|INSIGHT: Iconicity: Finding Your Voice in a Changing World|
Iconicity taps into the deeper emotional needs of consumers through experiential, implicit signals that transcend the more rational elements of price and convenience.
by Kenneth Nisch
August 22, 2006
|Fine Tuning: Utah State University Performance Hall by Sasaki Associates|
Logan, Utah: Inspired by the surrounding mountains, a new building establishes a campus arts precinct that bridges the town/gown divide.
August 8, 2006
(Robert Benson Photography)
|Northwest Expansion: The Portland Art Museum by Ann Beha Architects and SERA Architects|
Portland, Oregon: Sensitive historic restoration combined with contemporary design expands a museum into a dynamic new art center.
August 1, 2006
|"G" is for Genome (and Green): Terrence Donnelly Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Research by architectsAlliance and Behnisch Architekten|
Toronto, Canada: A new campus building is a symbolic and physical bridge between an academic community and the city.
July 19, 2006
Two views on trends in public and academic libraries
by Kenneth Caldwell
June 27, 2006
|So Tall: International High-Rise Prize 2006 Goes to Barcelona's Torre Agbar by Jean Nouvel|
Commendations to: Calatrava; Delugan Meissl Architects; mecanoo architecten; and Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop
May 22, 2006
|INSIGHT: Public/Private Space & Yonge-Dundas Square|
Toronto: Pubic/private-sector collaboration and a shared vision deliver CPR to a once-blighted square, and offers a lesson in successfully blurring the lines between the two.
by Effie Bouras, Assoc. AIA
April 27, 2006
(Courtesy City of Toronto- media services)
|Green Engineering: Northwestern University Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center by Davis Brody Bond|
Evanston, Illinois: Engineering and design education now cross traditional departmental boundaries in a light-filled, LEED Silver campus building.
March 28, 2006
(Neil Alexander Photography)
|Op-Ed: Cyclone Larry: Building After the Event|
North Queensland, Australia: Post-cyclone, northern Queensland has a major opportunity to rebuild for a changing climate.
by Tony Fry
March 24, 2006
|Second Look: Pavilion and Colonnade Apartments by Mies van der Rohe, 1960|
Newark, NJ: Current news about "starchitects" designing high-rise housing in New York is at an all-time high, but Mies did it across the Hudson River 46 years ago.
by Fred Bernstein
March 14, 2006
|Green Design as Great Design: The Architecture of Sustainability|
A design competition and conference seek to merge technical ingenuity and compelling design.
by Kyle Copas
February 28, 2006
(Will Bruder Architects)
|Symbol and Celebration: Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture by The Freelon Group and RTKL|
Baltimore, Maryland: Modern design, vibrant colors, and symbolic interior elements help create a new cultural destination in the city's Inner Harbor and museum district.
February 15, 2006
(James West / JWestProductions.com)
|Good Neighbor: Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library by Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture|
Los Angeles: A new library adds to the revitalization of a once riot-torn community.
January 31, 2006
|INSIGHT: Condos Breathe New Life into Old Offices|
Historic office buildings are increasingly being reinvented as condominiums in CBDs (central business districts) across the country.
by Mark Harbick, AIA
November 29, 2005
|High Tech High-Los Angeles by Berliner and Associates, Architecture|
Van Nuys, California: A new charter school is an incubator for new ideas and new approaches to learning - and teaching - technology.
November 4, 2005
|Second Look: Tracey Towers by Paul Rudolph, 1972|
Bronx, NY: How did Rudolph, a restless and challenging architectural mind, end up doing subsidized housing in the Bronx?
by Fred Bernstein
October 13, 2005
|INSIGHT: Vancouverism vs. Lower Manhattanism: Shaping the High Density City|
by Trevor Boddy, Architecture Critic, The Vancouver Sun
September 20, 2005
||INSIGHT: Downtown Vancouver's Last Resort: How Did "Living First" Become "Condos Only?"|
by Trevor Boddy
August 11, 2005
(Courtesy City of Vancouver Planning Department)
|INSIGHT: Old Governor's Mansion: Turning a House into a Public Building|
Milledgeville, Georgia: A preservation architect explains how HVAC systems were integrated and life safety codes addressed without destroying the historic fabric of a National Historic Landmark.
by Susan Turner, AIA
August 9, 2005
(© Jonathan Hillyer)
|Rethinking Form and Function: Swarthmore College Unified Science Center by Einhorn Yaffee Prescott and Helfand Architecture|
Swarthmore, PA: A "green" science center becomes an intellectual and social magnet for an entire campus.
July 19, 2005