Table of Contents July 2007



  • Beltway Bull

    t takes a lot to make me angry. But a recent article in The Washington Post did more than that; it made my ears smoke. On May 27, the paper's culture critic, Philip Kennicott, reported that Congress is considering the appointment of a non-architect to the vacant post of Architect of the Capitol.



  • Bulk Order

    Steven Ehrlich architects delivers a huge, light-filled, worker-friendly warehouse in Los Angeles.

  • Float Glass

  • M. Boone Hellmann

    Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Design and Construction and Campus Architect, University of California, San Diego

  • Robert R. Smith

    Director of Facilities Design and Construction, University of Arizona

  • Collette Creppell

    University Architect and Director of Campus Planning, Tulane University

  • Jon Hlafter

    University Architect, Princeton University

  • Big Plans On Campus

    Four architects chart ambitious courses for universities old and new.




Screen Capture

Other Articles

  • Portland, Maine

    One of the few working waterfronts left in the United States, Portland is expanding beyond its seafaring tradition and embracing an entrepreneurial spirit.



Best Practices


  • On the Catwalk

    For five days in April, the population of Milan, Italy, swelled by 20 percent, as over 270,000 people gathered from far and wide to see the offerings at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, aka the Milan Furniture Fair.



  • Letter From Kansas City

    A critic returns to her hometown, where Steven Holl's unorthodox vision for a beloved art museum sparked years of debate.



  • Devising Walls

    Construction has been called a “dynamically conservative industry”—it works hard to stay in the same place. Nowhere is this more evident than in the basic module of both residential and commercial building: the stud wall.



Object Lesson


  • Books

    Classical Swedish architecture and other books on art and architecture.



  • Exhibits

    Zaha Hadid at the Design Museum in London, and other current architecture exhibits.



  • David Macaulay

    The illustrator of architecture-themed picture books has a new exhibition at the national building museum.