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Lecture at SHoP Architects New York

On March 9th, Nikolas will be lecturing at SHoP Architects in New York as part of their Artist’s Series. Fast Company named this 180 person firm the “Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World” in 2014, and the Smithsonian/Cooper Hewitt … Continue reading

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We Refuse To Be A Statistic

Emily here with a wee trifle of life at 1649 Valencia St…. Metropolis Magazine recently posted an article about the meandering lunch table at Snøhetta’s office in New York. They said, “Fewer than 20 percent of American office workers take … Continue reading

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Weinstein and Warwick Take It On The Road

Every summer the Glass Art Society [GAS] holds their annual conference in a different US city. This year it was just a hop-skip-and a jump down the road from us in San Jose and the theme for the conference was “Glass, … Continue reading

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Play It Again, Steve

Puttering about this afternoon, we came across this jewel in the video archive. Though previously posted, it’s worth a second pass. An ode to former colleague Steve Cipoletto, it summoned wistful tears of laughter because he was hilarious company and because he’s long gone. … Continue reading

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What’s Afoot at NWS

Hi, this is Emily. Since we haven’t posted in a while and I actually have some pretty cool things to share, I’m commandeering the blog today. Who am I and what do I do here? I spend my days managing … Continue reading

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Join Bag

Over the past several years our digital documentary archive has ballooned. Moore’s Law posits that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles every two years. Butter’s Law of photonics says that the amount of data pumped through optical fiber … Continue reading

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It was hot, it had danger. It was perfect for a seven-year-old.

Nobody really knows where Mike came from. Some say Boston. Others persist in some story about a hamlet lost in the Vermont hills. This has become a mysterious element in the shop lore – or at least, my shop lore. … Continue reading

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Dave’s Previous Life

Our inveterate engineer and tinkerer, Dave Johnson, has had many lives. Once upon a time, he was a programmer at Apple and also worked in puppetry and robotics at ILM. There was also a period in there where he was … Continue reading

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Sick with Lego

Each season takes one down. Sam was the first to go about two falls ago and stayed home hacking and wheezing on some Friday or Monday. When you’re puttering away at the shop, it’s easy to imagine your fallen comrade … Continue reading

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The Arlenator

To those of you out there in architecture, this won’t seem too nifty. But to the uninitiated, this will definitely be impressive. We like lasers (lazaaaaaahs) here at the shop and are inclined to implement them as often and whenever … Continue reading

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