May 2007 Table of Contents

Features
The Competition AdviserThe Competition Adviser

Architectural competitions easily run aground. Read more

The PlannerThe 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 FinancierThe Financier

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

The Software ExecutiveThe Software Executive

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

The Materials EngineerThe 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 ProducerThe 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 PoliticianThe 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 RankingsThe 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 HeightsArabian Heights

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

The Construction CEOThe 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 LobbyistThe 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 GrantmakerThe 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 RevolutionThe Nano Revolution

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

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