July 2011 Table of Contents

Barbara Bestor, Barbara Bestor Architecture.

Emerging Talent

A look at some of the nonprofit programs that support young architects, and some of the talent.



Get to Work

Vital infrastructure improvement is a surefire way to get more Americans on the payrolls and invest in the future.




The Latest From the AIA

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



alchemist exterior


Miami Beach, Fla./Rene Gonzalez Architect

the façades (including the north and west, this image) incorporate extruded aluminum louvers and clear anodized aluminum panels.

Northwest Corner Building

New York/Rafael Moneo with Moneo Brock Studio


Parker Hannifin European Headquarters

Etoy, Switzerland/Westlake Reed Leskosky


Speed Art Museum Expansion

Louisville, Ky./Why Architecture




Up, Up, and Away

Yes Is More' is no typical monograph—but BIG is no typical firm.


Studio Visit

williams and tsien are by far the oldest people in the studio, though they all work in the same space. were kind of like the parents, williams says. (tsien strenuously disagrees.)

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Their personal and professional relationship has come to define the studio's familial culture.



integrating design and construction within a firm can help architects generate expertise, revenue, and credibility. gregg pasquarelli, principal at shop architects, says that an in-house construction unit does all these thingsand results in better buildings.

Do It Yourself

Bringing design and construction together under one roof.

Uneasy Rider

Facing budget cuts, transit agencies building new rail projects are struggling to make...

Spokane, Wash.

A small, but growing city, Spokane has an economy closer to northern Idaho than...

shawn lawler

BIM, Bang, Boom

Four plug-ins for better performance with building information modeling tools.

Sounding Off

Three new projects show how sound shapes design and vice versa.


Past Progressives


20th-Century Design for a 21st-Century Park

Bernard Tschumi’s scheme for the Parc de la Villette presented a new, controversial paradigm for urban parks.


Continuing Education

studios 5c in tempe, ariz., designed by rsp architects with landscape architects idea/edaw, uses a greenwall system to shade the façade and screen views while allowing for air circulation in the hot desert climate.

Designing the Building-Landscape Interface

Experts see green surfaces as functional components of building systems, with evolving standards, clearer metrics, and definable benefits.



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    Exhibit: 'Formations'

    Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger use technology to make organic-geometric architectural elements; through Sept. 11.

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    Exhibit: 'Wonders of the Ancient World'

    At Sir John Soane's Museum in London, see the collector's 20 plaster models of classical antiquity. Through Sept. 24.

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    Internet: Archi/Maps

    Add this blog to your list for inspirational photos of all things architectural, from a French student of architectural history.

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    Object: William Morris Stamps

    The design-icons-on-stamps trend continues with William Morris's Arts and Crafts patterns on stamps for the Royal Mail.


July 2011 Editor's Choice Products


Products: Bollards



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