Table of Contents 2007

  • Government Square Transit Center, Cincinnati

    Government Square has served as downtown Cincinnati's main transit exchange for more than 100 years. However, its previous major renovation, which occurred in the late 1960s, was in dire need of a facelift. The existing design mainly catered to bus traffic, treating the buses as the primary user of...

  • Amazing Glass: Part Three, Creative Potential

    This is the third article in a three-part series about the most important light-managing medium, glass. In this final installment, design ideas involving glass and light are reviewed.

  • Amazing Glass: Part Two, Glass as a Medium

    This is the second in a three-part series about the most important light-managing medium, glass. Part one, which appeared in the July/Aug 2007 issue, examined conventional building glass as it affects daylight and daylighting. Here, part two, discusses glass as a medium for lighting and lighting...

  • Guiding Light

  • Delta Air Lines Terminal A, Boston

    Logan International Airport in Boston currently ranks 20th in the nation in passenger volume, according to its website, and in the mid-1990s it initiated a modernization project, mainly to improve roadways and terminals. To that end, the airport and Delta Air Lines wanted to create “a terminal to...

  • A Healthy Glow

    SmithGroup's YMCA design energizes downtown Detroit.

  • Skanska at Alley24, Seattle

    When the Seattle office of Skanska—a global company with expertise in construction and project development—decided to move its operations from its previous home of 30 years, a traditionally styled office interior with limited daylight exposure, its principals knew they wanted an energy-efficient...

  • The Science and Art of Light

    Architecture today often is praised for its tectonics, floating volumes, and sensational, gravity-defying stunts of “starchitecture.” Yet, very so often there is a building that inspires descriptions of the sublime, the experiential, and the power of light and architecture to transcend our...

  • Shore Thing

    Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park brings art to the public realm in a dynamic integration of landscape, architecture, and urban design.

  • Amazing Glass: Part One

    This is the first in a three-part series about the most important light-managing medium, glass. Part one examines conventional building glass, particularly as it affects daylight and daylighting; part two will look into glass as a medium for lighting and lighting effects; and part three will...

  • Institute of Contemporary Art

    It is not often that an institution is able to completely reinvent itself, but that is exactly what the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston has been able to do, and with it, set a new tone for the city's art and museum scene.

  • 7 World Trade Center

    Before design began on 7 World Trade Center, architect David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) outlined a daunting task for his team. The project, he said, should set the bar for design and technical considerations—environmental sustainability, urban sensitivity, construction detailing...