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DESIGN WITH ENTERPRISE

I wasn't always fascinated with architecture and design. I'm not an architect, but I have come to realize how important good design is as an ingredient to better human health and well-being. And how important business skills are to successful practice. — Published 2012.0425

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BASICS - STAIRS, RAMPS, AND SLOPES

Stairs, ramps, and slopes are specific types of flooring assemblies that join two or more different levels.

Their design is guided, in part, by larger design intentions that involve human movement through space, along with scale, location, orientation, wayfinding strategies, and their contextual fit within the immediate and surrounding environment. — Published 2012.0418

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AIA HOUSING AWARDS: SINGLE-FAMILY

In the Towerview neighborhood of Racine, Wisconsin, a strikingly modern two-story home stands apart on a lakefront site. Though its architects credit nearby Victorians as inspiration for the vivid colors highlighting its facade, the playful tone, rectilinear massing, and structurally expressive detailing seem to make more recent references — as well they might. — Published 2011.0406

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NEW SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTURE

SFMOMA commissioned a new sculpture garden for the top of its parking structure, with provisions to connect to the main San Francisco Museum of Modern Art building — a late-20th-century classic that prefigured the wave of museums constructed following the Guggenheim Bilbao in 1997. Jensen & Macy Architects conceived of the garden, which was completed by successor firm Jensen Architects, as a gallery without a ceiling. — Published 2010.0609

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AIA HOUSING AWARDS 2010

The Safari Drive multifamily residential complex in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, exemplifies a higher-density, pedestrian-scaled alternative to the exploding sprawl of greater Phoenix. Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership, it succeeds as design in the broadest sense: place-making that intertwines architecture, planning, and landscape. — Published 2010.0512

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PETER BOHLIN - AIA GOLD MEDAL

On New York's Fifth Avenue, people approach the Apple Store's glass cube, often first walk around it, then enter and descend by the glass stairs to the below-ground showroom. This store is not only the icon for Apple Inc., but also an exemplar of the architecture of Peter Bohlin: it is an original statement, powerful yet minimalist, that enhances its surroundings and respects the human scale while creating an invigorating sense of movement, pulling in shoppers and spectators in staggering numbers, 24 hours a day. — Published 2010.0414

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NORTH AMERICAN WOOD

The Richmond Olympic Oval, the venue for long-track speedskating events in the recent Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, is capped by a massive roof almost 6.5 acres (2.6 hectares) in size. The LEED Silver-certified building, designed by Cannon Design, features prefabricated pine panels spanning between hollow composite wood-steel arches to form a rhythmically pleated timber ceiling over the ice. — Published 2010.0310

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AIA EDUCATION AWARDS

On a former farm outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Indian Community School aims to connect Native American students with their cultural heritage through both curriculum and setting. Antoine Predock Architect PC designed a building to both foster and exemplify that cultural and environmental awareness. — Published 2009.0923

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GRAND TETON VISITOR CENTER

Early in the design process of the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Grand Teton National Park, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson made several key design decisions that were critical to the success of the project. — Published 2009.0819

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST AIA AWARDS 2008

Built in the 1950s, Woodway Residence north of Seattle was reimagined for a young family by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Their intervention adds transparency and light, and takes better advantage of the home's picturesque wooded site. It was recently recognized by AIA Seattle. — Published 2008.1217

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