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'House Rules' by Architect Deborah Berke

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

July is proving to be quite the month for architect Deborah Berke. On July 1, she assumed the leadership role as dean at Yale University's School of ...

The Gift of Architecture

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any architecture aficionado must be in want of a good book for the holiday season. So I'm pleased to offer a few recommendations of volumes recently reviewed at Architects + Artisans, with links to posts and ordering details.

CultureZohn: Chicago Shows Off

Patricia Zohn | Posted 10.07.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Chicago is tired of being flown over. It is tired of being called the third coast. It is tired of being known for its fierce wind, multiple members of the Daley family, and the Mob. It is tired of being called the Second City.The first Chicago Architecture Biennial -- a success on many counts -- lays all that to rest.

In NYC, 'Drawing From Practice'

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Wendy Goodman of New York calls it "a fantastic book that sheds light on the creative process of how architects envision and start to bring life to their buildings."

With 21c Museum Hotel, Durham's on a Roll

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.29.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It's not enough that the newest 21c museum hotel is located in downtown Durham, home to one of the fastest-growing cultural scenes in the nation. No. The new hotel -- the fourth in a rapidly growing 21c collection -- has taken over the 17-story Hill Building, built in 1935-37.

Architects and the Meaning of Freehand

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Earlier this month, Routledge Press announced the publication of Drawing from Practice: Architects and the Meaning of Freehand. It was inspired by a column I wrote in this space in January 2011.

Modern Design Hits New York

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

After years of leading design conversations on the west coast, Dwell is teaming up with New York magazine to do the same for Brooklyn and Manhattan. ...

Women In Architecture: By Women In Architecture

Tom Mallory | Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

Over the last couple of months we at OpenBuildings contacted a number of prominent female architects to try to understand this issue from women who have first-hand experience - today's post is going to be about them and their thoughts. We would like to thank all the women who contributed and hope to encourage students, practicing professionals and anyone else to take part in the discussion below.