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My Worst Project Never Killed Anyone

02.25.2016

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It’s time for architects-along with the American Institute of Architects-to take a stand against spaces intended to torture and kill.

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It’s time for architects-along with the American Institute of Architects-to take a stand against spaces intended to torture and kill.

Cab Drivers: The Ultimate Architecture Critics

02.24.2016

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Every day they pass thousands of houses, hospitals, churches, and schools, so it’s no wonder many of them have strong opinions about the kinds of buildings they like. They may be one of the built environment’s most authentic focus groups.

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Every day they pass thousands of houses, hospitals, churches, and schools, so it’s no wonder many of them have strong opinions about the kinds of buildings they like. They may be one of the built environment’s most authentic focus groups.

Who Designs Public Space?

02.17.2016

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What does an urban designer do on his day off, when he’s halfway around the world? If he’s in Rabat, Morocco—as Dennis Pieprz was two years ago—he does what he’s hardwired to do: walk the city. The experience is exhilarating and humbling.

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What does an urban designer do on his day off, when he’s halfway around the world? If he’s in Rabat, Morocco—as Dennis Pieprz was two years ago—he does what he’s hardwired to do: walk the city. The experience is exhilarating and humbling.

Architecture Has Become a Lifestyle Choice

02.15.2016

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Architecture is in state of deep and troubling transition. But the schools are not responding to these changes. Instead, they’re enabling the decline of the profession of architecture as a building art.

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Architecture is in state of deep and troubling transition. But the schools are not responding to these changes. Instead, they’re enabling the decline of the profession of architecture as a building art.

Blair Kamin on the Chicago Biennial, George Lucas, and the magic of Jeanne Gang

01.27.2016

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This past year the Windy City was abuzz with architecture and design news: everything from the Obama presidential library to a Star Wars invasion. The Pulitzer Prize winning critic talks about Chicago’s unique architectural heritage and the culture shift brewing in the profession.

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This past year the Windy City was abuzz with architecture and design news: everything from the Obama presidential library to a Star Wars invasion. The Pulitzer Prize winning critic talks about Chicago’s unique architectural heritage and the culture shift brewing in the profession.

George Lucas and the Lake Michigan Waterfront: A Match Made in Chicago

12.16.2015

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John King’s tale of two cities is the story of two distinct public processes: San Francisco’s famously fractious culture, vs. Chicago’s ruthless top-down model of Mayor-as-last-and-final-word.

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John King’s tale of two cities is the story of two distinct public processes: San Francisco’s famously fractious culture, vs. Chicago’s ruthless top-down model of Mayor-as-last-and-final-word.

Who Saved New Orleans?

11.19.2015

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When official planning efforts floundered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the people of New Orleans took it upon themselves to rethink and reimagine their city.

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When official planning efforts floundered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the people of New Orleans took it upon themselves to rethink and reimagine their city.

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