from the editor

  • unsung heroes

    remembering the candlepower behind our bright lights.


home front

  • comfort zone

    Author, professor, scholar, and architect Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, will receive the eighth Vincent J. Scully Prize on January 17 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Rybczynski was selected for his decades of contributions to architect

  • gizmo guru

    Most monographs whisk the reader through an architect's portfolio. They provide the opportunity for oohs and aahs, but they often don't contain enough space to take a truly in-depth look at the subject's work.


k+b studio


  • bachelor bath

    Troy Adams describes the client for this Los Angeles master bath remodel as “a dream customer” who gave him carte blanche to create a “cool spalike concept that was also masculine.”



  • fusion fashion

    Troy Adams relied on his fusion philosophy to generate a sophisticated, yet comfortable, space in this high-profile kitchen for architect Jim Chuda. Mixing a variety of materials, Adams merged edgy European sleekness with the calming natural elements comm



  • spread the word

    Through our professional interaction with developers, contractors, city inspectors, engineers, and clients, we architects understand at a detailed level how buildings take shape out of a push-and-pull among sometimes brutal forces: not just physical force



residential architect leadership awards

hall of fame

  • hall of fame: frank d. welch, faia

    Reflecting on his 50-year career, Frank D. Welch, FAIA, recalls the pivotal moment in the architectural journey as if it were yesterday.


top firm

  • top firm: dan rockhill

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


rising star

  • rising star: taal safdie and ricardo rabines

    For Southern Californians, Taal Safdie and Ricardo Rabines do quite a bit of walking. The two architects walk 7-year-old Raquel, the youngest of their three children, to her elementary school on weekday mornings.


doctor spec

  • rerun of the mill

    reclaimed lumber and other materials are worthy of a second look.



new material

off the shelf

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