Architecture

Ghost Architecture

The heated controversy surrounding the demolition of Paul Rudolph's Riverview High School in Sarasota forces us to ask ourselves: How do we maintain great architecture?

The heated controversy surrounding the demolition of Paul Rudolph’s Riverview High School in Sarasota forces us to ask ourselves: How do we maintain great architecture?

Michael Graves, Irving Harper, Others Remember George Nelson

George Nelson's talented team reveals the method to the madness—and how Nelson's greatest genius may have been in bringing them together.

George Nelson—architect, industrial designer, writer, editor, gadfly, and master impresario. Now the talented team behind one of design’s great figures reveals the method to the madness—and how his greatest genius may have been his skill in bringing them together.

An Experiment in Green: U.S. Green Building Council’s New Headquarters

Envision Design's biggest challenge yet? Creating an HQ for the U.S. Green Building Council that puts the organization’s ideas—and ideals—into action.

After designing offices for some of the leading environmental groups in the country, Envision Design takes on its biggest challenge yet: creating a new headquarters for the U.S. Green Building Council that puts the organization’s ideas—and ideals—into action.

Ten Tips For Creating a 21st-Century Classroom Experience

Sandy Speicher, who heads the Design for Learning efforts at IDEO, shares powerful lessons for architects and designers creating the schools of tomorrow.

In recent years, IDEO has spent a lot of time and effort thinking about education. The firm’s work with Ormondale Elementary School, in Portola Valley, California, helped pioneer a special “investigative-learning” curriculum that inspires students to be seekers of knowledge. We spoke to Sandy Speicher, who heads the Design for Learning efforts at IDEO. Her insights provide powerful lessons for…

Rediscovered Masterpiece: The Ford Foundation

Anticipating many of today’s environmental and workplace issues, the 41-year-old Ford Foundation Building is remarkably prescient civic architecture.

Anticipating many of today’s environmental and workplace issues, the 41-year-old Ford Foundation Building, by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, remains a remarkably prescient piece of civic architecture.

Culturally-Determined Architecture for Children’s Health

Course# Met117 This course is AIA/CES registered for 1LU/HSW. Meyer Pediatric in Florence, Italy is a unique example of what happens when multiple firms come together under challenging circumstances to create a successful replacement of a beloved building. The article Hiding in the Hill from the September 2008 issue of Metropolis looks at this Tuscan hospital’s successful use of forward-looking…

Affordable Housing

Erik Van Mehlman, based in Durham, North Carolina, won a design competition to expand the Wake County chapter of Habitat for Humanity’s portfolio of homes. Later, he started Studio B Architecture, a firm specializing in affordable housing.

Exporting the Quad: The American Influence on Global Campus Design

Course# Met115 This course is AIA/CES registered for 1LU. The American ideal of the campus for higher education—quads, diags, ovals, tree lined lawns—has stuck in the imaginations of university planning the world over. The growth in the global education market is enormous. Last year there were nearly 600,000 international students enrolled in U.S. colleges, and as economies around the world…