vast range of architectural styles and a rich history. Of this vast range of architectural styles, you can find home... Read More

10/11/18

Museum of Civilization, Quebec City

by Zephyr Fang

Last month I spent a weekend in Old Quebec City. The town was built by French settlers in the 17th century.  They started from a strip of land under the cliff along the St. Lawrence River, then moved to the top of the hill. Today, this hill separates the towns into a lower town and upper town. Map of CanadaI found ... Read More

10/04/18

Raymond Hood

by Robert Rohena

Walking by the lobby entrance to IKB’s office, you would be hard pressed to find a single soul looking up from their cell phone to take a second look at the building. The McGraw- Hill building is located right next to Port Authority and is covered in scaffolding that often serves as a hovel for the less fortunate duri... Read More

09/27/18

Down the Rabbit Hole

by Molly Denver

Social Media has some amazing vehicles that allow us to communicate and learn, from connecting to someone you went to high school with on Facebook to sharing photos on Instagram with your boss (Shout-out to Tom Kligerman who keeps Instagram hopping with amazing photos!)Enter, Pinterest.  I don’t recall how I bec... Read More

09/20/18

Unusual Encounters

by Ilana Simhon

The most memorable part of a trip isn’t always the architectural monuments themselves, but sometimes the inconsequential moments while in transit, or the seemingly mundane details that a local might never rethink.In Laos, it was the rest stop somewhere between Luang Brabang and Vang Vieng with toilets, but mostly squ... Read More

09/13/18

Using the Right Tool for the Job

by Eric Manahan

“If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” - Abraham MaslowWorking at IKB I have been fortunate enough to have been given a wonderful arsenal of tools at my disposal.  AutoCAD for fine details, Revit for comprehensive projects, Rhino for organic forms, and Photoshop for last minute image ... Read More

09/06/18

Invisible Cities

by Kaycee Park

A friend who understood my fondness for beautiful and strange descriptions once recommended this book to me. It is popular with many artists and designers, and I highly recommend it to anyone who has not read it. Invisible Cities, by Italian writer Italo Calvino, was written in 1972, but it reads in a timeless manner. ... Read More

08/30/18

Berkshire County, Massachusetts

by Sara Frantz

Rolling Berkshire hills as seen from Lee, Massachusetts (my hometown) Primarily known for its rolling hills, the Berkshires are also known for the arts: Tanglewood, James Taylor, Clark Art Institute, Norman Rockwell and Jacob’s Pillow to name a few. One of my absolute favorite art gems is Mass MOCA (Massachuse... Read More

08/23/18

Dia : Beacon

by Kabir Karnani

This past Spring I visited the Dia:Beacon located in Beacon, NY. A hidden treasure box of modern art, it draws admirers of art and architecture to its remote location. If you haven’t already been I highly recommend catching the Metro North train one weekend and making the trip. The Dia:Beacon was originally a Nabisco... Read More

08/16/18

The Birth of Seismic Design : Ferrara Italy 1570

by Anthony Zampolin

Sunday November 16th 15709:30am – The first strong earthquake strikes outside of the city, 600 pieces of stone masonry are documented to have fallen from the perimeter battlements. The day is hampered with light tremors and small aftershocks8:00pm – The second strong quake hits the whole of Ferrara, most of the unsu... Read More

08/09/18

Spiritual Pilgrimage to India

by Kabir Karnani

This past December I visited India on a spiritual pilgrimage through some of the holiest sites in Hinduism and Sikhism, the two religions practiced in my family. Throughout my life as a teenager and into my twenties I always felt a deeper connection to India and developed curiosities into my family’s history. During ... Read More

08/02/18