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The Bieb Wants to Be an Architect

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First the "Architect Barbie," now this: pop idol Justin Bieber wants to be the next Gehry, according to The Guardian. The Bieber mention is part of an article on a think tank announcement that claims mid-size architectural firms are in decline. But stars like Brad Pitt and Bieber lusting after architecture is actually good for the future of the field, according to The Guardian. "Architect Barbie and the daydream ambitions of Brad Pitt and Justin Bieber are not so easily dismissed. What they represent is the enduring dream of the architect as a kind of glamorous, intellectual, artistic star... the image of the architect as hero and artist is clearly both enduring and marketable." [The Guardian]