March 2011 Table of Contents

Astroturf, Anyone?Dialogue Astroturf, Anyone?

The National Mall may need fixing, but why is that an excuse to prohibit the Solar Decathlon from being held there? Read more

Lessons for a Green SchoolAIAvoices Lessons for a Green School

Wyck Knox, AIA, of VMDO Architects on greening schools and curricula. Read more

Across the Institute: In Arizona, Corpus Christi, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, OrlandoAIANow Across the Institute: In Arizona, Corpus Christi, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Orlando

Arizona, Corpus Christi, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Orlando Read more

Exploring the Ecology of Regional Design in New OrleansAIAKnowledge Exploring the Ecology of Regional Design in New Orleans

The AIA 2011 Convention will use New Orleans to explore regional design. Read more

Learning by DesignAIAFeature Learning by Design

Philadelphia's Charter High School for Architecture and Design forged a new kind of design-based curriculum in public schools. Is the experiment working? Read more

The Future for EducationAIAPerspective The Future for Education

It's time for architecture to get out of the studio and into the larger world we should serve. Read more

The Future Belongs to Woodbury University The Future Belongs to Woodbury University

To understand the demographic future of the profession, look to Woodbury University, where whites are a minority. Read more

James I. Swenson Civil Engineering BuildingJames I. Swenson Civil Engineering Building

Duluth, Minn. / Ross Barney Architects Read more

Museum of the Moving ImageMuseum of the Moving Image

New York / Leeser Architecture's Museum of the Moving Image Read more

Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative ArtsPerry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Providence, R.I. / Diller Scofidio + Renfro Read more

Best Practices: Think BigBest Practices Best Practices: Think Big

Joel Sanders on how his small firm connects with larger partners for big projects. Read more

Naval Hospital / Guam Naval Hospital / Guam

Naval Hospital / Guam: The island's economy is influenced by Asia and the U.S., buffered by military spending. Read more

Typology: Class A OfficeTypology Typology: Class A Office

Rising profits, LEED, and sluggish hiring create a mixed picture for Class A space. Read more

Green CredEducation Green Cred

What benefits are students gaining from sustainable design degrees and certificates? Read more

Wojan Window & Door M-950 SeriesWojan Window & Door M-950 Series

This horizontal sliding window comes in three vent configurations. Read more

VeroMetal Corten-StahlVeroMetal Corten-Stahl

Panels that resemble Cor-Ten steel, suitable for indoors or outdoors. Read more

Uponor Radiant Rollout MatUponor Radiant Rollout Mat

A network of crosslinked polyethylene tubing to create radiant heating and cooling. Read more

Traüllit HexagonTraüllit Hexagon

Hexagonal discs in a variety of colors for interior walls. Read more

Stone & Pewter Accents Marbleized Penny RoundsStone & Pewter Accents Marbleized Penny Rounds

These tiles of recycled glass come in 13 colors and with pearl or silk finishes. Read more

Skyfold PartitionsSkyfold Partitions

Skyfold has introduced two new operable partition systems. Read more

Moroso NanookMoroso Nanook

This wooden chair features decorations printed with a sustainable solid paint. Read more

Meyda Custom Lighting Glass Bowl and VanityMeyda Custom Lighting Glass Bowl and Vanity

Meyda expands its glasswork expertise to include sinks for kitchens and baths. Read more

Manfred Kielnhofer Interlux ChairManfred Kielnhofer Interlux Chair

More than a just seat, the Interlux Chair doubles as a light object. Read more

Chemetal Magnetic LaminatesChemetal Magnetic Laminates

A collection of eight laminates for communications areas in interior settings. Read more

Arkema Kynar FilmArkema Kynar Film

This film for PV back sheets is resistant to weathering and offers UV protection. Read more

Acrilex Acriglas MineralsAcrilex Acriglas Minerals

A new series of acrylic sheets containing 20% muscovite mica flakes. Read more

iLevel TJI560D SeriesiLevel TJI560D Series

iLevel by Weyerhaeuser has added the TJI 560D series to its TJI-joist line up. Read more

Tiger Deck Hardwood Decking SystemTiger Deck Hardwood Decking System

Tiger Deck combines FSC-certified tigerwood and a hidden fastening system. Read more

Sansin Purity Interior Zero-VOC Penetrating StainSansin Purity Interior Zero-VOC Penetrating Stain

This water-based interior wood stain works on softwoods and hardwoods. Read more

Kebony High-Performance WoodKebony High-Performance Wood

Kebony is wood impregnated with a sugar-industry byproduct. Read more

Bazzèo Marron GlaceBazzèo Marron Glace

This cabinet line is made of reclaimed wood encased in glass cubes. Read more

The Architect in the MachineDigital Fabrication The Architect in the Machine

Digital fabrication is blurring the line between design and building. Three projects reveal its potential—and a few growing pains. Read more

Studio on SteroidsInteractive Learning Studio on Steroids

The University of Oklahoma architecture school tests a plugged-in classroom prototype. Read more

Truly SurrealCrit Truly Surreal

What’s stranger than stumbling upon a trove of Salvador Dalí’s art in Tampa? The new museum that houses it. Read more

Event: Save a SampleEvent Event: Save a Sample

Donate your office's abundant materials samples to design school students. Read more

Object: Rheims Cathedral ClockObject Object: Rheims Cathedral Clock

Twenty architectural miniatures are on display in the San Francisco airport. Read more

Internet: Historypin.comInternet:

A Google map for people to upload their own photos and stories of places. Read more

Book: Atlas of the Conflict: Israel-PalestineBook Book: Atlas of the Conflict: Israel-Palestine

Maps and graphics trace the long battle over Israel-Palestine boundaries. Read more

Studio Visit: Antoine PredockStudio Visit Studio Visit: Antoine Predock

Antoine Predock, the master of Southwest Modernism, has spent decades building his Albuquerque studio. Read more

A Desire Named StreetcarLetter From New Orleans: Part 1 of 3 A Desire Named Streetcar

The nation's oldest transit system has lessons for us about planning for tomorrow. Read more

Past P/A
Here Today, Gone TomorrowPast Progressives Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

The fleeting existence of Frank Gehry's ICS/ERF shows how the permanence of a P/A Award cannot alter the impermanence of some buildings. Read more

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