from the editor

  • both sides now

    I've been talking with residential architects about the difficulty of making services affordable to a wider range of clients. Apparently the excuse that the American public doesn't appreciate what architects do is getting weaker and weaker. More and more architects are turning away work. Why...



  • the venustas factor

    My understanding of the process in which buildings are made is continually refined. And I see mounting evidence of the value of compelling design in a home.



  • winner takes all

    Having your design skills validated by other distinguished architects is no small thing.



  • calm things in a cluttered world

    In a Canadian province that is more famous for exporting its talent than for keeping it close to the nest, Brian MacKay-Lyons chose to come home to make his way.