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RTKL: Designing for the Consumer Revolution in Health Care

Planning and designing buildings that respond effectively to the New Consumerism helps clients deliver a newer, better kind of health care.

by Leeza Hoyt

April 25, 2002

Florida Hospital Waterman, Tavares, Florida. Scheduled completion: October 2002. Associate Architect: Jonathan Bailey Associates
And the Winners Are: 18 Projects Honored with Congress for the New Urbanism's Second Annual Charter Awards

All winners are infill projects - a positive trend, we hope.

by ArchNewsNow

April 22, 2002

H3 Studio: The Confluence Master Plan: A Conservation, Heritage, and Recreation Corridor, St. Louis, Missouri
(Congress for the New Urbanism)

Pritzker Prize (Surprise!?!): Glenn Murcutt, Sydney, Australia

A sole practitioner who treasures - and respects - the Australian environment wins what is considered the "Nobel Prize" in architecture.

by Kristen Richards

April 18, 2002

Magney House, Bingie Bingie, South Coast, NSW, 1982-84
(Anthony Browell)
Exhibition : "Laboratories" at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

Montreal: Six young architectural firms take over CCA galleries to explore the shape of things to come.

by ArchNewsNow

April 15, 2002

Atelier in situ: Digital image of proposed installation
((c) Atelier in situ)

Custom Cuddles: Pawsenclaws & Co. by JGA, Inc.

Staten Island, NY: A retail environment for teddy bear lovers of all ages inspires gift-giving and supports the brand story (it's also a great setting for parties!).

by Kristen Richards

April 11, 2002

Pawsenclaws & Co. is a colorful department store fantasy that stands out in its mall surroundings.
(Photo: Laszlo Regos Photography)
Ruins Reclaimed: Scott and Montgomery Halls at San Francisco Theological Seminary by Architectural Resources Group

San Anselmo, California: Thoughtful planning and seismic engineering save two historically significant (and all but abandoned) buildings that have renewed campus spirit - and increased enrollment.

by ArchNewsNow

April 8, 2002

Montgomery Hall, primary façade.
(Photo: David Wakely Photography)

Exhibition: "A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals" at the National Building Museum

If you missed this stunning, touching show in New York, you have until June to see it in Washington, DC.

by ArchNewsNow

April 4, 2002

Acconci Studio
(Courtesy of the architect and Max Protetch Gallery)
Once Upon a Time: Cedar House Residence by Walker Architecture

Chapelhill, Scotland: An architect builds his own "enchanted cottage" that integrates traditional rural aesthetics with modern environmental technology - and he offers tours by appointment.

by Kristen Richards

April 1, 2002

A slate and gravel patio extends the Cedar House living space into the garden.
(Photo: Simon Jauncey)

Greening a Build-to-Suit: National Wildlife Federation Headquarters by Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK)

Reston, Virginia: An environmental federation actually walks the talk of sustainable design.

by Kristen Richards

March 25, 2002

Balconies serve as outdoor breakout spaces for National Wildlife Federation staff. A metal trellis for deciduous vines forms a sunscreen wall on the far portion of the façade.
(Photo: Michael Houlahan/Hedrich Blessing)
Exhibition: "US Design - 1975-2000" at the Denver Art Museum

A quintessential American city celebrates a quarter-century of American-based design.

by ArchNewsNow

March 21, 2002

Louis XVI Chest of Drawers, 1984, Sheraton 664 Side Chair, 1979-84, by Robert Venturi. Dining Table, 1989, Lounge Chair, 1980-81, by Michael Graves.
(Photo: Bill O'Connor, Denver Art Museum)

High-Tech and High Light: Medtronic World Headquarters and Research and Education Facility by HGA

Fridley, Minnesota: A high-tech corporate campus demonstrates the power of design to turn corporate culture into a tangible asset.

by ArchNewsNow

March 18, 2002

The Medtronic World Headquarters is a blend of traditional and modern architecture; local limestone and sand-molded brick were chosen for their natural, earth-hewn qualities and connection to Minnesota.
(Photo: Assassi Productions)
Tastings: Biltmore Winery by Little & Associates

Asheville, North Carolina: A converted dairy barn regains its historic presence.

by Kristen Richards

March 14, 2002

Approach to the Biltmore Winery.
(Photo: Don Dubroff Photography)

INSIGHT: Critical Ingredients in Urban Placemaking

Successful public spaces, whether new, revitalized, or reclaimed, rely on a number of elements.

by Randall H. Shortridge, AIA, RTKL/Los Angeles

March 11, 2002

Gateways: A pedestrian tunnel under 72nd Street at the end of the Mall in Central Park provides a dramatic gateway to the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain; gateways add to the emotional sense of "arrival."
(Photo: Randall Shortridge)
Fermenting Culture: Guinness Storehouse by Imagination and Robinson Keefe Devane (RKD) Architects

Dublin, Ireland: A global company affirms its commitment to its own home town.

by Kristen Richards

March 11, 2002

The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland, is a former fermentation plant in the St. James' Gate Brewery Complex.
(Courtesy of Imagination)

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