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April 8, 2014

Crowdsourcing Design: The End of Architecture, or a New Beginning?

Why the criticism that crowdsourcing design sites like Arcbazar are taking jobs away from architects doesn't wash.

 by Michael J. Crosbie

April 2, 2014

Drawing an Elegant Conclusion: Menil Drawing Institute by Johnston Marklee

Houston: In the somewhat arbitrary hierarchy of fine art media, where painting is king, drawing is often considered less valuable. The new MDI elevates the medium by providing a distinguished, respectful home.

 by Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA/LA

March 26, 2014

Opening a New Chapter on Designing Public Libraries

Why Robert Dawson's photographic essay on the public library plays it safe by looking back when architects need to scan an emerging horizon.

 by Norman Weinstein

March 13, 2014

Magnusson Architecture and Planning: Looking back at the last 30 years and toward the future

 by ArchNewsNow

February 19, 2014

Informed by Learning: Interview with Joe Valerio and Randy Mattheis of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates about education for the future at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

"We wanted to dive deeply into the culture of the school and understand its core values, so one of the first things we did was to participate in its daily life."

 by ArchNewsNow

February 7, 2014

Nuts + Bolts #8: Best Friends Don't Make the Best Partners

For the successful partnership, it's all a matter of balance.

 by Michael M. Samuelian, AIA, AICP

January 24, 2014

What is "Quiet Design" and Why Should It Matter? Some Troubling Queries for Cathleen McGuigan and Sundry Fans of "Architectural Quietism"

Can great architecture be so subdued that we remain unconscious of even experiencing it as architecture?

 by Norman Weinstein

January 10, 2014

Lost in Space: Calori & Vanden-Eynden on the Positive Payoffs of Integrated EGD

Ever been lost in a building, feeling your stress level rise by the minute? If so, the lack of effective EGD - environmental graphic design - is very likely the culprit.

 by Claire Wilson

December 20, 2013

One-on-One: Architecture is not exactly global: Interview with Orlando Garcia

The Colombian architect talks about how good architecture and urban design can reach the greatest number of ordinary people.

 by Vladimir Belogolovsky

December 12, 2013

Nuts + Bolts #7: Leveraging Your Passion

Principals already know what they love to do. It is learning to let go of the other, more mundane tasks that they find difficult.

 by Steve Whitehorn

December 4, 2013

INSIGHT: The Place of Architecture as an Art Form in the Changing Cultural Landscape

The fine arts today do not have the shared social purpose they once did. But the built environment is different. Architecture is a collective art form and a collective endeavor.

 by Peter Gisolfi, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP

November 22, 2013

It is always Friday afternoon in Dealey Plaza

An urban setting seared into the national consciousness.

 by Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., FAIA

October 24, 2013

Nuts + Bolts #6: Changing Habits: The Secret to Successful Time Management

Some practical steps to make time for business development when you've been avoiding it or aren't sure how to fit it into your day-to-day practice.

 by Donna Maltzan

October 22, 2013

You Get Learning Units for This? A Weekend at the Monterey Design Conference

Dinners were better, breakfast was not, but the weather was stunning, and the AIACC did a great job recruiting regional, national, and international architects.

 by Kenneth Caldwell

October 11, 2013

Op-Ed: Which "Past" Should Architects Embrace and Why? Posing Alternatives to Architectural Nostalgia

Witold Rybczynski's "How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit" might be his most urbanely written and sensibly organized books - but his traditional definition of architecture’s past might be passé.

 by Norman Weinstein

September 20, 2013

Book Review: "Never Built Los Angeles" by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin; foreword by Thom Mayne

The contradictions and challenges of Los Angeles as a metropolitan conceit of perpetual promise continue.

 by Sam Hall Kaplan

September 6, 2013

Monterey Design Conference: 1 Mile of Beach. 3 Days. 20 Speakers. 50 Hours. 100s of Conversations. 1,000s of Ideas

The Julia Morgan-designed Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA, will be abuzz at the biennial event September 27-29, 2013.

 by Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA/LA

August 20, 2013

Architects EAT Melbourne

How things are panning out on Melbourne's burgeoning skyline is questionable. But in the shadow of those weird towers, firms like Architects EAT are doing work that is subtle, refined, location-appropriate, and very beautiful.

 by Jonathan Lerner

August 8, 2013

The Blob That Could Eat Los Angeles

The history of our ill-fated Los Angeles County Museum of Art is told in "The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA": I'm a fan of Zumthor, but this building could be cool almost anywhere else.

 by Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA/LA

August 6, 2013

Nuts + Bolts #5: Why Mid-Sized Design Firms Should Hire a Director of Operations

Hiring a DOO has the potential to significantly increase revenues while creating an environment where designers design, not manage!

 by Michael Bernard, AIA, and Mary Breuer

July 12, 2013

A Conversation with Gordon Young, Author of "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City"

Place is not always the result of the work of well-intended design professionals.

 by Kenneth Caldwell

July 9, 2013

Saarinen's TWA Terminal Revisited

It was great to move once again within this swooping, multi-level building with its sunken lounges, suspended bridges, and shallow steps that invite gliding rather than climbing (and that tile work!).

 by Janet Adams Strong, Ph.D.

July 2, 2013

Krier Answers Weinstein's Questions (and then some!)

Dear Mr. Weinstein: Thank you for mentioning my Speer reprint. I will respond gladly to your questions if you respond to my "pointed" questions.

 by ArchNewsNow

June 25, 2013

Review: "False Solution" by Oren Safdie

Safdie's third in a series of plays about architects and architecture makes its world premiere at La MaMa in Manhattan (only a few days left to see it!).

 by Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA

June 18, 2013

Op-Ed: Some Pointed Architectural Queries for Three Connoisseurs of Albert Speer's Monumental Classicism on the Occasion of the Re-publication of "Albert Speer: Architecture 1932-1942" by Leon Krier

 by Norman Weinstein

May 15, 2013

Nuts + Bolts #4: Spring into Growth Mode: Organize Your Process to Maximize Your Potential

Internal organization, clearly defined workflows, and a focused approach to the things you do best will put you on the right track to long-term growth.

 by Steve Whitehorn

April 19, 2013

Overdrive: L.A.'s Future is Present in its Past

Simultaneously hopeful and wistful, The Getty Museum's exhibition is about the evolution of a modern city seen through its architecture, confirming the truly layered nature of Los Angeles.

 by Julie D. Taylor

April 4, 2013

Book Review: "Original Copies, Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China" by Bianca Bosker

A must-have for those who wish to see a design phenomenon and trend explained in a clear and concise manner without the pretentious tribal signifiers that so plague academic writers.

 by Christian Bjone

April 2, 2013

Nuts + Bolts #3: Focus on the Future: Keys to Steady Growth in a Slow Recovery

Business forecasts are looking brighter, but steady, measured growth is still your best strategy for success.

 by Steve Whitehorn

March 22, 2013

Preservation Alert: P.S. 199, by Edward Durell Stone (1963)

The public school on Manhattan's Upper West Side could be facing demolition if a developer takes up New York City's offer to sell the site.

 by Fred A. Bernstein

March 7, 2013

Architects Opposing Prisons Gain Support

AIASF and international groups endorse human rights changes to AIA Code of Ethics.

 by Raphael Sperry, AIA

February 26, 2013

Nuts + Bolts #2: You Can't SELL If You Can't TELL

You talk all the time but are you communicating clearly? Use your words effectively to build your influence.

 by Tami D. Hausman, Ph.D.

February 19, 2013

How an Architect Stole the Stockholm Furniture Show

Gert Wingårdh's architectural folly proves the extraordinary power of architecture, even when a building lasts just four days.

 by Linda Hales

February 12, 2013

One-on-One: Revolution in Architecture: Interview with Gregg Pasquarelli, SHoP Architects

"We never limit ourselves to simply designing an image. Part of our initial concept is always about knowing how something is going to be built."

 by Vladimir Belogolovsky

February 5, 2013

Laurie Olin Remembers Ada Louise Huxtable, Champion of Urban Design

With eloquence, grace, and warmth, the master landscape architect shares his personal encounters with the most notable of critics.

 by Laurie Olin, FASLA

January 24, 2013

Nuts + Bolts: Mission Possible: Increase Your Value Without Lowering Your Fees

Fact or fiction: Lowering your fees makes you competitive? You decide.

 by Steve Whitehorn

January 11, 2013

ArchNewsThen: Life After Ada: Reassessing the Utility of Architectural Criticism (first published March 2, 2009)

Ada Louise Huxtable deserves mucho thanks and praise - but other questions moving us to a new flavor of criticism have to be asked. (ALH's response: "I couldn't agree more.")

 by Norman Weinstein

December 21, 2012

Ten Years and Counting...

Reflections on the year, ArchNewsNow's first decade, and our 10th ANNiversary Fête.

 by Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA

December 14, 2012

Best Architecture Books of 2012

10 books reflect the changing climate - in every sense - of the profession.

 by Norman Weinstein

November 16, 2012

Book Review: The Pesky Persistence of Psychological Encounters with Home Design

Edwin Heathcote elegantly meditates on the symbols and myths infusing domestic design in "The Meaning of Home."

 by Norman Weinstein

October 24, 2012

Tadao Ando's Thoughtful Heart

Two recent books track a trajectory of a spiritual engagement with Modernism.

 by Norman Weinstein

October 18, 2012

Prime Time for Landscape Architects: Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects Masters the New Collaborations

The expanding influence of landscape represents a fundamentally different way of thinking about urbanism.

 by John Gendall

October 3, 2012

"Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design"

A new traveling exhibition celebrates the 90th anniversary of the birth of Harry Seidler, the leading Australian architect of the 20th century who followed his convictions and vision.

 by Vladimir Belogolovsky

September 21, 2012

"Just Trying to Do This Jig-Saw Puzzle"

How architecture's and urban design's practice can change through studying of a little-appreciated Renaissance art, intarsia.

 by Norman Weinstein

August 30, 2012

The Banal

Prix takes issue with the state of the Venice Architecture Biennale, saying "architects are playing on a sinking gondola while, outside in the real world, our leaky trade is sinking into powerlessness and irrelevance."

 by Wolf D. Prix/COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

August 16, 2012

Q&A with Nicole Migeon - Architect of "Warm Minimalism"

Designing places of respite for creative clientele

 by ArchNewsNow

July 19, 2012

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Marks 25 Years

New Director Anne-Marie Lubenau, AIA, reflects on the past, looks to the future.

 by ArchNewsNow

June 29, 2012

Campus Collective: Leers Weinzapfel Associates Rethinks Higher Education Design

Addressing the interconnectivity of campus environs and student experience

 by John Gendall

June 20, 2012

Albert Barnes Offers Critical Response to Placement of New "Barnes"

Barnes agrees to talk with fellow Central High School of Philadelphia alum after 61 years of silence, but only on the condition that his remarks remain unedited. This transcript respects his requirement.

 by Norman Weinstein

June 4, 2012

The Geeky Side of Design

"Architects are often phenomenal at connecting us to the outdoors, but horrible at disconnecting us when it's necessary. And that is the fundamental problem with architecture today," says Building Science Corporation's sometimes irreverent but always straight-talking Joe Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng.

 by Wendy Ordemann

May 30, 2012

INSIGHT: Let's Quiet Down: The Case for Places, Regionalism, and Sustainability

Architecture should be concerned primarily with place-making, not object-making.

 by Peter Gisolfi, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP

May 11, 2012

Who Designed the Space Needle?

Victor Steinbrueck's contributions have been given short shrift, leaving the design of what is arguably Seattle's most important structure clouded by assumption and innuendo to this day.

 by Dale Cotton

May 4, 2012

Imperfect Health: Probing the Porous Interface between Architecture and Health

A new book and website linked to a recent Canadian Centre for Architecture exhibition offer a healthy tonic countering academically anemic architectural education.

 by Norman Weinstein

May 1, 2012

Book Review: Social Media in Action: Comprehensive Guide for Architecture, Engineering, Planning, and Environmental Consulting Firms by Amanda Walter & Holly Berkley

This practical handbook is invaluable for practitioners who realize that social media is not a passing phenomenon and can play a part in their business.

 by George Calys

April 23, 2012

Rudolph Redux: The UMass Dartmouth Library Renovation/Addition by designLAB architects

A current project slated for completion this fall offers food for thought for the future of Paul Rudolph's Orange County Government Center.

 by ArchNewsNow

April 5, 2012

Book Review: Advancing Windswept Design: Pointers from Art Nouveau, Zaha Hadid, and Charles Sowers

New books and installation art highlight breezy refinements in wind-inspired design.

 by Norman Weinstein

April 3, 2012

Colombia: Transformed / Architecture = Politics

The curators of the exhibition making its world debut in Chicago this week throw the spotlight on five Colombian architects who leverage brick, concrete, and glass forms to improve the lives of ordinary people.

 by Vladimir Belogolovsky and Fernando Villa, AIA, LEED AP

March 16, 2012

Book Review: Laboratory Architecture for Observing Nature at Play

Books on Luis Barragan's house and BNIM's Omega Center for Sustainable Living reveal how transparently daring designs teach Nature's processes.

 by Norman Weinstein

March 13, 2012

You Survived: Part 3: Operations, Management, Business Development, Practice: Turn off the auto-pilot and engage

Ideas and tips to foster a thriving practice in 2012.

 by Michael S. Bernard, AIA, and Nancy Kleppel, Assoc. AIA

March 2, 2012

Book Review: Tracing a Hidden Track from Adolf Loos as Modernist Architect to Jennifer Post as Modernist Interior Designer

By considering this unlikely couple, we can air out that beleaguered term "architectural minimalism" and trace a trajectory of what might be better identified as "essentialist architecture."

 by Norman Weinstein

February 24, 2012

Two Books to Accelerate the Translation of Ideas into Practical Forms

New books on design research and transformational ideas through architectural history have potent practical uses: "The Designer's Guide to Doing Research: Applying Knowledge to Inform Design" Sally Augustin and Cindy Coleman; and "100 Ideas That Changed Architecture" by Richard Weston

 by Norman Weinstein

February 22, 2012

The Big Chill: Leers Weinzapfel Associates' Chiller Plants Reinvent the Art of Infrastructure Work

Thoughtful analysis, ingenuity, and the ability to envision design opportunities create a unique exercise to "make something of beauty" in urban settings.

 by Charles Linn, FAIA

February 14, 2012

INSIGHT: Bringing Art to the Streets without Breaking the Bank

An architect explains how he used innovative materials and a close-knit alliance of stakeholders to provide economical solutions to create an artful amenity for a city's public transit passengers.

 by Walter Geiger, AIA, FARA

January 26, 2012

Book Review: How to be a Useful Architectural Critic: Alexandra Lange's Perspicacious Primer Points the Way

"Writing about Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities" - use it often and you'll never think of the word "critic" pejoratively again.

 by Norman Weinstein

December 22, 2011

Good Deeds: Multi-Service Center South, St. Vincent de Paul Society, San Francisco

Q&A with Susie Jue, vice president of philanthropy for IIDA NC, about the Chapter's pro bono project to renovate the city's largest homeless shelter.

 by Kenneth Caldwell

December 16, 2011

Best Architecture Books of 2011

10 Books Sparking Creative Inspiration Plus Escapist Fare for Financially Fickle Times

 by Norman Weinstein

December 13, 2011

One-on-One: We architects are politicians: Interview with Giancarlo Mazzanti

"Now is the time to think of how architecture can change the world. We architects can assume that role and make a real difference in how people live and behave."

 by Vladimir Belogolovsky

December 6, 2011

INSIGHT: At the Intersection of Medicine, Technology, and Design: Hybrid Operating Rooms

Technology has enabled the transformation of classic operating rooms into dynamic, multi-purpose environments - requiring a new design approach for architects.

 by Ross A. Cole, BAM Architecture Studio

December 1, 2011

Call for entries: ArchNewsNow / MOO Competition

If you could hand your business card to one person in the world, who would it be?

 by ArchNewsNow

November 22, 2011

"Unbuilt Washington": The National Building Museum explores some breathtakingly beautiful and some simply bizarre proposals to shape - or re-shape - America's capital

From a pyramid honoring Abraham Lincoln and a Modernist Ponte Vecchio for the Washington Channel Bridge to height limits, two architect/curators discuss the eye-opening array of what-might-have-been architecture and urban design projects that would have made Washington, DC look very different today (and tomorrow).

November 11, 2011

Michael Sorkin: Architectural Critic as Scam Scanner and Urban(e) Design Sage

Sorkin's "All Over the Map," a sprawling miscellany of recent essays on buildings and cities, a triumph of enlightened nay-saying and affirmation.

 by Norman Weinstein

October 18, 2011

Mixing It Up with Elders: An Interview with Byron Kuth and Liz Ranieri

"In its current state, the senior living industry is all about isolating senior communities from the larger communities around them. We're proposing a very different social structure."

 by ArchNewsNow

October 4, 2011

You Survived Part 2: Mapping the Path to your Next Project and a More Predictable Workload

It is essential to establish a specific, easy, and brief Go/No Go decision process, allowing you to quickly determine where to invest limited marketing resources.

 by Michael Bernard, AIA, and Nancy Kleppel, Assoc. AIA

September 30, 2011

When a Train Rumbles Past this Recording Studio, Nobody Hears It: SubCat Studios by Fiedler Marciano Architecture

Syracuse, NY: A downtown cultural redevelopment project has rapidly established itself as a catalyst to rebrand and revitalize the city's core by promoting a supportive environment for the arts within the downtown area.

 by ArchNewsNow.com

September 27, 2011

INSIGHT: Small-Scale Solution to Alternative Energy Resistance

Why the assumption that an industrial-scale response is required to produce green energy in the vast quantities required to power this country is wrong.

 by Peter Gisolfi, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP

September 23, 2011

Book Review: Pencils that Refuse to Die: Meditations about New Books on Architectural Drawing

Three recent books dealing with architectural drawing by pencil you need to read: "Eleven Exercises in the Art of Architectural Drawing: Slow Food for the Architect's Imagination" by Marco Frascari; "The Architect's Sketchbook" by Will Jones; and "Robbie Cornelissen: The Capacious Memory" by Lex ter Braak and Edwin Jacobs

 by Norman Weinstein

September 20, 2011

One-on-One: Architecture that leads to a point: Interview with Daniel Libeskind

"Every building, every city should have a story."

 by Vladimir Belogolovsky

August 18, 2011

Book Review: "One Million Acres & No Zoning": Lars Lerup's Outrageous Encomium to Houston Instructs and Infuriates

This isn't some dryly academic reconfiguration of trendy urban planning theory. I recommend it for the intrepid.

 by Norman Weinstein

August 17, 2011

One-on-One: Architecture of Emotion and Place: Interview with Bartholomew Voorsanger, FAIA, MAIBC

The architect's aspiration to create expressive, dynamic spaces is absolutely the key to his work.

 by Vladimir Belogolovsky

July 29, 2011

Book Review: Talkin' 'Bout (Not) My Generation: Uplifting Gen X Architects Showcase Pragmatic Optimism

In "New York Dozen: Gen X Architects" by architect Michael J. Crosbie, the framing of each architectural firm is extraordinary.

 by Norman Weinstein

July 22, 2011

"Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum": Bravura Example of an Architectural Documentary - Wright's Guggenheim Done Right

A look at great architecture as the product of the dance of the designer's intellect in an architectural film that doesn't miss a beat.

 by Norman Weinstein

July 19, 2011

2011 Rudy Bruner Award Winners Offer Innovative Models for Urban Placemaking

This year's winners reflect a common understanding of the critical role that citizens, institutions, and governments play in the creation of successful civic places.

 by ArchNewsNow

June 29, 2011

You Survived: Part 1: Regaining Profitability - and Moving Ahead

Take control of the financial life of your business, uncover hidden revenue streams and new service offerings while charting a more stable course for the future.

 by Michael S. Bernard, AIA, and Nancy Kleppel, Assoc. AIA

June 24, 2011

Book Review: A Shout Out for Leers Weinzapfel Associates: "Made to Measure" - Some Meditations on Rejuvenating Campus Architecture

 by Norman Weinstein

June 21, 2011

Poetry as Rescuing Angel: The Angel Island Immigration Station by Architectural Resources Group, Tom Eliot Fisch, and Daniel Quan Design

Angel Island, San Francisco Bay: Long abandoned and near demolition, an important part of American immigration history was saved by writings on the wall.

 by ArchNewsNow

June 14, 2011

You Survived: Introduction: Your Firm Survived the Recession - Now Foster a Thriving a Practice.

 by Michael S. Bernard, AIA, and Nancy Kleppel, Assoc. AIA

June 10, 2011

Book Review: "Post-Traumatic Urbanism," guest edited by Adrian Lahoud, Charles Rice, and Anthony Burke

A collection of essays highlights the recognizable and unrecognizable shifts and changes in cities following both mad-made and natural disasters.

 by Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee

June 3, 2011

Book Review: Diving into Architecture from Every New Angle: Reading Guillevic's "Geometries"

Why an obscure book of French poetry in a flashy translation goes to the heart of every architectural practice.

 by Norman Weinstein

June 1, 2011

INSIGHT: Collaboration and Compromise: A Misunderstood Aspect of the Design Process

True collaboration is a symbiosis between the architect's design ideas, a project's setting, and the intentions of its users.

 by Peter Gisolfi, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP

May 27, 2011

Book Review: Wake-up Calls for Color-Challenged Architects: Two recent books point the way to advanced imaginings of color

"Light Color Sound: Sensory Effects in Contemporary Architecture" by Alejandro Bahamon and Ana Maria Alvarez, and "Color Moves: Art & Fashion by Sonia Delaunay" edited by Matilda McQuaid and Susan Brown

 by Norman Weinstein

March 25, 2011

Book Review: "Immaterial World: Transparency in Architecture": Marc Kristal crystallizes increasingly complex notions of transparency with a light touch.

Although most of the 25 projects discussed are well-known, they take on additional meaning in this sensitively curated selection.

 by Norman Weinstein

March 23, 2011

A Tale of Two Pools: Q&A with Paulett Taggart

It was the sunniest of pools, it was the foggiest of pools, but the architectural approach is similar: there is nothing unnecessary.

 by ArchNewsNow.com

March 1, 2011

One-on-One: Architecture as a Social Instrument: Interview with Bjarke Ingels of BIG

It is not for nothing that this young architect is referred to as the "Yes Man" with a willingness - and ability - to please just about everyone.

 by Vladimir Belogolovsky

February 1, 2011

Book Review: "Visual Planning and the Picuresque" by Nikolaus Pevsner. Edited by Mathew Aitchison

A rediscovered manuscript unveils a portrait of the famed architectural historian as neglected urban designer. His commitment to the picturesque aesthetic for buildings and towns is as urgently needed as ever.

 by Norman Weinstein

January 28, 2011

Designers of the Year: An Interview with Verda Alexander and Primo Orpilla of Studio O+A

Today Contract magazine named Verda Alexander and Primo Orpilla of San Francisco's Studio O+A Designers of the Year. We caught up with them in their office before they headed east for the festivities.

 by ArchNewsNow

January 21, 2011

The Ten Commandments of Architecture

 by Jim Childress, FAIA

January 14, 2011

Book Review: How New Urbanism's Case Triumphs Best Through "The Language of Towns & Cities: A Visual Dictionary" by Dhiru A. Thadani

Thadani's oversized reference charms, infuriates, and enlightens.

 by Norman Weinstein

January 11, 2011

Q&A with James Anderson, LEED AP re: Low Impact Development

LID is an alternative, cost-effective method for those who want to be sensitive to sustainability, but lack the resources to pursue LEED certification.

 by ArchNewsNow

January 7, 2011

Book Review: Cities for People, by Jan Gehl

Copenhagen's urban-space guru explains the principles, practices, and priorities that make cities more livable - beginning, but not ending, with dethroning King Car

 by Bill Millard

December 3, 2010

Best Architecture Books of 2010

Ten books pointing the way to larger professional horizons

 by Norman Weinstein

November 30, 2010

One-on-One: Putting Colors Together: An Interview with Will Alsop

For Alsop, it is the act of painting, the state of losing control - its imprecision and intuitiveness - that best define his initial vague intentions - and what ultimately brings him close to the mystery of inventing new architecture.

 by Vladimir Belogolovsky

October 28, 2010

A Meditation on the Beauty of Zaha Hadid's Door Handle

Hadid's design issues a challenge: define beauty by lyrically playing with illusion.

 by Norman Weinstein

October 28, 2010

Book Review: The Architecture of Patterns, by Paul Andersen and David Salomon

A new book considers how the Modernist adage "form follows function" has stuck around in a whole new guise.

 by Ann Lui

October 12, 2010

Book Review: "Architecture and Beauty: Conversations with Architects about a Troubled Relationship": Yael Reisner exuberantly interviews architects about beauty

Any of you architects seen Mr. Keats Lately?

 by Norman Weinstein

October 7, 2010

Flex Space: AECOM Design + Planning Office by Michielli + Wyetzner Architects

The global firm gets a New York office that's as flexible as its corporate style - and LEED Gold to boot.

 by ArchNewsNow

August 24, 2010

One-on-One: The Art of Ennobling Communities: Interview with Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson

These architects have proven time and time again that architecture can transform reality and change attitudes.

 by Vladimir Belogolovsky

August 19, 2010

INSIGHT: Save What's Left: Architects as Stewards of Our Planet

We need to develop a new design culture of responsibility, one that seeks in every instance to do as little damage as possible to natural systems.

 by Peter Gisolfi, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP

August 12, 2010

Why "Greatest Hits" Lists by Architecture's Stars Should Be Mocked

Transferring the musical or cinematic "greatest hits" list mind-set to architecture is deleterious, and here's why.

 by Norman Weinstein

July 19, 2010

Veni, Vidi, Vici: Museo MAXXI by Zaha Hadid Architects

Rome, Italy: The ancient city's newest museum is a reminder that here is a woman at the top of the field - and a testament to the fact that women build, and build well.

 by Ann Lui

July 9, 2010

Barry Elbasani, FAIA, 1941-2010: A recent conversation with the gruff optimist and realistic urbanist about his history, inspirations, and aspirations.

The architect known for plans and buildings that revitalized American cities passed away last week at 69.

 by Kenneth Caldwell

July 2, 2010

Proper English, as in "Crikey, It's the Loo!"

What in the Sam Hill are lippings, we beseeched? Answer: trim. Conversely, our colleagues from across the pond were anxious to know who, precisely, Mr. Sam Hill would be.

 by Jim Coan

June 29, 2010

Small Firm, Global Practice: An Interview with Jim Goring and Andre Straja of Goring & Straja Architects

How they manage an international practice as a small firm.

 by ArchNewsNow

June 8, 2010

Book Review: Shedding Light on Concrete: Tadao Ando: Complete Works 1975-2010 by Philip Jodidio

Photographic presentation of a poet of light and concrete triumphs over lackluster commentary.

 by Norman Weinstein

May 25, 2010

Move the Farnsworth House

Mies built the Farnsworth in spitting distance of the mighty Fox River, and the house is paying a price for his hubris.

 by Fred Bernstein

May 17, 2010

An Open Letter to Susan Szenasy re: Frank Gehry

 by Fred Bernstein

April 27, 2010

Book Review: Sage Architectural Reflections from Architecture's "Athena": Denise Scott Brown's "Having Words" distills a lifetime of theorizing and practice into practical and succinct guidance for thriving through difficult times

Brown's occasional papers trace a trenchant trajectory of learning from Las Vegas to learning from everything.

 by Norman Weinstein

April 21, 2010

Disappearing Act: North Carolina Museum of Art West Building by Thomas Phifer and Partners and Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

Raleigh, North Carolina: A new museum building strives to nearly disappear, deferring to the beauty of the artworks and the surrounding landscape.

 by Lisa Delgado

April 1, 2010

Power to the Past: Cannon Design Regional Offices at The Power House

St. Louis: A design firm transforms a 1928 city landmark to support its highly collaborative, team-oriented work approach that includes space that can be used by the community as well.

 by ArchNewsNow

March 29, 2010

Celebratory Meditations on SANAA Winning the Pritzker Prize

 by Norman Weinstein

March 26, 2010

Book Review: Keeping the Architectural Profession Professional: "Architecture from the Outside In: Selected Essays by Robert Gutman" celebrates Gutman's legacy as invaluable outsider

Selected essays by a penetrating sociologist of architecture pose the kinds of tough-minded questions needed now to keep architectural professional on-track.

 by Norman Weinstein

March 23, 2010

INSIGHT: Iconic Architecture in the Digital Age

New technologies are helping to transform architectural surfaces far beyond the traditional canons of architecture.

 by Carlos Ferré

March 5, 2010

Book Review: "Design through Dialogue: A Guide for Clients and Architects," by Karen A. Franck and Teresa von Sommaruga Howard

A helpful communications primer offers case studies of winning collaborations between clients and architects, but as useful as this book proves, it leaves some uncomfortable questions about communication unaddressed.

 by Norman Weinstein

February 9, 2010

Twilight Visions: Vintage Surrealist Photography Sheds New Light on Architecture

An exhibition and book of photographs of Paris between the wars might just be the necessary correctives to the virtual sterility of digital imagery

 by Norman Weinstein

February 2, 2010

INSIGHT: Can Green Interiors Help Power the Recovery?

How the demand for sustainability and long-term value are shifting attitudes in the world of commercial interiors, creating an environment ripe for design professionals with incentives for both landlords and tenants to move the sustainability agenda forward.

 by Sascha Wagner, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, and Robin Bass, LEED AP

January 26, 2010

Market Research Strategies in Uncertain Times #5: Market Research on Shoestring Budgets - 10 Tips for 2010

Firms operating on shoestring budgets can still create positive change if they follow the mantra of THINK

 by Frances Gretes

January 21, 2010

INSIGHT: Redeveloping Downtown Pittsburgh - The Last 20 Years

Many factors have led to an interesting take on the traditional tension between central city decline, suburban competition, and revitalization efforts to bolster Downtown's primacy in the region's economy and identity.

 by Michael A. Stern, ASLA, LEED AP

January 19, 2010

Beyond the Egg-crate Museum: Reflections on the Bloch Building

Q&A with Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Director/CEO Marc Wilson re: life at Steven Holl Architects' Bloch Building - three years after opening.

 by Norman Weinstein

December 18, 2009

Book Review: How to Make Versions of the Past Present: "Robert A.M. Stern Buildings and Projects 2004-2009"; Peter Morris Dixon, editor

Stern might just be "the squarest of the hip, and the hippest of the squares." That might also imply that he is one of the sanest and happiest people in the profession. For that and more, this book warrants our appreciative attention.

 by Norman Weinstein

December 10, 2009

A Star is Reborn: Fox Oakland Theater and Oakland School for the Arts by Architectural Dimensions, ELS Architecture and Urban Design, and Starkweather Bondy Architecture

Oakland, California: A faded movie palace - and the surrounding neighborhood - gets a new lease on life.

 by ArchNewsNow

December 9, 2009

Best Architecture Books of 2009

10 crucial volumes from the classic to the iconoclastic

 by Norman Weinstein

December 3, 2009

WORDS THAT BUILD: Offer an Opening Statement That Frames a Broad Vista

Tip #20: The aim of an opening statement is to open a door to dialogue rather than to persuasively "hook" another into compliance with your message.

 by Norman Weinstein

December 3, 2009

WORDS THAT BUILD: Communicating Architectural Edges

Tip #21: Write about meaningful circulatory patterns of light by personifying the interplay of architecture and light.

 by Norman Weinstein

December 1, 2009

INSIGHT: Alignment: Sustainability and Historic Preservation

Retrofitting existing buildings is a vital strategy for significantly reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions globally. To many, it is THE strategy.

 by Elaine Gallagher Adams, AIA, LEED AP

October 30, 2009

Book Review: "Gunnar Birkerts: Metaphoric Modernist" by Sven Birkerts and Martin Schwartz

A major architect in the history of Modernism finally receives recognition - and sundry asides about why Modernism never exited.

 by Norman Weinstein

October 15, 2009

Market Research Strategies in Uncertain Times #4: Client Research - The Secret to Turning Prospects into Clients

If you carry on a dialog from an informed position, you will project confidence and immediately earn a position of trust.

 by Frances Gretes

October 13, 2009

Eclectic Tech: Facebook Headquarters by Studio O+A

Palo Alto, California: Employees were hands-on in designing the new HQ for the social media giant - and not everything is "Facebook blue."

 by ArchNewsNow

October 7, 2009

WORDS THAT BUILD: Communicate to Clients an Evolving Perspective Rather than a Fixed Clarity about Projects

Tip #19: Choose words and phrases that depict your architecture as a mysterious promise, as well as a known product.

 by Norman Weinstein

September 24, 2009

Copenhagen Design Week 2009: The focus was firmly on the local and national design community - and environmental sustainability

Diverse offerings demonstrated that while classic, mid-century modern Danish design is inspiring, it's in the past; a new generation is looking towards sustainable and human-centered designs

 by Terri Peters

September 18, 2009

Book Review: "Urban Design for an Urban Century: Placemaking for People," by Lance Jay Brown, David Dixon, and Oliver Gillham

To the credit of the erudite authors, their sketch of urban design brings levels of political, sociological, and architectural analysis together in a readable synthesis.

 by Norman Weinstein

September 15, 2009

INSIGHT: Sustainability -- The Great Divide

Do we nationalize and centralize sustainable policies or do we individualize and decentralize them?

 by Richard Carson

September 9, 2009

WORDS THAT BUILD: Introduce Words that "Float" into the Flow of Communications with Clients

Tip #18: Replace prescriptive words and phrases "etched in stone" with language reflecting a collaborative project in flux.

 by Norman Weinstein

September 2, 2009

Market Research Strategies in Uncertain Times #3: Strategic Market Research - Preparing for the Rebound

Are you ready for the rebound? Whether you are a sole practitioner or principal in a large firm, now is the time to sketch out your blueprint of where you are and where you want to go. The mechanism for determining these positions is the strategic plan.

 by Frances Gretes

August 4, 2009

WORDS THAT BUILD: Work with Clients to Develop Plans That Place Human/Spatial Relationships First

Tip #17: Shape dialogues with clients to catalyze designs promoting clear meanings of human relationships in proposed spaces.

 by Norman Weinstein

July 30, 2009

HEAT Rises Down Under Despite the Economy:
Queensland's New Wave of Environmental Architects

 by Debra Pickrel

July 22, 2009

Book Review: "Everything Must Move: 15 Years at Rice School of Architecture 1994-2009"

There’s a Texas flood of architectural ideas that gives ample evidence of an architecture school that unsettles pat assumptions. Who could ask for anything more?

 by Norman Weinstein

July 9, 2009

Market Research Strategies in Uncertain Times #2: Finding Leads

Finding leads that one can act on right away is a difficult task, especially during tough economic times, but these strategies can help.

 by Frances Gretes

July 1, 2009

WORDS THAT BUILD: Faster! Deeper! Broader!

Tip #16: How to balance high-speed communication with in-depth communication.

 by Norman Weinstein

June 30, 2009

A City's Artful Heart: Citygarden by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects and studio|durham architects

St. Louis, Missouri: Two formerly vacant downtown blocks have been given new life as a serene urban oasis in the heart of the city.

 by ArchNewsNow

June 25, 2009

"Avenue of Light" as Urbanism: Soaring, illuminated sculptures by Cliff Garten Studio anchor major redevelopment efforts in the Ft. Worth's historic district

 by ArchNewsNow

June 24, 2009

Market Research Strategies in Uncertain Times

#1 - Now More Than Ever: Why market research is so critical to a firm's success.

 by Frances Gretes

June 23, 2009

A Company of Generalists

An Interview with Joe Valerio of Valerio Dewalt Train

 by ArchNewsNow

June 11, 2009

Engaging Students in Smart-Building Design: Illinois Institute of Technology New Student Residence Halls by Dirk Denison Architects

Chicago: Performance-calibrated building design and student-centric spaces will give students control over their environment and generate performance data to be shared with university and architectural communities beyond the IIT campus.

 by ArchNewsNow

June 5, 2009

Book Review: A Subversive Book Every Architect Needs: "Architect's Essentials of Negotiation" by Ava J. Abramowitz

Supposedly architects don't need negotiating skills along with other communication skills because great design "sells itself." How lovely that an AIA legal counsel created this definitive book to shatter that thin myth.

 by Norman Weinstein

June 2, 2009

WORDS THAT BUILD: Translate Images Into Touching Performances

Tip #15: Cultivate communication with clients that translates architectural imagery into experience at their fingertips.

 by Norman Weinstein

May 6, 2009

WORDS THAT BUILD: Emphasize Words with Lasting Resonance

Tip #14: Cluster symbolic and mythically-charged keywords in communication with clients.

 by Norman Weinstein

April 28, 2009

Stylish Stacking: Container Housing Project by Group 41

Salt Lake City, Utah: Shipping containers will jump off the rails to form an innovative multifamily apartment complex near a commuter rail station.

 by ArchNewsNow

April 21, 2009

Book Review: A Perspective from One Elevation: "Conversations With Frank Gehry" by Barbara Isenberg

Gehry's conversations offer portraits of an astute listener as well as talker, an architect as aware of his flaws and limitations as of his virtues.

 by Norman Weinstein

April 16, 2009

Op-Ed: Designing the New Public/Private Model

Greater government involvement in design can be an opportunity - if done correctly. That requires architects to be to be at the table from the beginning.

 by Peter Schubert

April 14, 2009

One on One: Elusive Architecture: Interview with Kengo Kuma

"I want to create a condition that is as vague and ambiguous as drifting particles. The closest thing to such a condition is a rainbow."

 by Vladimir Belogolovsky

April 8, 2009

Book Review: Tripping Out to London and Paris

Time to become a homebody, shop frugally, eat in, and take a virtual tour led by Sam Lubell

 by Sam Hall Kaplan

April 2, 2009

WORDS THAT BUILD: Re-invent Green Communication

Tip #13: Try the spectacular 2-step program to cut fat and reduce telltale signs of greenwash.

 by Norman Weinstein

April 1, 2009

Op-Ed: CAMP Notes

Forget Don Fisher. Do we want the art or not?

 by Kenneth Caldwell

March 19, 2009

When Your <i>New</i> Job is to Find Your <i>Next</i> Job

Some practical suggestions for opening new doors of opportunities in difficult times.

 by Marjanne Pearson

March 16, 2009

Happy Ending for the Little Beach House That Could

Venturi and Scott Brown watch their Lieb House sail by

 by Kristen Richards

March 13, 2009

Q&A: Public Architecture Co-founders John Peterson and John Cary

 by Kenny Caldwell

March 4, 2009

WORDS THAT BUILD: Taking Advantage of Interruptions in Architectural Communication

Tip #12: Cogent communicators exploit opportunities offered by interruptions.

 by Norman Weinstein

March 2, 2009

Op-Ed: Life After Ada: Reassessing the Utility of Architectural Criticism

Ada Louise Huxtable deserves mucho thanks and praise - but other questions moving us to a new flavor of criticism have to be asked. (ALH's response: "I couldn't agree more.")

 by Norman Weinstein

February 27, 2009

Exhibition Review: "Yes is More": BIG at DAC, Copenhagen

Though the firm's housing projects are amazing and their enthusiasm is great, the comic book graphics are a bit much - it's hard not to roll your eyes, but definitely worth the roll.

 by Terri Peters

February 5, 2009

Loud on the Outside, Quiet on the Inside: Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) by Grimshaw and Davis Brody Bond Aedas

Troy, NY: How do you "ground" a 221,200-square-foot building on a 30-degree slope? And how do you acoustically carve out grand venues that are designed for digital technology and electronic performance? Structural and MEP engineer Buro Happold explains.

 by Craig M. Schwitter, P.E.

February 3, 2009

WORDS THAT BUILD: Faceting Architectural Communication

Tip #11: Effective communication evolves out of cross-reflective details.

 by Norman Weinstein

January 14, 2009

Community Building: Saratoga Avenue Community Center by George Ranalli, Architect

Brooklyn, New York: A new community center re-imagines public architecture and what civic buildings represent.

 by ArchNewsNow

January 8, 2009

WORDS THAT BUILD: Use Space Creatively When Designing Your Client Communications

Tip #10: Use paragraph spacing in writing and pauses in conversation to promote "out of the box" thinking.

 by Norman Weinstein

December 17, 2008

Best Architecture Books of 2008

10 tomes from the superior to the indispensable

 by Norman Weinstein

December 11, 2008

Traditional Brick: A Contemporary Solution at University of New Hampshire by Anshen+Allen

Durham, N.H.: New forms and expressions with traditional materials create a forward-looking contemporary building that expresses the engineering disciplines it houses.

 by Gregory Hoadley

December 2, 2008

WORDS THAT BUILD: Making Your Client's Contradictions Productive

Tip #9: Work with your clients' contradictions to discover possible solutions.

 by Norman Weinstein

November 4, 2008

WORDS THAT BUILD: Initiate Conversations with Designs that Engage Your Clients.

Tip #8: Write dialogues engaging materials and processes with clients.

 by Norman Weinstein

October 31, 2008

Field Notes from the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale - Part 2

The Giardini: "Experimental Architectures" offers a glimpse of 30 countries' current architectural debates and experiments.

 by Terri Peters

October 10, 2008

Field Notes from the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale - Part 1

The Arsenale: Betsky's eclectic curating and the polished and thoughtful presentations of the exhibitors make it a challenging, entertaining, and provocative show.

 by Terri Peters

October 8, 2008

WORDS THAT BUILD: Creating a Site Analysis That's Out of Sight

Tip #7: Write a site analysis using words referring to senses beyond sight.

 by Norman Weinstein

September 30, 2008

Book Review: You've Got to Draw the Line Somewhere: A review of Drafting Culture: a Social History of Architectural Graphic Standards by George Barnett Johnston

 by Norman Weinstein

September 23, 2008

A Treasure Reborn: The Currier Museum of Art by Ann Beha Architects

Manchester, New Hampshire: An important cultural resource reopens its doors after a thoughtful renovation and expansion.

 by ArchNewsNow

September 5, 2008

WORDS THAT BUILD: Learning How to Persuade Through Learning Variations on a Theme

Tip #6: Master a communications tool that generates copious variations on your theme.

 by Norman Weinstein

August 28, 2008

INSIGHT: Failing to Protect: Three Actions Our Leaders Must Take in Order to Save America's Crumbling Infrastructure

Miles of Midwest land under 10 feet of water, a major bridge collapsing to the ground, a flood-ravaged New Orleans - these are all images we won't soon forget. But how can we keep history from repeating itself yet again?

 by Barry B. LePatner

August 26, 2008

Book Review: "NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith," edited by Franklin Sirmans: Sharpen your pencils - and get ready to do a NeoHooDoo shimmy

This audacious book is a welcome reminder that no term in contemporary architectural design is as taboo as "vernacular spiritual."

 by Norman Weinstein

August 25, 2008

Design by the Bushel: San Francisco design firms work fast to bring Slow Food Nation '08 to the city's front door, August 29 to September 1

 by ArchNewsNow

August 21, 2008

Green and Graceful: Sunset Community Centre by Bing Thom Architects

Vancouver, British Columbia: A new community center is now the focal point of culturally diverse neighborhood, both civically and architecturally.

 by ArchNewsNow

August 5, 2008

WORDS THAT BUILD: Respecting Key Words as Materials for Building Durable Structures

Tip #5: Recognize the key vocabulary shaping your professional practice and share those keywords with your clients.

 by Norman Weinstein

July 18, 2008

Classic Nuance: Simon Hall at Indiana University by Flad Architects

A new research facility fits harmoniously with neighboring historic campus structures.

 by Gregory Hoadley

July 8, 2008

WORDS THAT BUILD: Steering Your Client in the Appropriate Direction

Tip #4: See your writing as a navigational aid so your design intent clearly comes through to your client.

 by Norman Weinstein

June 24, 2008

INSIGHT: Bowling Alone in Urbanistaville

Is living in suburbia the social antidote?

 by Richard Carson

June 10, 2008

WORDS THAT BUILD: Playing with the Flow of Communication

Tip #3: Use language that playfully enhances the flow of design intentions between you and your client.

 by Norman Weinstein

May 14, 2008

Break, Pivot, Fuse: Conundrums of Shifting Space: The Daly Street Lofts by Joseph Giovannini

Los Angeles: Live/work lofts take on a new life - temporarily - as experimental exhibition spaces open to the public for the next two weekends.

 by ArchNewsNow

May 9, 2008

WORDS THAT BUILD: Clarifying Presentations to Clients through Rhythmic Emphasis

Tip #2: Use rhythmic accents to create a persuasive story to your client.

 by Norman Weinstein

April 15, 2008

Infill in Green: 22nd Street Condominiums by John Maniscalco/Architecture

San Francisco: Lorax Development backs up its environmental claims with a GreenPoint Rated label for an infill project in the city's Mission District.

 by Jennifer Roberts

April 11, 2008

WORDS THAT BUILD: Coping with chaotic communication challenges

Tip #1: Learn to enjoy communicating with your client.

 by Norman Weinstein

April 9, 2008

Architecture Supermodels: Report from SmartGeometry Conference

Parametric design is set to revolutionize the way buildings are designed and built.

 by Terri Peters

March 30, 2008

Notably Nouvel: 2008 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

This year's recipient will be saying "merci" in Washington, DC.

 by ArchNewsNow

March 13, 2008

Transparent Connections: Princeton University School of Architecture Addition by Architecture Research Office (ARO)

Princeton, New Jersey: A contemporary connection revitalizes two wings of an existing campus building.

 by ArchNewsNow

February 27, 2008

INSIGHT: Art in Learning: Bringing the Tradition of Sculpture in Architecture to Education

Art incorporated into school architecture can enliven the educational process in unexpected ways.

 by Barry Svigals, FAIA

February 12, 2008

INSIGHT: Transit-Oriented Design: An Evolution from Societal Convenience to Environmental Solution

TOD is the model for what multi-family housing will look like in the years ahead.

 by John Burcher, AIA

February 5, 2008

A Bridge Between: California Academy of Sciences and Steinhart Aquarium Transition Facility by Melander Architects

San Francisco: So just where has Nemo been living while the new academy rises in Golden Gate Park?

 by ArchNewsNow

January 30, 2008

High Times in LoDo: As it approaches its 150th anniversary, Denver has become a "Great City" with substantial new housing downtown

 by ArchNewsNow

January 24, 2008

From Back Lot to Front Lines: BattleStations 21 by SmithGroup

Great Lakes, Illinois: A new naval training facility uses entertainment technology developed for video games and theme park rides to create more realistic battle simulations.

 by Mark McVay

January 22, 2008

Women in Green: A Conversation with the Authors

Is there a greener gender? Q&A with Kira Gould and Lance Hosey about their motivation and experience for writing the book, and what have they learned from the process.

 by Katie Swenson

January 18, 2008

Stern Seizes the Day: Tour Carpe Diem by Robert A.M. Stern Architects

The newest addition to La Défense is crystalline - and green.

 by ArchNewsNow

January 11, 2008

INSIGHT: Mod Mods: Manufacturing Markets for Modulars

With market forces finally putting wind in the sails of pre-fab, the promise of sales should finally save industrial production of housing from the utopia to which it has been consigned.

 by John Newman, AIA

December 13, 2007

Welcome to the Neighborhoods: Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Headquarters by IA Interior Architects

Chicago: The global real estate services and money management firm addresses corporate agility through space planning with a bold approach to redesigning its headquarters.

 by ArchNewsNow

November 29, 2007

Q&A with Peter Morrison and J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, re: RMJM Hillier

 by ArchNewsNow

November 20, 2007

A Civic Gateway: Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners

Santa Monica, California: The humble parking garage is humble no more with a bold design that makes it a sparkling destination point in itself - oh, it's LEED green, too.

 by ArchNewsNow

October 25, 2007

Modern Focus on the Patient: Intermountain Medical Center by Anshen + Allen

Murray, Utah: A massive healthcare facility gives form to a parallel shift in medicine that emphasizes the art of healing rather than the mere administration of scientific procedures.

 by Gregory Hoadley

September 18, 2007

INSIGHT: Building Information Modeling: The Wave of the Future?

BIM promises to reshape the future design - and the way design professionals do business, but these basic risk management considerations should be taken into account to determine if BIM is right for you.

 by Gary Prather

September 13, 2007

A Tale of Two Cities: Mixed-use Development in China

New building types and approaches to development leverage the best of international and local talents and practices.

 by Tim Magill and David Moreno

September 5, 2007

INSIGHT: The Cultural and Environmental Differences of Global Project Types

As the world's economy becomes more global, western developers, designers, and engineers must keep developing innovative ideas for efficiency improvement if they want to keep ahead.

 by Reg Monteyne, P.E., and Gary H. Pomerantz, P.E.

August 20, 2007

Native American History in Tomorrow's Library: Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno, by AC Martin Partners in association with RMJM Hillier

Fresno, California: A new campus library looks to the future while embodying Fresno's Native American and agricultural heritage.

 by ArchNewsNow

July 12, 2007

Water Walls: Digital Water Pavilion by MIT and carlorattiassociati

MIT researchers design a building made of water that will flow at Expo Zaragoza in Spain next year.

 by ArchNewsNow

June 12, 2007

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

April 27, 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.

 by ArchNewsNow

April 11, 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.

 by ArchNewsNow

April 5, 2007

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.

 by ArchNewsNow

March 29, 2007

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 20, 2007

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

 by ArchNewsNow

February 28, 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.

 by ArchNewsNow

February 2, 2007

In Their Own Words: Abu Dhabi Cultural District

How Gehry, Hadid, Nouvel, and Ando envision their cultural venues on Saadiyat Island.

 by ArchNewsNow

January 30, 2007

Curtain Up: Billy Wilder Theater at UCLA Hammer Museum by Michael Maltzan Architecture

Los Angeles: The city has a new cultural "living room."

 by ArchNewsNow

January 3, 2007

Celebrating Green

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

December 14, 2006

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

 by ArchNewsNow

November 17, 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 7, 2006

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.

 by ArchNewsNow

November 3, 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.

 by ArchNewsNow

October 20, 2006

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.

 by ArchNewsNow

October 6, 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.

 by ArchNewsNow

September 20, 2006

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.

 by ArchNewsNow

September 14, 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 12, 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 7, 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 6, 2006

Please Walk on the Grass: Recreation and Play in the Contemporary City

An exhibition explores the reinvention of urban public spaces to meet the demands of 21st century recreation and leisure.

 by Zoë Ryan, Senior Curator, Van Alen Institute

August 22, 2006

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 8, 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.

 by ArchNewsNow

August 1, 2006

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.

 by ArchNewsNow

July 19, 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.

 by ArchNewsNow

June 27, 2006

Reference This

Two views on trends in public and academic libraries

 by Kenneth Caldwell

May 22, 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

 by ArchNewsNow

April 27, 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

March 28, 2006

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.

 by ArchNewsNow

March 24, 2006

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 14, 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

February 28, 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 15, 2006

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.

 by ArchNewsNow

January 31, 2006

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.

 by ArchNewsNow

November 29, 2005

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 4, 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.

 by ArchNewsNow

October 13, 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

September 20, 2005

INSIGHT: Vancouverism vs. Lower Manhattanism: Shaping the High Density City

 by Trevor Boddy, Architecture Critic, The Vancouver Sun

August 11, 2005

INSIGHT: Downtown Vancouver's Last Resort: How Did "Living First" Become "Condos Only?"

 by Trevor Boddy

August 9, 2005

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

July 19, 2005

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.

 by ArchNewsNow

May 17, 2005

Exhibition Review: "The 60s: Montréal Thinks Big" at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

The 1960s: just long enough ago to be familiar, yet far enough in the past to look back at this time of radical urban redevelopment with some degree of objectivity.

 by Terri Whitehead

April 7, 2005

Discovery and Collaboration = Chemical Reaction: University of Missouri-Columbia Life Sciences Center by Anshen+Allen Architects in association with BNIM Architects

Columbia, MO: A variety of interaction areas, clustered faculty offices, and an inviting atrium encourage interdisciplinary research and make science a part of everyday campus life.

 by Gregory Blackburn, AIA

March 29, 2005

Remembrance: Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem by Moshe Safdie and Associates

Jerusalem: A new museum tells a dark story, and then bursts through to the light.

 by ArchNewsNow

March 15, 2005

Home-grown: Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner Takes on the World

Berlin: "Export" at the German Center for Architecture shows off home-grown talent exporting their architectural finesse around the world.

 by ArchNewsNow

February 21, 2005

Wild about Saffron

New York City: a February Tuesday in Central Park; 55 degrees and sunny...

 by Kristen Richards

January 20, 2005

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 13, 2005

Castle Keep: Boston Smith & Wollensky by Haverson Architecture and Design

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

 by ArchNewsNow

November 30, 2004

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 23, 2004

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 11, 2004

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.

 by ArchNewsNow.com

November 9, 2004

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 2, 2004

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

October 21, 2004

Healing Stories: Renovating San Francisco's Ronald McDonald House

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

 by Kenneth Caldwell

September 16, 2004

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 8, 2004

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

August 11, 2004

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.

 by ArchNewsNow.com

July 29, 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 27, 2004

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

June 24, 2004

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 2, 2004

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

April 13, 2004

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 4, 2004

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

March 22, 2004

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 9, 2004

Case Study: HGA Stakes Its Claim in California

 by ArchNewsNow

February 24, 2004

INSIGHT: San Francisco's New Vancouver-Mania - Part II

 by Trevor Boddy

February 9, 2004

Habitat 825 by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects

West Hollywood, California: An apartment building draws inspiration from its neighbor - Schindler's Kings Road House.

 by ArchNewsNow

January 27, 2004

On Track: Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station at Secaucus Junction by Brennan Beer Gorman Architects

Secaucus, New Jersey: Commuting is made easier (and grander) with a transit hub 10 years in the making.

 by Mark Sheeleigh, AIA

January 22, 2004

INSIGHT: RINCONoitering: How Vancouver Ideas Do - and Do Not Help - in Shaping San Francisco's First High Density Neighborhood - Part I

 by Trevor Boddy

October 23, 2003

Iconic Arcs: Jubilee Church by Richard Meier & Partners

Rome: White concrete "sails" soar into a Roman neighborhood.

 by ArchNewsNow

October 21, 2003

Urban Aria: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts by Diamond and Schmitt Architects

Toronto: The art and science of architecture fuse to create poetry of form.

 by Effie Bouras, Assoc. AIA

October 7, 2003

In Full Bloom: The Conservatory of Flowers by Architectural Resources Group and Tennebaum-Manheim Engineers

San Francisco: Extreme historic and environmental preservation methods bring a deteriorated treasure back to life.

 by ArchNewsNow

August 25, 2003

INSIGHT: A Story of a Place: Transforming America's Cities

Placemaking is the art of architecture connecting spaces to communities.

 by Alexander Wu, KMD (Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz)

August 4, 2003

Housing the Machine: Co-generation Plants by Hillier

The idea of turning industrial facilities into more aesthetic, sculpted forms is gaining acceptance and is likely to become more prevalent in the future.

 by Elyse Kantrowitz

July 21, 2003

Tradition and Innovation in Sustainable Design: EHDD Architecture

Joseph Esherick's legacy of research and technical considerations that can inspire design continues.

 by Ron Nyren

July 8, 2003

INSIGHT: When Boomers Retire...

Baby Boomers' retirement expectations are redefining an industry.

 by J. David Hoglund, FAIA, Perkins Eastman Architects

July 1, 2003

Mais Oui! Les Grands Prix: Commerce Design Montréal 2003

An awards initiative rewards all in a unique public/private collaboration between a city and its professional design and business community.

 by ArchNewsNow

April 21, 2003

UPDATE 07/16/03: Designing the High Line: Competition Insights - and Results

17 winners and 720 entries now online&hellip
Three jurors, the competition coordinator, and Friends of the High Line co-founders offer their thoughts about - and hopes for - one of Manhattan's most unique urban environments.

 by Claire Weisz, AIA

April 7, 2003

Reinventing a Landmark: Museum of Arts & Design by Allied Works Architecture

New York City: Adored and reviled, misused and unused for years, 2 Columbus Circle is about to get a new lease on life - and an entirely new look. Is it the birth or death of a landmark?

 by Kristen Richards

March 27, 2003

BOOKSHELF: Women in Architecture

Books by or about female (and minority) architects and their work are few and far between...

 by Ellen Louer

March 24, 2003

Pampered Privacy: Malliouhana Spa by Earl Swensson Associates

Anguilla, British West Indies: A lush tropical setting offers design cues for a Caribbean spa.

 by ArchNewsNow

March 11, 2003

Enter Here: New Street Parking Garage by Frazier Associates

Staunton, Virginia: Strolling New Street, one would never guess there's a parking structure behind those charming facades.

 by ArchNewsNow

February 18, 2003

A 21st-Century Workplace: ADC Telecommunications Global Headquarters by Hammel, Green & Abrahamson (HGA)

Eden Prairie, Minnesota: An architectural vocabulary creates a transparent, democratic campus for the multicultural workforce of an international high-tech company.

 by ArchNewsNow

February 10, 2003

Good Urbanism: RiverPark Master Plan by AC Martin Partners

Oxnard, California: 700 acres of abandoned gravel-mining pits and a failed commercial project to be transformed into a model economically viable, environmentally sound, livable community.

 by ArchNewsNow

February 5, 2003

BOOKSHELF: The City of Brotherly Love takes center stage in two beautiful new volumes

 by Ellen Louer

January 30, 2003

A New Yet Familiar Neighbor: Goldman School of Public Policy UC Berkeley by Architectural Resources Group

A new annex becomes a hands-on experience in preservation and urban design policy that garners neighborhood groups and local preservationists approval.

 by Kenneth Caldwell

January 16, 2003

East Meets West on the Waterfront: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay by Michael Wilford & Partners; DP Architects; Theatre Projects Consultants; and Artec Consultants

Singapore: A performing arts complex 30 years in the making puts a strictly-business city on the international cultural map.

 by Kristen Richards

December 17, 2002

10 Titles to Inspire, Inform, and Amuse

From pleasures to patterns, and waterfronts to wonders (and even something for dummies)

 by Ellen Louer

December 10, 2002

Not Your Father's Car Dealer: Jaguar of Tampa by JGA, Inc. and Illuminating Concepts

Tampa, Florida: Classy cars take center stage in a traffic-stopping showroom.

 by Kristen Richards

December 3, 2002

INSIGHT: Creating an Arbor for Art in Fort Worth

Just how was Tadao Ando's design for Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth translated into a concrete reality? The engineers explain the solutions that range from the exotic to the purely functional.

 by David B. Spires, P.E., Leo J. Galletta, P.E., and Leonard M.

November 19, 2002

Symphonic Shimmer: Dortmund Concert Hall by Architekten Schröder Schulte-Ladbeck Strothmann

Dortmund, Germany: A new concert hall hits all the right notes for the renaissance of an urban neighborhood.

 by Kristen Richards

November 13, 2002

Exhibition/Award: Borneo Sporenburg Residential Waterfront, Amsterdam, by West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture

Two docks in Amsterdam take on new life as a suburban-style housing project, pick up an award for urban design, and get star billing at an exhibition at Harvard Design School.

 by ArchNewsNow

November 5, 2002

City on a Site: Simmons Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Steven Holl Architects

Cambridge, Massachusetts: A new campus dormitory goes well beyond typical cinder block and laminates - the words "pixilated" and "audacious" come to mind.

 by David Sokol

October 29, 2002

Green Values: Environmental Defense Office by Envision Design (updated January 2005)

Washington, DC: An environmental organization doesn't give up having a beautiful space just so it can be "green."

 by Kristen Richards

October 24, 2002

Company Cultures: Red Tettemer Advertising and Electronic Ink by Agoos/Lovera Architects

Philadelphia: One firm gives two companies in the same Center City office building two very different personae.

 by Kristen Richards

October 15, 2002

Exhibition: Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Architecture of William McDonough + Partners at the Atlanta International Museum

"Being less bad is not being good" is a tune we all should learn.

 by Kristen Richards

October 9, 2002

Moribund Mall Makeover: Sherman Oaks Galleria by Gensler

Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles), California: An iconic shopping mall bucks the dead-mall trend with a mixed-use formula.

 by ArchNewsNow

October 3, 2002

INSIGHT: Chihuly Bridge of Glass By Arthur W. Andersson, AIA/Andersson-Wise Architects

Tacoma, Washington: An architect and an artist combine visions for a pedestrian crossing.

 by Arthur W. Andersson, AIA

September 23, 2002

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 17, 2002

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 11, 2002

9/11: A Reflection

 by Kristen Richards

August 26, 2002

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 21, 2002

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 19, 2002

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 12, 2002

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 8, 2002

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 1, 2002

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

July 29, 2002

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 22, 2002

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 8, 2002

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

June 25, 2002

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 20, 2002

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 17, 2002

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 10, 2002

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 4, 2002

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

May 23, 2002

North of the Border the Winners Are: Governor General's Medals in Architecture

Twelve projects by Canadian architects are honored.

 by ArchNewsNow

May 21, 2002

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 15, 2002

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 13, 2002

And the Winners Are: Top Ten Green Projects Receive 2002 AIA/COTE Awards

Projects, large and small, prove the environmental, social, and economic benefits of sustainable design.

 by Kira Gould, Assoc. AIA

May 6, 2002

Riverside Reveries: The Museum of Life and the Environment by William McDonough + Partners; Ralph Appelbaum Associates; and Nelson-Byrd Landscape Architects

York County, South Carolina: A riverbank with ancient fish weirs and giant oaks inspires a "living museum."

 by Kristen Richards

May 2, 2002

Hillside Haven: Lexton/MacCarthy Residence by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects

Silver Lake, California: Grounded in the tradition of mid-20th Century modernism (and grounded by stringent building codes) a new house seems to "float" effortlessly above the canyons of Los Angeles.

 by Kristen Richards

April 29, 2002

The Master Plan for the New City of Modi'in, Israel by Moshe Safdie and Associates

Modi'in, Israel: An urban center rises within the contours of the land, not in place of them.

 by Len Abelman

April 25, 2002

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 22, 2002

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 18, 2002

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 15, 2002

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 11, 2002

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 8, 2002

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 4, 2002

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 1, 2002

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

March 25, 2002

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 21, 2002

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 18, 2002

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 14, 2002

Tastings: Biltmore Winery by Little & Associates

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

 by Kristen Richards

March 11, 2002

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

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



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