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    Growing Market for Parking Lot Design

    As the market for parking lot design grows relentlessly higher, architects search for attractive, multipurpose solutions.

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    Getting Centered

    Three new AIA chapters have built spaces to engage professionals and the public they serve.

  • The Mosque of Algiers ¢ Algeria, Algiers ¢ KSP Jrgen Engel Architekten ¢ At 1.4 million square feet, the Mosque of Algiers will be the worlds third-largest mosque when it is completed.

    Contemporary Mosque: Placing Worship

    Drawing from African, Turkish, and Spanish influences, architects are pushing mosque design toward the contemporary.

  • Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, Brooklyn, New York, Polshek Partnership Architects

    Water-Treatment Plants

    Wastewater-treatment plants used to be dirty buildings. Today, architects are cleaning them up.

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    The next generation of libraries is made for the spokes, not the hub.

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    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

    The next generation of automobiles begins with the design of the factory.

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    Family Sized

    Multifamily developers are targeting recession-minded renters and innovative funding sources.

  • Advanced Individual Company Operations ¢ Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. ¢ U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ¢ The installation at Fort Leonard Wood contains several different military schools, including the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence. The advanced individual company operations facility is one that supports soldiers as they specialize in career skills.

    Combat Ready

    The Department of Defense has added a tactic to its arsenal: sustainable design.

  • The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts ¢ San Antonio, Texas ¢ LMN Architects ¢ The renovated former Municipal Auditorium will be home to the resident symphony, opera, and ballet companies in San Antonio, and will seat more than 1,700 people.

    Fitting In

    Today’s cultural institutions look to reuse and adapt rather than transform their environments.

  • Allied Health & Sciences Center ¢ Valley Glen, Calif. ¢ Co Architects - Opened in September 2008, the three-story, 98,000-square-foot facility boasts 131 new rooms, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, rooftop photovoltaics, and energy-efficient lighting.

    Community Colleges

    How does design serve community colleges, higher education’s fastest-growing sector?

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    Recovery Rooms

    Designers are building substance-abuse treatment facilities with an eye toward evidence-based trends and livability.

  • Uneasy Rider

    Facing budget cuts, transit agencies building new rail projects are struggling to make the trains run on time—or at all.

  • Marina City ¢ Qingdao, China ¢ Altoon  Porter Architects - Completed in 2010, this mixed-use development has over 1 million square feet of gross leasable area on four levels, one of which is below grade. Anchored by a 131-foot-tall glass tower, the complex has indoor and outdoor retail venues, as well as 200 apartments; underground parking for 2,000 cars is available. Next to the 2008 Olympic sailing venue, the center was designed (starting in 2006) as a cultural hub to continue development after the games.

    Global Shopping Spree

    Retail developments are leading the surge in new construction in emerging markets, such as China, India, and Brazil.

  • St. Regis Princeville Resort - Kauai, Hawaii - WATG - WATG transformed this 23-acre, 303-room resort from a property outfitted in a somewhat heavy,  European style to one with a more Hawaiian and residential feel. The resort reopened in late 2009 as the first St. Regis property in Hawaii. Today, major hotel renovations are less common in the U.S. than budget-conscious upgrades.

    Typology: Hotel Renovations

    The recession forced some hotel owners to put off renovating. Now, as conditions improve, they’re trying to do the most they can with the capital they’ve got.

  • Bnai Israel Synagogue ¢ Rochester, Minn. ¢ HGA ¢ The 15,000-square-foot Bnai Israel Synagogue, near the Mayo Clinic, has a 150-seat sanctuary based on a broad-house plan. The program also includes classrooms, a social hall, a library, offices, and a catering kitchen.

    Typology: Synagogues

    Jewish houses of worship see modest growth as congregations seek more social spaces.

  • American Society of Hematology ¢ Washington, D.C.

    Typology: Class A Office

    Rising profits, LEED, and sluggish hiring create a mixed picture for Class A space.

  • Cyan/PDX ? Portland, Ore. ? THA Architecture and GBD Architects ? This 16-story building in downtown Portland is certified LEED Gold. It appeals to Generation Y renters by compensating for small units (many are less than 550 square feet) with attractive communal areas such as a ??living room?? and a park for residents.

    Market-Rate Multifamily

    As the U.S. inches toward economic recovery, the focus on luxury condo towers shifts to market-rate rental apartments.

  • ReCAP Book Storage Facility Expansion, Module 5 ¢ Plainsboro, N.J. ¢ KSS Architects ¢ This storage facility for rare and valuable books belonging to Columbia University has 5,000 roof-mounted solar panels.

    Green Industrial

    Warehouses and factories wouldn't seem to lend themselves to sustainable design, but attitudes—and practices—are changing.



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