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Jeanne Gang Designs 'Working in America'

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.11.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It's been 40 years since Studs Terkel published "Working," a book packed with 150 people explaining what they do all day - and why. Jane Saks - whose...

Two New Apple Stores for New York

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.13.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Designs for two new Apple stores in New York, designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, couldn't be more dissimilar. But their function remains the same. ...

In D.C., Siting a Pavilion in a Park

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.06.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

The site for the newest museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is informed by its own context and history. National Museum of African Amer...

Richmond's Timeless Designer House

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.15.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

If the 2016 Richmond Symphony Designer House teaches us anything about architecture, it is this: Graceful design and fine materials will stand the te...

A Book of 9/11 Memorial Designs

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.01.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Back in 2003, Lester Levine and his wife entered the design competition for a memorial on the site of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. They didn'...

A Book of Smartly Designed Erotic Products

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Here we have an interview with Rita Catinella Orrell, LEED GA, an author and design journalist working in New Jersey. She's been a member of the desig...

Three Camper Cabins by HGA

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

One step up from a tent, HGA's new camper cabins pack a lot more punch. Whitetail Cabin, by HGA; Paul Crosby Photography These three are the firs...

American Impressionists at NYBG

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.07.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

How could you possibly improve upon pairing up American Impressionist art with flowers from New York's finest botanical garden? With a corresponding ...

Planning a 308-Acre Park for Raleigh

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.28.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Breathtaking seems the best adjective for the 308-acre Dix property Raleigh recently acquired from the state of North Carolina for $52 million. The only aspect more breathtaking than its size, scope and beauty is how far-reaching a challenge this rolling, wooded landscape presents the city.

Newspaper Endorsements Stack Up For Obama, Romney

The Huffington Post | Janell Ross | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

While many media observers question the import of newspaper endorsements, editorial boards at most of the nation's major dailies continue to formally ...