Table of Contents November 2008

 

News

Education Issue

  • A Higher Education

    Architecture education is often criticized for different reasons by different practitioners, but its strength is the breadth of what is taught today.

     
  • Studio: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Weijen Wang's 11 architecture students are getting a lesson in real-world school design that's not quite what they signed on for (just ask them). Not least because the clients are in China—in Sichuan Province's Beichuan County, which suffered a devastating earthquake last May.

     
  • Old School, New School: University of Virginia

    To redesign Campbell Hall, U.Va. architecture dean Karen Van Lengen hired her own faculty.

     
  • Studio: Illinois Institute of Technology

    "There's no program, but there is a client," explains architect Dirk Denison of the studio he's conducting at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) with longtime friend film critic Jonathan Miller.

     
  • Studio: University of California, Los Angeles

    As UCLA student Stephen Nieto points out, architecture studios start to look the same after a while: Bide your time for several weeks, then pull some all-nighters near the end to finish a solitary project. But the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban

     
  • Old School, New School: Woodbury University

    Rios Clementi Hale Studios designs a studio building that instructs through structure.

     
  • Studio: Pratt Institute

    Who knew a bagel shop delivered to studio? It's 9:30 on a Friday morning, and nine sleepy fourth- and fifth-year students at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture are preparing to present their research when a cell phone chirps and one person makes a break for the door. "Is she coming back?"...

     
  • Old School, New School: University of New Mexico

    Antoine Predock Architect creates a new public face and promotes a sense of community for the School of Architecture & Planning.

     
  • Studio: University of Miami

    On a perfect October day on the palm-studded University of Miami campus, Jaime Correa's students can be found deep inside a Bauhaus-by-way-of-South Florida 1940s studio block, trawling Google Earth for promising sites for a zero-energy town—the eventual o

     
  • Old School, New School: Yale University

    Gwathmey Siegel renovates and expands Paul Rudolph's legendary, controversial A&A building.

     

Local Market

  • Fort Collins, Colo.

    A constant presence on "best of" lists, Fort Collins is adjusting to a population boom by focusing on infill and redevelopment projects.

     

Numbers

Screen Grab

Technology

Products

Other Articles

  • Side Benefits of BIM

    Maybe you're tired of hearing that BIM promises a "revolution" in building design. Why adopt it now? Here are a few good reasons.

     
  • BIM Streamlines, and Blurs Lines

    New software promises to make a firm's design process more efficient, but some fear that it may sideline the architect's contribution.

     

Culture

Other Articles

Q&A

  • The Mentor: R. Steven Lewis

    Reversing the low number of minority architects, says NOMA's new president, requires addressing future generations through nationwide community efforts and institutional partnerships.

     

Other Articles

  • The Red Menace

    I’ve never used this forum to respond directly to a reader.

     
  • Lighting: Melting the Frost

    HOK's Yann Weymouth brings daylighting to a space normally preferred dark.

     
  • Help Wanted

    The co-founder of the Lawrence Group offers suggestions for hiring the right talent.