March 2012 Table of Contents

Dialogue: Spike Eisenhower dialogue Dialogue: Spike Eisenhower

The memorial’s design bring the culture wars are at architecture's doorstep. Read more

Healthy Outlook numbers Healthy Outlook

Architects and healthcare providers agree that flexible design is crucial to controlling future costs for healthcare. Read more

Pro Bono Publico AIAVoices Pro Bono Publico

David Baker of David Baker + Partners Architects discusses finding common ground. Read more

Aging In Place AIAKnowledge Aging In Place

Sustaining the General Services Administration’s modern sensibilities Read more

Material Culture AIAFeature Material Culture

How much do you know about the materials that you're using? Read more

Wellness, Nature, and Place-Making AIAPerspective Wellness, Nature, and Place-Making

Staying in step with the pace of change should be a welcomed challenge. Read more

Friends of Architecture Lobbying for architecture Friends of Architecture

The AIA’s political action committee, ArchiPAC, has donated $69,000 to congressional candidates and political committees so far this year. Here’s the list of recipients. Read more

A Lobbying Case Study Lobbying for Architecture A Lobbying Case Study

Here's how the profession is navigating the crowded halls of government, in Washington, D.C., and beyond. Read more

How to Make Friends and Influence Policy Lobbying for Architecture How to Make Friends and Influence Policy

ARCHITECT follows the AIA's lobbyists into the complex world of government advocacy. Read more

Perkins+Will Portfolio Perkins+Will Portfolio

Recent projects from the Vancouver office of Perkins+Will. Read more

VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Read more

Delivering IPD best practices Delivering IPD

Drafting the legal framework is the first step toward integrated project delivery. Here's how to get IPD projects off on the right foot. Read more

Local Market: Boulder, Colo. local market Local Market: Boulder, Colo.

Boulder is proud of its culture and has restrictions on building to prevent change. Read more

Stacked typology Stacked

The next generation of libraries is made for the spokes, not the hub. Read more

Climate Change it Climate Change

Why is Autodesk getting ahead of its customers? Because it thinks it knows where they're going. Read more

Metal Facade detail Metal Facade

The Raif Dinckok’s Yalova Cultural Center, by Emre Arolat Architects, tells the tale of two cities intertwined into one. Read more

Natural Lighting mind & matter Natural Lighting

Windowpanes could be transformed into light sources, thanks to organic light-emitting diodes. Read more

Talking Heads it Talking Heads

Four designers discuss the teleconferencing and communications tools that keep them in constant contact. Read more

Overexposed continuing education Overexposed

A newfound appreciation for dark skies, a model lighting ordinance, and LEDs may help maintain night vision by reducing outdoor illumination levels. Read more

Dream Deferred crit Dream Deferred

Felix Salmon on MoMA's "Foreclosed" exhibit: long on art and short on reality. Read more

Exhibit: 'The Utopian Impulse' Exhibit Exhibit: 'The Utopian Impulse'

A new San Francisco exhibit showcases Buckminster Fuller's projects as well as Bay Area projects inspired by him. Through July 29. Read more

App: 'The Hand of the Architect' App App: 'The Hand of the Architect'

A new app by Moleskine brings together 378 sketches by 110 architects. Read more

Book: 'ReThinking a Lot' Book Book: 'ReThinking a Lot'

Parking lots are a typology on the verge of transformation, says author Eran Ben-Joseph. Read more

Exhibit: 'Felix Candela' Exhibit Exhibit: 'Felix Candela'

Photos of architect Felix Candela's thin-shell concrete structures are on display in New York. Through March 31. Read more

Perkins+Will studio visit Perkins+Will

Aggressive acquisitions haven't changed Perkins+Will's commitment to the social good. Read more

Past P/A
Treading Lightly on the Florida Earth 1995 P/A Award Citation Treading Lightly on the Florida Earth

Architects Thompson and Rose dispersed studios for the arts within a lush subtropical setting. Read more

Product: Toto Integrated EcoPower Faucet products Product: Toto Integrated EcoPower Faucet

A hands-free, hydropowered commercial faucet. Read more

Product: Trestlewood Mushroomwood products Product: Trestlewood Mushroomwood

Former platforms used in mushroom-growing facilities become architectural finishes. Read more

Product: Geiger International Loophole products Product: Geiger International Loophole

A glass tabletop supported by a two-way, solid wood base. Read more

Product: Centennial Woods Wyoming Snowfence products Product: Centennial Woods Wyoming Snowfence

Lumber reclaimed from irreparable fences that may be used in many building applications. Read more

Product: Lindner Group LMD-DS 360 Helix products Product: Lindner Group LMD-DS 360 Helix

A decorative canopy system that adds a twist to the conventional ceiling fixture. Read more

Product: ShetkaStone products Product: ShetkaStone

Recycled wastepaper upcycled into a range of surfacing products. Read more

Product: Everitt & Schilling Co. Trail Mix products Product: Everitt & Schilling Co. Trail Mix

Composite tile upcycled from the scraps of cabinetmakers and doormakers. Read more

Product: SMIT Solar Ivy products Product: SMIT Solar Ivy

A photovoltaic system that mimics the form of climbing ivy. Read more

Product: Barnwood Naturals Charred/Burnt Siding products Product: Barnwood Naturals Charred/Burnt Siding

Reclaimed wood siding that is burned to increase its durability. Read more

Product: Martin Mostböck Flaxx Chair products Product: Martin Mostböck Flaxx Chair

A hybrid chair that is both suspended and supported on four legs. Read more

Product: Desso Patterns@Play products Product: Desso Patterns@Play

A collection featuring seven colorful modular or broadloom carpets. Read more

Product: Kirei Windfall products Product: Kirei Windfall

Engineered wood panels reclaimed from demolished buildings in the Pacific Northwest. Read more

Product: Jaga Climate Systems Briza products Product: Jaga Climate Systems Briza

A slim heat exchanger that may be installed on walls or ceilings. Read more

Product: Altruwood Hand-Hewn Beams products Product: Altruwood Hand-Hewn Beams

Timber from dismantled barns in New England and the Midwest. Read more

Product: Duravit Darling New products Product: Duravit Darling New

A modern furniture series comprising 52 components, including vanity units. Read more

Product: Viridian Reclaimed Wood American Classics products Product: Viridian Reclaimed Wood American Classics

Solid oak flooring reclaimed from former industrial shipping materials. Read more

Product: Architectural Systems Eco-Dimensions Bamboo Wall Panels products Product: Architectural Systems Eco-Dimensions Bamboo Wall Panels

A textural finish surface for walls and ceilings. Read more

Other Articles
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology on the boards Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Philadelphia / Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism Read more

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial on the boards Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

Washington, D.C. / Gehry Partners Read more


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