January 2013 Table of Contents

Dialogue
The Current Path to Licensure: Too Much of a Good Thing dialogue The Current Path to Licensure: Too Much of a Good Thing

The current formula for obtaining an architecture license increasingly feels like a recipe for attrition. Has the profession finally arrived at a tipping point where reform is possible? Read more

AIArchitect
Across the Institute AIANow Across the Institute

Minneapolis, St. Augustine, Orlando, Washington, D.C. Read more

Balancing Act AIAFuture Balancing Act

What does Obama's reelection mean for the construction industry? Read more

Tacking Left AIADesign Tacking Left

Placetailor suggests a broader model of community practice. Read more

Urban Reinvestments AIAFeature Urban Reinvestments

Three schools, three cities, and one loaded term. Read more

On the Docket AIAPerspective On the Docket

Committing to a leadership role is the task of architects today. Read more

Features
Projects by Millennials: Rural Recharge what's next Projects by Millennials: Rural Recharge

Solving the West's worsening water crisis. Read more

Profiles of Millennials: Mini Chu what's next Profiles of Millennials: Mini Chu

Architectural designer, Gensler Read more

Profiles of Millennials: Jared Hueter what's Next Profiles of Millennials: Jared Hueter

Regional Associate Director, AIA Gulf States/Intern, Mathes Brierre Architects Read more

Projects by Millennials: The Devoid Tower what's next Projects by Millennials: The Devoid Tower

Building tall—and energy efficient—for the city of the future. Read more

Profiles of Millennials: Maria Gomez what's next Profiles of Millennials: Maria Gomez

Designer, Barrio Planners Read more

Profiles of Millennials: Tarlton Long what's Next Profiles of Millennials: Tarlton Long

Designer at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Read more

what's next The Millennials: Children of the Revolution

They’re the most studied generation in world history. They’re a total mystery to their elders. And they’re ready to take on a profession wracked by change. What will the rise of the Millennials mean for architecture? Read more

Profiles of Millennials: Ryan Tyler Martinez what's Next Profiles of Millennials: Ryan Tyler Martinez

Second-Year Graduate Student, SCI-Arc Read more

Profiles of Millennials: Melissa Bernstein what's next Profiles of Millennials: Melissa Bernstein

Architect, Kling-Stubbins Read more

Profiles of Millennials: Jimenez Lai what's next Profiles of Millennials: Jimenez Lai

Founder, Bureau Spectacular/Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Read more

Profiles of Millennials: Francesca Desmarais what's next Profiles of Millennials: Francesca Desmarais

Director, 2030 Challenge for Products at Architecture 2030 Read more

Projects by Millennials: St. Louis Ecological Production Line what's next Projects by Millennials: St. Louis Ecological Production Line

A proposal for the former site of Pruitt-Igoe. Read more

Projects by Millennials: Ye New Library what's next Projects by Millennials: Ye New Library

Designing a new building sympathetic to the French Quarter neighborhood in New Orleans. Read more

what's next The Question of Licensure: Seven Years is Enough

It takes an advanced degree and 8.5 years of internship on average to get licensed. A group of professors, spearheaded by Renée Cheng, thinks it can all be done in seven years. Read more

Oscar Niemeyer: Man of the People profile Oscar Niemeyer: Man of the People

Was the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer really communist? That depends on whether you ask Americans living north or south of the Equator. Read more

what's next The Millennials

What will this rising generation will mean for the profession of architecture? Read more

A Vision Deferred criticism A Vision Deferred

When an architect dies, it takes special circumstances for the projects left on the drafting board to be realized. But as Louis Kahn’s FDR memorial shows, writes Christopher Hawthorne, the results can be well worth the wait. Read more

Projects by Millennials: Development Plan for Ducis, Haiti what's next Projects by Millennials: Development Plan for Ducis, Haiti

Inspiring bottom-up planning through humanitarian outreach. Read more

Buildings
Rush University Medical Center, Designed by Perkins+Will Rush University Medical Center, Designed by Perkins+Will

Form follows function in this new Chicago hospital designed by Ralph Johnson of Perkins+Will, and the building’s efficiencies result in an iconic new gateway for the city. Read more

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat

The restoration of van der Rohe’s 1930 Villa Tugendhat in the Czech Republic brings the house back to its former glory. But the price for this, says Aaron Betsky, is hollow authenticity. Read more

Tour Total, designed by Barkow Leibinger Tour Total, designed by Barkow Leibinger

Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger discuss their first high-rise project with Ian Volner, which anchors a new 40-hectare development in Berlin. Read more

Technology
Detail: Complex Masonry Coursing Patterns by Archi-Union Architects Detail Detail: Complex Masonry Coursing Patterns by Archi-Union Architects

Despite their digital origins, the Shanghai-based firm's rippling brick walls of the Lanxi Curtilage are steeped in Chinese tradition. Read more

Three Unlikely Materials Find Use in the Commercial Building Market industry notes Three Unlikely Materials Find Use in the Commercial Building Market

Mycelium insulation and bioplastics will hit the commercial market soon thanks to a few companies that are developing the next generation of materials from agricultural waste and invasive plants. Three designers weigh in on the uses of their unconventional products. Read more

Past P/A
Past Progressives: Tale of the Swan and Dolphin 1989 P/A Award Citation Past Progressives: Tale of the Swan and Dolphin

For Disney World, Michael Graves designed a pair of hotels with playful cartoon imagery. Read more

Products
Product: PPG Industries Sunclean Product Product: PPG Industries Sunclean

Windows that clean themselves? Too good to be true, you say? Check your assumptions and investigate a new hydrophilic, photocatalytic Read more

Product: Terra Green Ceramics Terra Traffic and Classic Product Product: Terra Green Ceramics Terra Traffic and Classic

Half made of recycled glass, a collection of tiles are designed for long wear. Read more

Product: Oceanside Glasstile Tile Product Product: Oceanside Glasstile Tile

New handmade, domestically produced offerings from a California tilemaker feature add to its growing palette. Read more

Product: Dform Design Basket Saucer Product Product: Dform Design Basket Saucer

A Brooklyn, N.Y., studio adds another luminaire to its line of birch wood lighting. Read more

Product: Du Verre Hardware Arroyo Product Product: Du Verre Hardware Arroyo

Cabinet knobs and pulls by sculptor William Harvey have a slim silhouette. Read more

Product: Moroso Quilted Covers Product Product: Moroso Quilted Covers

New seat covers provide some stylish cush for the tush. Read more

Product: USG Corp. Bria ClimaPlus Product Product: USG Corp. Bria ClimaPlus

New recycled-content ceiling panels are designed for for conference and lobby areas, executive offices, hospitality environments, retail stores, and transportation terminals. Read more

Other Articles
Product: Duradek Forest Floor Ash Product Product: Duradek Forest Floor Ash

A new color is introduced for Duradek's forest-inspired roofing membrane, which can qualify for LEED credits. Read more

Projects

Metz Metz

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Cardiff Interchange Cardiff Interchange

Foster + Partners

Second Home Second Home

SelgasCano

Art in the City Art in the City

Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, Moreau Kusunoki

COSMO at MoMA PS1 COSMO at MoMA PS1

Office for Political Innovation

Indefinite Hangar Indefinite Hangar

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux

Herzog & de Meuron

8600 Wilshire 8600 Wilshire

MAD Architects

Tor di Valle Roma Tor di Valle Roma

Studio Libeskind

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

La Casa Supportive Housing Project La Casa Supportive Housing Project

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, LEO A DALY

Principal Riverwalk Hub Spot Principal Riverwalk Hub Spot

Substance Architecture

Pleated House Pleated House

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Centennial Chromograph Centennial Chromograph

Variable Projects

Quonochontaug House Quonochontaug House

Bernheimer Architecture

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