March 2011 Table of Contents


The Future Belongs to Woodbury

To understand the demographic future of the architecture profession, look no further than Woodbury University, where whites are a minority.



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Astroturf, Anyone?

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




The Latest From the AIA

News, profiles, announcements, and other information provided by the American Institute of Architects.



taking their cue from a multilevel site, diller scofidio  renfro designed the new granoff center at brown university to be terraced inside and out. the northern and southern portions of the building are offset by a full half-floor, allowing for sight lines through the glass shear wall separating the two halves of the building. to allow spaces to function as dance rehearsal rooms and as projection venues, the façade features blackout curtains and mechoshade scrims on the interior and automatic venetian blinds from nysan on the exterior to help control light levels.

Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Providence, R.I. / Diller Scofidio + Renfro


Museum of the Moving Image

New York / Leeser Architecture's Museum of the Moving Image

the new civil engineering building at the university of minnesota duluthdesigned by chicago-based ross barney architectsuses locally sourced materials such as concrete and cor-ten steel. the protruding water scuppers are clad in wood reclaimed from old pickle barrels.

James I. Swenson Civil Engineering Building

Duluth, Minn. / Ross Barney Architects



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.


Letter from New Orleans: Part One of Three


A Desire Named Streetcar

The nation's oldest transit system has lessons for us about planning for tomorrow.



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.

Best Practices: Think Big

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

american society of hematology ¢ washington, d.c.

Typology: Class A Office

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


Green Cred

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


Studio on Steroids

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

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....


Studio Visit: Antoine Predock

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


Past Progressives

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.


Continuing Education


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.




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