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Other stories by Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA

  • Award: Chile House

    Penco, Chile / Johnston Marklee

  • The Little Tower That Could

    In this small tower in downtown San Francisco, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill showed how to make a good mixed-use building on a hard-to-use triangular site.

  • A Bridge Too Far

    Michael Graves's Fargo-Moorhead project offers one model of what architects can contribute to bridge design.

  • Lerner Meets Lutyens

    For the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Ralph Lerner gave Edwin Lutyens's Classicism a Postmodern spin.

  • Density is Destiny

    This public housing project shows how even the most sophisticated design cannot overcome the problems that come with too much density.

  • Postmodern Postmortem

    The Piazza d'Italia's current state speaks to the postindustrial city and post-Katrina New Orleans.

  • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    The fleeting existence of Frank Gehry's ICS/ERF shows how the permanence of a P/A Award cannot alter the impermanence of some buildings.

  • Below-Ground Books

    Two underground bookstores won P/A Awards six years apart. Both point to the promise—and the problems—of building below grade.

  • Citation: Karoo Wilderness Center

    Field Architecture / Palo Alto, Calif.

  • Watch Your Back: Asia's Rising Design Firms

    U.S. architects continue to look east for new markets. But their next competitors are there as well.