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Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
A museum dedicated to the 200-year history of Massachusetts General Hospital highlights the evolution of medicine and clinical practice A hospital visit is...
Reverse Corporate Creep
As their workforce flocks back to city centers, suburban office parks no longer prove the ultimate digs for corporations. Suburban office parks nestle among...
Iowa Utilities Board and Office of Consumer Advocate
Two state agencies lead by example. Employees of the two agencies that govern Iowa’s utilities—the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) and the Office of Consumer...
Trade Publications Champion the Profession
Event: Trade Press: An Evolving Role (Architecture and the Media #3) Location: Center for Architecture, 09.06.12 Moderator: Alan Brake, Executive Editor, The...
The Man Behind Macy's
Making the world's most famous department store look good is all in a day's work for James Bellante. Ever admire the smart and stylish window displays at...
A new office in Thailand follows feng shui principles and reflects local craftsmanship. A typical opening ceremony might involve a ribbon-cutting or...
Mean, Lean, and Green
Forget bronze, silver, or gold—London’s Olympic Park captures the green. London hosts the 30th Olympic Games and the 14th Paralympic Games this summer, but...
From Carriage House to Pool House
Architect Tracy A. Stone’s expertise in historic preservation guided her renovation of a 123-year-old carriage house near downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles is...
Fort Worth's Revitalized Downtown: Sundance Square by DMSAS
It is a pattern repeated across the country: after World War II and in parallel with the rise of the automobile, residents drifted from downtowns, moved to the...
Three AIA chapters have built spaces to engage professionals and the public they serve....
Enzo Ferrari Museum
In his hometown, a museum narrates the story of Ferrari and his automobiles. Ferraris conjure speed, status, and seduction, so it’s fitting that a museum...
The company marks its 100th anniversary while focusing on the future. A far cry from its roots as The Metal Office Furniture Company—whose first patent was...
Grey Group Roof Deck
A rooftop deck adds a new dimension to the office life of a venerable ad agency. Stars of a certain hit television series would envy Grey Group’s new roof...
Aiming High, Looking Low
New York City's next big urban park may be underground on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Picture a typical park: grassy lawns, groves of trees, and plenty of...
A spa in Istanbul by HBA reinterprets the traditional Turkish bath. Ritual bathing in the hammam—a Turkish bath—has long been integral to Turkish...
No Precedent: Architectural League Prize Winners Announced
Young practices blur boundaries and push precedents aside. Digital technologies allow designers to be fabricators, to explore new materials and methodologies, to...
Milstein Hall: How Old Meets New
A new academic facility by OMA supports Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) while bridging several historic campus...
Information Architecture: Designing Libraries in the Digital Age
The libraries of our childhoods were lined with shelves of dusty tomes, and librarians were quick to hush even the quietest whisper. By contrast, today’s...
Interview with designer Jen Chu on tips for small bedroom design.
Four Firms Short-listed for New Menil Addition
The Menil Collection, located in Houston’s Museum District, has a reputation for working with notable architects including Phillip Johnson and Renzo Piano, FAIA....
Umeå School of Architecture
A Swedish school draws from Scandinavian traditions and presents a new paradigm for architectural education. An architecture school might be one of the...
Centennial College Library and Academic Facility
A library and academic facility defines a new gateway for a Toronto college and its diverse student body. Centennial College is diverse in more ways than one:...
Portal to the Emerald City
A lush and inviting new installation welcomes visitors at Washington's SEA-TAC Airport.
2012 Interiors Awards
Three winners of Contract magazine's 2012 Interior Awards. Interiors Awards 2012: Restaurant Scarpetta Dining Pavilion by II by IV Design Associates...
Critiquing the Critics
When architects want to gauge the success of new buildings or other significant projects, they turn to columns by critics such as Paul Goldberger, Hon. AIA, James...
Corus Quay, Toronto, Designed by Quadrangle Architects Limited Broadcasting and entertainment companies often inject high-energy design into their...
Adapt Not Preserve
“What happens if all architecture older than 25 years is scraped? An entire territory is liberated as a strategic reserve. The city can think of itself in terms...
Brooklyn Infusion Center in New York, designed by ZGF Architects Cancer treatment carries a certain stigma. Until drugs that lessened side effects became...
Prefabricated homes aren’t a new concept in green building, but their cramped and utilitarian style has gotten a luxurious makeover that still satisfies the most...
Kate Spade Flagship, Aoyama, Japan, Designed by Kramer Design Group Kate Spade New York is known for its utilitarian yet sophisticated handbags in unexpected...
Malibu-based Hayne Architects follows a full-service model for its list of celebrity clients. Just who are they? That is the real...
At this preschool, learning about nature starts at the front door. Those who think preschool is all naps and apple slices could learn a thing or two from the...
SCALEAfrica: Side project to life mission
Many emerging professionals moonlight, but Erinn McGurn’s side project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building sustainable schools in Africa, became...
A year later: Retaking the job-market temperature In March of 2009, we profiled six emerging architects who were laid off as the economy tanked. Encouraged by...
Many have mused that an architecture studio would make the perfect setting for reality television: The combination of caffeine-fueled all-nighters, high stress,...
MEx: A Design Cooperative Grows in Brooklyn
Thirty years ago Al Atarra purchased the seven-story Metropolitan Exchange Bank building near downtown Brooklyn. Atarra, who studied environmental design,...
Gage / Clemenceau Architects: Making their Mark(c)s
While many emerging architects feel they wear their hearts on their sleeves, Mark Foster Gage and Marc Clemenceau Bailly display theirs in Times Square....
Laid off? How emerging design professionals are coping
An informal survey on Archinect.com reveals that 51 percent of employed architects are “a little worried about their job status,” while 22 percent are...
Free Green: Giving it away
Two years ago, archrecord2 profiled Ben Uyeda as his team from Cornell competed in the Solar Decathlon. Following the competition, team members formed Zero...
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
Selldorf Architects inserts a modern library stack into the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World’s century-old town house. Elegant limestone and brick...
DesignBuildBLUFF: Drawing on two-by-fours
After years of solving design problems for imaginary clients through conceptual means, recent graduates are often overwhelmed when faced with developing...
Mountain Pine Beetles: Epidemic or Opportunity?
The Mountain Pine Beetle is altering the landscape of British Columbia’s forests, infesting pine trees and staining the wood blue. It is estimated that within...
Pecha Kucha Night: 6.6 Minutes of Fame
Young designers don’t have to relegate their work to portfolios or as decor for their apartment walls: Pecha Kucha Night (PKN), as profiled in November’s...
Creativity Within Constraints
Brothers-in-law John Issa and John Miyares embraced the challenge of a small, irregular site, and problem-solved their way to a striking, mixed-use...
This net-zero playhouse is serious about the environment. Each summer, a village of palatial playhouses materializes in southern California. Teams of...
Raising the Barn
Can a place that houses equipment to work the land be kind to its surroundings as well? De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop provides a simple, low-tech...
How Valerio Dewalt Train Associates transformed a factory in ruins and a concrete skyscraper into modern, luxurious homes Chicago-based architecture firm...
A Walk in the Trees
A canopy walk at the Morris Arboretum puts visitors out on a limb. Many architects found their calling while building childhood treehouses, but Metcalfe...
Oasis on the Turnpike
Florida's service plazas go silver and green. Service plazas evoke visions of harsh fluorescent lighting, dingy bathrooms, and shelves of high-calorie...
A brief history of Gowanus, Brooklyn signs
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