Table of Contents June 2011



  • A New Morality

    Climate change is changing the world, and part of being a good citizen will be how each of us reduces our carbon output.







  • Clark D. Manus, FAIA, 2011 President

    Rightsizing by Design

    For the first time in history more than half the world's people live in cities. Now what?


Other Articles


  • Objects

    New objects and materials from the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair.

  • Lighting

    New lighting from the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair.

  • Milan Furniture Fair

    ARCHITECT visits the Salone Internazionale del Mobile design expo.

  • Installations and Exhibits

    Installations and exhibits from the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair.

  • Furniture

    Furniture design from the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair.




Best Practices

  • The advice for a graduate looking for a first job is often the same for a professional looking to make a move within the field. Stella Papadopoulos, a practicing designer and assistant professor at Notre Dame, describes the strategies that work best for both.

    Head of the Class

    University of Notre Dame instructor Stella Papadopoulos talks about tips for entering the market.


Local Market

  • Optima Camelview Village - Architect: David Hovey & Associates Architect, Optima, Scottsdale. - Completion: 2010. - Brief: $500 million, 700-unit mixed-use residential project recalls Frank Lloyd Wright. Each residence features landscaped roof gardens and private terraces. Received the 2009 AIA Arizona Honor Award.

    Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Preservation and positive construction forecasts mark new projects and growth for Scottsdale, Ariz.



  • Marina City ¢ Qingdao, China ¢ Altoon  Porter Architects - Completed in 2010, this mixed-use development has over 1 million square feet of gross leasable area on four levels, one of which is below grade. Anchored by a 131-foot-tall glass tower, the complex has indoor and outdoor retail venues, as well as 200 apartments; underground parking for 2,000 cars is available. Next to the 2008 Olympic sailing venue, the center was designed (starting in 2006) as a cultural hub to continue development after the games.

    Global Shopping Spree

    Retail developments are leading the surge in new construction in emerging markets, such as China, India, and Brazil.




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    Metropol Parasol

    The Metropol Parasol is the world's largest structure held together by glue.



CEU Article

  • Use Updated Specifications

    When it Leaks it Pours

    Water intrusion makes up more than 70 percent of construction litigation. Roofs are often the culprit.




  • The Arthouse at the Jones Center.

    Keep Austin Adaptive

    LTL's Arthouse at the Jones Center exemplifies the best in adaptive reuse, but at what cost?


Exhibits Books Etc.

Studio Visit

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    Hood Design

    Architect talks to Walter Hood about his approach to diverse landscape architecture projects.


Past P/A

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