February 2009 Table of Contents

Features
Memory Boxes: 10 black architects and educators commemorate refugeMemory Boxes: 10 black architects and educators commemorate refuge

Inspired by the Green Book and the oral tradition of porters, and concerned about the loss of increasingly forgotten landmarks, 10 black architects and educators have designed and built 11 "dresser trunks" that commemorate cities and welcoming venues found along the Southern Crescent line. Read more

Available: Immediately -- the recession comes home.Available: Immediately -- the recession comes home.

When the recession began in 2008, architecture firms squeaked by on a backlog of projects. Now that it's running out, many architects have been laid off and are struggling to find jobs. Read more

School Yourself

In 2008, Phil Poinelli earned enough continuing-education credits for five architects. Poinelli, a principal at Symmes Maini & McKee Associates in Cambridge, Mass., needed 18 credit hours for the year to continue his membership in the AIA and to keep his state registration current, but he racked up more than 100 hours. Read more

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