I just want to say one word to you: sustainability – SFGate.com

January 15, 2008,AEDT

During six years writing about architecture for The Chronicle, I’ve seen trends come and go. Glass is the new stucco. Towers are taller and some of them twist. Celebrity architects spend as much time on self-promotion as serious design. But here’s the trend that sticks, the one lasting change: Visual | Read More

Cape Wind project gets a lift from environmental impact report | Rhode Island news | Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal

January 15, 2008,AEDT

The wind farm proposed by Cape Wind Associates LLC for Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts would have mostly “negligible” or “minor” adverse impacts on the environment, recreation, tourism and property values, according to a major report released yesterday by the federal agency in charge of the project’s permitting | Read More

Another museum that’s a work of art – The Boston Globe

January 15, 2008,AEDT

All over the country – all over the world, in fact – cities are building new art museums, or enlarging the ones they have.more stories like this A surge of new buildings like this, all of a single kind, doesn’t occur very often. What our blizzard of museums reminds you | Read More

Orlando approves $27.1M for performing-arts-center architects

January 15, 2008,AEDT

Orlando approved a contract Monday with the Dallas company that will lead the team of architects designing the new downtown performing arts center. The contract between HKS Architects Inc. and the Dr. P. Phillips Performing Arts Center is worth $27.1 million. The arts center will pay HKS a base fee | Read More

N.Y. leads USA in green construction

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Two days ago, the Verdesian, a 26-story rental building developed by the Albanese Organization, became the first multi-family, residential high-rise building in the United States to receive Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status from the U.S. Green Building Council. Five years ago, the Solaire, built by the | Read More

Fifteen Group Unveils Vision for Model Community

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Fifteen Group Land & Development LLC today announced a plan to redevelop the 1930s era-Wyvernwood Garden Apartments into a 21st century, sustainable community that increases the amount of rental and for-sale housing, retail and commercial space in Boyle Heights. Los Angeles-based landscape architect Meléndrez to design a community that meets | Read More

Eastview park to be ‘one of a kind’

January 12, 2008,AEDT

City hall is looking at creating a “one-of-a-kind” park for pollinators – including bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and moths – as part of its plans for turning the former Eastview landfill site into a big community park. “It’s going to be one of a kind. It will be the first in | Read More

New city plazas: Digital or not, interactivity key to great design

January 12, 2008,AEDT

In San Francisco, two relatively new pedestrian lanes – Mint Plaza and Yerba Buena Lane – each linked to Jessie Street and within walking distance of each other, signal the rise of interactive design emerging and melding with street life downtown. These clearings in the urban jungle point to what | Read More

Committee in awe of design for Agua Caliente museum

January 8, 2008,AEDT

Members of the Palm Springs Architectural Advisory Committee were impressed Monday with the swirling design of the proposed Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Located at the southeast corner of South Hermosa Drive and East Tahquitz Canyon Way, the two-story, $40 million museum will include galleries, an educational facility and theater. The | Read More

Could Harvard expansion restore Allston’s watery ways?

January 7, 2008,AEDT

In the late 19th century, the banks of the Charles River near the Harvard campus were covered with marshes, cut through with small streams that advanced and retreated with the tides.more stories like this Then engineers took over. The tidal marshes were filled, land was reclaimed, and many of the | Read More

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