Table of Contents April 2007



  • Calling All Technophiles

    Architecture's all-or-nothing affair with technology ended badly in the 1970s, when the promise of modernism began to smell like a threat. It's a shame, because despite the fact that counseling was in order—Brutalism, anyone?—architecture and technology can make good bedfellows.



Salary Survey

  • 2007 Salary Survey

    Architects may be driven by the creative side of the profession, but there's a lot more to running a design firm than indulging the solitary genius. Every talent, no matter how brilliant, needs a supporting cast to shine. A survey of their salaries.




  • Taliesin Rising

    Facing loss of accreditation, the Frank Lloyd Wright school rebuilds from within

  • Institute of Classical Architecture Names 26th Annual Ross Awards Winners

    Created in 1982 by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (ICA), the Arthur Ross Awards recognize the achievements and contributions of architects, educators, artisans, and others dedicated to preserving and advancing the classical tradition. This year's five awardees, selected...

  • Autodesk Focuses on BIM

    Software manufacturer Autodesk Inc. has made improvements to its suite of Revit products for building information modeling (BIM) and created an award for innovation in the implementation of the Revit platform.

  • Beam Failure at Pittsburgh Convention Center Fixed

    Structural failure at the David L. Lawrence Center in Pittsburgh repaired

  • 2007 Mies Award Finalists Named

    Seven finalists have been announced for the 2007 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture–Mies van der Rohe Award.

  • Jeff Speck Departs NEA for Private Practice

    After nearly four years on the job, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) director of design Jeff Speck announced in late March he would leave his post to return to private practice as a city planner.

  • Barnes Foundation to Build Central Philadelphia Museum

    The Barnes Foundation, a cultural institution based in Lower Merion, Pa., has announced an international search for an architect to design a new 120,000-square-foot museum building in central Philadelphia.

  • Clips: April 2007

    News briefs from around the world of architecture.

  • Zaha Hadid Wins Jefferson Medal

    Zaha Hadid, whose emotive, painterly approach to design and spatially complex buildings rattled the foundation of Modernism, has been named the 2007 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture.

  • Richard Rogers Wins Pritzker

    British architect Richard Rogers is the 2007 recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.


Screen Capture

Other Articles

  • Des Moines, Iowa

    Des Moines was developed during the City Beautiful movement. Today, the prairie town is returning to those roots with a rash of thoughtful construction.



Best Practices

  • Making Nice

    Attorney Paul Joseph Weinberg walks architects through the mediation process.



  • The Good, The Bad ...

    Advocates of the environment claim that designing a building that looks good but wastes resources is like putting lipstick on a pig—an argument that seems to be winning as green becomes more mainstream.



  • United Oil

    The sky's the limit for a new gas station in south Los Angeles.



Object Lesson


  • Exhibits

    Books in art and architecture.



  • Joy Nunn

    The founder of Oklahoma-based Sustainable Solutions Inc. finds new uses for postindustrial waste and proves that green can be profitable.