|Designing Public Consensus: A Conversation with Barbara Faga, FASLA|
Urban designer and executive vice president of EDAW discusses the trials, tribulations - and rewards of building public consensus.
by Kenneth Caldwell
June 12, 2007
||Civil Twilight Team Wins 2007 Metropolis Next Generation® Design Prize|
Members of San Francisco design collective awarded $10,000 for energy-conserving "Lunar-Resonant Streetlights" proposal.
April 27, 2007
|Water = Life: Diamond Valley Water + Life Museums Campus by Lehrer + Gangi Design + Build|
Hemet, CA: Two museums in the desert offer engaging environmental lessons, both inside and out.
April 11, 2007
(Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA)
|River Tunes: Elbe Philharmonic Hall by Herzog & de Meuron|
Hamburg, Germany: The cultural centerpiece of HafenCity will be a crystalline ice sculpture atop an earthy warehouse - with beautiful music, luxury living, and a spectacular public plaza high above the River Elbe.
April 5, 2007
(Herzog & de Meuron)
|INSIGHT: Searching for Architectural Excellence and Ready to be Bold|
Arlington County, Virginia, launches community discussions on the elements of great design.
by Roberto Moranchel
March 29, 2007
(Leon Vignes/Arlington County Government)
|Sacred Simplicity: Park East Synagogue by Centerbrook Architects and Planners|
Pepper Pike, Ohio: Age-old materials and a straightforward design fulfill a growing congregation's vision of a sacred place
March 20, 2007
|Urban Oasis: Gardner 1050 by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects|
West Hollywood, CA: Simple forms and refined materials add high style to a speculative urban infill housing project.
February 28, 2007
(Lawrence Anderson Photography)
|In Their Own Words: Abu Dhabi Cultural District|
How Gehry, Hadid, Nouvel, and Ando envision their cultural venues on Saadiyat Island.
February 2, 2007
|Curtain Up: Billy Wilder Theater at UCLA Hammer Museum by Michael Maltzan Architecture|
Los Angeles: The city has a new cultural "living room."
January 30, 2007
The decade-long history of the AIA Committee on the Environment's Top Ten Green Projects program is a portrait of evolution in the field.
by Kira Gould
January 3, 2007
|A Grand Design Team Selected for Rutgers Grand Redesign Plans|
Green spaces and connecting the campus to the river will create places as much for the community as the campus
December 14, 2006
|From Confinement to Liberty: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center by Blackburn Architects with BOORA Architects|
Cincinnati, Ohio: A riverfront museum embodies the geography of escape.
by John Meadows, AIA
November 17, 2006
(J. Miles Wolf)
|Green Roots: New Jiang Wan Cultural Center by RTKL|
Shanghai: While the skyline explodes in a thicket of skyscrapers, a cultural center beckons to a new era of environmental concerns.
November 7, 2006
|Found in Space: Griffith Observatory's New Exhibitions by C&G Partners, with Pfeiffer Partners and Levin & Associates Architects|
Los Angeles, California: Innovative exhibits for an iconic institution are designed to build an appetite for discovery.
November 3, 2006
(Justin Donais / Courtesy of Friends of the Observatory)
|Seeing Red: (Product) Red "Pop-Up" Store by WalkerGroup and Motorola|
A temporary retail store in the heart of Chicago is all heart for a good cause.
October 20, 2006
|Natural Carpet Ride: North Carolina Museum of Art Expansion by Thomas Phifer and Partners and Peter Walker and Partners|
Raleigh, North Carolina: Skylights and garden galleries create a firmly grounded museum expansion that sits softly on the land.
October 6, 2006
(Thomas Phifer and Partners Architects)
|New Frontiers in Science and Design: ASU Biodesign Institute by Gould Evans and Lord, Aeck & Sargent|
Tempe, Arizona: When architects were asked to be as innovative and hi-tech as their client, collaborative team expertise delivered the vision.
September 20, 2006
|Sex and the City Part 2: Field Notes from the 10th Venice Architecture Biennale|
The message seems to be that if we merge greater intelligence about the common good with our traditional urge to procreate as individuals, we might have half a chance to thrive as a species several generations hence.
by Margaret Helfand, FAIA
September 14, 2006
|Sex and the City Part 1: Field Notes from the 10th Venice Architecture Biennale|
Libidos on fire in Venice: Urbanism may not be sexy, but our lives may depend on it.
by Margaret Helfand, FAIA
September 12, 2006
|INSIGHT: Sounding Good: Inspired by the classics, the acoustician for Nashville's new Schermerhorn Symphony Center explains how architecture and acoustics take a concert hall into the future|
by Paul Scarbrough, Akustiks
September 7, 2006