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From Caterpillar to Butterfly: DuPage Children's Museum by Peter J. Exley Architect/architectureisfun and Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Architects Planners

Naperville, Illinois: The metamorphosis of a retail lumber building into a place that combines learning and fun offered the same experience to the design team.

by Sharon Exley, MAAE, and Kristin Baker

September 23, 2002

The DuPage Children's Museum raucously colored exterior signage signals there's fun to be had inside.
(Doug Snower Photography)
Healing Hearts: Genesis Heart Institute by Flad & Associates

Davenport, Iowa: A new cardiac clinic offers an environment that promotes well-being and optimism, helping patients and their families focus on healing.

by ArchNewsNow

September 17, 2002

The curved glass curtainwall of the Genesis Heart Institute's lobby reflects the Midwest sunset.
(Bob Harr, Hedrich Blessing)

9/11: A Reflection

by Kristen Richards

September 11, 2002

(Chris Calori, Calori & Vanden-Eynden/Design Consultants)
Architecture Parlante: The Darwin Centre by HOK International

London, UK: A modern building sensitive to its historic setting is designed to captivate and educate visitors who want to see millions of bottled zoological specimens and the scientists who study them.

by Kristen Richards

August 26, 2002

The Darwin Centre, view from Queensgate
(Peter Durant/

INSIGHT: Art in Architecture: Ancient Simpatico By Gordon Huether

An artist partners his art with architecture - to the extent that he even has a patent for a glass art technique that meets stringent requirements of contemporary building codes.

by Gordon Huether

August 21, 2002

Detail: Charles Schwab Building, San Francisco; Public Art Award 2001. Etched, fused, and enameled glass, each panel 45"x33". Architect: HOK San Francisco
(Misha Bruk)
Spatial Experiments: "Zaha Hadid Laboratories" at the National Building Museum

The evolution from project concept to completion is explored in an exhibition honoring an architect known for challenging popular convention.

by Kristen Richards

August 19, 2002

Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts - Presentation Model, Cincinnati, Ohio (Nov. 1998)
(Zaha Hadid Architects)

Pioneering Forum Stimulates Urban Regeneration Debate

Leeds, UK: A British architect's vision to enhance the quality of projects that impact on our everyday lives brings together key players who shape cities and towns throughout Yorkshire.

by ArchNewsNow

August 12, 2002

Lister's Mill in Manningham, Urban Splash
Luxurious Hospitality: St. Regis Shanghai Hotel by Sydness Architects, P.C. and HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates

Shanghai, China: A slender hotel tower adds distinctive grace to the skyline and offers elegant interiors for guests.

by Kristen Richards

August 8, 2002

Outlined in lights at night, the St. Regis Shanghai cuts a slender profile against the skyline.
(Mr. Miao)

Modern Moderne: Berkeley Public Library Renovation and Expansion by Ripley/BOORA Associated Architects

Berkekey, California: An urban treasure is thoughtfully brought into the 21st century.

by ArchNewsNow

August 1, 2002

The Berkeley Public Library includes the original 1931 building (left), and a new addition (right).
(David Wakely Photography)
Urban Crown: Metropolitan Kansas City Performing Arts Center by Moshe Safdie and Associates

Kansas City, Missouri: Graceful forms atop a hill signal a new international landmark - and urban renewal.

by Kristen Richards

July 29, 2002

Metropolitan Kansas City Performing Arts Center, southwest elevation
(Moshe Safdie and Associates)

Sleek Signs: Acela Station Signage by Calori & Vanden-Eynden / Design Consultants

Signage design meets industrial design at stations serving Amtrak's futuristic bullet trains.

by ArchNewsNow

July 22, 2002

The sleek Acela signage program includes exterior station identification pylons, internally illuminated at night, as seen here in Philadelphia.
(Elliott Kaufman Photography)
Graceful Crossing: Vätternbridge by Erséus, Frenning & Sjögren Arkitekter and Scandiaconsult Sverige AB

Motala, Sweden: Traffic congestion in a town center will be relieved via a scenic route over a bay.

by ArchNewsNow

July 8, 2002

Plans for the Vätternbridge in Motala, Sweden, include dramatic nighttime lighting.
(Photomontage: Scandiaconsult Sverige AB/Per Petersson)

Sustainable Showcase: Architects' Own Office by Geoffrey Reid Associates

London, UK: An architectural firm practices what it preaches for its own new home when it transforms a 1950's office building into a showcase for sustainable design strategies.

by ArchNewsNow

June 25, 2002

The new entrance and tower at Geoffrey Reid Associates headquarters comes to life at night with sculptural lighting.
(Andrew Southall)
Creative Collateral: Campbell Mithun Advertising West Coast Office by The McCulley Group

San Diego, California: A typical 80's office maze is transformed into a creative, collaborative environment.

by Kim Lande

June 20, 2002

Campbell Mithun's lobby/reception area features a wall painted in the agency's signature yellow that is also central to their logo and graphic identity.
(Kevin Walsh)

Adventure in Style: The North Face Beverly Hills by JGA, Inc.

Beverly Hills, California: A company well known for its high-performance gear celebrates its heritage of outdoor exploration by combining elements of exotic locales and high-tech product.

by Kristen Richards

June 17, 2002

The entrance to The North Face Beverly Hills is a vestibule highlighted by a 200-year-old, hand-carved Indonesian door and cascading water wall.
(Laszlo Regos Photography)
Healthcare, Southern-style: River Region Medical Center by Earl Swensson Associates

Vicksburg, Mississippi: A medical center that serves a large population pays attention to the details that will make individual users - patients and staff - comfortable.

by ArchNewsNow

June 10, 2002

Architecturally, different levels and planes create visual interest in the River Region Medical Center.
(Bob Shimer/Hedrich Blessing)

Home Swede Home: Bo01: The City of Tomorrow Apartment Block by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners and FFNS Arkitekter

Malmö, Sweden: Technology and environmental sustainability, along with natural light, playful colors and textures, and a garden, offer a civilized setting for urban dwellers.

by Kristen Richards

June 4, 2002

The conceptual sketch for a 27-unit block in Bo01, Sweden's "City of Tomorrow" in Malmö.
(Moore Ruble Yudell (MRY))
North of the Border the Winners Are: Governor General's Medals in Architecture

Twelve projects by Canadian architects are honored.

by ArchNewsNow

May 23, 2002

Architects Alliance / Busby + Associates Architects: York University Computer Science Building

Exhibition: Windshield: Richard Neutra's House for the John Nicholas Brown Family at the National Building Museum

Destroyed by fire in 1973, the Windshield House lives on in a traveling show.

by ArchNewsNow

May 21, 2002

Richard J. Neutra: Windshield House for John Nicholas Brown. View from northeast (final version). Sketch, September 1937
(Courtesy of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design)
Nurturing Nature: Marie Curie Cancer Care Centre by Allen Tod Architecture

Bradford, England: Sensitive architecture and therapeutic landscapes promote a sense of well being for a new hospice in Yorkshire.

by Kristen Richards

May 15, 2002

The Marie Curie Cancer Care Centre sits atop a plateau overlooking the city of Bradford.
(Chris North Photography)

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