Table of Contents February 2009



  • Public Works

    Thinking of our built environment as one big recycling project



  • Memory Boxes

    Inspired by the Green Book and the oral tradition of porters, and concerned about the loss of increasingly forgotten landmarks, 10 black architects and educators have designed and built 11 "dresser trunks" that commemorate cities and welcoming venues found along the Southern Crescent line.

  • Available: Immediately

    When the recession began in 2008, architecture firms squeaked by on a backlog of projects. Now that it's running out, many architects have been laid off and are struggling to find jobs.

  • School Yourself

    In 2008, Phil Poinelli earned enough continuing-education credits for five architects. Poinelli, a principal at Symmes Maini & McKee Associates in Cambridge, Mass., needed 18 credit hours for the year to continue his membership in the AIA and to keep his state registration current, but he racked up...




Best Practices

Local Market

  • Burlington, Vt.

    Formerly a factory town, now a college town, Burlington is among the healthiest cities in the U.S., in part because of brownfield redevelopment.


Pro Bono

  • Sweet Spot

    Three young designers at RATIO Architects create a factory and visitors center for chocolate producers in Ecuador.





  • Into the Wild

    To understand sustainability, designers need to explore the outdoors.




Books Exhibits Etc.


Screen Grab

Past P/A

  • Higher Power

    A 1960 Victor Lundy design for a Unitarian church brought sweeping modernism to a forest in Connecticut.