Table of Contents June 2007



  • This Job Just Keeps Getting Better

    I love my job. Every issue of ARCHITECT gives me and my fellow editors the chance to challenge myths about the profession; promote noteworthy ideas, projects, and people; and, perhaps most gratifyingly, cook a few sacred cows.



  • Office dA Architects

    Big things, bigger than in the past, are in store for Monica Ponce de Leon and Nader Tehrani—the Boston duo who both teach and manage a fervidly critical practice under the anomalous name of Office dA.

  • The New Heavy: The Architectural Graphic Standards 11th Edition

    Users weigh in on the just-released architectural graphic standards 11th edition.

  • Christian Science Reading Room

    For members of a religious denomination that prizes outreach and engagement with the wider world— hence its signature publication, the Christian Science Monitor—the Greenwich Village home of New York's Tenth Church of Christ, Scientist, posed a problem.

  • Aloft

    A division of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, aloft was conceived as a sister brand to the company's much-hyped W Hotels, which trade the gilt-and-crystal décor of the standard luxury hotel for an airy, contemporary look.

  • Central Market

    Caren Easterling knew she was doing her job when an acquaintance walked into an empty grocery store she'd helped design in Southlake, Texas, and pronounced it “really unimpressive.”

  • Chipotle

    Design know-how and fast food generally go together about as well as a vegan and a cheeseburger.

  • Shaking up the Storefront

    With smart design, four organizations breathe new life into dated interior types and mold their brand identities.




  • AIA/COTE 2007 Award Winners

    Celebrating the top ten green projects around the country.

  • Make a Seat, Young Designers

    A record 176 entries were submitted for the fourth annual Chair Affair Student Design Competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Architecture Students and the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation. The program challenges students to come up with seating using only corrugated...

  • NYC Begins to Move Construction Files Online

    New York City's Department of Buildings has taken a critical first step toward digitizing the design and construction process, a move that will reduce the towers of paper—which average 300,000 pages per month—the agency receives.

  • GSD Hosts Forum on Race and Architecture

    Panelists report on earlier spring symposia examining inequity in the profession

  • D.C.'s Eastern Market Suffers Major Fire Damage

    For now, the food vendors and others who set up shop inside Washington, D.C.'s famed Eastern Market are on the streets after the beloved 1873 building by Adoph Cluss lost its slate roof and much of its interior in a three-alarm fire on April 30.

  • Clips: June 2007

    News briefs from around the world of architecture.

  • ASLA Names 37 Winners in Annual Awards Program

    Reed Hilderbrand and Hargreaves Associates, among others, take awards of excellence.

  • 2007–08 Rome Prize Winners Announced

    On April 19, the trustees of the American Academy in Rome announced the 30 recipients of the 111th annual Rome Prize. Shown here are seven of the eight winners in the design and preservation/conservation categories.


Screen Capture

Other Articles

  • Omaha, Neb.

    Omaha, a hub for the building and design industries, has been undergoing a facelift since the mid-'90s, much of it along the Missouri River.



Best Practices

  • Smart Money

    The authors of a new book show architects how to turn a profit.



Other Articles


    In more than 1,100 blog entries over the past four years, Neil Takemoto has been offering up examples of what he calls “CoolTowns.”



Object Lesson




  • June Finfer

    The Chicago filmmaker and playwright is gaining notice with readings of her latest work, the Glass House, on the architect-client story behind the Farnsworth House.