January 2012 Table of Contents

Happy Place dialogue Happy Place

Firms will find themselves under increasing pressure to loosen the constraints of the typical workday. This shift won’t be easy, but it will be necessary. Read more

Keeping the Flame Alive AIAVoices Keeping the Flame Alive

Doing well by trying to do good. Read more

Leading the Charge AIAKnowledge Leading the Charge

Design thinking as community catalyst. Read more

Across the Institute AIANow Across the Institute

Seattle, Montreal, Washington, D.C. Read more

Keeping Tabs aiapractice Keeping Tabs

Tracking firm finances can be a full time job, but it doesn't have to be. Read more

Accentuate the Positive AIAFeature Accentuate the Positive

Salutogenic design may be the key to turning sustainability into more than a buzzword. Read more

Looking Ahead to the New Normal AIAPerspective Looking Ahead to the New Normal

What we're experiencing now is not a momentary blip, so it's time to embrace change. Read more

Jennifer Liang, CID What's Next Jennifer Liang, CID

How this architect-turned-interior-design professor balances teaching, designing, and her home life. Read more

what's next Frederick + Frederick Architects

How this firm has secured new clients with its blog. Read more

what's next HOK

How a blog helped personalize this multinational firm. Read more

Kennedy & Violich Architecture what's next Kennedy & Violich Architecture

In-house research has developed materials and technology. Read more

UrbanLab what's next UrbanLab

Their research into Chicago's infrastructure led to a project. Read more

Gensler: Architects Improving Workplace Design what's next Gensler: Architects Improving Workplace Design

Gensler: Architects improving workplace design using Web-based surveys. Read more

Brian Fuentes, AIA what's next Brian Fuentes, AIA

Semipro mountain biker and solo practitioner who designs straw-bale houses. Read more

Kathleen Lechleiter, AIA what's next Kathleen Lechleiter, AIA

Former shareholder and vice president at Hord Coplan Macht (HCM) in Baltimore turned solo practitioner. Read more

David Greusel, FAIA what's next David Greusel, FAIA

After being laid off in 2010, he started own firm in Kansas City, Mo., with a workplace culture that promotes flexibility. Read more

CASE what's next CASE

A global design firm and an academic institution collaborate. Read more

what's next Design by Numbers

Many firms have already realized research’s importance in wooing clients and securing projects. Read more

what's next Your Office, Your Future

In this extensive interactive package, our second-annual “What’s Next” exploration, we look at the future of the architectural workplace. Read more

Morale Will Improve what's next Morale Will Improve

As the profession faces a coming talent shortage, can a friendlier culture help a firm's bottom line? Read more

A Natural Manifesto what's next A Natural Manifesto

The 2011 Architecture Firm Award winner, BNIM, offers eight ways to create a healthy office. Read more

Face to Facebook what's next Face to Facebook

Some architects have embraced social media and telecommunications, but others struggle to discern the actual benefits. Read more

Andrea Mason what's next Andrea Mason

A solo practitioner and mother, Mason reveals how she balances the two roles. Read more

what's next Finding Your Balance

Smartphones and ever-growing workloads have broken down the walls between home and office. Read more

what's next The Government Office of the Future

In transforming one of its offices into a living lab prototype, the GSA is looking at changing the way the government works. Read more

Architect, Design Thyself what's next Architect, Design Thyself

As firms encourage more collaboration between architects and launch new research initiatives, office space design will also change. Welcome to a world of incubator spaces. Read more

Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments

San Francisco / David Baker + Partners Read more

Clyfford Still Museum Clyfford Still Museum

Denver / Allied Works Architecture Read more

Building Connections entrepreneur Building Connections

Honest Buildings will use social media to speed innovation and foster transparency in buildings. Read more

Family Sized typology Family Sized

Multifamily developers are targeting recession-minded renters and innovative funding sources. Read more

Construction Dysfunction numbers Construction Dysfunction

If there can't be a recovery without new construction, then it is still a ways off. Read more

Local Market: Atlanta local market Local Market: Atlanta

Atlanta is defined by more than sprawl. Read more

Always Be Upgrading best practices Always Be Upgrading

Marty Doscher explains how staying competitive means keeping ahead of technology. Read more

Fab Four IT Fab Four

Digital fabrication could affect everything from lighting fixtures to heating systems. Read more

An Olympic Feat continuing education An Olympic Feat

Stadiums for London's 2012 Games combine innovation and sustainability to ensure a positive legacy. Read more

Roman Candle crit Roman Candle

The works of William MacDonald reveal as much about contemporary architecture as they do about ancient Rome. Read more

Book: 'Origami Architecture' book Book: 'Origami Architecture'

The hobbyist starchitect rejoices with Yee's book of buildngs to be made in origami form. Read more

Exhibit: 'Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream' exhibit Exhibit: 'Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream'

Proposals for reenvisioning America's subburbs are on display a MoMA, from Feb. 15 to July 30. Read more

Book: 'Horizontal Skyscraper' book Book: 'Horizontal Skyscraper'

Steven Holl set the skyscraper on its side in Shenzen, China. Read more

Exhibit: 'Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930' exhibit Exhibit: 'Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930'

The history of Princeton University's contribution to the Gothic Revival style is on display at Princeton from Feb. 25 to June 24. Read more

Exhibit: 'Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010' exhibit Exhibit: 'Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010'

The Detroit Institute of Arts puts on the last exhibit of photos of urban blight. Through April 29. Read more

Film: 'John Portman: A Life of Building' film Film: 'John Portman: A Life of Building'

Because of John Portman, soaring atriums and water fountains are ubiquitous in hotels today. Read more

Exhibit: 'RE-CYCLE: Strategies for Architecture, City, and Planet' exhibit Exhibit: 'RE-CYCLE: Strategies for Architecture, City, and Planet'

A new exhibit at Rome's MAXXI reminds us that recycling can be inventive, inspiring, and even subversive. Through April 29. Read more

Video Series: Conversations on Architecture video Video Series: Conversations on Architecture

David M. Schwarz Architects talks about the philosophy of architecture on YouTube. Read more

Exhibit: 'Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now' object Exhibit: 'Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now'

A Design Museum exhibit toasts the museum's founder and auteur of British design. Through March 4. Read more

Studio Visit: Bing Thom studio visit Studio Visit: Bing Thom

The Canadian architect discusses his studio and his city of Vancouver that inspire him. Read more

Past P/A
Public Spaces Prized 1980 p/a first award Public Spaces Prized

A First Award for Machado and Silvetti Associates' reshaping of an urban campus. Read more

Product: Coalesse Millbrae products Product: Coalesse Millbrae

A collection of seating and tables available in a variety of configurations and finishes. Read more

Product: SheerWeave Performance + products Product: SheerWeave Performance +

An interior window shade fabric designed to reflect solar heat and reduce glare. Read more

Product: Atlas Concorde Evolve products Product: Atlas Concorde Evolve

A porcelain flooring tile with the look and texture of brushed concrete. Read more

Product: CertainTeed Corp. Easi-Lite Interior Ceiling Board products Product: CertainTeed Corp. Easi-Lite Interior Ceiling Board

A lightweight, sag-resistant gypsum ceiling board that helps ease the installation process. Read more

Product: KlipTech EcoClad XP products Product: KlipTech EcoClad XP

A wood composite cladding material made in the U.S. with sustainable and recycled materials. Read more

Product: Keramag Centaurus products Product: Keramag Centaurus

The first hybrid urinal that can operate in waterless and flush on request modes. Read more

Product: Ann Sacks Vincete Wolf Textures products Product: Ann Sacks Vincete Wolf Textures

A collection of ceramic tiles featuring patterns designed by Vincente Wolfe. Read more

Product: Crossville Bluestone products Product: Crossville Bluestone

Porcelain stone tile featuring fossil-inspired patterns. Read more

Product: Herman Miller Noguchi table products Product: Herman Miller Noguchi table

A new finish color for a classic and iconic piece. Read more

Product: Forms+Surfaces Universal Litter & Recycling Receptacle products Product: Forms+Surfaces Universal Litter & Recycling Receptacle

A multipurpose receptacle with a variety of finish options. Read more

Product: Corbett Lighting Tango products Product: Corbett Lighting Tango

A collection of LED fixtures available in pendant or sconce formats. Read more

Product: Walker Zanger Wood Age products Product: Walker Zanger Wood Age

A porcelain tile designed to mimic the look of end-grain wood. Read more

Product: Sefar Architecture Vision products Product: Sefar Architecture Vision

A metal-coated mesh that provides one-way viewing for exterior or interior glazing applications. Read more

Product: Armortex Bullet Resistant Composite Fiberglass Panels products Product: Armortex Bullet Resistant Composite Fiberglass Panels

Bullet- and blast-resistant panels approved by the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. General Services Administration. Read more

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Rockville, Md. / Studios Architecture Read more

Ohio State University East Regional Chiller Plant on the boards (completed 2015) Ohio State University East Regional Chiller Plant

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