Ayda Ayoubi is a former assistant editor of products and technology for ARCHITECT. She holds master degrees in urban ecological planning from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and in world heritage studies from Brandenburg University of Technology. In the past, she interned with UN-Habitat's New York liaison office and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Rome.
The Architecture Billings Index increased for the eighth straight month, a sign that construction activity will continue even in the face of labor shortages and the rising cost of building materials. Architects for the institutional building sector say this has been the strongest for billing growth in several years.
The council will explore climate-related issues through investigative trips to destinations in North America that are experiencing or expecting major environmental changes.