RESEARCH

Hoch Associates is a leading architecture, engineering, urban and interior design firm that is tasked with solving complex issues in our built environment. This requires that solutions be rooted in research of a problem itself and for a solution. Listed here are several outlets that we use in our firm daily.


BOOKS

  • Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas
  • Urban Street Design Guide by NACTO
  • Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition by NACTO
  • Learning From Las Vegas by Robert Venturi
  • Visualizing Density by Julie Campoli and Alex S. MacLean
  • Citizens of No Place by Jimenez Lai
  • Cities for People by Jan Gehl
  • City Rules: How Regulations Affect Urban Form by Emily Talen PhD
  • The Life And Death of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
  • Happy City by Charles Montgomery
  • Where We Want To Live by Ryan Gravel
  • For The Love Of Cities by Peter Kageyama
  • Walkable City by Jeff Speck
  • Alexander Girard A Designer's Universe by Susan Brown, Jochen Eisenbrand and Barbara Hauss

WEBSITES

  • ArchDaily The Big Kahuna of design magazines
  • Dezeen Just about everything you love about design
  • Design Milk In this case, don't drink the Koolaid - drink the milk

  • Design Observer Resource and news articles for architects

  • CityLab Urban news for planning and design professionals

  • City Journal Urban magazine, published by the Manhattan Institute covering urban policy

  • Next City Technology, Culture, Economics, Infrastructure and even Politics of cities

  • Congress For The New Urbanism New, Powerful Ideas for cities by cities

  • New Geography A conversation about where we live and how to make it better

  • StrongTowns Supporting development that allows cities, towns and neighborhoods to become reslient

  • Sustainable Cities Collective A collection of the worlds best thinkers on the urban future

  • Project for Public Spaces Hub of the global, placemaking movement, connection people to ideas

  • Planetizen Resources about planning and urban design, making cities better

  • CityMetric Making complicated and technical ideas from the world of cities accessible

  • Marth Art director from Paris who's not half bad at graphic design

  • PRINT.PM Daily inspiration for print lovers

PUBLICATIONS

  • DWELL Magazine Dedicated to modern design and architecture
  • Log "A carefully crafted compendium of essays, interviews, and brief "observations"
  • Architectural Digest International publication on design and architecture - a classic
  • Monocle The European approach to just about anything - highly recommended
  • Architectural Record A collection of ideas in high design
  • Metropolis Magazine A design magazine exploring modern architecture
  • Harvard Design Magazine Smart, Well-Researched collection of architectural design ideas
  • Governing Information for the future of states and municipalities
  • Kinfolk Just look at it - you'll fall in love
  • Ernest A beautifully crafted jounral and blog for the curious and adventurous - highly recommended
  • C E R E A L Another great publication full of graphics, photography and great reads
  • Wired Packed full of science, business, travel, photography, gear, and transportation
  • Metropolis Another goodie - covers architecture, culture & design

DESIGN INSPIRATION

  • Dirk Bakker Amsterdam based photographer who's interested in travel, art, design and architecture
  • SPORTS Architecture and design collaborative based in Syracuse, NY
  • Pawel Nolbert If you're easily mesmerized by unique, colorful branding, check this guy out - he's pretty fun to follow on Instagram too
  • Good Type All things type by the world's best lettering artists
  • Fantastic Offense "A design and research practice proposing that architecture can be a proactive offense for the city