May 2007 Table of Contents

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


Millennial Media Millennial Media

Marks, Thomas Architects

Independence Mall Cafe Independence Mall Cafe

Erdy McHenry Architecture LLC

The Radian The Radian

Erdy McHenry Architecture LLC

New Vancouver Art Gallery New Vancouver Art Gallery

Herzog & de Meuron

Seoul Dior Flagship Store Seoul Dior Flagship Store

Christian de Portzamparc, DPJ & Partners, Peter Marino

Montbui Cultural Centre Montbui Cultural Centre

Pere Puig arquitecte, SLP

 96 16th St. 96 16th St.

Jorge Mastropietro Architects Atelier

McMurtry Building McMurtry Building

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Dominion Office Building Dominion Office Building

Zaha Hadid Architects

NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge: Ice House NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge: Ice House

Clouds Architecture Office, Space Exploration Architecture

Nobel Center Nobel Center

David Chipperfield Architects

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