Table of Contents April 2011

 

Dialogue

  • Ned Cramer

    Big-Box Paradox

    Is Walmart, the world’s largest corporation, going green, or is it just greenwashing?

     

AIArchitect

AIAVoices

AIANow

AIAAdvocacy

AIAFeature

  • The Dell Children's Hospital was completed in July of 2007 but the landscape and fine-tuning on some of the interiors wasn't completed until June 2008. TBG Partners in Austin designed the surrounding landscape and interior courtyards. The hospital was designed by Karlsberger Planning, Architecture & Design, Columbus Ohio. We spent three days shooting this project - inside and out.

    Lightness of Being

    Local needs bolster a national trend to redefine healthcare’s physical footprint.

     

AIAPerspective

Features

  • Fatter Than Our Peers

    When it comes to weight, America is top of the charts. It’s no surprise: we eat the wrong food (and too much of it); we move too little. Could better design help fight obesity?

     
  • Eat Better

    When it comes to weight, America is top of the charts. It’s no surprise: we eat the wrong food (and too much of it); we move too little. Could better design help fight obesity?

     
  • Move Faster

    When it comes to weight, America is top of the charts. It’s no surprise: we eat the wrong food (and too much of it); we move too little. Could better design help fight obesity?

     
  • Design Fit

    When it comes to weight, America is top of the charts. It’s no surprise: we eat the wrong food (and too much of it); we move too little. Could better design help fight obesity?

     
  • Fatter, Year On Year

    When it comes to weight, America is top of the charts. It’s no surprise: we eat the wrong food (and too much of it); we move too little. Could better design help fight obesity?

     

Buildings

Business

Best Practices

  • Commissioning building photography is not a point-and-click decision. Elizabeth Kubany, a publicist for architects and designers, offers advice on how best to select and work with an architectural photographer.

    Straight Shooters

    PR expert Elizabeth Kubany on how to find the right photographer for your work.

     

Local Market

  • Convention Complex Architect: Tvsdesign, Atlanta, and OPN Architects, Cedar Rapids, architects of record; AECOM, Kansas City, Mo., arena-renovation designers Completion: 2013. Brief: $70 million, 125,000-s.f. renovation of existing arena, expansion of flood-ravaged convention center.

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Strong business growth is anticipated for the world's largest corn processor.

     

Typology

  • Bnai Israel Synagogue ¢ Rochester, Minn. ¢ HGA ¢ The 15,000-square-foot Bnai Israel Synagogue, near the Mayo Clinic, has a 150-seat sanctuary based on a broad-house plan. The program also includes classrooms, a social hall, a library, offices, and a catering kitchen.

    Synagogues

    Jewish houses of worship see modest growth as congregations seek more social spaces.

     

Specialist

  • John H. Alschuler Jr. is the chairman of HR&A Advisors. Im not going to say theres not tension, but I find the tension a very creative one, he says of working with architects and landscape architects.

    The Integrators

    Navigating the complexities of a big urban project? HR&A Advisors can help.

     

Technology

Products

I.T.

  • Jeff Guggenheim

    Plugged In

    Designers share their favorite software updates of 2010 and 2011.

     

CEU Article

  • Going Underground

    Below the Earth’s surface, the temperature remains constant. Geothermal heat pumps harness that energy for efficient heating and cooling.

     

Culture

Crit

  • Image

    Blair’s Banality

    Owen Hatherley’s survey of U.K. architecture during the Tony Blair years finds comfort in the margins of an era marked by high-rises.

     

Exhibits Books Etc.

  • Thomas Phifer and Partners

    Thomas Phifer's first monograph includes the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Salt Point House, among other examples.

     
  • Image

    You Are Here: Architecture and Experience

    A German photographer and a French artist explore how we make architecture, and how it, in turn, makes us.

     
  • Image

    La Table au Km

    Playing with his Tour Sans Fins concept, Jean Nouvel designs a "table without end."

     

Studio Visit

Other Articles

  • The public Fundreds drawing project illustrates how lead soil contamination affects children in New Orleans.

    Saints March In

    With his "Fundred" project—and the EPA's help—Mel Chin hopes to clean up NOLA's soil.

     

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