Table of Contents July 2011



  • Get to Work

    Vital infrastructure improvement is a surefire way to get more Americans on the payrolls and invest in the future.







  • Needs and Deeds

    Design between architecture's practice and academy for areas in need.






Best Practices

  • Integrating design and construction within a firm can help architects generate expertise, revenue, and credibility. Gregg Pasquarelli, principal at SHoP Architects, says that an in-house construction unit does all these thingsand results in better buildings.

    Do It Yourself

    Bringing design and construction together under one roof.


Local Market

  • Spokane, Wash.

    A small, but growing city, Spokane has an economy closer to northern Idaho than western Washington.



  • Uneasy Rider

    Facing budget cuts, transit agencies building new rail projects are struggling to make the trains run on time—or at all.




  • Sounding Off

    Three new projects show how sound shapes design and vice versa.



  • Shawn Lawler

    BIM, Bang, Boom

    Four plug-ins for better performance with building information modeling tools.


CEU Article



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    Up, Up, and Away

    Yes Is More' is no typical monograph—but BIG is no typical firm.


Exhibits Books Etc.

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    Object: William Morris Stamps

    The design-icons-on-stamps trend continues with William Morris's Arts and Crafts patterns on stamps for the Royal Mail.

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    Internet: Archi/Maps

    Add this blog to your list for inspirational photos of all things architectural, from a French student of architectural history.

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    Exhibit: 'Wonders of the Ancient World'

    At Sir John Soane's Museum in London, see the collector's 20 plaster models of classical antiquity. Through Sept. 24.

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    Book: 'Voiture Minimum'

    Turns out, many architects are car junkies, including Le Corbusier who designed the Voiture Minimum.

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    Exhibit: 'Formations'

    Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger use technology to make organic-geometric architectural elements; through Sept. 11.

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    Music: 'Change'

    A composer and an animator put buildings to music in an extended music video.

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    Installation: 'Modern by Design'

    At Atlanta's High Museum, a robot named Abby constructs a console table using metal blocks. Through Aug. 21.

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    Exhibit: 'Art in the Streets'

    Graffiti is high art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; through Aug. 8.


Studio Visit

Past P/A


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