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  • Face to Facebook

    Some architects have embraced social media and telecommunications, but others struggle to discern the actual benefits.

  • Architect, Design Thyself

    As firms encourage more collaboration between architects and launch new research initiatives, office space design will also change. Welcome to a world of incubator spaces.

  • University of Maryland

    The WaterShed house took top honors in the overall competition.

  • Your Smart Buildings Aren't That Smart

    Our ancestors did fine without AC and dimmers. Should the profession’s efforts to go green require the use of more technology?

  • What Went Wrong at Runcorn?

    The demise of James Stirling's classically-inspired public housing project.

  • Can This Planner Save Detroit?

    An interview with Toni L. Griffin, the star urban planner hired to reshape Detroit.

  • Experiments in Light

    Light can assume many different personalities. Its mercurial properties enable it to be simultaneously utilitarian and abstract. And, on occasion, when artistic explorations lead to practical applications, we are reminded of design's capacity to solve problems and re-imagine basic principles.

  • DOGPound

    When Hale County was threatened with a lawsuit for not meeting a state requirement that each Alabama county have an animal shelter, in stepped Rural Studio.

  • Birding Tower

    Located in neighboring Perry County is Perry Lakes Park, where the Rural Studio has completed four projects since 2001.

  • Lions Park

    Little League baseball is alive and well in Greensboro, Ala., thanks in part to five thesis students who developed a new master plan for the town's 40- acre Lions Park.