Table of Contents April 2014



  • The Shigeru Ban win Is a Big Deal

    Naming the socially minded Japanese architect as the 2014 Pritzker laureate doesn’t quite let the jury off the hook for snubbing Denise Scott Brown last year—but it’s a start.



  • Q+A: Rep. Ed Perlmutter

    ARCHITECT talked to the congressman about his efforts to alleviate architecture students’ debt in exchange for public service.






  • Model Building

    Are justice facilities and public–private partnerships a natural fit?





  • Fashion Statement

    The new Dover Street Market outpost in Manhattan was designed as a riotous interpretation of a high-end pop-up.

  • Into the Wild

    Joyce Hwang’s practice, Ants of the Prairie, is generating buzz with innovative projects that create urban habitats for bees, bats, and other threatened species.




Best Practices

  • Team Building in the Age of BIM

    "The Art of Collaboration in Architecture" gives architects a roadmap to more effective collaboration. Hint: BIM is not the magic bullet.




  • Around the Square

    K2S Architects realized an unorthodox form for a chapel in Helsinki with help from a team of former shipbuilders.

  • Star Studded

    Using advanced digital and lighting technology, UNStudio created a dynamic façade that captivates the city of Wuhan, China, during the day and night.



  • Setting a Standard

    The United States is behind in embracing national BIM guidelines. Here’s a look at the industry leaders who are trying to effect change and why architects should care.


Other Articles

  • A Two-Dimensional Wonder

    The material breaks all strength records, but getting it out of the lab and into the commercial market will be its hardest test.


Past P/A

  • The California DataMart by Tanner & VanDine Architects (now Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects) glows at night, like the computer monitors once on display there.

    What Showrooms Show

    This San Francisco building reveals how our interpretation of an architectural form can change with the times.


Other Articles

  • Chicago Residence

    Local architect Dirk Denison integrates a multistory landscape into an infill site in Lincoln Park.

  • Tadao Ando and the Dream of the Perfect Chair

    Ando's new Dream Chair doesn't exactly live up to its billing. Here's why architects tend to struggle in their pursuit of sitting comfort.

  • Soaking Up the Shade

    Deborah Osburn, the California-based designer behind online luxe tile marketplace Clé, is applying traditional Japanese textile-dyeing techniques to tile production using a method that relies on equal parts chemistry and patience.