Past P/A and Case Studies


Past P/A and Case Studies

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    Showcase for Reuse

    A Silicon Valley developer who specializes in sustainable office buildings becomes his own client with a LEED Gold–certified renovation.

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    Wasted Appeal

    Securing regulatory approvals for net-zero-water projects may be tedious, but a successful outcome may help change the industry.

  • The Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York is a national model for industrial developments that are being renovated to create jobs for city residents and improve the existing facilities' efficiency. The 300-acre industrial cluster includes 45 buildings dating back as far as the Civil War era.

    Industrial Renaissance

    A new model for industrial development focuses on reducing carbon footprints and benefiting the surrounding community.

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    Audacious Yet Deferential

    Steven Holl's Kansas City art museum project is at once a sensitive addition and a landmark of its own time.

  • Photo by ?SiteLe Vieux de MontrealThe Office of Peter Rose

    A Waterfront to Watch

    Peter Rose’s urban design for the port of Montreal mixes public access with a working waterfront.

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    A Bridge Too Far

    Michael Graves's Fargo-Moorhead project offers one model of what architects can contribute to bridge design.

  • Foothill College was awarded a citation in the 1960 P/A Awards.

    Pragmatic Arcadia

    Bay Area imagery meets Modernist rationality in Foothill College, which remains a paragon of campus design.

  • The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.

    Lerner Meets Lutyens

    For the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Ralph Lerner gave Edwin Lutyens's Classicism a Postmodern spin.

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    Vision Obstructed

    Construction was never completed on the "Slow House" by the then-emerging team of Diller and Scofidio.

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    Density is Destiny

    This public housing project shows how even the most sophisticated design cannot overcome the problems that come with too much density.

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    20th-Century Design for a 21st-Century Park

    Bernard Tschumi’s scheme for the Parc de la Villette presented a new, controversial paradigm for urban parks.

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    Absorbing Existing Into New

    Kohn Pedersen Fox integrated office blocks by Bunshaft and Kling into the World Bank complex.

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    Optimal Performance is Bliss

    DLR Group explains why commissioning is an essential part of evaluating environmental performance.

  • Piazza d??Italia

    Postmodern Postmortem

    The Piazza d'Italia's current state speaks to the postindustrial city and post-Katrina New Orleans.

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    Historical Allusion as Public Policy

    A Chicago branch library from the early 1980s exemplifies Postmodernism's design strategies.

  • Frank Gehry's ICS/ERF at the University of California at Irvine.

    Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    The fleeting existence of Frank Gehry's ICS/ERF shows how the permanence of a P/A Award cannot alter the impermanence of some buildings.

  • Cornell University

    Below-Ground Books

    Two underground bookstores won P/A Awards six years apart. Both point to the promise—and the problems—of building below grade.

  • Cancer Center Axonometric Plan

    Two of Many for Morphosis

    Oft-honored in the P/A Awards, Morphosis was recognized in 1987 for two very different L.A.-area projects.

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    (De)constructing a Deconstructionist Monument

    Remembered for its dramatic deconstruction of architectural form, the Arnoff Center for Design and Art may have lasting importance as a watershed in computer-aided construction technology.

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    Modernism in Classical Armor

    At Princeton's Whig Hall, Gwathmey and Siegel created a modernist landmark that is remarkably at home in a classical revival shell.



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