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  • Idea photo spot of Fallingwater
    Fallingwater is the mecca of innovation
    Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture find Fallingwater the mecca of innovation, design and ahead of its time.The Kaufmann family built a fortune from their retail niche of department stores in Pittsburgh. The family contracted Frank Lloyd...
  • Not everything is a conspiracy
    Not everything is a conspiracy
    Architect Santiago Calatrava’s $4 billion public transportation terminus for the World Trade Center site linking Manhattan to New Jersey is expected to open next year. It was supposed to open in 2008. Not only is it late by six years, it...
  • "The Art of Architecture" at Urban edge
    "The Art of Architecture" surprises with textiles, fine water colors
    “The Art of Architecture” opened this weekend at Urban edge, roomy, attractive gallery downtown Waukegan.Surrounded as they are by sterling examples of architecture styles and the ease of taking a dozen architectural tours, Chicagoans...
  • Multiple intern positions
    Multiple intern positions
    The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has five positions available for a Project Associate. The civil service title is Project Manager Intern. The starting salary is $43,452.00 to $49,970.00 annual. The work location is in...
  • Logo for AIA Baltimore
    Glimpse inside AIABaltimore technology showcase at Forno Restaurant and Wine Bar
    On Thursday the 31th of July in 2014, AIABaltimore hosted an exclusive Happy Hour in downtown Baltimore to promote fellowship among professionals in the design and construction industry. It was a very informative technology showcase for the Summer...
  • Union Station: The new-old jewel of downtown Denver
    Union Station: The new-old jewel of downtown Denver
    Bristling with train, light rail and bus portals, an eye-popping “Great Hall,” eight new restaurants, two bars, an elegant hotel and a half acre of splashing water fountains, Denver’s recently restored Union Station has become...
  • transformed entrances
    Amazing alterations for historic Lloyd Center Mall
    When it opened in 1960, Portland’s landmark Lloyd Center Mall was the largest shopping center in the country. Now, with dramatic changes on the horizon, it is once again poised to be a foremost destination for shoppers. And change is coming...
  • Futuristic Tornado Home
    Future homes in tornado alley may actually lower below ground
    The home of the future in tornado alley or other tornado prone areas may actually be able to lower below ground at the first sign of a tornado. 10 Design, a company based in Hong Kong, is basing their hopes on kinetic architecture and...
  • Tower City Center
    Tower City Center: Cleveland's Hidden Treasure
    I went to Cleveland and hung out one weekend to catch an Indiansnight game at Progressive Field. Like many U.S. cities, Cleveland's downtown area has its trendy points of interest while other areas are vacant or deteriorated from a stunned or...
  • An architecture enthusiast's guide to Okanagan wineries
    An architecture enthusiast's guide to Okanagan wineries
    The Okanagan valley, known for its wineries and its natural splendor, is a favored getaway for wine lovers in western Canada. There are dozens of new and established wineries to seek out for the wine, but for the architecture and design...
  • Bok Tower Gardens: The American Taj Mahal
    Bok Tower Gardens: The American Taj Mahal
    Bok Tower Gardens, otherwise known as the American Taj Mahal,isnotthe usual tourist stop. It's1 hour south of Orlando. Its not a theme park. But, whowants to spend their vacation in crowds and long lines. If you get the theme park itch, the...
  • ‘The Belly of an Architect’ and the Stirling Prize
    ‘The Belly of an Architect’ and the Stirling Prize
    In the 1987 film “The Belly of an Architect,” the protagonist has a bad stomach ache, his wife is pregnant, and he’s tasked to design a show for neoclassical architect Etienne-Louis Boullee, who based his rotundas and domes on...
  • The Edison & Ford Winter Estates
    Edison & Ford Winter Estates: The Protégé next door
    When you're in Fort Myers, Thomas Edison's name is written all over town. There are stores named after him, even a bank. There's Edison Avenue. And, the main attraction in downtown Fort Myers is his Estate, open for tours seven days a...
  • Alexandria, Virginia
    Urban hiking in Alexandria, Virginia
    It is Sunday and while we started the day at the Westover Farmer’s Market, we decided to have our daily hike in Alexandria. The idea is to park high on the hill and then roll ourselves downhill like they used to take tobacco to the ships...
  • Wright and SC Johnson
    Wright's S.C. Johnson Research Tower, open for tours
    I remember back in the middle 60s when I was a smiley-faced, impressionable and enthusiastic young architecture student and studied about the design architects who forged the way for today’s modern architecture design movement. One name...