August 2011 Table of Contents


2011 R+D Awards


2011 R+D Awards

This year's jury chose 12 winners that exemplify innovation in architectural systems technology.



ned cramer

Goose Bumps and Ballyhoo

When the news seems hopeless, I focus my mind and find solace in the recollection of great design.




The Latest From the AIA

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




Revival Redux

What does Colonial Revival tell us about the modern metropolis?


Studio Visit

lake|flato books one annual getaway for the entire firm. "every year we go to my place on the headwaters of the nueces river to camp out there. it's a lot of people in tents," flato says.

Lake|Flato Architects

Central Texas's history, architecture, and growth has had an impact on this firm's downtown San Antontio studio and its work.



the grand arch

The Grand Arch, Sector 62, and Skyon

Gurgaon, India/Sorg Architects

ray kogan

Grow Up

Building up a firm may be the smartest strategy for recovering from the recession—so...


Recovery Rooms

Designers are building substance-abuse treatment facilities with an eye toward...


Haunting in Halifax

Nearly 200 people gathered to hear architectural luminaries at the Ghost 13 conference.

fxfowle office karaoke party in the firm's gallery.

Office Space

Communication? Space? Organization? All are crucial for a healthy office culture.

national center for aviation training * architect: schaefer johnson cox frey architecture, wichita, kan. * total cost: $42 million * completion: 2010

Wichita, Kansas

Known for its aircraft manufacturing, this Midwestern city has expanded while the rest...



Three designers discuss the environmental codes that most affect their work.

henry cobb, faia.

Study in Contrasts

Once reviled, Henry Cobb’s Hancock tower wins AIA’s Twenty-Five Year Award.


Past Progressives


Density is Destiny

This public housing project shows how even the most sophisticated design cannot overcome the problems that come with too much density.


Continuing Education


Managing Up

By getting involved in politics and making design of value in codes, architects are helping fellow practitioners to be invaluable.


August 2011 Editor's Choice Products


Products: Healthcare Flooring



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