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  • 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.

  • Urban Instrument

    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

  • 2007 Solar Decathlon Participants Announced


  • specification insights

    presented at the s fifth annual education conference in Alexandria, Virginia, last October, and sent to IALD members in December, the 2005 Edition of Guidelines for Specification Integrity, a joint venture with the Lighting Industry Resource Council, is only the second time such a document has been...

  • raymond grenald

    Enticed by the beauty of flight and the mystery of space, Raymond Grenald began his career as an aeronautical engineer. After surviving a plane crash while in the air force, Grenald found that 'some of the romance was gone,' and although he managed to complete his degree in engineering, his...

  • Dan Flavin retrospective

    Many wonder how splashes of paint and fluorescent tubes can be considered of creative substance. But armed with a bit of information, viewers visiting modern art exhibitions can be engaged by seeing something new. Such is the case with the current retrospective of Dan Flavin's work at the National...

  • Solar Decathlon

    Eighteen student teams design and build sustainable case-study homes on the National Mall in Washington, as part of a Department of Energy-sponsored comptetition.