April 2011 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Big-Box Paradox Dialogue Big-Box Paradox

Is Walmart, the world’s largest corporation, going green, or is it just greenwashing? Read more

AIArchitect
Tammy Eagle Bull, AIA AIAvoices Tammy Eagle Bull, AIA

Tammy Eagle Bull, AIA, draws together community and tradition to define an architectural practice Read more

Across the Institute AIAnow Across the Institute

What's happening at AIA chapters across the country. Read more

QBS Under Attack AIAADVOCACY QBS Under Attack

Reevaluating Qualifications-Based Selection systems in an age of cost cutting Read more

Lightness of Being AIAFEATURE Lightness of Being

Local needs bolster a national trend to redefine healthcare’s physical footprint. Read more

A Prescription for a Healthier Nation AIAperspective A Prescription for a Healthier Nation

Recognizing the intersection of "design" and "health" is vital for a fitter nation. Read more

Features
We're Number One: Fatter Than Our Peers We're Number One: Fatter Than Our Peers

When it comes to weight, America is top of the charts. It’s no surprise: we eat the wrong food (and too much of it); we move too little. Could better design help fight obesity? Read more

We're Number One: Eat Better

When it comes to weight, America is top of the charts. It’s no surprise: we eat the wrong food (and too much of it); we move too little. Could better design help fight obesity? Read more

We're Number One: Move Faster

When it comes to weight, America is top of the charts. It’s no surprise: we eat the wrong food (and too much of it); we move too little. Could better design help fight obesity? Read more

We're Number One: Design Fit

When it comes to weight, America is top of the charts. It’s no surprise: we eat the wrong food (and too much of it); we move too little. Could better design help fight obesity? Read more

We're Number One: Fatter, Year On Year

When it comes to weight, America is top of the charts. It’s no surprise: we eat the wrong food (and too much of it); we move too little. Could better design help fight obesity? Read more

Buildings
Ubuntu Centre Ubuntu Centre

Port Elizabeth, South Africa/Field Architecture Read more

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown Features a Glass Bridge Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown Features a Glass Bridge

Champilaud Ventre for the Unknown : Glass Bridge / Lison, Portugal / Charles Correa Associates Read more

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health / Las Vegas / Gehry Partners Read more

Business
How To Hire an Architectural Photographer best practices How To Hire an Architectural Photographer

PR expert Elizabeth Kubany on how to find the right photographer for your work. Read more

Local Market: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Local Market: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Strong business growth is anticipated for the world's largest corn processor. Read more

Typology: Synagogues Typology Typology: Synagogues

Jewish houses of worship see modest growth as congregations seek more social spaces. Read more

Specialist: The Integrators Specialist Specialist: The Integrators

Navigating the complexities of a big urban project? HR&A Advisors can help. Read more

Technology
Sun Valley Bronze Clean-Lined Collection Sun Valley Bronze Clean-Lined Collection

A collection of bath plumbing fixtures with clean lines. Read more

Tania Johnson Design Hand-Knotted Rugs Tania Johnson Design Hand-Knotted Rugs

Four hand-knotted rug designs subtly incorporate imagery from nature. Read more

Taktl Situ and Vectr Taktl Situ and Vectr

Ultrahigh-performance concrete landscape and exterior products. Read more

Premier Copper Products Copper Pendant Lights Premier Copper Products Copper Pendant Lights

Hand-hammered pendant lights made from 99.7% recycled copper wire. Read more

Humanscale Pony Saddle Humanscale Pony Saddle

Part of Humanscale's Freedom line, this seat encourages better posture. Read more

GAF Modified Bitumen Membranes GAF Modified Bitumen Membranes

EnergyCap MOP FR and MOP Plus Smooth join GAF's Ruberoid family. Read more

Cortiça Chaise Lounge Cortiça Chaise Lounge

A new design by Daniel Michalik takes advantage of cork's natural flexibility. Read more

Four Software Updates IT Four Software Updates

Designers share their favorite software updates of 2010 and 2011. Read more

Going Underground Continuing Education Going Underground

Below the Earth’s surface, the temperature remains constant. Geothermal heat pumps harness that energy for efficient heating and cooling. Read more

Culture
Blair's Banality Crit Blair's Banality

Owen Hatherley’s survey of U.K. architecture during the Tony Blair years finds comfort in the margins of an era marked by high-rises. Read more

Book: Thomas Phifer and Partners Book Book: Thomas Phifer and Partners

Thomas Phifer's first monograph includes the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Salt Point House, among other examples. Read more

Exhibit: You Are Here: Architecture and Experience Exhibit Exhibit: You Are Here: Architecture and Experience

A German photographer and a French artist explore how we make architecture, and how it, in turn, makes us. Read more

Object: La Table au Km Object Object: La Table au Km

Playing with his Tour Sans Fins concept, Jean Nouvel designs a "table without end." Read more

Studio Visit: Studio Gang Studio Visit Studio Visit: Studio Gang

Jeanne Gang appreciates her practice's home in Chicago's colorful Wicker Park. Read more

Artist Mel Chin Tackles Lead Soil Contamination Letter from New Orleans: Part 2 of 3 Artist Mel Chin Tackles Lead Soil Contamination

With his "Fundred" project—and the EPA's help—Mel Chin hopes to clean up NOLA's soil. Read more

Past P/A
Historical Allusion as Public Policy Past Progressives Historical Allusion as Public Policy

A Chicago branch library from the early 1980s exemplifies Postmodernism's design strategies. Read more

Projects

Blackbird House Blackbird House

Will Bruder Architects

Patterson Mansion Renovation Patterson Mansion Renovation

Hartman-Cox Architects

8150 Sunset Boulevard 8150 Sunset Boulevard

Gehry Partners

2015 Solar Decathlon: Sure House 2015 Solar Decathlon: Sure House

Stevens Institute of Technology

NIHERST Science City NIHERST Science City

ArquitectonicaGEO

Zartosht Zartosht

Kamvari Architects

Folds Folds

Bureau de Change

CHS Field CHS Field

Snow Kreilich Architects, Inc., AECOM, Ryan Companies

Cultural Corridor Chapultepec Cultural Corridor Chapultepec

FREE Fernando Romero Enterprise, Frente Arquitectura, RVDG Arquitectura + Urbanismo

Heroes' Green Heroes' Green

Counts Studio

The Weight of Sacrifice The Weight of Sacrifice

Joseph Weishaar

Plaza to the Forgotten War Plaza to the Forgotten War

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Smith Residence Smith Residence

Archipelago Hawaii, Mokulua High Performance Builder

Paseo Verde Paseo Verde

WRT, Jonathan Rose Companies, APM

888 San Mateo 888 San Mateo

TCA Architects

East Side Church of Christ East Side Church of Christ

Kennon|Calhoun Workshop

Bellevue Library Bellevue Library

Hastings Architecture Associates

Hicks Orthodontics Hicks Orthodontics

BarberMcMurry architects

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