May 2011 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Good Times Good Times

Cabrini-Green is now gone, and Chicago embarks on a new public-private era of public housing. Read more

AIArchitect
Talk of the Town AIAVoices Talk of the Town

Richard Tyler lost everything in Katrina, but rebuilt his life with the help of a "Porchdog." Read more

AIA Now AIANow AIA Now

Across the Institute Read more

Absolutely Accessible AIADesign Absolutely Accessible

Universal design is architecture's next great frontier. Read more

Make No Small Plans AIAFeature Make No Small Plans

Grounding architecture within a larger building ecology. Read more

Regional Design Revolution AIAPerspective Regional Design Revolution

Ecology matters. Read more

Features
Gold Medal: Fumihiko Maki 2011 AIA Gold Medal Gold Medal: Fumihiko Maki

The 2011 AIA Gold Medalist, Fumihiko Maki, invites ARCHITECT into the studio of Maki and Associates. Read more

Architecture Firm Award: BNIM 2011 AIA Architecture Firm Award Architecture Firm Award: BNIM

The Kansas City firm does not just advocate for building green, but has come to drive the sustainable-design movement. Read more

Low Impact Development: A Design Manual for Urban Areas 2011 AIA Honor Awards Low Impact Development: A Design Manual for Urban Areas

University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Fayetteville, Ark. Read more

Gowanus Canal Sponge Park, New York 2011 AIA Honor Awards Gowanus Canal Sponge Park, New York

Dlandstudio, Brooklyn, N.Y. Read more

Townscaping an Automobile-Oriented Fabric; Farmington, Ark. 2011 AIA Honor Awards Townscaping an Automobile-Oriented Fabric; Farmington, Ark.

University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Fayetteville, Ark. Read more

The Academy of Music, Philadelphia 2011 AIA Honor Awards The Academy of Music, Philadelphia

KlingStubbins, Philadelphia Read more

Rooftop Garden, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco 2011 AIA Honor Awards Rooftop Garden, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects, San Francisco Read more

Horizontal Skyscraper Vanke Center, Shenzhen, China 2011 AIA Honor Awards Horizontal Skyscraper Vanke Center, Shenzhen, China

Steven Holl Architects, New York and Beijing Read more

Diana Center, Barnard College, New York 2011 AIA Honor Awards Diana Center, Barnard College, New York

Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, New York Read more

U.S. Land Port of Entry, Warroad, Minn. 2011 AIA Honor Awards U.S. Land Port of Entry, Warroad, Minn.

Julie Snow Architects, Minneapolis Read more

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Diego 2011 AIA Honor Awards Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Diego

Clive Wilkinson Architects, Los Angeles Read more

The Power House Restoration/Renovation, St. Louis 2011 AIA Honor Awards The Power House Restoration/Renovation, St. Louis

Cannon Design, St. Louis Read more

Moving Picture Co., Santa Monica, Calif. 2011 AIA Honor Awards Moving Picture Co., Santa Monica, Calif.

Patrick Tighe Architecture, Santa Monica, Calif. Read more

Alchemist, Miami Beach, Fla. 2011 AIA Honor Awards Alchemist, Miami Beach, Fla.

Rene Gonzalez Architect, Miami Read more

John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes, Eugene, Ore. 2011 AIA Honor Awards John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes, Eugene, Ore.

ZGF Architects, Portland, Ore. Read more

Conga Room, Los Angeles 2011 AIA Honor Awards Conga Room, Los Angeles

Belzberg Architects, Santa Monica, Calif. Read more

Beijing CBD East Expansion; Beijing, China 2011 AIA Honor Awards Beijing CBD East Expansion; Beijing, China

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago Read more

Community | City: Between Building and Landscape. Affordable Sustainable Infill for Smoketown; Louisville, Ky. 2011 AIA Honor Awards Community | City: Between Building and Landscape. Affordable Sustainable Infill for Smoketown; Louisville, Ky.

Marilys R. Nepomechie, FAIA, Marilys R. Nepomechie Architect and Florida International University; Marta Canavés, Marta Canavés Design and Florida International University Read more

Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan, Chicago 2011 AIA Honor Awards Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan, Chicago

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago Read more

Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver, Canada 2011 AIA Honor Awards Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver, Canada

LMN Architects, Seattle; DA/MCM, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Read more

Washington Square Park Dental, San Francisco 2011 AIA Honor Awards Washington Square Park Dental, San Francisco

Montalba Architects, Santa Monica, Calif. Read more

Armstrong Oil and Gas, Denver 2011 AIA Honor Awards Armstrong Oil and Gas, Denver

Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio Read more

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Mich. 2011 AIA Honor Awards University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Allied Works Architecture, New York and Portland, Ore. Read more

New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece 2011 AIA Honor Awards New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece

Acropolis Museum, Bernard Tschumi Architects, New York and Paris Read more

One Jackson Square, New York 2011 AIA Honor Awards One Jackson Square, New York

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York Read more

Buildings
Museo Soumaya - Plaza Carso, Mexico City Museo Soumaya - Plaza Carso, Mexico City

Plaza Carso, Mexico City / Fernando Romero's Museo Soumaya Read more

Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building

San Francisco/Rafael Viñoly Architects Read more

Orange Cube Orange Cube

Le Cube Orange (The Orange Cube)/Lyon, France/Jakob + MacFarlane Read more

Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Chicago/John Ronan Architects Read more

Guangzhou Opera House Guangzhou Opera House

Guangzhou Opera House, China/Zaha Hadid Architects Read more

Architect 50
Number 2: SmithGroup 2011 Architect 50 Number 2: SmithGroup

This firm pulled through the recession by focusing on its four primary markets. Read more

Number 3: William Rawn Associates 2011 Architect 50 Number 3: William Rawn Associates

Staying true to their mission and not falling for the boom helped this Boston firm return to the top five. Read more

Number 1: Perkins+Will 2011 Architect 50 Number 1: Perkins+Will

Openness and sustainability help this firm move into the top spot this year. Read more

The ARCHITECT 50 2011 ARCHITECT 50 The ARCHITECT 50

Our third-annual ranking of American architecture firms judges them on three factors: profitability, sustainable ethos, and design quality. Read more

2011 ARCHITECT 50 ARCHITECT 50: Top Tens

The top 10 in each of the scoring categories: award-winning, net revenue per employee, and sustainable firms. Read more

2011 ARCHITECT 50 ARCHITECT 50: 51-100

Those firms who came in at 51 to 100 in the third-annual ARCHITECT 50 rankings. Read more

2011 ARCHITECT 50 Number 4: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

After trimming its organization with the downturn in 2009, the skyscraper-building giant is hitting its stride. Read more

Number 5: Ann Beha Architects 2011 ARCHITECT 50 Number 5: Ann Beha Architects

This Boston firm took a top 5 spot with their combination of research and its sensitivity to the past. Read more

2011 ARCHITECT 50 ARCHITECT 50: Methodology

Here is how the rankings in the ARCHITECT 50 are calculated. Read more

Business
How Architectural Photographers Work Best Practices How Architectural Photographers Work

Architectural photographer Nick Merrick gives his tips on shooting architectural photography. Read more

Systems Thinking in Architecture entrepreneur Systems Thinking in Architecture

Systems thinking in architecture: VisionArc, a New York City think tank, puts design at the service of complex global challenges. Read more

Local Market: Columbia, S.C. local market Local Market: Columbia, S.C.

A look at market conditions and signature works in Columbia, S.C. Read more

Pro Bono: Village Green pro bono Pro Bono: Village Green

EHDD Architecture in San Francisco builds a green elementary school in China after the 2008 earthquake. Read more

Typology: Hotel Renovations Typology Typology: Hotel Renovations

The recession forced some hotel owners to put off renovating. Now, as conditions improve, they’re trying to do the most they can with the capital they’ve got. Read more

In Design, We Trust crit In Design, We Trust

Many nations have a national architecture policy in place. Will the U.S.? Read more

Q&A: John D'Amico q&a Q&A: John D'Amico

This designer was elected to the City Council of West Hollywood, Calif., in part because of his views on the built environment. Read more

Technology
Detail: Daylit Gallery detail Detail: Daylit Gallery

The glass ceiling and roof feature of the MUMA-designed Daylit Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Read more

Crossville Color By Numbers Crossville Color By Numbers

This features coordinating Aura paint from Benjamin Moore and Crossville’s floor tile. Read more

Kvadrat Waterborn Kvadrat Waterborn

A microfiber upholstery manufactured without a woven core, making it easy to work with. Read more

Valera Velev Crimson Rocker Valera Velev Crimson Rocker

An upcycled rocker that is part of the artist's Fizz line of paintings and furniture. Read more

USG UltraLight Panels Firecode 30 USG UltraLight Panels Firecode 30

A new lightweight 5/8” non-type X wallboard. Read more

Tubelite Therml-Block Tubelite Therml-Block

Door products with thermal barriers that are manufactured using EcoLuminum.. Read more

Poliform Tokyo Chair Poliform Tokyo Chair

This chair is influenced by contemporary Japanese design and Scandinavian archetypes. Read more

Owens Corning PureFiber Owens Corning PureFiber

This adds high-performance, formaldehyde-free features to the company’s insulation. Read more

Onix Glass Mosaic Tile Onix Glass Mosaic Tile

A new collection of glass tiles in seven series. Read more

Modfire Fireplaces Modfire Fireplaces

Handcrafted out of 14-gauge steel and the vented dual-wall construction keeps the skin cool. Read more

Energy and Daylighting Modeling Software it Energy and Daylighting Modeling Software

Energy and daylighting modeling software: four designers offer their preferences for daylighting modeling software tools. Read more

Customization for the Masses continuing education Customization for the Masses

Even on a budget and despite its popularity, designers can make curtainwall stand out from the crowd. Read more

Culture
A New Theory War? crit A New Theory War?

The divide between the proponents of practice-based and theoretical instruction. Read more

Books: Two from Thomas Fisher books Books: Two from Thomas Fisher

"Ethics for Architects" and "The Invisible Elements of Place." Read more

Book: 'Micro Green' book Book: 'Micro Green'

Mimi Zeiger expands on "Tiny Houses" with "Tiny Houses in Nature." Read more

Book: "Master of Shadows" book Book: "Master of Shadows"

The diplomatic career of painter Peter Paul Rubens, by Mark Lamster. Read more

Design: Daly Street Lofts Design Design: Daly Street Lofts

Contributing editor Joseph Giovannini transformed a 1930s garage into live-work units. Read more

Book: "Matter in the Floating World" book Book: "Matter in the Floating World"

Blaine Brownell, AIA, talks with the architects of Japan. Read more

Installation: What Happens When installation Installation: What Happens When

A restaurant in New York is changing its food, music, and decor every 30 days until October. Read more

Exhibit: 'Knoll Textiles, 1945–2010' object Exhibit: 'Knoll Textiles, 1945–2010'

An exhibit in New York attempts to remedy the wrongs done to fabric designers, by highlighting the history of Knoll Textiles. Read more

Book: 'How to Design' book Book: 'How to Design'

Design Museum in London offers up a How to Design series on lights, chairs, houses, and typefaces. Read more

Book: "Julius Shulman Los Angeles" book Book: "Julius Shulman Los Angeles"

A new compilation of photographer Julius Shulman's snaps of L.A. reveal midcentury modern at its height, as well as the domestic, agricultural, and industrial state of L.A. at the time. Read more

Tour: Miller House tour Tour: Miller House

The Miller House by Eero Saarinen, Dan Kiley, and Alexander Girard in Columbus, Ind., is available for tourists to see. Read more

Internet: You Are Listening To internet Internet: You Are Listening To

Listen to the sounds of a police radio feed layered over electronica to get the soundtrack of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Montreal. Read more

Exhibit: 'Lego Architecture' exhibit Exhibit: 'Lego Architecture'

Adam Reed Tucker built world-famous buildings in Lego form, including the Burj Khalifa, the unbuilt Chicago Spire and more. Read more

Book: "The Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture" book Book: "The Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture"

This compendium features photographs and drawings of 70 sustainable projects worldwide that feature varied eco-strategies. Read more

Book: "Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed" book Book: "Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed"

From 1970 to the fall of the Berlin Wall, sci-fi-like buildings were built across the Sovet Union—and are surveyed in this book. Read more

Book: "Architects' Sketchbooks" book Book: "Architects' Sketchbooks"

Will Jones compiles architectural and fanciful sketches by architects including Shigeru Ban, Wil Alsop, and more. Read more

Past P/A
Postmodern Postmortem 1976 p/a award citation Postmodern Postmortem

The Piazza d'Italia's current state speaks to the postindustrial city and post-Katrina New Orleans. Read more

Products
Steelcase Dash Steelcase Dash

A freestanding LED task lamp that is made with 32% recycled content and is 97% recyclable. Read more

Pablo Link Pablo Link

A modern version of classic task lamp, incorporating LEDs. Read more

Marset Scantling Marset Scantling

Combining basic geometric shapes with wood and metal in a task lamp. Read more

Luxo Ninety Luxo Ninety

Task lamp that uses four 1.5W LEDs to offer bright, warm light with a color temperature of 3,000 K. Read more

Luxo L-1 8151 Luxo L-1 8151

This task lamp has an 11W compact fluorescent bulb with a rated maximum of 40W. Read more

Philips Lightolier Lytegem Lamp Philips Lightolier Lytegem Lamp

This Lytegem lamp is part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Read more

Lampe Gras Task Lamps Lampe Gras Task Lamps

The 205 task lamp family is now available in the U.S from Holly Hunt. Read more

Foscarini Tua Foscarini Tua

A white table lamp made from a single piece of aluminum; the source is hidden within the curve. Read more

Flos Kelvin LED Flos Kelvin LED

This task lamp has a power consumption of 8W and color-rendering index of 95. Read more

Successful Living from Diesel with Foscarini Perf Successful Living from Diesel with Foscarini Perf

A task lamp based on the concept of perforated lamps from North Africa. Read more

Culture
W Santa Fe On the Boards W Santa Fe

Mexico City/Richard Meier & Partners Architects Read more

Polk County National Guard Readiness Center On the Boards Polk County National Guard Readiness Center

Dallas, Ore./THA Architecture and Lease Krutcher Lewis Read more

W Retreat & Spa Kanai On the Boards W Retreat & Spa Kanai

Riviera Maya, Mexico/Richard Meier & Partners Architects Read more

Chazen Museum of Art On the Boards Chazen Museum of Art

Madison, Wisc./Machado and Silvetti Associates and Continuum Architects + Planners Read more

Clyfford Still Museum On the Boards Clyfford Still Museum

Denver/Allied Works Architecture Read more

Ford Assembly Building, Richmond, Calif. 2011 AIA Honor Awards Ford Assembly Building, Richmond, Calif.

Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, Berkeley, Calif. Read more

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C. 2011 AIA Honor Awards North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York Read more

Projects

LaGuardia Airport Renovation LaGuardia Airport Renovation

LaGuardia Gateway Partners, HOK, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Pyramid Tower Pyramid Tower

Studio Libeskind

Naman Spa Naman Spa

MIA Design Studio

Fannie Mae Headquarters Fannie Mae Headquarters

SHoP Architects, WDG Architecture

Avaza Aquapark Avaza Aquapark

JDS Architects

Brighton College Sport and Sciences Building Brighton College Sport and Sciences Building

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Messner Mountain Museum Messner Mountain Museum

Zaha Hadid Architects

ICD/ITKE 2014-2015 Research Pavilion ICD/ITKE 2014-2015 Research Pavilion

Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), Institute for...

West Berkeley Public Library West Berkeley Public Library

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Studio Dental Mobile Unit Studio Dental Mobile Unit

Montalba Architects

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

Stantec Architecture, KPMB Architects, HDR Architecture, Diamond Schmitt Architects

Ex of In House Ex of In House

Steven Holl Architects

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