FOR OVER 50 YEARS the Society for Design Administration (SDA) has been providing accredited education, best management practices, and training on professional standards to help design firm personnel grow professionally. Our membership stretches across the United States and Canada and is composed of personnel in the architecture, engineering, construction, landscape, and interior design professions.


Buildings That Blend Nature & City

JEANNE GANG / TEDWomen | OCTOBER 2016

JEANNE GANG / TEDWomen | OCTOBER 2016

A skyscraper that channels the breeze a building that creates community around a hearth Jeanne Gang uses architecture to build relationships. In this engaging tour of her work, Gang invites us into buildings large and small, from a surprising local community center to a landmark Chicago skyscraper. "Through architecture, we can do much more than create buildings," she says. "We can help steady this planet we all share." 

 

Construction News

Canstruction Houston’s mission is produce a unique competition and food drive where Houston area architects, engineers and construction firms, and students build creative and ingenious canstructures with canned food and other non-perishable food items. All items are then donated to the Houston Food Bank to benefit the less fortunate throughout the greater Houston area..

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Why Great Architect Should Tell a Story

Ole Scheeren /  TEDGlobal>London  | September 2015

Ole Scheeren / TEDGlobal>London | September 2015

For architect Ole Scheeren, the people who live and work inside a building are as much a part of that building as concrete, steel and glass. He asks: Can architecture be about collaboration and storytelling instead of the isolation and hierarchy of a typical skyscraper? Visit five of Scheeren's buildings -- from a twisted tower in China to a floating cinema in the ocean in Thailand -- and learn the stories behind them.

 

The Hidden Network That Makes Internet Possible

sajan saini /  TED-Ed  | April 2019

sajan saini / TED-Ed | April 2019

In 2012, a team of researchers set a world record, transmitting 1 petabit of data— that's 10,000 hours of high-def video— over a fifty-kilometer cable, in a second. This wasn't just any cable. It was a souped-up version of fiber optics, the hidden network that links our planet and makes the internet possible. What is fiber optics and how does it work? Sajan Saini explores the vital technology.


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