April 2011 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Big-Box ParadoxDialogue Big-Box Paradox

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

AIArchitect
Tammy Eagle Bull, AIAAIAvoices Tammy Eagle Bull, AIA

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

Across the InstituteAIAnow Across the Institute

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

QBS Under AttackAIAADVOCACY QBS Under Attack

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

Lightness of BeingAIAFEATURE Lightness of Being

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

A Prescription for a Healthier NationAIAperspective 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 PeersWe'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 CentreUbuntu 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 HealthCleveland 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 Photographerbest 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, IowaLocal Market: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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

Typology: SynagoguesTypology Typology: Synagogues

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

Specialist: The IntegratorsSpecialist Specialist: The Integrators

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

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

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

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

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

Taktl Situ and VectrTaktl Situ and Vectr

Ultrahigh-performance concrete landscape and exterior products. Read more

Premier Copper Products Copper Pendant LightsPremier Copper Products Copper Pendant Lights

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

Humanscale Pony SaddleHumanscale Pony Saddle

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

GAF Modified Bitumen MembranesGAF Modified Bitumen Membranes

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

Cortiça Chaise LoungeCortiça Chaise Lounge

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

Four Software UpdatesIT Four Software Updates

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

Going UndergroundContinuing 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 BanalityCrit 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 PartnersBook 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 ExperienceExhibit 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 KmObject Object: La Table au Km

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

Studio Visit: Studio GangStudio 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 ContaminationLetter 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 PolicyPast Progressives Historical Allusion as Public Policy

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

Projects

Albert and Edith Adelman Residence RestorationAlbert and Edith Adelman Residence Restoration

The Kubala Washatko Architects Inc.

Clover HouseClover House

MAD Architects

Hunters Point Community LibraryHunters Point Community Library

Steven Holl Architects

Chambre de Métiers et de l’ArtisanatChambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat

KAAN Architecten, PRANLAS-DESCOURS Architect & Associates

COTE Top Ten Students: Verdant CityCOTE Top Ten Students: Verdant City

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Country EstateCountry Estate

Roger Ferris + Partners

PterodactylPterodactyl

Culver City, Calif. Eric Owen Moss Architects.

Elizabeth IIElizabeth II

Bates Masi + Architects

Esfera City CenterEsfera City Center

Zaha Hadid Architects

Staab ResidenceStaab Residence

Chen + Suchart Studio

Gammel Hellerup Sports & Arts ExpansionGammel Hellerup Sports & Arts Expansion

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

East HouseEast House

Peter Rose + Partners

National Center for Civil and Human RightsNational Center for Civil and Human Rights

Atlanta. The Freelon Group and HOK.

Family RetreatFamily Retreat

Salmela Architect

Pleated HousePleated House

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Nhow Amsterdam RAINhow Amsterdam RAI

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

New Central LibraryNew Central Library

Architectus, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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