Table of Contents March 2007



  • Build Opportunity

    I wish we had a different motive for putting Raye McDavid on the cover of this month's ARCHITECT—say, because she's sparked a revolution in building technology, brokered a landmark business deal, or taken the aesthetics of her latest project to a whole new level.



  • Structural Steel

    We take steel beams for granted as the bones of new buildings, but how are they made? ARCHITECT walks you through the process.

  • Chicago Hope

    John Ronan's brash new youth center energizes an inner-city neighborhood.

  • The Art of Building for Art

    Long known for its concept-pushing, small-scale architecture-as-art, the firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has moved from discrete installations to a monumental building for the city of Boston—the new home of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

  • Three Years of Design

    The curators of the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Triennial, Design Life Now, guide you on a tour of highlights from the show.

  • 0.2%

    The number of black women architects has quadrupled in 15 years. But four times a fraction of a percent doesn't amount to much.




Screen Capture

  •,, and more

    Sites, blog posts, and other web items of interest.


    Gabriel Arboleda, a Ph.D. candidate in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, jokes that he can't walk anywhere. So obsessive is his interest in vernacular architecture, he always carries a camera and stops to snap photos constantly.


Other Articles

  • Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Myrtle Beach annually draws more than 14 million vacationers, and these days the city is a hotbed of luxury residential and high-end retail development.



Best Practices

  • Contract Conundrum

    Attorney Caryn R. Leland details how a solid contract can help if a client won't pay.



  • The Next Generation

    Last November, at a press opening held at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas stood outside the architecture and design gallery chatting into his cell phone and staring detachedly into Yoshio Taniguchi's modernist atrium.



  • HOK Sport

    The Kansas city, Mo.–based firm has a hand in new and renovated stadiums around the country.



Object Lesson

  • Object Lesson: Larger Than Life

    Neverland Ranch, the California residence of Michael Jackson, is not a conventional architectural icon. But downsized to a height of 2 inches and limited to an edition of 500 cast-metal likenesses, the infamous idyll demands its place in history.



  • Books

    A survey of recent books in art and architecture.



  • Exhibits

    Exhibits in art and architecture



  • Paul Teicholz

    The recipient of the National Building Museum's 2006 Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology sees the future of the architect–contractor relationship.