American Institute of Architects – Illinois great places

December 26, 2007,AEDT

 The members of six Illinois chapters of the American Institute of Architects selected the sites, which are all public spaces, to celebrate the AIA’s 150th anniversary, notes the Web site http://illinoisgreatplaces.com. University architecture and landscaping recognized by American Institute of Architects.

Manhattan is Year of Building Furiously

December 26, 2007,AEDT

Nicolai Ouroussoff of the New York Times looks at how New York and in particular Manhattan has turned a corner as it has unveiled many new architecture landmarks in the last year including the IAC Building, Renzo Piano’s Tower and how in the coming years more architectural marvels will grace | Read More

Hand over the mini-malls

December 26, 2007,AEDT

The ubiquitous L.A. mini-mall is the 1980s love child of bad tax laws and shortsighted planning policies. But we have them all around us — every street corner it sometimes seems — and they’re not getting any prettier as they age. I propose that we embrace the mini-mall and make | Read More

Abu Dhabi Builds Its Architectural Cred

December 22, 2007,AEDT

The building boom in the capital of the United Arab Emirates rivals that of Dubai. But Abu Dhabi hopes to distinguish itself with ambitious green architecture In recent weeks, the rivalry between neighboring United Arab Emirates Dubai and Abu Dhabi has been heating up on a world stage—most notably with | Read More

Palo Alto Online : Stanford Med Center picks big-name architects

December 21, 2007,AEDT

Stanford University has brought in two top-tier New York City architecture firms to design the $1 billion-plus Medical Center expansions, spokeswoman Shelley Hebert said recently. Rafael Vinoly Architects will lead the Stanford Hospital project and Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has been selected for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Hebert said. | Read More

Interesting piece on Daniel Libeskind’s latest building

December 19, 2007,AEDT

On this snowy Saturday morning in Toronto, I’m moving with the big press pack, up the dramatic staircase inside the Royal Ontario Museum’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. At the front, two men are carrying enormous sound booms, and they are leaning in to record the conversation between ROM director William Thorsell | Read More

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center Opens

December 18, 2007,AEDT

The National Park Service and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announce the opening of the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center at milepost 384 on the parkway on December 17. The building itself reflects the cutting edge of energy saving technology. Constructed to LEED certification standards (Leadership in Energy and | Read More

Cities cultivate 2 types of green

December 18, 2007,AEDT

Squatting on the roof of a row house with a panoramic view of the sewage plants and warehouses that surround the South Bronx, James Wells sounds like a tree-hugger. He photographs the progress of seedlings he planted on the roof, one of his first “green roof” installations, and explains how | Read More

Congress Centre to get NCC scrutiny

December 18, 2007,AEDT

couple of weeks ago, the Congress Centre team met with NCC design advisers, including an architect and landscape architect who raised concerns about the design of the project. But the centre has received generally positive reviews from community leaders and has won commitments of $50 million each from the federal | Read More

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