September 2015 Table of Contents

The 2015 Architect 50
The 2015 Architect 50 2015 Architect 50 The 2015 Architect 50

Who landed the top spot, and which firms rose through the ranks? Check out the results of our annual ranking. Read more

The 2015 Top Firm and the 50 Top Firms in Business 2015 Architect 50 The 2015 Top Firm and the 50 Top Firms in Business

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill takes top honors. Read more

The 2015 Architect 50: The Top 50 in Design 2015 Architect 50 The 2015 Architect 50: The Top 50 in Design

NADAAA repeats as number one. Read more

The 2015 Architect 50: The Top 50 in Sustainability 2015 Architect 50 The 2015 Architect 50: The Top 50 in Sustainability

EYP lands the top spot Read more

The 2015 Architect 50: A Deeper Dive Into the Data 2015 Architect 50 The 2015 Architect 50: A Deeper Dive Into the Data

Discover what it takes to make the top 50. Read more

The 2015 Architect 50: Methodology 2015 Architect 50 The 2015 Architect 50: Methodology

How we computed the rankings Read more

Projects
Seashore Library Seashore Library

Vector Architects Read more

Len Lye Centre Len Lye Centre

Patterson Associates Read more

Element House Element House

MOS Architects Read more

Features
Remembering the Rosenwald Schools Looking Back Remembering the Rosenwald Schools

How Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington created a thriving schoolhouse construction program for African Americans in the rural South. Read more

Deane Simpson’s "Young-Old" Q+A Deane Simpson’s "Young-Old"

Simpson discusses his new book on the evolution and sociology of retirement communities. Read more

Practice
Diversify Your Firm's Services Best Practices Diversify Your Firm's Services

Architects suggest strategies for breaking out of niche practice areas. Read more

Key Takeaways from the 2015 AIA Compensation Survey Compensation Key Takeaways from the 2015 AIA Compensation Survey

A look at salary data by region, firm size, experience level, and more. Read more

Next Progressives: Design With Company Next Progressives Next Progressives: Design With Company

This Chicago-based couple explores bizarrely iconic Midwestern building archetypes and institutions. Read more

Innovative Detail: Centre De Congrès à Mons Wall Section Innovative Detail Innovative Detail: Centre De Congrès à Mons Wall Section

In Belgium, Studio Libeskind wraps a landmark convention center in a spiraling wood-and-aluminum façade. Read more

How the Internet of Places Can Validate (or Invalidate) Your Design The Near Future How the Internet of Places Can Validate (or Invalidate) Your Design

Sensor technology now allows architects to see whether their assumptions created a successful environment. Read more

Six Ceramic Tiles to Brighten Floors and Walls Products Six Ceramic Tiles to Brighten Floors and Walls

Colored edges, optical illusions, and textured tops enliven interior surfaces. Read more

AIA Architect
The Chicagoan AIA Voices The Chicagoan

Creating connections for a divided city. Read more

Economies of Scale AIA Now Economies of Scale

It's not really architecture without the data. Read more

Superhuman? AIA Future Superhuman?

In this complicated profession where many complain about starchitects, we need a new definition of the architectural hero. Read more

Recourse for Resiliency AIA Feature Recourse for Resiliency

A new school of sustainability stokes the Iron City’s renaissance. Read more

Boom or Bust? AIA Perspective Boom or Bust?

Seeking a steady path. Read more

Editorial
A Time for Peace Editorial A Time for Peace

The design competition for the World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., presents traditionalists and modernists with an opportunity to set aside their differences. Read more

Projects

Prism Tower Prism Tower

Christian de Portzamparc

CitySpaces MicroPAD CitySpaces MicroPAD

Panoramic Interests

Burrawong House Burrawong House

Bijl Architecture

S:t Erik Indoor Park S:t Erik Indoor Park

Utopia Arkitekter

The Big Bend The Big Bend

Oiio Studio

Lincoln Park House Lincoln Park House

HBRA Architects

Bosjes Chapel Bosjes Chapel

Steyn Studio

One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

Studios Architecture

1 Hillside 1 Hillside

Tim Cuppett Architects

Concrete at Alserkal Avenue Concrete at Alserkal Avenue

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Shaolin Flying Monks Temple Shaolin Flying Monks Temple

Mailitis Architects

New York at Its Core New York at Its Core

Studio Joseph

Oberholz Mountain Hut Oberholz Mountain Hut

Peter Pichler Architecture

Giacomo Zanella Primary School Giacomo Zanella Primary School

Giulia de Appolonia

De Maria Pavilion De Maria Pavilion

Gluckman Tang Architects

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