Other stories by Vernon Mays

  • The Integral House

    Toronto / Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

  • 2006 leadership awards top firm dan rockhill

    dan rockhill and his students aren't afraid to dirty their hands building their designs.

  • peter pfeiffer

    Earth Day—the first one, back in 1970—was a catalyst for Peter Pfeiffer, FAIA.

  • glenn murcutt

    From a regionalist's point of view, the best design starts with respect for the place. Perhaps that's why Glenn Murcutt's houses are so highly regarded, for he possesses an unparalleled sense of awe about his native Australia.

  • Top Firm: Frank Harmon Architect

    Frank Harmon has won his fair share of accolades for design over the years. But no occasion evoked such a pointed reaction to his work as the judging of the entries for AIA North Carolina in 1999, when Harmon swept the competition by winning three out of four Honor Awards in his home state.

  • kids on the block

    Architect Gregory Kearley, AIA, of Inscape Studio in Washington, D.C., planned a modern scheme for this Youth Build affordable house in the city's historic Anacostia neighborhood. That is, until he encountered the district's strict review board and reworked the three-bedroom home for a more...

  • dorms to go

    Applying mass-production methods to architecture, Garrison Architects, in New York City, and fabricator Kullman Industries, of Lebanon, N.J., are collaborating on a line of manufactured residence halls for college and university clients.

  • the jet set

    Although most of the residences wear neotraditional garb in the New Urbanist town of Stapleton, Colo., the former airport site outside of Denver, two multistory housing projects now in the works have a decidedly contemporary edge.

  • light from both sides

    David Salmela's modernism honors the past, the human need for comfort and warmth, and the north country's fleeting sun. A self-described modernist who admits, with a hint of bewilderment, to being controversial, Salmela routinely creates sophisticated houses that blend his own proclivity for...

  • calm things in a cluttered world

    In a Canadian province that is more famous for exporting its talent than for keeping it close to the nest, Brian MacKay-Lyons chose to come home to make his way.