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  • Professional Practice Issues in Architecture and Building - 01
    Professional Practice Issues in Architecture and Building

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    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    To the Editor,

    I agree that there are many myths circulating today about the U.S. timber system. — Published 2013.0515

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    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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    — Published 2013.0424

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    OPEN-WEB STEEL JOISTS

    Focusing on structural engineering issues involved in the repair, restoration, or adaptive reuse of older buildings for which drawings no longer exist, this article is the eighth in a series about antiquated structural systems that can be adapted or reanalyzed for safe reuse. — Editor

    Most of the systems that have been discussed in this series are no longer in use because they have been replaced by more innovative or more economical methods of construction. — Published 2010.0616

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    TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE

    Just about a year ago, Al Gore rocked the national AIA Convention in San Antonio with a climactic final keynote address, and received a prolonged standing ovation from thousands of architects who had lined up for hours to get in.

    Gore expressed the compelling case on global climate change, anchoring the powerful presentation with this silver spur to action for design professionals: — Published 2008.0423

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    RENZO PIANO GOLD MEDAL

    Renzo Piano first captured the attention of the architecture world as co-designer of the Centre Pompidou in Paris with Richard Rogers, an epochal building that dramatically established the still-reigning high-tech modern style of architecture.

    Piano's subsequent projects, including several gorgeous museums and other beautiful buildings around the world, have steadily reinforced his reputation as a profound designer, sensitive practitioner, and master craftsman of building. — Published 2008.0123

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    CLASSIC HOME 074

    This four-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Mill Valley, California was built for a young family and sited beside a goat pasture.

    The house is composed of a single long wing capped by a clerestory over the open great room and kitchen. Entry and secondary service spaces are found at either end of this wing. Along one side of this open space is a wall composed entirely of built-in bookshelves, which separates the public and private areas of the house. — Published 2007.0509

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    AIA HOUSING AWARDS 2007

    The American Institute of Architects has announced 19 recipients in its 2007 Housing Awards Program. Within this diverse collection of multifamily projects and single-family houses are common themes of economy, sustainability, and sensitivity to urban and environmental context. Collectively, these buildings represent the variety of ways in which Americans, rich and poor, are being newly housed. — Published 2007.0418

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    COMPREHENSIVE BUILDING MODELING

    "What happens to the cost of the building if we add 40 square meters to the lobby?" "What happens to the total height of the building if we use a steel frame instead of a cast-in-place system?" "How will changing the structural system affect the construction schedule?" — Published 2003.0625

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    PATHS TO COLLABORATION

    Digital tools promise to improve collaboration processes in the design-and-construction industry. Yet more than tools are needed for collaboration to succeed. The architecture profession also needs to educate itself about the business, legal, technical, and behavioral aspects of sharing information electronically. — Published 2002.0522

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    SMALL FIRM - GLOBAL REACH

    From offices in a nicely restored old house just a few doors from where Mark Twain lived in Hartford, Connecticut, the firm of Tai Soo Kim Partners has been creating contextually sensitive modern architecture in local, regional, and global markets for over thirty years. — Published 2000.1213

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