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  • HUD No Longer a Dud

    WASHINGTON, D.C. When I arrived here as an eager college graduate in 1979, I had a case of Potomac Fever. I believed the federal government was a force for good, and I wanted to help all those smart people shape policy and save the world.

  • The Cost of Concessions

    Last month, my mom flew out from California to spend a long weekend with me in Washington, D.C.

  • A Rude Awakening

  • Getting Past Hello

    At one time or another, most of us have attended those “social mixers” where you try to use a giant black Sharpie to legibly write your name on a white sticker that then attaches haphazardly to your clothes.

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  • Welcoming a New Era

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—When dawn broke Jan. 20, close to 2 million people were already on the move, streaming toward the U.S. Capitol to watch Barack Obama become president.

  • Are We There Yet?

  • 2009's Silver Linings

    It’s not exactly going to be a happy new year for the multifamily industry.

  • Election Impact

    With so much at stake in the recent elections, ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING asked: How do you think the 2008 U.S. presidential election will impact the lighting industry? Here, the presidents of the two principal professional U.S. lighting organizations offer their perspectives before and after the...

  • The State of Lighting Research

    Researchers aim to connect with the lighting community