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Preservation Alert: P.S. 199, by Edward Durell Stone (1963)

The public school on Manhattan's Upper West Side could be facing demolition if a developer takes up New York City's offer to sell the site.

by Fred A. Bernstein

March 22, 2013

P.S. 199 entrance
(Fred A. Bernstein)
Architects Opposing Prisons Gain Support

AIASF and international groups endorse human rights changes to AIA Code of Ethics.

by Raphael Sperry, AIA

March 7, 2013

A child's drawing of a holiday wish at the end of 2012 that the supermax prison in Tamms, IL, that housed his father be demolished when the prison was closed in early January 2013.
(Courtesy Tamms Year Ten committee)

Nuts + Bolts #2: You Can't SELL If You Can't TELL

You talk all the time but are you communicating clearly? Use your words effectively to build your influence.

by Tami D. Hausman, Ph.D.

February 26, 2013

(Johnathan Ward)
How an Architect Stole the Stockholm Furniture Show

Gert Wingårdh's architectural folly proves the extraordinary power of architecture, even when a building lasts just four days.

by Linda Hales

February 19, 2013

Gert Wingårdh’s “Hello!” pavilion was a paper Pantheon to communication.
(Linda Hales)

One-on-One: Revolution in Architecture: Interview with Gregg Pasquarelli, SHoP Architects

"We never limit ourselves to simply designing an image. Part of our initial concept is always about knowing how something is going to be built."

by Vladimir Belogolovsky

February 12, 2013

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, 2012
(Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Laurie Olin Remembers Ada Louise Huxtable, Champion of Urban Design

With eloquence, grace, and warmth, the master landscape architect shares his personal encounters with the most notable of critics.

by Laurie Olin, FASLA

February 5, 2013

(Sketch by Laurie Olin)

Nuts + Bolts: Mission Possible: Increase Your Value Without Lowering Your Fees

Fact or fiction: Lowering your fees makes you competitive? You decide.

by Steve Whitehorn

January 24, 2013

(Johnathan Ward)
ArchNewsThen: Life After Ada: Reassessing the Utility of Architectural Criticism (first published March 2, 2009)

Ada Louise Huxtable deserves mucho thanks and praise - but other questions moving us to a new flavor of criticism have to be asked. (ALH's response: "I couldn't agree more.")

by Norman Weinstein

January 11, 2013

(lesather / flickr)

Ten Years and Counting...

Reflections on the year, ArchNewsNow's first decade, and our 10th ANNiversary Fête.

by Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA

December 21, 2012

Caption to come.
Best Architecture Books of 2012

10 books reflect the changing climate - in every sense - of the profession.

by Norman Weinstein

December 14, 2012

Venice from the Water

Book Review: The Pesky Persistence of Psychological Encounters with Home Design

Edwin Heathcote elegantly meditates on the symbols and myths infusing domestic design in "The Meaning of Home."

by Norman Weinstein

November 16, 2012

Tadao Ando's Thoughtful Heart

Two recent books track a trajectory of a spiritual engagement with Modernism.

by Norman Weinstein

October 24, 2012

Prime Time for Landscape Architects: Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects Masters the New Collaborations

The expanding influence of landscape represents a fundamentally different way of thinking about urbanism.

by John Gendall

October 18, 2012

Hudson Square Streetscape – West Houston underpass
(Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects)
"Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design"

A new traveling exhibition celebrates the 90th anniversary of the birth of Harry Seidler, the leading Australian architect of the 20th century who followed his convictions and vision.

by Vladimir Belogolovsky

October 3, 2012

Rose Seidler House, Wahroonga, Sydney, Australia, 1948-50
(Max Dupain)

"Just Trying to Do This Jig-Saw Puzzle"

How architecture's and urban design's practice can change through studying of a little-appreciated Renaissance art, intarsia.

by Norman Weinstein

September 21, 2012

The Banal

Prix takes issue with the state of the Venice Architecture Biennale, saying "architects are playing on a sinking gondola while, outside in the real world, our leaky trade is sinking into powerlessness and irrelevance."


August 30, 2012

Piazza San Marco, Venezia
(Kristen Richards)

Q&A with Nicole Migeon - Architect of "Warm Minimalism"

Designing places of respite for creative clientele

by ArchNewsNow

August 16, 2012

Nicole Migeon Architect Studio and Gallery, NYC: the interior highlights restored brick walls and millwork desks
(John Morgan)
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Marks 25 Years

New Director Anne-Marie Lubenau, AIA, reflects on the past, looks to the future.

by ArchNewsNow

July 19, 2012

Bridge Homeless Assistance Center, Dallas, TX (2011). Architect: Overland Partners Architects
(Photo courtesy Charles Smith Davis, CS Photo)

Campus Collective: Leers Weinzapfel Associates Rethinks Higher Education Design

Addressing the interconnectivity of campus environs and student experience

by John Gendall

June 29, 2012

University of Connecticut, Social Sciences and Classroom Building: The new classroom building frames the campus nexus where two primary pedestrian paths cross.
(Anton Grassl/Esto)
Albert Barnes Offers Critical Response to Placement of New "Barnes"

Barnes agrees to talk with fellow Central High School of Philadelphia alum after 61 years of silence, but only on the condition that his remarks remain unedited. This transcript respects his requirement.

by Norman Weinstein

June 20, 2012

The new Barnes Foundation Art Education Center, designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, and Ellsworth Kelly’s “the Barnes Totem,” recently installed in the OLIN-designed landscape.
(Photo courtesy Lee Rosenbaum)

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