Road Trip!

Students from our graduate and undergraduate furniture studios have been sending their work to the Chair Affair in Boise, Idaho for many years. Sponsored by the Interior Decorators of Idaho, the event offers prizes for work entered by both professionals and students. I volunteered to deliver...

Hyperbolic Paraboloi...

Thin-shell construction was a signature of the late modernist movement in architecture.  Light and efficient, this construction type was embraced by architects and engineers alike, as a means to minimize construction materials and increase structural performance while obtaining a dramatic...

Dorte Mandrup Studio

Now that the first of two eight-day charrettes is over, those of us in the Mandrup Master Studio have had time to catch up on sleep and reflect further on how to tackle the design of a culturehouse on one of two sites located along Madison Street in the Capitol Hill area.  In conjunction with...

Test of Time

Is it likely or even possible for a modern building to last for 250 years? Part of the Bullitt Center’s claim to the “greenest office building in the world” rests on the intention to make a building that will last much longer than the 73 year median for an office building in the...

Murcutt Studio

The Australia portion of the Murcutt/Australia 2012 studio is already coming to a close.  the first two days were spent with Glenn touring some of his ‘breakthrough’ projects outside Sydney including the Simpson/Lee House, The Boyd Center and the Walsh House. Visit to the...