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  • field maneuvers

    When Richard Williams, AIA, designed his own house five years ago, he decided to forgo a general contractor and manage the fieldwork himself. He spent nights and early mornings coordinating the various trades before heading to his Washington, D.C., office.

  • modular 3, kansas city, kan.

    This modular residence by Studio 804, architect Dan Rockhill's student design/build program at the University of Kansas, barely touches the ground.

  • reinvention recalled

    At ra's winter Reinvention Symposium, held in San Diego, we dipped into some of the entrepreneurial endeavors architects are plumbing: design/build, development, landscape design, product design, and more.

  • 2006 leadership awards top firm dan rockhill

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

  • citizen architect

    nonprofits can help architects put the pro in pro bono.

  • the softer side of steel

    One of the strongest building materials is also a tremendously flexible, decorative spec.

  • beyond quotas

    Shalom Baranes, FAIA, first crossed paths with Shaun Benson-Frazier on an American Red Cross project about four years ago. Benson-Frazier, an architecture-trained black woman, was managing the design and construction of the organization's new headquarters

  • home tomes

    Along with garden-fresh tomatoes and the comforting thwack of flip-flops on pavement, summer brings the opportunity to delve into a little beach reading.

  • growing green

    Everyone agrees that environmentally sound building materials and methods are quickly drifting toward the architectural mainstream. Google the term “green building,” and a long list of trade shows and directories pops up. But while items such as flyash co

  • custom for less

    My wife, Sherry, and I had embarked on an experiment: to design and build a 2,800-square-foot custom home on a budget of $50 per square foot (or $300,000, including land costs). Although it seemed idealistic, we considered the task possible if we did some