Table of Contents June 2009



  • What’s in a Name?

    The debate over who should have the right to call themselves an architect, and what to call unlicensed practitioners.



  • Lexicon

    If you want to fit in at the El Dorado Architects, you'll need to learn their lingo.

  • Now Hear This

    The Salone Satellite is where the cool young designers show off their coolest wares. We highlight four of them.

  • The Elusive Mr. Ambasz

    Despite having had a MoMA curatorship at 25 and a host of acclaimed buildings and products designs, architect Emilio Ambasz remains a mystery.

  • What the agencies are getting (and passing on to you)

    This year's stimulus bill has a lot of money dedicated to the built environment. How much of that will benefit architects, and how do you get it?

  • The Stimulus in 10 Minutes

    We try to answer some of the most frequently asked questions that an architect may have about this year's stimulus bill.




Best Practices

  • Virtual Water Cooler

    Your intranet can host far more than corporate boilerplate and benefits details. Perkins Eastman uses its system to foster communication and collaboration.


Local Market

  • Bloomington-Normal, Ill.

    Despite the recession, there are shovels at the ready and cranes in the air around Bloomington and Normal, which are pushing green design.



  • By Tooth and Nail

    For Joe Church and Joe Miller, the founders of Denver-based firm Joe Architect, designing for a specific typology hasn't just kept the firm afloat, it's led to growth.




  • Wimbledon Centre Court Retractable Roof, London

    “THE GRASS IS SACRED,” says Populous principal Dale Jennins of the courts at London's All England Lawn Tennis Club. So when Jennins' team was designing a retractable roof for the Centre Court, the main stage of the Wimbledon tennis championship, the most important thing to determine was how not to...



  • Supersize Us

    As freeways become wider and wider, Americans are becoming more unhealthy.



Other Articles



  • Of Ducks & Sheds

    Ohio State art historian Aron Vinegar says Learning From Las Vegas has relevance for today’s critical issues. John Hill isn’t fully swayed.


Screen Grab


    A website by Pratt Institute design instructors Ajmal Aqtash and Richard Sarrach bridges the gap between education and the professional world of architecture.




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