Student Houses Test Solar Technologies
From Oct. 12 to Oct. 20 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) held its 2007 Solar Decathlon student competition on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. During the nine-day event the performance and design of the 20 teams' solar-powered houses were judged across 10 categories:...
Highlight: House of Sweden
With the recently completed House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., this Nordic nation has created a “home away from home.” Located in Georgetown, on a prime waterfront site overlooking the banks of the Potomac River and bordering Rock Creek, the building celebrates the country's Scandinavian...
Article Discusses Light Issues on the National Mall
As the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. by its very nature is a city focused on rules and regulations, and buildings are no exception. In "Bathed In the Right Light," a Washington Post article for August 26, 2007, authored by culture critic Philip Kennicott, the behind-the-scenes process of how...
Elderly Tenants Pioneer Redevelopment
WASHINGTON, D.C. - After spending many years in tiny apartments in a deteriorating public housing project, the residents of the Arthur Capper seniors building are celebrating the fruits of a major redevelopment project here.
Public Housing Tenants Become Owners
WASHINGTON, DC. - It seemed like an impossible dream when residents of two of the worst public housing projects started talking about redeveloping their section of Anacostia in this city’s southeastern quadrant.
On a fairly non-descript street in Washington D.C.'s downtown business district sits a not so undescript public artwork. Commissioned by the building developer as part of an overall refurbishment for the 1970's office building he purchased, Low-Rez/Hi-Fi, as the piece is called, adds vibrancy to...
HUD Projects Get Green Rehab
Washington, D.C.— They say no good deed goes unpunished: That’s how it felt at Galen Terrace when developers tried to make this old project-based Sec. 8 development more energy-efficient and a healthier place for residents to live.
Highlight: Washington Univeristy
An individual and institutional evolution is taking shape on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, and the author of that transformation--Pritzker prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki--is once again at the helm. For the past 46 years the visual arts have occupied three separate...
Refract, Reflect, Project
Drawing from selections in its own permanent collection, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. examines the role of light in contemporary art since the 1950s with its current exhibit
human rights campaign hq, washington
CHALLENGE For the Human Rights Campaign, a nonprofit organization that advocates gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights, the purchase of its headquarters in 2002 was a significant step in creating a presence in Washington, D.C. However, the existing mid-century structure required a...