While advising a client of ours in the architecture business, we happened upon a pretty cool site called www.architizer.com and strongly encouraged their participation in it.
Architizer allows individuals and architectural firms to register and upload photos, geographical location and information about projects they’ve designed. Projects can be sorted by building type and found by keyword. When a visitor has found a project of interest, they can read about it, find out more about the team responsible and comment on the designs. These designs can be shared via twitter, tumblr and facebook, and visitors can follow a project and be alerted to new comments via email.
We took interest in this website, while it is very industry specific suiting those seeking architectural design services or working in the architecture field – it seems to have gained a fair bit of traction with hundreds of thousands of facebook followers. In the news area, we like that news items are pitched in a way to encourage discussion and debate in the comments section. What’s more it looks fantastic. Architizer is a great example of a industry specific, multi author blog.