October 2008 Table of Contents

Features
Raw Materials: Vinyl Raw Materials Raw Materials: Vinyl

PVC is a common yet controversial plastic used in construction. See how it's made and what happens at the end of its life. Read more

Life in a Fishbowl

Two new LEED-rated dormitories at the Illinois Institute of Technology will monitor energy used by every person in real time?using electronic fish. Read more

Tales From the Downturn, Part Four: Dan Probst Tales From the Downturn, Part Four: Dan Probst

According to Dan Probst of Jones Lang LaSalle, the recession will not hurt green construction. In fact, the new economic climate makes it a necessity. Read more

Suffragette City Suffragette City

The restoration of City Hall in University City, Mo., not only aimed to reclaim the building's Beaux Arts past but also to establish its energy-efficient future. Read more

Book Excerpt: Big Box Reuse Book Excerpt: Big Box Reuse

As stores like Wal-Mart and Kmart leave one large structure for a larger one, communities around the country are finding creative uses for the buildings left behind. An excerpt from Julia Christensen's new book, Big Box Reuse. Read more

Promise vs. Performance: A Deeper Shade of Green Promise vs. Performance: A Deeper Shade of Green

LEED certification is suposed to free a building from being a drain on our energy resources. But how well do those ratings reflect actual performance? Read more

Projects

The Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum The Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC (M+Sa)

The Pier Park The Pier Park

ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith: Landscape Architect

Len Lye Center Len Lye Center

Pattersons Architects

LaGuardia Airport Renovation LaGuardia Airport Renovation

LaGuardia Gateway Partners, HOK, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Pyramid Tower Pyramid Tower

Studio Libeskind

Naman Spa Naman Spa

MIA Design Studio

Fannie Mae Headquarters Fannie Mae Headquarters

SHoP Architects, WDG Architecture

Avaza Aquapark Avaza Aquapark

JDS Architects

Brighton College Sport and Sciences Building Brighton College Sport and Sciences Building

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Messner Mountain Museum Messner Mountain Museum

Zaha Hadid Architects

ICD/ITKE 2014-2015 Research Pavilion ICD/ITKE 2014-2015 Research Pavilion

Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), Institute for...

West Berkeley Public Library West Berkeley Public Library

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Studio Dental Mobile Unit Studio Dental Mobile Unit

Montalba Architects

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

Stantec Architecture, KPMB Architects, HDR Architecture, Diamond Schmitt Architects

Ex of In House Ex of In House

Steven Holl Architects

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