Oakland, California’s New Transit-Oriented Development Redefines Space
by Rob Poole
Oakland continues to bring new development and innovation to its neighborhoods. Next up is the MacArthur Transit Village (MTV), an impressive urban planning initiative to be built in Temescal beside the MacArthur BART st...
Historic Preservation Groups in Phoenix Save Buildings, Liven Up Community
by James Gardner
Phoenix, Arizona has earned a reputation as a city of endless stucco boxes, but what many don’t know is that it is actually a city filled with diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. There are dozens of historic neighborhoods...
What Athenians in the Greek Capital are Rethinking
by Alkisti Eleni Victoratou
Apart from the economic crisis that they have been facing for the past five years, Athenians also have to re-think the city center of Athens. More precisely, they have to re-think one of the most prominent axes that unif...
Self-Sufficient Building: The Design of the Bullitt Center
by Amanda Bosse
If it wasn’t for the iconic photovoltaic array delicately hovering over the building for all to see, you might not know the Bullitt Center is a “green” building. While this (almost completed) six-story, 50,000 square...
Cincinnati Public Staircases: A Walking History Abandoned But Not Forgotten
by Geoff Bliss
In recent decades, public staircases have been subject to a great deal of controversy in most cities, often viewed as places which are commonly associated with dangerous illegal activities such as crime, drug use, and ev...
Are Daylight Conditions of Hospitals Important in the Design Process?
by Athina Kyrgeorgiou
When we wake up in the morning and the weather is sunny and warm, don’t we feel more happy and eager to go out and face everyday life? Imagine a patient that stays in a hospital room for many days. If they wake up in...
How Corporate America Can Save The Planet: One Building at a Time
by Alex Riemondy
How can we encourage businesses to make the commitment towards sustainable building practices? Well, to start, at the very least, by showing them the savings that they could make if they invested in green design and tech...
The Effects of Transport on Hospital Design and Location
by Athina Kyrgeorgiou
Easy access to a hospital is vital to a good hospital design. When we say "easy access," we are referring to the ease with which cars and ambulances can access a hospital, especially considering emergency situations. Is ...
Preservation or Progress? The Battle for Prentice Hospital
by Andrew Kinaci
As architect Bertrand Goldberg’s civic legacy was highlighted in his engagement with Federal regulators during the Marina City Project, another prominent building of his remains mired in a preservation struggle. T...
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