November 2011 Table of Contents



pedestrian experience showing the bas-reliefs of eisenhower as president (left) and supreme commander of teh allied forces (right), with the life-sized statue of eisenhower as a young man at center.

Miracle on the Potomac

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




The Latest From the AIA

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



the building has a roof deck on level 28, solar thermal panels, and a grid-shell skylight that tops the glass-and-aluminum-lined central atrium.

1 Bligh Street Ingenhoven Architects

Sydney / 1 Bligh Street / Ingenhoven Architects and Architectus


Cranbrook Art Museum Renovation and Collections Addition

Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / SmithGroup

the copper-clad south mountain community library is capped by five glazed volumes that admit daylight and serve as lanterns at night.

South Mountain Community Library

Phoenix / Richärd+Bauer

miami central station

Miami Central Station

Miami / AECOM


The Curve

Slough, London, United Kingdom / Bblur Architecture



Back to School

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


Studio Visit


Salmela Architect

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



david m. sullivan

Death and Taxes

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


Fables of the Reconstruction

The current bust in construction can’t be explained by a boom in home building or...

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.

w.o. smith music school * architect: bauer askew architecture, nashville * total cost: $5.2 million * completion: 2008

Nashville, Tenn.

Community spirit is helping Music City build and grow.


Past Progressives

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.


Continuing Education

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.


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