May 2012 Table of Contents

The Scapegoat at the GSAdialogue The Scapegoat at the GSA

The tales of GSA conference excess simply don’t jibe with Robert Peck’s reputation, and they run counter to my own experiences with the agency itself. Read more

Tracking LEEDnumbers Tracking LEED

Following the progress of LEED in total projects, square footage, and news coverage. Read more

Capital PartnershipAIAVoices Capital Partnership

Connecting place and practice with Janet Bloomberg, AIA, and Richard Loosle-Ortega, RA. Read more

The FixersAIACollaboration The Fixers

Urban Charrette connects Tampa and the design community. Read more

Joplin's ReturnAIAFeature Joplin's Return

Rebuilding in a recession's and a tornado's wake. Read more

People to PeopleAIAPerspective People to People

The heart of architecture is connecting people. Read more

Steven Holl, Agent of Enlightenment2012 AIA Honor Awards Steven Holl, Agent of Enlightenment

2012 AIA Gold Medalist Steven Holl has never compromised on his design philosophy—even when his clients have no idea what he's talking about. Read more

VJAA2012 AIA Honor Awards VJAA

This Minneapolis-based firm is the 2012 AIA Archtitecture Firm of the Year. Read more

Frank Gehry's House2012 AIA Honor Awards Frank Gehry's House

This year's 25-Year Award goes to this famous, and misunderstood, house, as fondly remembered by his project designer. Read more

41 Cooper Square2012 AIA Honor Awards 41 Cooper Square

New York / Morphosis Architects Read more

The Standard2012 AIA Honor Awards The Standard

New York / Ennead Architects Read more

Poetry Foundation2012 AIA Honor Awards Poetry Foundation

Chicago / John Ronan Architects Read more

LumenHaus2012 AIA Honor Awards LumenHaus

Virginia Tech University Read more

Pittman Dowell Residence2012 AIA Honor Awards Pittman Dowell Residence

La Crescenta, Calif. / Michael Maltzan Architecture Read more

The Gates and Hillman Centers for Computer Science2012 AIA Honor Awards The Gates and Hillman Centers for Computer Science

Pittsburgh / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects Read more

Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion2012 AIA Honor Awards Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion

Indianapolis / Marlon Blackwell Architect Read more

8 House2012 AIA Honor Awards 8 House

Copenhagen / Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Read more

Ghost Architectural Laboratory2012 AIA Honor Awards Ghost Architectural Laboratory

Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited Read more

Record House Revisited2012 AIA Honor Awards Record House Revisited

Owings Mill, Md. / David Jameson Architect Read more

Memory Temple2012 AIA Honor Awards Memory Temple

Los Angeles / Patrick Tighe Architecture Read more

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center2012 AIA Honor Awards David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

New York / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Read more

ARTifacts2012 AIA Honor Awards ARTifacts

Omaha, Neb. / Randy Brown Architects Read more

HyundaiCard Air Lounge2012 AIA Honor Awards HyundaiCard Air Lounge

Incheon, South Korea / Gensler Read more

Prairie Management Group2012 AIA Honor Awards Prairie Management Group

Northbrook, Ill. / Goettsch Partners Read more

The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum2012 AIA Honor Awards The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum

New York / Andre Kikoski Architect Read more

Children's Institute Otis Booth Campus2012 AIA Honor Awards Children's Institute Otis Booth Campus

Los Angeles / Koning Eizenberg Architecture Read more

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World2012 AIA Honor Awards Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

Providence, R.I. / Anmahian Winton Architects Read more

SandRidge Energy Commons2012 AIA Honor Awards SandRidge Energy Commons

Oklahoma City / Rogers Marvel Architects Read more

Jordan Dead Sea Development Zone Master Plan2012 AIA Honor Awards Jordan Dead Sea Development Zone Master Plan

Amman, Jordan / Sasaki Associates Read more

Reinventing the Crescent: Riverfront Development Plan2012 AIA Honor Awards Reinventing the Crescent: Riverfront Development Plan

New Orleans / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Hargreaves Associates, Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, TEN Arquitectos Read more

Fayetteville 2030: Transit City Scenario2012 AIA Honor Awards Fayetteville 2030: Transit City Scenario

Fayetteville, Ark. / University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC) Read more

Portland Mall Revitalization2012 AIA Honor Awards Portland Mall Revitalization

Portland, Ore. / ZGF Architects Read more

Grangegorman Urban Quarter Master Plan2012 AIA Honor Awards Grangegorman Urban Quarter Master Plan

Dublin / Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners/DMOD Architects Read more

Master Plan for the Central Delaware2012 AIA Honor Awards Master Plan for the Central Delaware

Philadelphia / Cooper, Robertson & Partners; KieranTimberlake; Olin Read more

Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment Project2012 AIA Honor Awards Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment Project

Miami Beach, Fla. / Gehry Partners; Hines; West 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture Read more

AIA Other AwardsAIA Other Awards

Some of the AIA's other awards: Young Architects Award, Associates Award, Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, Collaborative Achievement Award, and Thomas Jefferson Awards for Public Architecture. Read more

The Integral House2012 AIA Honor Awards The Integral House

Toronto / Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Read more

King's Cross Station Western ConcourseKing's Cross Station Western Concourse

London / John McAslan + Partners Read more

EMS 27EMS 27

Bronx, N.Y. / WXY Architecture + Urban Design Read more

Tuscaloosa Federal Building and CourthouseTuscaloosa Federal Building and Courthouse

Tuscaloosa, Ala. / HBRA Architects Read more

Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifutenmangu OmotesandoStarbucks Coffee at Dazaifutenmangu Omotesando

Dazaifu, Japan / Kengo Kuma & Associates Read more

The SCAD Museum of ArtThe SCAD Museum of Art

The SCAD Museum of Art / Savannah, Ga. / Sottile & Sottile with Lord Aeck & Sargent in association with Dawson Architects Read more

The Future Unfoldsentrepreneur The Future Unfolds

Dissatisfied with the fabrication options available to him, Jonas Hauptman launched Seeyond. Read more

Grand Rapids, Mich.local market Grand Rapids, Mich.

This traditionally conservative community is shedding its past and moving into its future. Read more

A New 10% Pro Bono Modelpro bono A New 10% Pro Bono Model

With an innovative hybrid business model, Erinn McGurn is ensuring that her pro bono work in Africa has lasting influence. Read more

Contemporary Mosque: Placing Worshiptypology Contemporary Mosque: Placing Worship

Drawing from African, Turkish, and Spanish influences, architects are pushing mosque design toward the contemporary. Read more

Not Quite Ready for Some Footballletter from D.C. Not Quite Ready for Some Football

The unpopularity of the Mayor's pitch for a football facility in the city hints at why it could be made to work. Read more

Might Makes Heightletter from d.c. Might Makes Height

Since D.C. can't build up, downtown is building in. Read more

If You Build It, They Will Comeletter from d.c. If You Build It, They Will Come

D.C. put the rails before the plan for its streetcar system. Read more

The YAF Turns 20Careers The YAF Turns 20

For two decades, the Young Architects Forum has helped emerging designers network and grow professionally. Read more

Design for the practices Design for the U.S.A.

Federal design chief Casey Jones explains what you can do for your country—and how you go about doing it. Read more

Making Peace Bridgedetail Making Peace Bridge

Tight site constraints and Calgary's inclement weather were not the only challenges Santiago Calatrava faced in designing one of the world's longest clear-spanning helical bridges. Read more

Code Greencontinuing education Code Green

The International Code Council has unveiled its latest rulebook and long-awaited green code. Meanwhile, the USGBC is on the cusp of releasing LEED 2012. An overview of what you need to know. Read more

PV Tech Expertsit PV Tech Experts

The race to harvest solar energy efficiently is rivaled by the struggle to stay on top of new photovoltaic technologies. Read more

Building Blocksbook Building Blocks

An excerpt from Blaine Brownell’s new book, Material Strategies: Innovative Applications in Architecture, examines mineral use. Read more

A Light Coat of Paintmind & matter A Light Coat of Paint

New advances turn paint into a pollution filter, a structural sensor, and a source of solar energy. Read more

Unbuilt Washingtoncrit Unbuilt Washington

The Architect of the Capitol surveys the city of Washington that almost was, in an exhibit at the National Building Museum. Read more

App: Paperapp App: Paper

For architects looking for that sketchbook experience on an iPad, look no further than the Paper app. Read more

Book: 'Tradition and Invention in Architecture'book Book: 'Tradition and Invention in Architecture'

Robert A.M. Stern publishes a collection of 26 essays written over the past 43 years. Read more

Object: 'Finn Juhl'object Object: 'Finn Juhl'

The world celebrates furniture designer Finn Juhl on his 100th birthday; next is an exhibit in Seoul, South Korea. Through Sept. 23. Read more

Podcast: Place Matterspodcast Podcast: Place Matters

Taking urban architecture to the airwaves, Katherine Loflin delivers a weekly podcast on placemaking. Read more

Book: 'Piecing Together Los Angeles'book Book: 'Piecing Together Los Angeles'

Esther McCoy documented the growth of architecture in L.A. from her bungalow in Santa Monica. Read more

Installation: Sun Pavilioninstallation Installation: Sun Pavilion

Design firm Generator Studio builds a photovoltaic installation for the 'World's Fair' exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins. Through Aug. 19. Read more

Installation: The AvenueInstallation Installation: The Avenue

Last year's Avenue, displayed at the AIA National Convention, is now being put together as a house in New Orleans. Read more

Book: 'Freedom's Cap'book Book: 'Freedom's Cap'

In the 1850s, the political climate was just as partisan as now, when politicians helped design and construct the U.S. Capitol Building. Read more

Exhibit: 'Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles'exhibit Exhibit: 'Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles'

As part of the Pacific Standard Time consortium of exhibits, the Chinese American Museum highlights four architects who helped build L.A. Through June 3. Read more

Exhibits: 'Ettore Sotsass' and 'Olivetti Connection'exhibit Exhibits: 'Ettore Sotsass' and 'Olivetti Connection'

Ettore Sotsass is getting two retrospectives in Berlin. Through June 23; through June 9. Read more

Studio Visit: Corestudio visit Studio Visit: Core

With projects across the city, Washington, D.C.'s ever-present Core has participated in building the District from the ground up. Read more

Q&A With Martin Moellerq&a Q&A With Martin Moeller

The National Building Museum curator talks about the influence of the P/A Awards. Read more

Past P/A
Audacious Yet Deferential2000 p/a award Audacious Yet Deferential

Steven Holl's Kansas City art museum project is at once a sensitive addition and a landmark of its own time. Read more

Product: Leucos Omega S 40Product Product: Leucos Omega S 40

A pendant light fixture featuring a transparent polycarbonate diffuser. Read more

Product: Artek A338 BilberryProduct Product: Artek A338 Bilberry

Classic spotlight fixture designed by Alvar Aalto in 1950. Read more

Product: Link Outdoor Sheers and StripesProduct Product: Link Outdoor Sheers and Stripes

A collection of fabrics designed for use on outdoor furniture and seating. Read more

Product: Flos Fucsia 1Product Product: Flos Fucsia 1

Conical, glass light fixture designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1996. Read more

Product: Bolefloor Hardwood FlooringProduct Product: Bolefloor Hardwood Flooring

Curved hardwood flooring that maximizes material use and follows a tree's natural growth. Read more

Product: Estiluz Siso T-2995Product Product: Estiluz Siso T-2995

Suspension light fixture that comprises three interlinked aluminum rings. Read more

Product: Manuel Welsky Scrw StoolProduct Product: Manuel Welsky Scrw Stool

An adjustable-height seat made with cork body and steel frame. Read more

Product: Foscarini Le SoleilProduct Product: Foscarini Le Soleil

A light fixture made with polycarbonate coils and is available in red, green, or white. Read more

Product: Pulp Studio FragmentoProduct Product: Pulp Studio Fragmento

Glass shards fused onto a glass sheet create a textural architectual finish. Read more

Product: Ligne Roset BloomProduct Product: Ligne Roset Bloom

Suspension light fixture comprising interwoven black or white foam rings. Read more

Product: Studio Vision A&D WithinProduct Product: Studio Vision A&D Within

Two sculptural seating or side table pieces that couple together literally. Read more

Product: FontanaArte Globo di LuceProduct Product: FontanaArte Globo di Luce

Classic light fixture designed by Roberto Menghi in 1968. Read more

Product: Kallista Obidos Decorative VesselProduct Product: Kallista Obidos Decorative Vessel

A small cast-bronze basin for lavatories or powder rooms. Read more

Product: Graypants Drum Scrap LightProduct Product: Graypants Drum Scrap Light

A suspension light fixture handmade from salvaged cardboard by the Seattle-based studio. Read more

Product: Planar Systems MosaicProduct Product: Planar Systems Mosaic

Flat LCD display panels to create a composite video wall system Read more

Product: Charles Luck Stone Center Pave SeatingProduct Product: Charles Luck Stone Center Pave Seating

Sculptural outdoor seating that combines wood and marble pieces. Read more

Product: Bald Technologies PT PenProduct Product: Bald Technologies PT Pen

A stylus that allows users to make mark-ups directly on their laptop screens. Read more

Product: LZF Link SPproduct Product: LZF Link SP

One piece in a collection of fixtures that utilize the manufacturer's trademark wood veneer. Read more

Product: PPG Industries Sungate 600Product Product: PPG Industries Sungate 600

Window glass with properties suitable for buildings in northern climates. Read more

Product: Eleek LiquidProduct Product: Eleek Liquid

An energy-efficient drop light fixture handmade in Portland, Ore. Read more

Product: New Ravenna Mosaics Climbing VineProduct Product: New Ravenna Mosaics Climbing Vine

A nature-inspired mosaic design featuring stones or jewel glass. Read more

Product: Pott SpongeProduct Product: Pott Sponge

A spherical light fixture with a porous texture that draws inspiration from a sea sponge. Read more

Product: Soli Modular GraniteProduct Product: Soli Modular Granite

Granite paver tiles that can withstand pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Read more

Product: Architects Paper LED WallpaperProduct Product: Architects Paper LED Wallpaper

An illuminating wallpaper designed by Ingo Maurer. Read more

Product: Eureka Lighting ShakerProduct Product: Eureka Lighting Shaker

A glass light fixture with a translucent or clear diffuser. Read more

Product: Louis Poulsen Enigma 825product Product: Louis Poulsen Enigma 825

A glare-free light fixture with integrated shades designed by Shoichi Uchiyama. Read more

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