It’s been a fluctuation between hope and despondency. Hmm…
Other half of studiogeneric question
I assume, because like in Canada and the US, there is an organization (IHSA or OSHA) that regulates the environment and education workers are subject too. Not to say that there aren’t workers that don’t always follow those guidelines, but ultimately this falls into the responsibility of the GC. I’d go as far as to say this comes down to a problem or organization and the way contracting process in these locations is handled. This is an issue far greater than the responsibility of the architect.
Is this going to result in a fist fight? I agree with you on one hand, it is a bigger issue than one project and one architect. Safety (as you know) on a job site is the responsibility of the GC as you mention (I think also client/owner but could depend on the contract), legally at least, maybe not morally, but that’s just as much a grey area as working for a political ideology or regime you do not agree with.
I do take issue saying that she has no power to affect this. She does. Any designer does, if they think of these practice and practical issues as a design process. (I can feel you rolling your eyes). I know that’s a stretch, in the Zaha Hadid and her doppelgangers world of architecture. But I said before as soon as those practice focused ideas can couple with economic directions for projects, then it may pick up steam.
Absolutely, right now it is an issue far greater than the responsibility of the architect, but architects can think about this stuff and hopefully later down the road, architects can engage more responsibility and have a larger say in how projects get realized.
Also nice find on the RAIC article
“Using the combined power of our core areas of expertise—genomics, informatics, and stem cell therapies, we are tackling one of the greatest medical/scientific and societal challenges—aging and aging related diseases,” said Dr. Venter. “HLI is going to change the way medicine is practiced by helping to shift to a more preventive, genomic-based medicine model which we believe will lower healthcare costs. Our goal is not necessarily lengthening life, but extending a healthier, high performing, more productive life span.
HLI will sequence a variety of humans—children, adults and super centenarians and those with disease and those that are healthy
*finishes singing Let It Go at the Oscars*
*murders the entire audience with her eyes*
Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong’o, backstage at 86th Academy Awards, March 2, 2014.
(click the image for extremely high-res photo.)
Leonardo DiCaprio 2013 - 1989
Jennifer Lawrence 2014 - 2007
Jared Leto 2014 - 1994
Tom Hanks 2014 - 1980
Sandra Bullock 2014 - 1993
Meryl Streep 1980 - 2013
Matthew McConaughey 2014 - 1996
Julia Roberts 2013 - 1989
Christian Bale 2013 - 1987
Amy Adams 2014 - 1999