Table of Contents December 2007



  • So, Gehry Got Sued ...

    Frank Gehry received a very public spanking in November when The Boston Globe revealed—on its front page, no less—that MIT was suing the architect for “providing deficient design services and drawings” for its $300 million Stata Center in Cambridge, Mass.



  • Church, Going

    Stricken by falling attendance and a major scandal, the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is closing 65 parishes. As other cities grapple with the same problem, what becomes of America's urban churches?

  • 3555 Hayden

    The research-intensive firm of Eric Owen Moss Architects layers a swelling rooftop addition onto a warehouse.

  • 20 Presenters, 20 Slides, 20 Seconds

    The informal, rapid-fire presentation style known as Pecha Kucha is Powerpoint's hip, younger cousin.

  • The Rise of the RN

    With healthcare construction booming, architecture firms are hiring from an unexpected talent pool—registered nurses.




  • Clips: December 2007

    News briefs from around the world of architecture.

  • Royal Treatment

    Italy's Venaria Reale completes first stage of renovation

  • Duany and Plater-Zyberk Win Big

    Duo awarded the $200,000 Driehaus Prize

  • Books for Art's Sake

    New art and architecture bookstore opens in Manhattan

  • AIA Elects Thurm

    Newspaper executive takes seat on board

  • AIA Releases 2007 Contract Documents

    Revisions to A201 may change architect's role

  • Oscar Niemeyer Turns 100

    His raptor's gaze from the old photographs has softened, and the dashing, combed-back hair is now gray and thin. He may be slower today, and very fragile. But Oscar Niemeyer—who turns 100 years old on Dec. 15—climbs the stairs every morning for a full day of work in his airy, sunny penthouse office...

  • USGBC Takes LEED to the Next Level

    The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) original Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System has been in place for seven years now and has spawned several off shoot certification programs, including the newly introduced LEED for Homes as well as the LEED for...


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Other Articles

  • St. Louis, Mo.

    Home to American icon the Gateway Arch, St. Louis is getting an edgier reputation, thanks to a rise in biotech and medical research.



Best Practices

  • Software Guru

    KPF'S James Brogan gives tips on how firms can make the transition from 2-D to 3-D design.



  • The Green Crowd

    Manufacturers highlight their green strategies among crowds and confusion at Greenbuild.



  • Stretching the Pour

    Architects Stephen Kanner and Joe Addo are entering the building products industry with a concrete additive designed to help the people of Ghana.



Object Lesson



  • Eve Edelstein

    Architecture has fired synapses in the human brain for a long time. now a neuroscientist is asking how.