June 2013 Table of Contents

Dialogue
When Brighter Isn't Better dialogue 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 Station Politics 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 Dean AIAVoices Denver's Dean

A new chapter for education. Read more

Mile High Miles AIAKnowledge Mile High Miles

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

The Big Idea AIAFeature The Big Idea

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

The Examined Life AIAPerspective The Examined Life

What does success mean? Read more

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

Uncontained next 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 Snøhetta projects 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 Gallery projects 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 Projekt projects 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 Studio projects Newbern Town Hall, designed by Rural Studio

Newbern, Ala. / Rural Studio Read more

Exploratorium, Designed by EHDD projects 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 College detail 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 Download design 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 Partner mind & 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 Cold Design 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 Welcoming architects’ 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 Citation 1958 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. Award 2013 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 Memorial 2013 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 Colleges 2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges

New Haven, Conn. / KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia Read more

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Milstein Hall 2013 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: DocMagic 2013 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 Park 2013 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 Award 2013 AIA Honor Awards AIA Associates Award

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

AIA Collaborative Achievement Award 2013 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 Station 2013 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 Headquarters 2013 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 Library 2013 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 Award 2013 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 Houston 2013 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 Plan 2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Parkmerced Vision Plan

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

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

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

Inside Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects 2013 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 Foundation 2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: The Barnes Foundation

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

2013 AIA Honor Awards: Superkilen 2013 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 Farm 2013 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 Wines 2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Charles Smith Wines

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

The Metamorphosis of Thom Mayne 2013 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 Church 2013 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 Housing 2013 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 Library 2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: McAllen Main Library

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

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

Chicago / VJAA, Minneapolis Read more

AIA Edward C. Kemper Award 2013 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 Plan 2013 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 Century 2013 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 District 2013 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 Pavilion 2013 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 Architecture 2013 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 Creativity 2013 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 Expansion 2013 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 Stable 2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: Art Stable

Seattle / Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle Read more

AIA Topaz Medallion 2013 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 West 2013 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 Iowa 2013 AIA Honor Awards 2013 AIA Honor Awards: BNIM Iowa

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

Projects

30 Park Place 30 Park Place

Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Bahia Cabana Bahia Cabana

Garcia Stromberg

The Pier Park The Pier Park

Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith: Landscape Architect

Len Lye Center Len Lye Center

Pattersons Architects

LaGuardia Airport Renovation LaGuardia Airport Renovation

LaGuardia Gateway Partners, HOK, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Pyramid Tower Pyramid Tower

Studio Libeskind

Naman Spa Naman Spa

MIA Design Studio

Fannie Mae Headquarters Fannie Mae Headquarters

SHoP Architects, WDG Architecture

Avaza Aquapark Avaza Aquapark

JDS Architects

Brighton College Sport and Sciences Building Brighton College Sport and Sciences Building

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Messner Mountain Museum Messner Mountain Museum

Zaha Hadid Architects

ICD/ITKE 2014-2015 Research Pavilion ICD/ITKE 2014-2015 Research Pavilion

Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), Institute for...

West Berkeley Public Library West Berkeley Public Library

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Studio Dental Mobile Unit Studio Dental Mobile Unit

Montalba Architects

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

Stantec Architecture, KPMB Architects, HDR Architecture, Diamond Schmitt Architects

Ex of In House Ex of In House

Steven Holl Architects

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