Ned Cramer's Dialogue

  • Calling All Technophiles

    Architecture's all-or-nothing affair with technology ended badly in the 1970s, when the promise of modernism began to smell like a threat. It's a shame, because despite the fact that counseling was in order—Brutalism, anyone?—architecture and technology can make good bedfellows.

  • Build Opportunity

    I wish we had a different motive for putting Raye McDavid on the cover of this month's ARCHITECT—say, because she's sparked a revolution in building technology, brokered a landmark business deal, or taken the aesthetics of her latest project to a whole new level.

  • Face of the Nation

    As 2006 wound down, eyebrows and blood pressures shot up nationwide in response to rumors that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) had tapped classicist Thomas Gordon Smith as its new chief architect.

  • What Does Progressive Mean?

    Fifty-four years have passed since the editors of Progressive Architecture magazine hosted the first P/A Awards jury.

  • Faces, Places

    Architect Magazine is trying to make connections among interesting people—a mission that we think has value, given the frantic pace and global scope of contemporary practice.

  • For Starters

    An introduction from the editor in the premiere issue of Architect magazine.



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