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When the first issue of Azure made its debut in 1985, the Internet was in its infancy, Justin Trudeau was barely a teenager and the one or two architects that the average person could name — Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe — had been dead for decades. It wasn’t until a dozen years later, with the opening of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, that the notion of starchitecture took root, paving the way for the kind of mainstream appreciation and dissection of design we see and engage in today.

As an early platform for such dialogue, Azure has always recognized how interrelated design disciplines are, that the experiences and lessons of one can be relevant to others. It’s a big-picture approach that has served us and our...

From the Editor: Celebrating People

Azure Editor Danny Sinopoli looks back on 35 years of design – and the people behind it all.

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