More stories about Development

  • change agent

    Chapin knows that the loose edges of towns, with their mind-numbing mazes of streets, cannot be improved simply by sending out talented architects. Innovative solutions must come from better planning.

  • safe and sound

    During the last 50 years, the development of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) in the United States has had international significance. It began with Jane Jacobs and Oscar Newman laying down the principles of defensible space, which have since been universally accepted, and...

  • prefab confab

    factory-built houses are the new darlings of the media and the architectural community, but can prefab really bring high design to mainstream housing? leaders in architectural practice and theory speak out.

  • urban acupuncture

    After decades of absence from the main spheres of architectural discourse, the phenomenon of the metropolis as a site for research and experimentation is beginning to recapture the imagination of architects. This renewed attention our profession is giving to the socio-cultural, political, and...

  • logan heights development, washington, d.c.

    The architects at diVISION ONE, Inc., couldn't find a developer to build five contemporary town houses in the nation's ultraconservative capital, so they tackled the project themselves, becoming developers, contractors, and designers for the Logan Heights Development.

  • The Big Leagues

    Architects and real estate developers have traditionally formed an uneasy alliance. That's because they exist on opposite ends of the disciplinary spectrum.

  • hire yourself

    Architects are highly skilled arbiters of good taste. For the most part, they're much more adept than the lay population at designing things we admire.

  • Urban Legends

    Pappageorge/Haymes has earned a national reputation for contextual, site-appropriate architecture, and for its ability to design in a wide variety of styles.

  • masters of the suburbs

    This group of pioneering architects (and more you'll meet soon) transformed Orange, County, Calif., into a laboratory for the American house.

  • Charleston II, Kentlands, Md.

    Kentlands, a Neo-Traditional community on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., just keeps on winning accolades--for its master planners, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. (DPZ), and for the architects who've followed their guidelines.