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    The "tree of life" in the Pacific Northwest, rot-resistant cedar is harvested for siding, shingles, decks, and more. We follow its progress from forest to factory.

  • Traverwood Branch Library

    Inform Studio incorporated the fallen ash trees killed by the invasive emerald ash borer beetle into its sustainable design for this library branch in Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Association of Architectural Organizations to Launch in November: Interview With CAF's Lynn Osmond

    A November conference in Chicago marks the launch of the Association of Architectural Organizations, a new network of groups devoted to raising public awareness of architecture. It's the brainchild of Lynn Osmond, president of the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

  • Hardware in a Soft Market

    The recession has put a hurting on technology budgets, but architecture firms can't afford to work with obsolete equipment. We find out how five are coping.

  • Yankees vs. Mets

    Bradford McKee takes a look at the two new stadiums built for New York's two major league baseball teams, and is surprised by the results.

  • Recession Survival: Pain Management

    The recession has hit everyone hard, and firms are withstanding the pain as best they can. Firm leaders share their coping strategies.

  • Carrara Marble

    We visit a quarry that produces Carrara Marble and follow it from extraction through finishing.

  • St. Louis Gateway Transportation Center

    KAI designed the Gateway Transportation Center in St. Louis to house the new Amtrak, Greyhound, and light rail station.

  • School Yourself

    In 2008, Phil Poinelli earned enough continuing-education credits for five architects. Poinelli, a principal at Symmes Maini & McKee Associates in Cambridge, Mass., needed 18 credit hours for the year to continue his membership in the AIA and to keep his state registration current, but he racked up...

  • Mommie Dearest

    Build all the LEED buildings you want - climate change is already happening. Meet the new enemy, Mother Nature.