Crowdsolving Architecture

Crowdsolving is not a new concept. In 1714 this approach was successfully used to find a way (out of more than 100 submissions) to determine longitude at sea. Today, the European Union defines it as something that ‘enables individuals and organisations to engage crowds to submit, discuss, refine and rank ideas and submission in relation…

Resilient Homes Challenge

Winners of ‘Resilient Homes Design Challenge’ announced World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, GFDRR, and UN-Habitat competition WASHINGTON, December 17, 2018 — The World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and UN-Habitat today announced the winners of the Resilient Homes Design Challenge. The Challengegenerated designs for disaster-resilient and sustainable…

Ivan Shumkov at the UN OCCAM Conference

  My name is Ivan Shumkov, I’m the CEO and founder of Build Academy in New York. I’m an architect, engineer, entrepreneur and professor at NYU. I started Building Academy 5 years ago, which is a platform for professional solutions in the building industry. What we do is education, on one side, building culture and…

New York City’s 5 Most Iconic Architectural Landmarks

Chrystler Building

New York City has assembled some of the most visionary and distinctive architecture over the course of its long and storied history. From classical majesty of the Beaux Arts style and the classic New York Art Deco to the refined appeal of today’s modernist style, we will show you the eclectic beauty of the Big Apple. Here are five of the most iconic architectural landmarks.

Architecture Tours Around Washington Square Park

The Washington Square Arch in New York.

Artists. Live jazz music. Street performers. Phd nerds. NYU students. Sunbathing tourists. A cemetery. Dog walking locals. A children’s playground. A battleground for chess aficionados. Open tango lessons. If it wasn’t for the skyscrapers surrounding Washington Square Park, one could have thought we were in Paris instead of New York.

What Determines the Success or Failure of Real Estate Investment?

Real Estate Investment.

These are some of the questions that will be answered in Build Academy’s new course “Real Estate Finance And Investment Drivers, Strategies And Valuation”. The course is the first one in a series of eight, developed together with Harvard Graduate School of Design.