Educating the profession has always been at the heart of Architectural Record's mission. The publication was founded in 1891 with, in its own words, "...a purpose over and above a purely commercial one." Its goal was to provide a forum to:
- observe and report on trends and events in the design and construction of buildings;
- reflect and critique these trends and, in the process;
- inform and educate architects as a means to advance the profession and practice of architecture.
The following are some key milestones in Record's 125-year history of providing information and education to architects and other design professionals across the US and, increasingly, the world.