May 2000 Table of Contents

From the Editor
Hold On To Your Work

How can you hold on to your work? How can you preserve it for yourself, your family, your prospective clients, your biographer? Read more

Practice
Busting the Builders

Like most architects in this time of booming home sales, Ann Capron is busy--too busy, she says, to chase builders who are copying her plans without her permission. Read more

Residential Architect Design Awards
Sharon's California House II, Manhattan Beach, Calif.2000 RADA Sharon's California House II, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

When architect Gerald Horn saw the views of the Pacific from his clients' new property in Manhattan Beach, Calif., he knew just what to do: Turn their world upside down. Read more

2000 RADA Marek House, Chaska, Minn.

On their 11 acres of agrarian land, these clients wanted to build "something simple and with good proportions." Read more

2000 RADA Ranch Shelter, Tom Green County, Texas

The simplest things are sometimes the most powerful. Read more

2000 RADA Urban residence, Baltimore

Old and new coexist happily in countless renovations, but rarely are they juxtaposed so ingeniously as on this home in urban Baltimore. Read more

Blueprint 2000, Chapel Hill, N.C.2000 RADA Blueprint 2000, Chapel Hill, N.C.

When the editors of Better Homes & Gardens asked architect J. Carson Looney to design the ultimate house for the new century, he thought he'd be bound by tradition. Read more

Desert Hills at Desert Mountain, Scottsdale, Ariz.2000 RADA Desert Hills at Desert Mountain, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Desert Hills' Scottsdale, Ariz., setting is filled with scenic views of the Sonoran Desert, but they alone didn't satisfy project architect Rick New of Downing, Thorpe & James. Read more

Charleston II, Kentlands, Md.2000 RADA 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. Read more

Withers Residence, Accokeek, Md.2000 RADA Withers Residence, Accokeek, Md.

Judges chose as project of the year a modest structure covered in asphalt shingles and corrugated metal, built for a bargain $80 a square foot. Read more

Renovation
Hanson Sciannella Residence, Rockville, Md.2000 RADA Hanson Sciannella Residence, Rockville, Md.

The judges admired this interior transformation of a formerly dark, chopped-up ranch house. Read more

2000 RADA Weiner Residence, Washington, D.C.

The program for this Washington, D.C., remodel was out of the ordinary, so architect Mark McInturff came up with a fittingly unusual solution. Read more

2000 RADA Private residence, Newton, Mass.

From the front, this suburban Boston remodel doesn't appear too different from its "before" photographs. Read more

Multifamily
2000 RADA South Side Housing, Pittsburgh

For designing urban expansion that enhances the community, South Side Housing takes top honors. Read more

Brezza Condominiums, Kirkland, Wash.2000 RADA Brezza Condominiums, Kirkland, Wash.

Italy's celebrated hill towns were the inspiration for Brezza ("breeze" in Italian) Condominiums, a multifamily complex located on a steep hillside above Kirkland, Wash. Read more

2000 RADA Museum Heights Condominiums, Brentwood, Calif.

What do you do with a site that is superbly located down the road from the J. Paul Getty Museum, but is also steeply raked and adjacent to one of the nation's busiest freeways? Read more

The Gate, Hoboken, N.J.2000 RADA The Gate, Hoboken, N.J.

Dean Marchetto did his homework before embarking on the design of this 10-unit, Arts-and-Crafts influenced apartment complex in Hoboken, N.J. Read more

Affordable
Villa Flores, Los Angeles2000 RADA Villa Flores, Los Angeles

Villa Flores isn't just a multiple-award-winning affordable senior housing community. It's also the prototype for a group of projects to be built on the same church-owned block in downtown Los Angeles. Read more

Urban residence, Lawrence, Kan.2000 RADA Urban residence, Lawrence, Kan.

Looks like a bunch of friends got together and put something really unique together, the judges said. "It's a slam dunk." Read more

West Boulevard, Los Angeles2000 RADA West Boulevard, Los Angeles

West Boulevard's boldly striped entry and mix of unit types captured the judges' attention and imagination. Read more

Midway School Apartments, Midway, Ky.2000 RADA Midway School Apartments, Midway, Ky.

In 1926, when the Midway School's first students were gazing wistfully out the windows, who knew they might live there someday as senior citizens? Read more

On the Boards
The Saulet, New Orleans2000 RADA The Saulet, New Orleans

Like many tourist meccas, New Orleans faces the thorny problems of overcrowding and urban growth. So our hats are off to James, Harwick + Partners, who offer a head-on solution with the Saulet. Read more

McAllister Point Model Homes, The Ford Plantation, Richmond Hill, Georgia2000 RADA McAllister Point Model Homes, The Ford Plantation, Richmond Hill, Georgia

Ferguson Shamamian & Rattner's graceful concept for McAllister Point Model Homes, a master planned community on the grounds of an 18th century plantation, befits the project's historical setting. Read more

Picard/Samsel Residence, Dewees Island, S.C.2000 RADA Picard/Samsel Residence, Dewees Island, S.C.

Designing a residence for tiny Dewees Island, near Charleston, S.C., has presented architect Whitney Powers with a host of challenges. Read more

Mansion Condominiums at Playa Vista, Los Angeles2000 RADA Mansion Condominiums at Playa Vista, Los Angeles

The judges applauded the romantic contextuality of the Mansion Condominiums at Playa Vista. "It is L.A.," said one. Read more

Other Articles
Provence at Anthem, plan 2, Las Vegas 2000 RADA Provence at Anthem, plan 2, Las Vegas

In our first annual design competition, judges selected 24 projects for awards, out of more than 300 entries. Read more

Doctor Spec
Doctor Spec Winning Metals

New-look metal roofing offers a broad range of styles, reliable performance, and easy installation. Read more

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