January 2013 Table of Contents

Dialogue
The Current Path to Licensure: Too Much of a Good Thingdialogue 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 InstituteAIANow Across the Institute

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

Balancing ActAIAFuture Balancing Act

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

Tacking LeftAIADesign Tacking Left

Placetailor suggests a broader model of community practice. Read more

Urban ReinvestmentsAIAFeature Urban Reinvestments

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

On the DocketAIAPerspective On the Docket

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

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

Solving the West's worsening water crisis. Read more

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

Architectural designer, Gensler Read more

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

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

Projects by Millennials: The Devoid Towerwhat'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 Gomezwhat's next Profiles of Millennials: Maria Gomez

Designer, Barrio Planners Read more

Profiles of Millennials: Tarlton Longwhat'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 Martinezwhat's Next Profiles of Millennials: Ryan Tyler Martinez

Second-Year Graduate Student, SCI-Arc Read more

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

Architect, Kling-Stubbins Read more

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

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

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

Director, 2030 Challenge for Products at Architecture 2030 Read more

Projects by Millennials: St. Louis Ecological Production Linewhat'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 Librarywhat'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 Peopleprofile 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 Deferredcriticism 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, Haitiwhat'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+WillRush 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 TugendhatLudwig 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 LeibingerTour 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 ArchitectsDetail 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 Marketindustry 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 Dolphin1989 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 SuncleanProduct 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 ClassicProduct 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 TileProduct 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 SaucerProduct 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 ArroyoProduct Product: Du Verre Hardware Arroyo

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

Product: Moroso Quilted CoversProduct Product: Moroso Quilted Covers

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

Product: USG Corp. Bria ClimaPlusProduct 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 AshProduct 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

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