May 2007 Table of Contents

Features
The Competition Adviser The Competition Adviser

Architectural competitions easily run aground. Read more

The Planner The Planner

"An effective city planner needs to be a gatekeeper, negotiator, and advocate for community values that have been identified by the appointed and elected bodies," says local architect Paul Trementozzi, principal of OZ Architecture. Fort Collins planning director Joe Frank is all of the above. Read more

The Financier The Financier

Many lenders focus on generating new business. MetLife wants to keep the clients it already has. Read more

The Software Executive The Software Executive

It's no surprise that Jay Bhatt sees the future through a global lens. Read more

The Materials Engineer The Materials Engineer

When architects at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) were sitting down to work on design development for the Sears Tower in the late 1960s, they collaborated with another, smaller operation that has been largely lost to the history books. Read more

The Television Producer The Television Producer

Week after week this spring, celebrity judges on Bravo's Top Design subjected young, nervous interior designers to crueler crits than get inflicted in most design schools. Read more

The Politician The Politician

When architects want to call on a member of Congress who gets it, they go to Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon and 11-year House veteran. Read more

The Meta Rankings The Meta Rankings

A look at how architectural power is measured and honored—and what it means today. Read more

An Indecisive Democracy

The history and impact of Moses' exploits are documented in Robert A. Caro's Pulitzer Prize–winning 1974 biography, The Power Broker, which has defined Moses as a Machiavellian villain for a generation. Read more

The Green Giant

How a single nonprofit—the U.S. Green Building Council—defines sustainability for the nation. Read more

Arabian Heights Arabian Heights

How does an emerging global power announce itself? With the world's tallest building. Read more

The Construction CEO The Construction CEO

It's no wonder that Peter Marchetto, who heads operations in the Americas for construction giant Bovis Lend Lease, knows how to incorporate architects in the building process. He grew up with one. Read more

The Lobbyist The Lobbyist

Tom Wolfe, the chief lobbyist for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is not an architect himself—and he thinks that's a good thing. Read more

The Grantmaker The Grantmaker

In March 2006, as fierce dispute—and charges of inequity—surrounded the rebuilding plans for post-Katrina New Orleans, Darren Walker did the unimaginable. Read more

Profiles in Power*

The most influential people in architecture aren't necessarily practitioners. Read more

The Nano Revolution The Nano Revolution

Enter the nano revolution: a science that works on the molecular scale is set to transform the way we build Read more

Projects

Metz Metz

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Cardiff Interchange Cardiff Interchange

Foster + Partners

Second Home Second Home

SelgasCano

Art in the City Art in the City

Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, Moreau Kusunoki

COSMO at MoMA PS1 COSMO at MoMA PS1

Office for Political Innovation

Indefinite Hangar Indefinite Hangar

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux

Herzog & de Meuron

8600 Wilshire 8600 Wilshire

MAD Architects

Tor di Valle Roma Tor di Valle Roma

Studio Libeskind

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

La Casa Supportive Housing Project La Casa Supportive Housing Project

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, LEO A DALY

Principal Riverwalk Hub Spot Principal Riverwalk Hub Spot

Substance Architecture

Pleated House Pleated House

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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