September 2011 Table of Contents

Sea Change ConfessionalSea Change Confessional

I remember when I awoke to the need for humanitarian architecture. Read more

Deal MakerAIAVoices Deal Maker

Green architecture is just as important on the other side of the table. Read more

Across the Institute: In Kansas City, Birmingham, Daegu, OrlandoAIANow Across the Institute: In Kansas City, Birmingham, Daegu, Orlando

Kansas City, Birmingham, Daegu, Orlando Read more

Start Your EnginesAIAAdvocacy Start Your Engines

Partnering with the Clinton Global Initative, the AIA pledges to create a stalled projects database. Read more

Losing Lost HighwaysAIAFeature Losing Lost Highways

Architects are assuming a variety of roles in plans to remove obsolete infrastructure. Read more

Beyond Wringing EndorsementsAIAPerspective Beyond Wringing Endorsements

Design can help us make the most of our natural resources. Read more

Altruism, Architecture & DisasterARCHITECTURE TO THE RESCUE Altruism, Architecture & Disaster

A new generation of architects is embracing humanitarianism. Read more

Architecture to the RescueArchitecture to the Rescue

With the rate of natural disasters seemingly on the rise, the architecture profession is playing a pivotal role in prevention and relief work. Read more

Can Architecture Save Humanity?ARCHITECTURE TO THE RESCUE Can Architecture Save Humanity?

How Architecture for Humanity tries to help ruined states. Read more

Space, Time & DisasterARCHITECTURE TO THE RESCUE Space, Time & Disaster

A timeline of natural disaster and the decline of civilizations. Read more


How prepared are various global hot spots for impending natural disasters? Read more


Can Shigeru Ban's paper architecture change the world? Read more


Are you prepared? Here are a few ideas for keeping staff and documents safe. Read more

Rapid ResponseARCHITECTURE TO THE RESCUE Rapid Response

Architects with an AIA task force established a model for post-crisis planning efforts. Read more

Boutique Michel BrissonBoutique Michel Brisson

Montreal/Saucier + Perrotte Architectes Read more

Brockman Hall for PhysicsBrockman Hall for Physics

Houston/KieranTimberlake Read more

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacksArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

Bethlehem, Pa./Spillman Farmer Architects Read more

Taichung InfoBoxTaichung InfoBox

Taichung, Taiwan/Stan Allen Architect Read more

Cité de l’Océan et du SurfCité de l’Océan et du Surf

Biarritz, France/Steven Holl Architects with Solange Fabião Read more

Do GoodBest Practices Do Good

David Rockwell discusses his firm's pro bono bonafides and how firms can best love their neighbors as themselves. Read more

Columbus, OhioLocal Market Columbus, Ohio

There's more to Discovery City than Ohio State University. Read more

strategy Retro Grades

Benchmarking laws point toward a new industry in retrofitting existing buildings for compliance. Read more

Community CollegesTypology Community Colleges

How does design serve community colleges, higher education’s fastest-growing sector? Read more

Career SamplerQ&A Career Sampler

Maine architect Dean Bingham got creative in a stubborn economy and now runs a side business as a chocolate-truffle maker. Read more

Zahner Cloud Walldetail Zahner Cloud Wall

A new fabrication studio at Zahner's Kansas City, Mo., plant, uses a screen made of aluminum and glass. Read more

Forms+Surfaces Duo BenchForms+Surfaces Duo Bench

A stainless steel-framed bench with a Jatoba-hardwood seat. Read more

Architecture Research OfficeStudio Visit Architecture Research Office

The winner of a Cooper-Hewitt 2011 National Design Award, Architecture Research Office tackles diverse projects from one open-ended studio. Read more

Metl-Span HPCI BarrierMetl-Span HPCI Barrier

Insulated backup panel that is an air-,water-, thermal-, and vapor-barrier system. Read more

Mediterranae EssenceMediterranae Essence

The stonelike appearance of these porcelain tiles comes from digital inkjet technology. Read more

Herman Miller CaperHerman Miller Caper

Multipurpose and stacking chairs made with 25% recycled material. Read more

Fulton VantageFulton Vantage

This high-efficiency condensing hydronic boiler can now use certain biofuels. Read more

Flos LightspringFlos Lightspring

A wall-mounted LED fixture with an injection-molded methacrylate diffuser. Read more

FDV Collection AriaFDV Collection Aria

A pendant light fixture with a 13W LED source and a hand-blown Murano glass diffuser. Read more

Duravit OntoDuravit Onto

Bath furnishings designed by Matteo Thun, all in a bonded anti-warp, zero-emission plywood. Read more

Ceilings Plus BarzCeilings Plus Barz

Lightweight panelized suspended ceiling system than can weigh as little as 1.5 lbs. Read more

Bigelow PolishedBigelow Polished

A collection of modular and broadloom carpet for corporate environments. Read more

Sika Sarnafil EnergySmartSika Sarnafil EnergySmart

Thermoplastic PVC roofing membranes with an initial solar reflectance of 0.83. Read more

GAF Materials EverGuardGAF Materials EverGuard

A new collection of single-ply thermoplastic polyolefin roofing membranes. Read more

Firestone EcoWhite Platinum and UltraPly TPO SAFirestone EcoWhite Platinum and UltraPly TPO SA

Two new cool roof membranes from Firestone Building Products. Read more

American Hydrotech GardNetAmerican Hydrotech GardNet

A garden-roof-system component made of 0.5"-inch-thick polyethylene sheet. Read more

Owens Corning Deck DefenseOwens Corning Deck Defense

A high-performance roof underlayment for asphalt, tile, and metal roofs. Read more

Dashboard ConfessionalPost-Oc Dashboard Confessional

Three views on monitoring systems and the promise that dashboards hold for design. Read more

Lights OutLighting Lights Out

Cost, performance, and ideology: illuminating the debate over incandescents. Read more

Trash as TreasureContinuing Education Trash as Treasure

Waste-to-energy incineration plants are spreading across Europe like wildfire. Will the trend catch on in the U.S.? Read more

Design After 9/11Crit Design After 9/11

The memorial and plaza—the first features of the World Trade Center to open after the attacks—reveal the politics and psychology imperative to the redesign. Read more

Internet: Office Snapshotsinternet Internet: Office Snapshots

Take a peek inside more than 450 corporate buildings with the website Office Snapshots. Read more

Exhibit: 'Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion'exhibit Exhibit: 'Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion'

The first exhibition of Zaha Hadid's designed objects, on display in Philly through March 2012. Read more

Exhibit: 'Postmodernism: Style and Subversion'exhibit Exhibit: 'Postmodernism: Style and Subversion'

The first exhibition on Postmodernism, on display in London through January 2012. Read more

Object: Bompas & Parrobject Object: Bompas & Parr

A pair of London designers use CADD to make building-shaped gelatin molds. Read more

Book: 'Frank Lloyd Wright Designs'Book: 'Frank Lloyd Wright Designs'

Frank Lloyd Wright's brilliantly colorful architectural plans are now compiled into a new volume. Read more

Exhibit: 'Palladio and His Legacy'Exhibit: 'Palladio and His Legacy'

A new exhibit examines Palladio's legacy in Europe and the U.S. Through. Dec. 31. Read more

Film: 'The Pruitt-Igoe Myth'Film Film: 'The Pruitt-Igoe Myth'

A film on the fall of the Pruitt-Igoe complex is screening this fall at cities around the country. Read more

Exhibit: '194x-9/11: American Architects and the City'exhibit Exhibit: '194x-9/11: American Architects and the City'

A MoMA exhibit examines design in the midst of global conflict and economic woe. Through January 2012. Read more

Exhibit: 'Subdivided Columns'exhibit Exhibit: 'Subdivided Columns'

Check out Michael Hansmeyer's algorithm-made columns in South Korea. Through Oct. 23. Read more

Book: 'The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted'book Book: 'The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted'

A new biography on Frederick Law Olmsted looks at both the U.S. and the man behind the landscape. Read more

David van der LeerProfile David van der Leer

The Guggenheim curator is transforming the traditional exhibition into a laboratory for urban research. Read more

Past P/A
Vision Obstructed1991 P/A Award Vision Obstructed

Construction was never completed on the "Slow House" by the then-emerging team of Diller and Scofidio. Read more

Other Articles
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State Universityon the boards Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University

East Lansing, Mich./Zaha Hadid Architects Read more

Kingdom Toweron the boards Kingdom Tower

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia/Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Read more


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


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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