Table of Contents March 2011



  • Ned Cramer

    Astroturf, Anyone?

    The National Mall may need fixing, but why is that an excuse to prohibit the Solar Decathlon from being held there?







  • CHAD students learn the creative and the technical sides of design.

    Learning by Design

    Philadelphia's Charter High School for Architecture and Design forged a new kind of design-based curriculum in public schools. Is the experiment working?



  • Clark D. Manus, FAIA, 2011 President

    The Future for Education

    It's time for architecture to get out of the studio and into the larger world we should serve.





Best Practices

  • Small firms get pigeonholed as small-scale designers. Partner up, says Joel Sanders, founder of Joel Sanders Architect, to get projects that are larger and more diverse in scope.

    Think Big

    Joel Sanders on how his small firm connects with larger partners for big projects.


Local Market

  • Coast360 Federal Credit Union ¢ Architect: EHS Design, Seattle, Wash. ¢ Completion: October 2010. ¢ Brief: $15.6 million, 48,000-s.f. flagship branch, targeting LEED, features the only locally produced building material, coral limestone aggregate.

    Naval Hospital / Guam

    Naval Hospital / Guam: The island's economy is influenced by Asia and the U.S., buffered by military spending.



  • American Society of Hematology ¢ Washington, D.C.

    Class A Office

    Rising profits, LEED, and sluggish hiring create a mixed picture for Class A space.


Other Articles

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    Green Cred

    What benefits are students gaining from sustainable design degrees and certificates?




CEU Article

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    The Architect in the Machine

    Digital fabrication is blurring the line between design and building. Three projects reveal its potential—and a few growing pains.


Other Articles

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    Studio on Steroids

    The University of Oklahoma architecture school tests a plugged-in classroom prototype.




  • Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Truly Surreal

    What’s stranger than stumbling upon a trove of Salvador Dalí’s art in Tampa? The new museum that houses it.


Exhibits Books Etc.

Studio Visit

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    Antoine Predock Architect

    Antoine Predock, the master of Southwest Modernism, has spent decades building his Albuquerque studio.


Other Articles

Past P/A

  • Frank Gehry's ICS/ERF at the University of California at Irvine.

    Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    The fleeting existence of Frank Gehry's ICS/ERF shows how the permanence of a P/A Award cannot alter the impermanence of some buildings.