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    An Efficient Workflow Set in Stone

    Growing up, I always knew I wanted a career that would get me outside and thinking creatively. So, when I found landscape architecture in high school, I knew I had found a way to piece my passions together to create a fulfilling career.   While attending Penn State, I developed a passion for the natural environment and began exploring how a landscape designer can pull the existing, natural surroundings into his or her designs. I learned ...[READ MORE]
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    The Next Generation: Amy Rosen, President of AIAS

    Editor’s Note: This is the introductory article in our new series, The Next Generation. In this interview series, we will speak with younger professionals in the industry, in order to provide insight into the future of the architecture and design world. It is our hope for these interviews to be an information hub for those who are interested in going into this field. We’re hoping to spark interest and motivation in the next generation. What ...[READ MORE]


What to Consider When Selecting and Installing Air and Water Barriers

Air and vapor barriers can be viewed as unsung heroes, defending a building enclosure and its occupants from poor thermal performance, unhealthy indoor air quality, moisture infiltration, and the problems that occur when moisture collects in the enclosure. A 2017 MASONRY blog post focused on the critical functions of air, water, and vapor barriers play in the building enclosure. How can contractors building MASONRY DESIGN enclosures select the proper air and water barriers to not only meet the architect’s specification but help the enclosure deliver optimal performance?

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