Other stories by Bruce D. Snider

  • Aging in (Which?) Place

    Having grown up in a suburb, I've chosen as an adult to live only in cities and small towns.

  • Frameless Solar Panels

    Frameless photovoltaic panels clean shape presents lots of opportunities for more integrated designs.

  • Residential Roof Deck Review

    Sitting on a roof can feel like sitting on top of the world. And considering how little it takes to make a roof habitable, a deck up top may deliver the biggest bang for the buck in residential construction.

  • Nils Finne's New Video

    Seattle architect Nils Finne's smart, low-key use of Internet marketing to spread the word about his firm helps secure work across the country.

  • Shop Class and the Future of Skilled Labor

    Who's going to build our buildings when nobody knows one end of a hammer from the other

  • Motivating Employees to Act (and Feel) Like Owners

    It's about respect and autonomy, not about rules.

  • Asphalt Road Surfaces as Solar Collectors

    Another great idea hiding in plain sight: Redirect heat from asphalt road and parking surfaces for productive uses.

  • Llighthouses Available, Cheap

    I've been impressed on this visit with how my old hometown, DC, seems to be thriving, and that leads me to reflect on how cities in general will fare in the coming post-recession.

  • Legal Basics for Architectural Practice

    At the AIA 2012 National Convention in Washington, D.C., Charles R. Heuer, FAIA, Esq., presented “Did You Get the Owner’s Manual for Your Practice?”

  • The Urban Rebound

    I've been impressed on this visit with how my old hometown, DC, seems to be thriving, and that leads me to reflect on how cities in general will fare in the coming post-recession.