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Artful Elegance: University of Oklahoma Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art by Hugh Newell Jacobsen, FAIA

Norman, OK: A residential scale and crisp refinement form the perfect backdrop for a stellar art collection.

by ArchNewsNow

January 20, 2005

Mary and Howard Lester Wing, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma
(Robert Lautman)
Castle Keep: Boston Smith & Wollensky by Haverson Architecture and Design

Boston: Elegance and Americana make a perfect recipe for a classic steakhouse.

by ArchNewsNow

January 13, 2005

The Castle, home of Boston Smith & Wollensky
(Peter Paige Photography)

The Daniel Performing and Visual Arts Center, Simon's Rock College of Bard by Ann Beha Architects

Great Barrington, Massachusetts: A unique school builds a cultural haven in the Berkshire Hills.

by ArchNewsNow

November 30, 2004

Entrance: The Daniel’s Performing and Visual Arts Center, Simon’s Rock College of Bard
(© P. Vanderwarker)
Second Look: New York Hall of Science by Wallace K. Harrison/Harrison and Abramovitz, 1964; Polshek Partnership Architects, 2004

Queens, NY: Its power undiminished after 40 years, a 20th century cathedral to science is about to be rediscovered as a luminous addition debuts this week.

by Fred A. Bernstein

November 23, 2004

New York Hall of Science
(Polshek Partnership Architects)

In His Own Words: Luxembourg's New Concert Hall by Christian de Portzamparc

A new home for the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg is one of a number of cultural projects underway as the city prepares itself for its second stint as European Capital of Culture.


November 11, 2004

Salle de Concerts Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte elevation
(Atelier Christian de Portzamparc)
Beauty in Garbage: Naka Incineration Plant by Yoshio Taniguchi

Hiroshima: An incineration plant is devised as real-time science museum and tourist destination (complete with waterfront park).

by Fred A. Bernstein

November 9, 2004

Naka Incineration Plant, Hiroshima, under construction
(Fred A. Bernstein)

Second Look: George Washington Bridge Bus Station / Pier Luigi Nervi, 1963

One of Nervi's few completed projects outside Italy is a superb example of the poetry he wrought from ferro-concrete.

by Fred A. Bernstein

November 2, 2004

Pier Luigi Nervi: George Washington Bridge Bus Station, 1963
(Photo courtesy of The Port Authority of NY & NJ - Mara Herbert - Photographer)
Healing Stories: Renovating San Francisco's Ronald McDonald House

Architects answered yes in the 1980s and again in the new century.

by Kenneth Caldwell

October 21, 2004

House exterior
(David Wakely)

INSIGHT: Metamorphosis and Transcending Hype: Observations from the Field

The Venice Biennale offers a message of optimism and exuberant anticipation for architecture in a post-9/11 world -- for the most part.

by Margaret Helfand, FAIA

September 16, 2004

Entry to Corderie Gallery at Arsenale
(Jon Turner)
Interview: Michelle Kaufmann and Glidehouse: Chic and Green

A conversation with the architect at the forefront of moving modular prefab (and green) houses into the mainstream.

by Effie Bouras, Associate AIA

September 8, 2004

Glidehouse front door (all photos of Sunset Magazine's showcase home, May 2004).
(Michelle Kaufmann Designs)

Modern Meets Tradition: University of Michigan Museum of Art Expansion/Restoration by Allied Works Architecture

Ann Arbor: Brad Cloepfil's design to expand a university museum should create a thoughtful dialogue between historical and contemporary architecture.


August 11, 2004

View looking east from State Street
(Allied Works Architecture (c) 2004)
A Flexible Future: UCSF Genentech Hall by SmithGroup

San Francisco: Flexible laboratories, informal gathering spaces, and a soaring atrium emphasize collaboration among researchers.

by ArchNewsNow

July 29, 2004

UCSF Genentech Hall is the first completed building at the university's new campus in the Mission Bay neighborhood.
(Timothy Hursley)

Healing Gardens: Samaritan Health Services System by Macdonald Environmental Planning

Oregon: A master planning approach to landscape design serves up a system of healthful opportunities.

by Jack Rubinger

July 27, 2004

This Healing Environments map highlights the potential types of healing environments that can be incorporated into any campus.
(Macdonald Environmental Planning (MEP))
New Directions: Branding Spaces with Graphics - Hillier Environmental Graphics Studio

Cities and institutions like libraries and colleges are increasingly relying on environmental graphic design to brand and market themselves.

by ArchNewsNow

June 24, 2004

City of Miami Beach: Conceptual gateway signage would be a memorable, internationally recognized landmark visible from vehicles entering South Beach and cruise ships docking in the Port of Miami.

Metaphors for Motion: University of Connecticut Farmington Musculoskeletal Institute by AHSC Architects

Farmington, Connecticut: A building articulates its purpose with muscle and grace.

by James W. Tilghman, AIA

June 2, 2004

View from northeast parking/pedestrian approach; "wall-in-motion is visible behind the lobby curtain wall.
Straight A's: Horace Mann Elementary School by Moore Ruble Yudell

San Jose, California: A student "village" makes a good neighbor in the heart of an urban historic district.

by ArchNewsNow

April 13, 2004

Horace Mann Elementary School: administration building
(John Edward Linden)

Stately Restoration: New York State Capitol Assembly Chamber Floor by Françoise Bollack Architects

Albany, New York: A treasure trove of 19th century design is restored and adapted for a 21st century democracy.

by ArchNewsNow

April 4, 2004

New York State Assembly Chamber restored
(Gary Gold)
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)

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