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More stories about Architects

  • Capturing the Sunshine in Oklahoma

    An artificial sky is taking shape at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Designed to simulate both clear and cloudy weather, the sky dome will assist OSU students, practicing architects, and others in the research of day-lighting systems.

  • Straw-Bale Vault

    It's not every day that a world-famous artist asks you to design and build a retreat honoring the work of Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy — in highly seismic Joshua Tree, Calif., to boot.

  • No More Bids: Switching to Negotiated Contracts

    I used to run my business the way most contractors do: I'd visit potential clients, review the plans their architects had drawn, agree to bid against a group of other contractors, and then spend 10 to 100 hours estimating the work.

  • Architecture of Democracy

    American architecture embodies the ideals of democracy for which our revolution was fought and our Constitution created.

  • Box Office

    Rand Elliott rethinks the office box in Oklahoma City.

  • Zip-Tie Tek: The Ties that Bind

    By paying attention to his instincts, Ammar Eloueini now stands among the leaders of the digital design revolution, testing the limits of form and training the next generation of software-savvy designers.

  • On the Job

    Steel I-beam rafter pair; rock-breaking tip; ice supports

  • Narrow Shear-Wall Solution

    Q. I'm the project manager for a construction company that's building a series of townhouses. In one of our designs, the garage walls are only 10 inches wide. There isn't any room to expand these walls, but they still need to be reinforced to prevent rack

  • Letters

    When designs don't meet code; New Jersey reality check; gutter detail; sprinklers; more

  • Who Pays When the Design Doesn't Meet Code?

    Let's suppose you're hired by a local restaurant to build a deck off the dining room so that customers can eat outside and enjoy the view. Your bid comes in at $30,000, and the owner accepts it.