January 2011 Table of Contents

What You're GettingDialogue What You're Getting

Now that ARCHITECT is the official magazine of the American Institute of Architects, here's what you get. Read more

Daniel S. FriedmanAIAVoices Daniel S. Friedman

The dean of the University of Washington's College of Built Environments and ACSA president talks about the future of the profession. Read more

Christopher ChanAIAVoices Christopher Chan

The design director in Gensler's Shanghai office talks about the future of the profession. Read more

Carole C. WedgeAIAVoices Carole C. Wedge

The president of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott talks about the future of the profession. Read more

Vishaan ChakrabartiAIAVoices Vishaan Chakrabarti

The director of the real estate development program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation talks about the future of the profession. Read more

Across the Institute: San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Port-Au-PrinceAIANow Across the Institute: San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Port-Au-Prince

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

Downtown TurnaroundAIAFuture Downtown Turnaround

Communities across the country are contending with devalued real estate, and architects need to step up and help rethink these cities. Read more

AIA 2011 ConventionAIADesign AIA 2011 Convention

This May, the nation's architects convene in New Orleans to advance the future of vibrant, place-based design. Read more

The MultitaskersAIAFeature The Multitaskers

Architecture is more than just the design of buildings. Meet four professionals bringing design thinking to the masses. Read more

The Future of the ProfessionAIAPerspective The Future of the Profession

The issues of the 21st century are at their core design matters that require the core competency of architects. Read more

Listen to Them: The Class of 2011The Next Normal Listen to Them: The Class of 2011

Six students, five questions: Members of the Class of 2011 share their priorities for their own careers, and for the future of architecture. Read more

Don't Fight Nature: Waggonner & BallThe Next Normal Don't Fight Nature: Waggonner & Ball

Looking to the Netherlands for inspiration, David Waggonner wants to revive New Orleans by letting the water back in. Read more

The Next Normal Your Smart Buildings Aren't That Smart

Our ancestors did fine without AC and dimmers. Should the profession’s efforts to go green require the use of more technology? Read more

Prove Your Design Has Value: Clients Define ROIThe Next Normal Prove Your Design Has Value: Clients Define ROI

How do you measure the success of a design? Top clients offer their own definition of a good return on their investment in design. Read more

The Next Normal Your Practice Isn't Perfect

Architecture firms are generally inefficient. Would a layer of paraprofessionals help? What about a more holistic approach to crises? Read more

Watch Your Back: Asia's Rising Design FirmsThe Next Normal Watch Your Back: Asia's Rising Design Firms

U.S. architects continue to look east for new markets. But their next competitors are there as well. Read more

The Next Normal Your Clients Are Really Old

As America’s 76 million baby boomers reach retirement, what they need—and want—in their living arrangements will change dramatically. Read more

The Next Normal Embrace the Change: Move Your Practice Forward

Move your business beyond tactical responses to the recession and start thinking strategically, says architect and business guru Paul Nakazawa. Read more

Assume They Want to Have Fun: Matthias HollwichThe Next Normal Assume They Want to Have Fun: Matthias Hollwich

Matthias Hollwich, a hip New York architect, turns the conventional wisdom about design for aging on its head. Read more

Add a Layer: The Case for ParaprofessionalsThe Next Normal Add a Layer: The Case for Paraprofessionals

Is a licensed architect doing your drafting? Kermit Baker, the AIA's chief economist, explains why firms could benefit from design paraprofessionals. Read more

The Next Normal: A Collaboration with Bruce Mau Design

What's next in, and for, architecture? Introducing a special ARCHITECT feature package, created in collaboration with Bruce Mau Design. Read more

The Grass Isn't Always Greener: Hanoi Master PlanThe Next Normal The Grass Isn't Always Greener: Hanoi Master Plan

Perkins Eastman learns that working for a one-party state isn't as straightforward as it may seem. Read more

Assume They Want Your Help: Michael GravesThe Next Normal Assume They Want Your Help: Michael Graves

Personal experience led the noted architect to champion universal design—in healthcare, and everywhere. Read more

Find Your Inner Scientist: James FreihautThe Next Normal Find Your Inner Scientist: James Freihaut

The technical director of Penn State's federally funded Energy Innovation Hub describes its research into energy efficiency. Read more

Control the Masses: Andres DuanyThe Next Normal Control the Masses: Andres Duany

New Urbanist Andres Duany is souring on what he sees as excessive community engagement in urban planning. He tells Diana Lind why neighbors sometimes have to be reined in. Read more

The Next Normal You Dream of a Dictator

Where's Robert Moses? These days, it’s tempting to crave an all-powerful champion of design. But be careful what you wish for. Read more

The Next Normal Your Architecture Is a Commodity

Nobody becomes an architect out of a love for business. But recessions have strange ways of making designers try to think like MBAs. Read more

The Next Normal You Can Do Better

Stop complaining, says Bruce Mau. It's a great time to be an architect. Read more

BIM Well With Others: James P. Barrett and Joshua Prince-RamusThe Next Normal BIM Well With Others: James P. Barrett and Joshua Prince-Ramus

A discussion about the pros and cons of BIM, present and future. Read more

Do More With Less: Lower Tech, Higher PerformanceThe Next Normal Do More With Less: Lower Tech, Higher Performance

Instead of adding layers of complexity to their buildings, architects should get back to basics, says Kiel Moe. Read more

Start a Revolution: Upcycling 2.0The Next Normal Start a Revolution: Upcycling 2.0

The winning student entry in the Build a Better Burb competition calls for a radical form of community involvement to transform Long Island suburbia. Read more

Samitaur TowerSamitaur Tower

Culver City, Calif./Eric Owen Moss Architects Read more

Marina Bay SandsMarina Bay Sands

Singapore/Safdie Architects Read more

Housing Tower at Kripalu CenterHousing Tower at Kripalu Center

Stockbridge, Mass./Peter Rose + Partners Read more

National Glass MuseumNational Glass Museum

Leerdam, the Netherlands/Bureau SLA Read more

Carnegie Mellon University Gates and Hillman CentersCarnegie Mellon University Gates and Hillman Centers

Pittsburgh/Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects Read more

The Virtues of Socal MediaBest Practices The Virtues of Socal Media

New York designer Clodagh explains why her eponymous firm has ditched traditional marketing methods for Facebook and Twitter. Read more

Albany, N.Y.Albany, N.Y.

Although the economy of the Empire State's capital city was already stalled when the recession hit, Albany is poised for a recovery. Read more

Green Industrialtypology Green Industrial

Warehouses and factories wouldn't seem to lend themselves to sustainable design, but attitudes—and practices—are changing. Read more

A Difficult CharacterLeadership A Difficult Character

When a leadership consultant reviewed the Myers-Briggs tests of 100 architects, he discovered there really is an “architect type.” Read more

Bellavita Tile MetalBellavita Tile Metal

Metal by Bellavita Tile comes in four size formats. Read more

Tagina WireTagina Wire

Tagina Wire is a ceramic system designed to cover the surfaces of domestic environments. Read more

PorterSIPs Structural Insulated PanelsPorterSIPs Structural Insulated Panels

PorterSIPs structural insulated panels achieve insulation values of up to R-52 and thicknesses up to 11-3/8". Read more

Pneumocell Assembly KitPneumocell Assembly Kit

Pneumocell is an assembly kit comprising inflatable building elements similar to biological cell structures. Read more

Nysan Solar Control GreenScreen DuoToneNysan Solar Control GreenScreen DuoTone

Nysan Solar Control has released GreenScreen DuoTone fabric, available in four color options. Read more

Lutron Electronics Diva/C-L and Credenza/C-LLutron Electronics Diva/C-L and Credenza/C-L

Lutron Electronics now offers two styles of dimmers for CFLs and LEDs: Diva/C-L and Credenza/C-L. Read more

Lasertron Etched Stainless Steel BacksplashesLasertron Etched Stainless Steel Backsplashes

Etched stainless steel backsplashes from Lasertron feature brushed stainless steel integrated with etched designs. Read more

Knoll Textiles Trace and CourtshipKnoll Textiles Trace and Courtship

Trace and Courtship are reversible fabrics from Knoll Textiles that can be used for several purposes. Read more

Kawneer Co. AA3350 IsoPort WindowKawneer Co. AA3350 IsoPort Window

Kawneer Co. has introduced its AA3350 IsoPort Horizontal Sliding Window. Read more

Jahara Studio Batucada LightJahara Studio Batucada Light

Batucada Light, designed by Jahara Studio and manufactured by Via Light, is a hammered aluminum task table lamp. Read more

Herman Miller SAYL ChairsHerman Miller SAYL Chairs

Herman Miller has introduced SAYL Chairs, a series that features an unframed design. Read more

h220430 Rubber Stoolh220430 Rubber Stool

Rubber Stool from h220430 is constructed from a single piece of recycled rubber. Read more

Grace Construction Ice & Water Shield HTGrace Construction Ice & Water Shield HT

Grace Construction has introduced Grace Ice & Water Shield HT for waterproofing and high temperatures. Read more

Dri-Design Tapered SeriesDri-Design Tapered Series

Dri-Design’s new Tapered Series architectural metal wall panel system allows each panel face to taper top to bottom, bottom to top, left to right or right to left. Read more

Cappellini Tron ChairCappellini Tron Chair

Cappellini and Walt Disney Signature have introduced the Tron Armchair, available for series production in April. Read more

Suberra Cork CountertopsSuberra Cork Countertops

Suberra cork countertops are manufactured with post-industrial cork that feels like suede. Read more

Smith & Fong Co. PlybooStrandSmith & Fong Co. PlybooStrand

Smith & Fong Co. has launched PlybooStrand bamboo plywood and flooring. Read more

Modono Glass Tile CollectionModono Glass Tile Collection

The Modono Glass Tile Collection is manufactured using dichroic thin-film technology to manage color. Read more

LG Hausys Hi-Macs Eden PlusLG Hausys Hi-Macs Eden Plus

LG Hausys’ Hi-Macs Eden Plus solid surface material comes in 13 colors and varying levels of recycled content. Read more

Johnsonite Granit Safe-TJohnsonite Granit Safe-T

Johnsonite has added Granit Safe-T to the Granit Complete Collection. Read more

BR111 Green Label LineBR111 Green Label Line

BR111 Exotic Wood Flooring has introduced its Green Label line and a collection of bamboo flooring. Read more

Continuing Education: Terra-Cotta RainscreensContinuing Education: Terra-Cotta Rainscreens

Terra-cotta rainscreen systems present designers with a broad palette of cost-effective possibilities. Read more

Tools for the Wired DesignerIT Tools for the Wired Designer

We find out from two architects and an engineer what piece of hardware or mobile software they find most essential these days. Read more

The Complexities of a Pioneering ArchitectCrit The Complexities of a Pioneering Architect

Harry Weese frequently demonstrated protean talent and ahead-of-the-curve thinking. But he suffered from self-destructive habits, too. Read more

Exhibit: How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine 1976 to NowExhibit Exhibit: How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine 1976 to Now

A look at how winemaking, marketing, and packaging have changed since the landmark 1976 Judgment of Paris. Read more

Exhibit: Ozark Modern: Edward Durell Stone's Fulbright Furnitureexhibit Exhibit: Ozark Modern: Edward Durell Stone's Fulbright Furniture

A look at the production furniture designed by the noted architect for the company of his lifelong friend, J. William Fulbright. Read more

Exhibit: Ezra Stoller PhotographsExhibit Exhibit: Ezra Stoller Photographs

The Yossi Milo Gallery offers a rare opportunity to see the master's archival, large-format prints up close. Read more

Exhibit: Unpacking the Nano: The Price of the World's Most Affordable CarExhibit Exhibit: Unpacking the Nano: The Price of the World's Most Affordable Car

Cornell's College of Art, Architecture, and Planning considers the potentially revolutionary Indian auto, the Nano. Read more

Exhibit: India's Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknowexhibit Exhibit: India's Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow

Now at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a look at the city known as the "Constantinople of India." Read more

Book: Terror and Wonder, by Blair KaminBook Book: Terror and Wonder, by Blair Kamin

The architecture critic collects articles from the past 10 years written for the Chicago Tribune and other publications. Read more

Internet: Adobe Museum of Digital Mediawebsite Internet: Adobe Museum of Digital Media

Adobe Systems has created an online-only museum for digital art. There's even a virtual building, too. Read more

Studio Visit: Paolo SoleriStudio Visit Studio Visit: Paolo Soleri

Photographer Timothy Hursley drops in on the famous experimental settlements of Arcosanti and Cosanti in Arizona. Read more

The Architecture of AnchisesTheater The Architecture of Anchises

Harrison Atelier's set design for a dance performance explores age and history. Read more

Past P/A
Two of Many for MorphosisPast Progressives Two of Many for Morphosis

Oft-honored in the P/A Awards, Morphosis was recognized in 1987 for two very different L.A.-area projects. Read more

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