More stories about FAIA

  • ontario 301, washington, d.c.

    When it came time to liberate her dark, disorienting apartment in a Beaux-Arts building, this client—a psychiatrist—prescribed an orderly, austere environment, perhaps as an antidote to the daily hazards of her practice.

  • the union, san diego

    The taut, well-scaled buildings of this sustainably designed townhouse complex won high praise from the jury.

  • Glass Menagerie

    Val Glitsch, FAIA, Architect: Ann Sacks' line of glass tile features tiles mesh-mounted on sheets measuring 12 or 13 square inches.

  • Frosty Views

    Val Glitsch, FAIA, Architect: American Acrylic's LUMAsite translucent panels are a lightweight alternative to frosted glass. The shatterproof sheets are cast from 100 percent acrylic or modified polyester resins and reinforced with fiberglass.

  • Tough Choice

    Val Glitsch, FAIA, Architect: IceStone surfacing is made of recycled glass and cement and slabs measure 52½ inches wide, 96 inches long, and 1¼ inches thick.

  • Raw Hide

    Val Glitsch, FAIA, Architect: Silestone Leather quartz-based surfacing and is made from 93 percent quartz and 7 percent resins and color.

  • Germane German

    Val Glitsch, FAIA, Architect: Bulthaup's high-end cabinets allow for versatility and mobility in the kitchen with freestanding units as well as wall-hung units.

  • urbane infill

    Nearly 1,500 square feet of storage space atop a bakery and parking garage was the starting point for this apartment by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA. Along the way he also had to contend with the historic Washington, D.C., neighborhood's building restrictions—n

  • Sausalito, Calif., Residence

    Architect Mary Griffin had lived in this house—the oldest in Sausalito, Calif.—for 15 years by the time she remodeled it.

  • commonage kitchen, great falls, va.

    After two days of tough choices, the jury unanimously cheered for this “perfectly done” kitchen renovation in which “nothing [was] out of place.”