September 2016 Table of Contents

The 2016 ARCHITECT 50
The 2016 Architect 50 2016 Architect 50 The 2016 Architect 50

Who had the best year? See which firms rose to the top in our annual ranking. Read more

The 2016 Architect 50: The Top Firm Overall and in Sustainability 2016 Architect 50 The 2016 Architect 50: The Top Firm Overall and in Sustainability

ZGF Architects: Innovation Beyond Green Rating Systems. Read more

The 2016 Architect 50 Top Firm in Business 2016 Architect 50 The 2016 Architect 50 Top Firm in Business

William Rawn Associates: Boosting the Bottom Line, Six Projects at a Time. Read more

The 2016 Architect 50: The Top Firm in Design 2016 Architect 50 The 2016 Architect 50: The Top Firm in Design

Marlon Blackwell Architects: "This Is Design with Conviction." Read more

The Top 50 Firms in Business, Sustainability, and Design 2016 Architect 50 The Top 50 Firms in Business, Sustainability, and Design

Who rose to the top in each of the three Architect 50 categories? Read more

The 2016 Architect 50: A Deeper Dive Into the Data 2016 Architect 50 The 2016 Architect 50: A Deeper Dive Into the Data

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

The 2016 Architect 50: Methodology 2016 Architect 50 The 2016 Architect 50: Methodology

How we computed the rankings. Read more

Studio Prize
Announcing the 2016 ARCHITECT Studio Prize Winners Awards Announcing the 2016 ARCHITECT Studio Prize Winners

The inaugural jury—Jeanne Gang, Jimenez Lai, and Bernard Tschumi—recognized six exemplary courses out of more than 150 submissions. Read more

2016 Studio Prize Winner: The Radical and The Preposterous: Mind the Gap 2016 Studio Prize 2016 Studio Prize Winner: The Radical and The Preposterous: Mind the Gap

University of Michigan, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Read more

2016 Studio Prize Winner: Hybrid Residential Infrastructures in Rio de Janeiro: Urban Occupations & Typological Corrections 2016 Studio Prize 2016 Studio Prize Winner: Hybrid Residential Infrastructures in Rio de Janeiro: Urban Occupations & Typological Corrections

Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Read more

2016 Sloan Award Winner: School Without Classrooms: Micro-Weather Futures of Education Technology 2016 Studio Prize 2016 Sloan Award Winner: School Without Classrooms: Micro-Weather Futures of Education Technology

Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Read more

2016 Studio Prize Winner: Ottawa: You’re So Vanier 2016 Studio Prize 2016 Studio Prize Winner: Ottawa: You’re So Vanier

Carleton University, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism Read more

2016 Studio Prize Winner: Graphic Novels/Novel Architecture 2016 Studio Prize 2016 Studio Prize Winner: Graphic Novels/Novel Architecture

Kent State University, College of Architecture & Environmental Design Read more

2016 Studio Prize Winner: Good Grids 2016 Studio Prize 2016 Studio Prize Winner: Good Grids

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, School of Architecture and Planning Read more

Features
Sandy Hook Rebuilds Education Sandy Hook Rebuilds

How Svigals + Partners "spoke to the heart" and navigated a fraught commission. Read more

The Ambitious But Flawed "House Housing" Exhibitions The Ambitious But Flawed "House Housing"

An exhibit at the Center for Architecture in New York explores the history behind our current affordability crisis. But it provides few answers. Read more

Dominique Perrault Updates Versailles Letter from France Dominique Perrault Updates Versailles

How do you add a reception center to a French landmark? Very diplomatically. Read more

Tech + Practice
What to Consider Before Making a Monograph Best Practices What to Consider Before Making a Monograph

Even in the digital age, presenting a body of work in analog can be a valuable exercise for firms. Read more

The Mid-America Science Museum Treehouse Innovative Detail The Mid-America Science Museum Treehouse

Supported by a complex array of slender steel-pipe columns, the popular stop along the museum's skywalk mimics a firefly at night with its winged roof and illuminated body. Read more

MALL Next Progressives MALL

Jennifer Bonner discusses her architect/developer hero and the evolving meanings of her firm's moniker. Read more

Six Eco-Friendly Alternatives Products Six Eco-Friendly Alternatives

These fixtures, furnishings, and building materials improve traditional products with eco-friendly features. Read more

How Affordable Housing is Driving Passive House Design Advocacy How Affordable Housing is Driving Passive House Design

A grassroots effort started by Philadelphia-based design firm Onion Flats to incentivize building performance is catching on nationwide. Read more

The Roebling Center's High Hopes for Trenton Are Mutual Revitalization The Roebling Center's High Hopes for Trenton Are Mutual

With its first phase set for completion next spring, the $130 million project by Clarke Caton Hintz and HHG Development Associates seeks to help turn around the beleaguered New Jersey capital. Read more

Residential
The Hills on Governors Island Opens to the Public Public Space The Hills on Governors Island Opens to the Public

The new public park between Manhattan and Brooklyn on the 172-acre island opens today. Read more

Object of the Moment: Andissa by KnollTextiles Products Object of the Moment: Andissa by KnollTextiles

Whimsical floral meets regimented stripes on this heirloom-inspired upholstery that provides versatility for residential and commercial spaces. Read more

The Art of Sitting Pretty Books The Art of Sitting Pretty

Witold Rybczynski's "Now I Sit Me Down" explores the history (and cultural underpinnings) of chair design. Read more

AIA Architect
Architecture’s Auteur AIA Voices Architecture’s Auteur

Bringing architecture and design to the silver screen. Read more

Form Four Ways AIA Now Form Four Ways

What is form? And where does that question come from? Read more

The National Mall Finally Gets Its Crown AIA Feature The National Mall Finally Gets Its Crown

As the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture opens its doors, the fruits of a groundbreaking and visionary partnership come to light. Read more

Saint Jane, Approximately AIA Future Saint Jane, Approximately

A new look at Jane Jacobs may provide the definitive biography of this pioneering thinker. Read more

From Medal to Metal AIA Design From Medal to Metal

AIA’s Gold Medal will be featured on new $25 palladium coin from the U.S. Mint. Read more

Just Aesthetics AIA Perspective Just Aesthetics

The value of delight in design. Read more

Editorial
Is It Me, or Is PoMo Making a Comeback? Is It Me, or Is PoMo Making a Comeback?

Say hello to pastels and neon, Platonic forms, and winks at architectural history. Postmodernism is enjoying a revival among students and emerging practitioners. 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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