June 2013 Table of Contents

Dialogue
When Brighter Isn't Betterdialogue When Brighter Isn't Better

Harry Weese’s D.C. Metro stations are in danger of insensitive renovation. If changes really are necessary, don’t these modern landmarks deserve the best? Read more

News
Building a Better New York Penn StationPolitics Building a Better New York Penn Station

A Muncipal Arts Society design competition, and a potential new restricted lease for Madison Square Garden, has New Yorkers cautiously optimistic about the possibility of overhauling Penn Station. Read more

AIArchitect
Denver's DeanAIAVoices Denver's Dean

A new chapter for education. Read more

Across the Institute: In London, Columbus, Houston, SacramentoAIANow Across the Institute: In London, Columbus, Houston, Sacramento

London, Columbus, Houston, Sacramento Read more

Mile High MilesAIAKnowledge Mile High Miles

Architects in Denver had seen the future, and built it. Read more

The Big IdeaAIAFeature The Big Idea

As design competitions continue to thrive, Denver architects make their mark. Read more

The Examined LifeAIAPerspective The Examined Life

What does success mean? Read more

Features
Parametric Design: What's Gotten Lost Amid the Algorithmscritique Parametric Design: What's Gotten Lost Amid the Algorithms

Patrik Schumacher and devotees of parametric design have embraced its capacity for futuristic formmaking. But its real potential—to improve building performance—remains unrealized. Read more

Uncontainednext progressives Uncontained

Studio H:T refuses to be typecast. Its principals, Christopher Herr and Brad Tomecek, have rejected formulaic projects in favor of ones that respond to individual site and client needs. Read more

James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Designed by Snøhettaprojects James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Designed by Snøhetta

Abuzz with students using interactive technologies in brightly colored interiors, Snøhetta’s aluminum-and-glass addition to North Carolina State University is anything but quiet. Read more

Buildings
Samsung Model Home Galleryprojects Samsung Model Home Gallery

With this new housing showcase in Seoul, South Korea, Nader Tehrani of Boston-based NADAAA discovered that when you can’t control the translation from design to construction, you design for what you can make foolproof. Read more

Bausch + Lomb Headquarters, designed by 137Kilo Architects and Beza Projektprojects Bausch + Lomb Headquarters, designed by 137Kilo Architects and Beza Projekt

Emerging firms 137Kilo Architects and Beza Projekt create an open-plan office—the likes of which Warsaw has never seen. Read more

Newbern Town Hall, designed by Rural Studioprojects Newbern Town Hall, designed by Rural Studio

Newbern, Ala. / Rural Studio Read more

Exploratorium, Designed by EHDDprojects Exploratorium, Designed by EHDD

EHDD reimagines a pair of historic piers for San Francisco’s most hands-on museum and the city’s next generation of science geeks. Read more

Business
Is China's Real Estate Bubble About to Burst?letter from china Is China's Real Estate Bubble About to Burst?

China’s ghost cities have long raised fears about whether the country’s inflated real estate market is a massive bubble with global economic consequences. Is a crash finally imminent? Read more

Technology
HGA and Acoustic Dimensions Design a Versatile Performance Space for Macalester Collegedetail HGA and Acoustic Dimensions Design a Versatile Performance Space for Macalester College

An architect-drummer and acoustician-trumpeter update a 1960s concert hall with a versatile acoustical shell. Read more

An Assistant You Can Downloaddesign catalog An Assistant You Can Download

Forget clipboards and cameras. With the right apps, you can have everything you need at your fingertips. With guidance from industry professionals, we canvassed app stores for the latest and greatest. Read more

Welcoming Nature as a Design Partnermind & matter Welcoming Nature as a Design Partner

Both biomimicry and biodesign use nature as a guide for creativity—and require designers to relinquish control. Read more

When Architectural Vision Goes Very, Very ColdDesign When Architectural Vision Goes Very, Very Cold

Simple design decisions are not so simple when buildings face perpetual isolation, wind, and sub-zero temperatures. Read more

Products that Make Hospital Environments More Welcomingarchitects’ choice Products that Make Hospital Environments More Welcoming

Studies indicate that patients recover faster in healthcare environments with access to natural light and views. Four designers have found products that promote patient comfort without stressing project budgets. Read more

Past P/A
Past Progressives, 1958: P/A Award Citation1958 P/A Award Citation Past Progressives, 1958: P/A Award Citation

The Warm Mineral Springs Motel near Venice, Fla., captures the optimistic and fantastic quality of Victor Lundy’s early work. Read more

Other Articles
AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. Award2013 AIA Honor Awards AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

Harvey B. Gantt, FAIA, principal, Gantt Huberman Architects Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: National September 11 Memorial2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: National September 11 Memorial

New York / Handel Architects, New York Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges

New Haven, Conn. / KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Milstein Hall2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Milstein Hall

Ithaca, N.Y. / OMA, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; KHA Architects, Houston Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: DocMagic2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: DocMagic

Torrance, Calif. / RA-DA, West Hollywood, Calif. Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Boat Pavilion for Long Dock Park2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Boat Pavilion for Long Dock Park

Beacon, N.Y. / Architecture Research Office (ARO), New York Read more

AIA Associates Award2013 AIA Honor Awards AIA Associates Award

Jessica Sheridan, G. Martin Moeller Jr., and Patrick Thomas Weber are honored. Read more

AIA Collaborative Achievement Award2013 AIA Honor Awards AIA Collaborative Achievement Award

DiscoverDesign.org, Palm Springs Modern Committee, and DC Preservation League are celebrated. Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Burnham Place at Union Station2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Burnham Place at Union Station

Washington, D.C. / Shalom Baranes Associates, Washington, D.C.; HOK, Washington, D.C. Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Lamar Advertising Corporate Headquarters2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Lamar Advertising Corporate Headquarters

Baton Rouge, La. / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, New Orleans Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: The New York Public Library2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: The New York Public Library

New York / Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Northbrook, Ill. Read more

AIA Young Architect Award2013 AIA Honor Awards AIA Young Architect Award

The 15 winners of this year's Young Architects Awards. Read more

How the de Menils and Their Art Museum Changed Houston2013 AIA Honor Awards How the de Menils and Their Art Museum Changed Houston

The astonishing architecture of the 25 Year Award-Winning Menil Collection is a monument to Dominique and John de Menil, two of the great design patrons of the 20th century. Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Parkmerced Vision Plan2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Parkmerced Vision Plan

San Francisco / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, San Francisco Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Centra Metropark2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Centra Metropark

Iselin, N.J. / Kohn Pedersen Fox, New York Read more

Inside Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects2013 Architecture Firm Award Inside Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have built their Architecture Firm Award-winning practice not on a signature style, but on signature values. Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: The Barnes Foundation2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: The Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, New York Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Superkilen2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Superkilen

Copenhagen / Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Copenhagen and New York Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Mason Lane Farm2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Mason Lane Farm

Goshen, Ky. / De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, Louisville, Ky. Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Charles Smith Wines2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Charles Smith Wines

Walla Walla, Wash. / Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle Read more

The Metamorphosis of Thom Mayne2013 AIA Honor Awards The Metamorphosis of Thom Mayne

Gold Medal Winner Thom Mayne has made the transition from enfant terrible to elder statesman without losing his grip on surreality. Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church

Springdale, Ark. / Marlon Blackwell Architect, Fayetteville, Ark. Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Rock Street Pocket Housing2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Rock Street Pocket Housing

Little Rock, Ark. / University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Fayetteville, Ark. Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: McAllen Main Library2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: McAllen Main Library

McAllen, Texas / Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Minneapolis Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Chicago Apartment2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Chicago Apartment

Chicago / VJAA, Minneapolis Read more

AIA Edward C. Kemper Award2013 AIA Honor Awards AIA Edward C. Kemper Award

John D. Anderson, FAIA, Anderson Mason Dale Architects Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Nanhu Village Master Plan2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Nanhu Village Master Plan

Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, San Francisco Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Great Lakes Century2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Great Lakes Century

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Region / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Coal Harbour District2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Coal Harbour District

Vancouver, B.C. / LMN Architects, Seattle; Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, Vancouver; DA Architects + Planners, Vancouver Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Abbey Church Pavilion2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Abbey Church Pavilion

Collegeville, Minn. / VJAA, Minneapolis Read more

AIA Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture2013 AIA Honor Awards AIA Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture

Michael Pyatok, FAIA, principal and founder, Pyatok Architects, and Ginnie Cooper, chief librarian and executive director, District of Columbia Public Library Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity

Kansas City, Mo. / BNIM, Kansas City, Mo. Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Lee Hall Expansion2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Lee Hall Expansion

Clemson, S.C. / Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Art Stable2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Art Stable

Seattle / Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle Read more

AIA Topaz Medallion2013 AIA Honor Awards AIA Topaz Medallion

Robert Greenstreet, Intl. Assoc. AIA, dean, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (UWM) Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Vancouver Convention Centre West2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Vancouver Convention Centre West

Vancouver, B.C. / LMN Architects, Seattle; Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, Vancouver; DA Architects + Planners, Vancouver Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: BNIM Iowa2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: BNIM Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa / BNIM, Des Moines, Iowa Read more

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