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    Building management systems bring us one step closer to dummy-proofing your clients’ lives—if we can design and program them correctly.

  • Beyond PowerPoint

    Designers explore new and old ways to make client presentations that are memorable and—better yet—successful.

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  • Embracing History

    In a home embedded in the landscape, the Natural History Museum of Utah expands its offerings while minimizing its environmental footprint.

  • Under the Hood

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  • Talking Heads

    Four designers discuss the teleconferencing and communications tools that keep them in constant contact.

  • Good Neighbor

    In the mid-2000s, the Central Library in Seattle drew critics' attention, but it's the nearby Ballard Branch Library that attracts environmentalists.

  • Training Day

    Three leaders in design-software training discuss architecture's changing relationship with tools.