August 2006 Table of Contents

From the Editor
From the Editor the pitfalls of selling process, continued

Are you best friends with the people you work with? It can happen, and it can be just great. Read more

Home Front
social success social success

The 2006 AIA/HUD Secretary's Housing and Community Design Awards winnowed a pool of 80 entries to declare three winners. Read more

soleri power soleri power

Paolo Soleri—the intrepid architect, urban planner, and visionary—has added another honor to his long list of accolades: a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Read more

K+B Studio
bathed in light K + B Studio / Bath bathed in light

Few New York City apartments enjoy the luxury of unobstructed views in three directions, but this 5,000-square-foot loft—a recent residential architect design award winner for architectural interiors—does. Read more

K + B Studio / Kitchen 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 Read more

Perspective
all's well that starts well all's well that starts well

I remember being intrigued by a story one of my design teachers told me in the early 1980s, after a trip to Japan. He'd been meeting there with a potential client for more than two years when he finally realized no legal contract was forthcoming. It turne Read more

Practice
Practice diversity how?

Donald King, FAIA, a black architect in Seattle, founded his firm in 1989, but he never wanted it to carry the “minority-owned business” banner. Like everyone else, he wanted his work to speak for itself. Read more

Profiles
core values core values

Anyone wanting to quickly sum up the principals of Pugh + Scarpa Architects could take a look at the parking lot of their office in Santa Monica, Calif. Lawrence Scarpa, AIA, drives a pickup truck, consistent with his bold, unpretentious personality. Ange Read more

Projects
hideaway village leftover overhauls hideaway village

You'd be surprised where and what you can build when you think on top, between, and inside the boxes. Read more

Architects' Choice
tangentially speaking architects' choice tangentially speaking

Kevin Defreitas Architects, AIA: Tangent lever designed by architect Robert Watson for Lockwood. Read more

character studies architects' choice character studies

Kevin Defreitas Architects, AIA: Ribbon font from Gemini Signs. Read more

inside sliders Architects' Choice inside sliders

Kevin Defreitas Architects, AIA: Aluminum doors from The Sliding Door Co. Read more

Doctor Spec
the softer side of steel doctor spec the softer side of steel

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

Other Articles
texas two-step leftover overhauls texas two-step

Architecture school can inspire fast friendships or fierce rivalries. Fortunately for Jim Poteet, AIA, and Patrick Ousey, AIA, shared studios at the University of Texas at Austin made them great pals. So when Poteet found his fledgling firm inundated with Read more

working the system leftover overhauls working the system

William Adams Architects has made its name designing small, innovative multifamily infill. So when charged with creating a six-unit condo building for a tight site near its Venice, Calif., office, the firm knew just what to do. Read more

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