Arch2O has been launched in the mid of 2012 by a group of Virginia Tech graduates who has long been striving to create an international platform for creative youth associated with architecture; students, academics, professionals or even just enthusiasts to critically develop architecture and question everything around it for the field to continually progress. The objective was to unveil and identify the most uncommon and undiscovered – yet most certainly impressive – approaches in the ever growing, ever demanding world of architecture, design, art, and all that relates.
This diverse team of creative artists, designers, and architects have worked around the clock, day to day for almost four consecutive years to bring you a selection of over 5000 articles in a wide scope of art & design related happenings. Our selection of architectural projects insists on intelligently implemented solutions while presenting new possibilities for content and everyday use. It is a proponent of futurism through a persistent investigation of the symbiotic potentials amid nature and technology.
Arch2O established two programs to help engage students from all around the world; Arch2O Internships Program and Arch2O Students’ Week.
Our Students Week Program was started to give those talented students who think outside of the box a chance to feature their creative work online through one of the most comprehensive platforms out there. Over 8 Student-Weeks we received more than 3000 students projects from more than 32 countries worldwide. Our goal was quite basic; the need to push our students forward and give them the space to think creatively out of the box!
Through our Internship Program, we invited more than 40 editors to collaborate on our platform, posting more than 400 articles to our magazine. Our internship started in 2013 with 4 interns and continued to grow as more people joined. Now we have an average of 15 interns on board in each cycle. Those successful candidates are selected out of an average of 500 applications submitted each round. Each one of these interns is working within a collaborative research group, under the close supervision of some of our best editors. The objective of this internship program is not just to invite people to review projects but to have interns emerge as capable, empowered and committed individuals and team players in today’s competitive world as well as have them develop their skills for intercultural communication and build new relationships on a foundation of appreciation, respect, and understanding in addition to the exclusive editing experience they gain.
Arch2O in Numbers:
Social Media: +1.8 Million Followers
Monthly Traffic: +2 Million page views
Articles: +6000 Article
Students Week: 4150 Projects received
Internships: +40 interns from around the world
Newsletters: +80.000 subscribers
Updated: Jan 2017
Arch2O is a result of collective efforts, to which many students and academics from all over the globe contribute. We believe that knowledge should not be limited to certain boundaries. Thus we are a remote collective of individuals, horizontally structured and virtually linked from all 5 continents. Our team includes a wide-range of characters within the architecture practice and/or academia, along with those using their training outside the traditional discourse.
We are always looking forward to new-comers that can elevate the team and magnify the movement. As this international aggregation expands, we will continue to press on new problems, projects, and opportunities to further this notion of “New Architecture”.
Ibrahim Abdelhady: Founder, Editor-in-Cheif
Yousra Mohamed Ahmed: Editor
Mandy ElSheikh: Assistant Editor
Samah Ali: Marketing Director
Raya Al.Jadir Business Co-ordinator
Yuriy Kobrynyuk: Website Technical Support (I.T.)
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