Other stories by Brian Libby

  • Architects Share Their Top Insulated Wall Systems

    New materials and novel connections enhance the performance of conventional envelopes.

  • Designing in a Cloud: How Architects Are Using Cloud-Based Programs to Deliver the Best Projects

    A roundup of tools and services that architects are using to break free from company servers and physical boundaries.

  • Made in the USA

    We asked building-product manufacturers exhibiting at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo to identify the origin of materials used in their products. Some are closer to the source than one might think.

  • Four Architects Pick Their Favorite New-Old Products

    If sustainable design had an attractive spokesmodel, it would be reclaimed materials. Besides conserving resources and reducing waste, they give projects the patina of a past life.

  • Choosing a 3D Printer for Your Firm

    With the array of 3D printers available, and with costs ranging from $1,500 to $150,000, selecting the best model for your firm can be as time consuming as designing a building—almost.

  • Building App-titude: Apps for Architects

    Apps can shrink desktop programs to fit and function on mobile devices, but the most sophisticated programs enable designers to work in a new paradigm of connectivity that was previously unimaginable. Four tech-saavy architects share their favorite apps for architects.

  • Under the Hood

    Software is crucial to design, but a program is only part of the story. Plug-ins, updates, and other customizations are key to getting work done.

  • Tim DuRoche

    Director of programs for the World Affairs Council of Oregon talks about the value of architecture centers.