ArchArchive: August Edition

Welcome to our new monthly column, ArchArchive, a roundup of our favorite stories from around the web!

Things Are Looking Up
The Architecture Billings Index reached its highest score in seven years.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Despite historically high numbers of women entering the field of architecture, top-tier positions are still dominated by men.

Time Capsule
A new exhibit at Washington University’s Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will feature early drawings from Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and others.

Seeing Clearly
The next wave of solar panels could be transparent, thanks to researchers at Michigan State University.

Leader of the Pack
New York architect Amale Andraos will become the first female dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning.

Shelf Life
Dive into these 33 book recommendations from architects and designers.

Getting It Done
Learn how a former procrastinator overhauled his study habits, passed the ARE, and got licensed.

What’s In a Name?
The American Institute of Architects unveils the preliminary findings from the Intern Titling Survey.

Student Essentials
Ten tools to help you survive the fall semester. We’d like to get our hands on that Ostrich Pillow.

Healing Design
Can redesigned hospital rooms accelerate the healing process?