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  • greening the mcmansion

    The "Greening the McMansion" charrette gave attendees a chance to discuss and draw their ideas for remaking a sample overscaled home in suburban Bellevue, Wash.

  • the big think: engaging community and government in design solutions

    Discussing projects that engaged land trusts to help create dense, green, affordable housing developments, moderator William H. Kreager, FAIA, challenged those present to ask themselves, "What can I do to become a citizen architect in my community?"

  • citizen architect

    Steven A. Moore, Ph.D., told the audience that "we architects are too often seen as self-congratulatory artists" who are only "interested in self-expression."

  • green, then and now

    Thirty years ago, when 2009 Top Firm Leadership Award winners David Miller, FAIA, and Robert Hull, FAIA, founded The Miller|Hull Partnership, it wasn't terribly unusual for architects to concern themselves with the principles of what would come to be call

  • partnering with allied professions to bring new ideas to market

    This panel discussion, "Partnering With Allied Professions to Bring New Ideas to Market," brought together three building industry professionals who have accomplished significant things by combining the forces of diverse fields.

  • "beyond the building: the architect's best hope for greater relevance"

    Andrés Duany, FAIA, possesses a unique perspective on how designers can have a greater effect on the built environment.

  • downtime on the farm

    Imagine a cluster of 30 or so diminutive homes set on the edge of a large field, their compact rectangles topped with tilted roofs and punctuated with bright apple-green or ochre siding. This new crop of farmworker housing, designed by the Seattle firm Mi

  • top firm: the miller|hull partnership

    No region of the United States has a stronger, more deeply rooted, or more characteristically regional modernist architecture than the Pacific Northwest.

  • the rolling huts, mazama, wash.

    Tom Kundig, FAIA, likens his six Rolling Huts to “a little Thoreau hut on Walden Pond,” but Henry David Thoreau never had it so sweet.

  • chuckanut drive residence, bellingham, wash.

    The Miller|Hull Partnership, Seattle. Architect Bob Hull, FAIA, and his staff judiciously deployed wood detailing inside this Bellingham, Wash., home.