Table of Contents November 2009



  • We Are Not Amused

    Both supporters of Richard Rogers and supporters of Prince Charles are mistaken in thinking that style is the central issue in the argument over Chelsea Barracks.



  • Aaron Betsky, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Carlos Jimenez, Marion Weiss, and Ralph Johnson

    Annual Design Review

    A new awards program showcasing the best American architecture of the year.


Annual Design Review








Best Practices

  • Getting your firm clearance to practice in another jurisdiction can mean fulfilling more than just licensing requirements, says attorney Sam Karnes. Some states--including Alaska, Virginia, and Washington--"require you to have certain provisions in the internal operating documents of your company."

    The Multistate Firm

    If your firm is eyeing work in a part of the country other than your own, be prepared to meet demands—including ones you might not expect.


Local Market

  • Metro Green Apartments Architect: Perkins Eastman Architects, New York. Completion: 2009. Brief: 50-unit multifamily project is the state??s first LEED Gold affordable housing.

    Stamford, Conn.

    The strength of Stamford's commercial sector is driving a demand for workforce housing, which is helping keep a downtown construction boom moving along.


Pro Bono

  • The Neno Schools Project, in Malawi, is an effort by John McAslan  Partners to develop an inexpensive school prototype for one of Africa's poorest countries. The firm, which has created a deparment for pro bono work, also has projects in Rwanda and Haiti.

    Practicing Goodness

    UK firm John McAslan + Partners has made pro bono a cornerstone of its practice, with projects in Malawi, Rwanda, Haiti, and elsewhere.





  • If a Tree Falls

    LEED may encourage the use of building materials sourced within a 500-mile radius, but that still results in a lot of unnecessary—and wasteful—transportation. What if architects collapsed that radius?





  • Critical Disjuncture

    A new collection of Herbert Muschamp's architectural writing reveals a larger purpose behind his partisanship.


Exhibits Books Etc.

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Past P/A

  • Environmental Icon

    The Sea Ranch condominium complex by Moore Lyndon Turnbull Whitaker was hailed as a paradigm of ecologically sensitive design—and remains so today.