Table of Contents November 2011



  • Miracle on the Potomac

    The National Park Service announced the short lists for firms competing to redesign portions of the National Mall.




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    Mover and Shaker

    Robert Reed, Assoc. AIA, found a second act pushing for environmental solutions.




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    Lean and Green

    New Web-based and cloud-based tools strip away some of the obstacles to running an efficient office.



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    Figure Ground

    Campus growth has consequences for the wider community. The trick is making sure they're the good kind.






Best Practices

  • David M. Sullivan

    Death and Taxes

    With taxes at the heart of some debates, here's what the election could bring.


Local Market


  • Advanced Individual Company Operations ¢ Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. ¢ U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ¢ The installation at Fort Leonard Wood contains several different military schools, including the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence. The advanced individual company operations facility is one that supports soldiers as they specialize in career skills.

    Combat Ready

    The Department of Defense has added a tactic to its arsenal: sustainable design.


Other Articles


CEU Article

  • The hyperbolic-paraboloid form of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn at Lincoln Center in New York, by Diller Scofidio  Renfro and FXFowle, was designed not only to carry the weight of an extensive green-roof system, but the live loads of walking visitors.

    The Grass Ceiling

    Green roofs are here to stay. But aesthetics and energy savings must be balanced with the practicalities of structure, water, and wear.




  • Back to School

    OMA’s Milstein Hall reveals and relishes in the problem of creating architecture about architecture.


Exhibits Books Etc.

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    The Art-Architecture Complex'

    In the last century, we've seen art move into the field of architecture.

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    A collection of Paula Scher's map-paintings questions the art of cartography.

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    California Design, 1930-1965'

    The Eameses' living room is reconstructed at LACMA. Through June 3, 2012.

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    Imperfect Health'

    The CCA boldly addresses the medicalization of architecture. Through April 1, 2012.


Studio Visit

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    Salmela Architect

    The landscape and history of Minnesota are critical influences on David Salmela's proudly regional design.


Past P/A

  • Foothill College was awarded a citation in the 1960 P/A Awards.

    Pragmatic Arcadia

    Bay Area imagery meets Modernist rationality in Foothill College, which remains a paragon of campus design.



Other Articles

  • Exterior

    The Curve

    Slough, London, United Kingdom / Bblur Architecture