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Musical Catalyst: Max M. Fisher Music Center by Diamond and Schmitt Architects

The restoration and expansion of historic Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall sparks downtown redevelopment.

 
by Effie Bouras, Assoc. AIA

March 22, 2004

Max M. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: original Orchestra Hall at left
(Steven Evans)
Case Study: HGA Stakes Its Claim in California

 
by ArchNewsNow

March 9, 2004

U.C. Davis Medical Center: 10-acre M.I.N.D. Institute dedicated to finding a cure of autism other neurological disorders. The main entry rotunda is the hub of the center for staff and families and leads to the library, café, laboratories, and patient exam rooms.
(Richard Barnes)

INSIGHT: San Francisco's New Vancouver-Mania - Part II

 
by Trevor Boddy

February 24, 2004

Skyline view of San Francisco with the towers (in pink) in place and the Rincon Hill and Transbay Plans built out.
(Courtesy of San Francisco Planning Department)
Habitat 825 by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects

West Hollywood, California: An apartment building draws inspiration from its neighbor - Schindler's Kings Road House.

 
by ArchNewsNow

February 9, 2004

Habitat 825: View into the courtyard
(Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOh/a))

On Track: Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station at Secaucus Junction by Brennan Beer Gorman Architects

Secaucus, New Jersey: Commuting is made easier (and grander) with a transit hub 10 years in the making.

 
by Mark Sheeleigh, AIA

January 27, 2004

The soaring rotunda of the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station at Secaucus Junction
(BBG)
INSIGHT: RINCONoitering: How Vancouver Ideas Do - and Do Not Help - in Shaping San Francisco's First High Density Neighborhood - Part I

 
by Trevor Boddy

January 22, 2004

(1) Vancouver housing towers (as referenced in the Rincon Hill Plan)
(Courtesy of San Francisco Planning Department)

Iconic Arcs: Jubilee Church by Richard Meier & Partners

Rome: White concrete "sails" soar into a Roman neighborhood.

 
by ArchNewsNow

October 23, 2003

Detail: Jubilee Church, Rome, Italy
(Andrea Jemolo)
Urban Aria: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts by Diamond and Schmitt Architects

Toronto: The art and science of architecture fuse to create poetry of form.

 
by Effie Bouras, Assoc. AIA

October 21, 2003

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts scheduled to open in 2006
(AMD for Diamond and Schmitt Architects Inc. (c) 2003)

In Full Bloom: The Conservatory of Flowers by Architectural Resources Group and Tennebaum-Manheim Engineers

San Francisco: Extreme historic and environmental preservation methods bring a deteriorated treasure back to life.

 
by ArchNewsNow

October 7, 2003

The Conservatory of Flowers in full bloom
(Kevin J. Frest (c) Conservatory of Flowers/Friends of Recreation and Parks)
INSIGHT: A Story of a Place: Transforming America's Cities

Placemaking is the art of architecture connecting spaces to communities.

 
by Alexander Wu, KMD (Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz)

August 25, 2003

The Oakland Federal Building is a monumental gateway to the city's revitalized downtown.
(Roberto Soncin Gerometta/Photo)

Housing the Machine: Co-generation Plants by Hillier

The idea of turning industrial facilities into more aesthetic, sculpted forms is gaining acceptance and is likely to become more prevalent in the future.

 
by Elyse Kantrowitz

August 4, 2003

Rockefeller University chiller plant is lit at night, and the vaults and the sidewalls glow.
(Sedge Hahm/Hillier)
Tradition and Innovation in Sustainable Design: EHDD Architecture

Joseph Esherick's legacy of research and technical considerations that can inspire design continues.

 
by Ron Nyren

July 21, 2003

EHDD founder Joseph Esherick (center) outside Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley in the mid-1960s, using a model to study sun angles and shadows.
(EHDD Historic Photo)

INSIGHT: When Boomers Retire...

Baby Boomers' retirement expectations are redefining an industry.

 
by J. David Hoglund, FAIA, Perkins Eastman Architects

July 8, 2003

Sun City Takatsuki, Japan: The design emphasizes choice by creating a variety of public spaces, including this relaxing garden tea lounge with a warm palette of dark elm and mica panels.
(Chuck Choi)
Mais Oui! Les Grands Prix: Commerce Design Montréal 2003

An awards initiative rewards all in a unique public/private collaboration between a city and its professional design and business community.

 
by ArchNewsNow

July 1, 2003

Hôtel Gault. Design: YH2; Paul Bernier, architecte; Fournier, Gersovitz, Moss et associés architectes
(Marc Cramer)

UPDATE 07/16/03: Designing the High Line: Competition Insights - and Results

17 winners and 720 entries now online&hellip
Three jurors, the competition coordinator, and Friends of the High Line co-founders offer their thoughts about - and hopes for - one of Manhattan's most unique urban environments.

 
by Claire Weisz, AIA

April 21, 2003

The High Line today
(Ken Smith/Ken Smith Landscape Architect)
Reinventing a Landmark: Museum of Arts & Design by Allied Works Architecture

New York City: Adored and reviled, misused and unused for years, 2 Columbus Circle is about to get a new lease on life - and an entirely new look. Is it the birth or death of a landmark?

 
by Kristen Richards

April 7, 2003

Museum of Arts & Design at 2 Columbus Circle
((c) www.dboxstudio.com)

BOOKSHELF: Women in Architecture

Books by or about female (and minority) architects and their work are few and far between...

 
by Ellen Louer

March 27, 2003

Mary Colter: Architect of the Southwest
Pampered Privacy: Malliouhana Spa by Earl Swensson Associates

Anguilla, British West Indies: A lush tropical setting offers design cues for a Caribbean spa.

 
by ArchNewsNow

March 24, 2003

The Malliouhana Spa strikes an elegant profile on a bluff overlooking Meads Bay.
(Scaletta Photography)

Enter Here: New Street Parking Garage by Frazier Associates

Staunton, Virginia: Strolling New Street, one would never guess there's a parking structure behind those charming facades.

 
by ArchNewsNow

March 11, 2003

The New Street parking garage is sensitive to its historic neighborhood.
(Jason Hottel Photography)
A 21st-Century Workplace: ADC Telecommunications Global Headquarters by Hammel, Green & Abrahamson (HGA)

Eden Prairie, Minnesota: An architectural vocabulary creates a transparent, democratic campus for the multicultural workforce of an international high-tech company.

 
by ArchNewsNow

February 18, 2003

ADC Telecommunications: front entrance with curved glass and columned entry leading into lobby
(George Heinrich Photography)


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