Table of Contents June 2008




  • Positive Energy

    Abu Dhabi's Masdar City promises to set a standard for sustainable urbanism. Its proposed centerpiece -- a high-performance complex by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture -- could do the same for sustainable building.

  • Kermit Baker

    An interview with the AIA's chief economist.

  • The Future of Incarceration

    Justice design has evolved since Jeremy Bentham's revolutionary panopticon. Today's architects want to create jails that aren't punishing to live in -- or look at.

  • Buckeye, Next 6 Exits

    Between 2000 and 2006, Arizona's Maricopa county gained nearly 700,000 new residents, making it the fastest-growing county in the united states. Its fastest-growing town, once a faded highway pit stop, is now a 25,000-person phoenix exurb—that could swell


Local Market

  • Providence, R.I.

    Providence is steeped in history, but a state budget deficit scrapped the historic tax credit, putting preservation-minded developers in a bind.



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Other Articles

  • Focusing on BIM, AIA Launches New IPD Agreements

    The AIA officially has released two new integrated-project delivery (IPD) agreements to help the industry adopt morecollaborative processes and take full advantage of building information modeling (BIM).

  • The Whitney's New Digs

    The Whitney Museum of American Art has released Renzo Piano's initial design for a new six-floor, 180,000-square-foot branch in Manhattan's Meatpacking District.

  • AIA/COTE Announces Top 10 Projects for 2008

    Buildings small and large offer lessons in design solutions that protect the environment.

  • Clips: June 2008

    News briefs from around the world of architecture.

  • Transbay May Lead to New San Francisco Skyline

    The San Francisco Planning Department has announced a new zoning proposal that would increase height allowances on several sites surrounding the proposed Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects-designed Transbay Terminal tower. Dubbed the Transit Center District Pl

  • American Academy in Rome Names 2008–09 Fellows

    In early April, the trustees of the American Academy in Rome announced the 31 recipients of the 112th annual Rome Prize. Listed here are the 11 whose projects focus on design and architecture.

  • Chicago Philanthropist Opens House Museum

    Nineteenth century Nickerson mansion displays an exceptional collection of Tiffany artifacts.

  • Princeton Names Ron McCoy as New Campus Architect

    Ron McCoy, now university architect and professor of architecture at Arizona State University (ASU), is heading east to his alma mater, Princeton University. McCoy received his M.Arch. from Princeton in 1980, working for Michael Graves during his student




Other Articles

  • Thin Is In, Abroad

    Fiber-reinforced ductal concrete is the miracle material that not enough people are talking about.



Other Articles


  • The Filmmaker: Caroline Harrison

    What are the problems with sustainable construction in China? And what are the possible solutions? A new documentary and companion Web site attempt to answer.



  • Stackable chair, Mumbai desk, and more

    A preview of products on display at the 2008 NeoCon World's Trade Fair


Other Articles

  • Winner Takes All

    To develop a winning rfp, focus on your strengths and make sure you send the right message -- and the right messenger.