Issue Contents

May 2011

Digital Edition


Successful metal-plate-connected wood truss projects require careful attention to detail from Building Team members.

The 40 individuals profiled here are some of the brightest stars in the AEC universe—and they’re under the age of 40. These young architects, engineers, contractors, designers, and developers stood out among a group of 164 outstanding...

Earn 1.0 AIA/CES HSW/SD learning units by studying this article and successfully passing the online exam.

They’re not ‘dorms’ anymore. Today’s collegiate housing facilities are lively, state-of-the-art, and green—and a growing sector for Building Teams to explore.

Raphael Viñoly’s serpentine-shaped building in San Francisco; Winchester gun factory now PepsiCo lab; Bronx railyard becomes shared education campus.

Carnegie Hall’s $200 million renovation; net-zero energy school in Irving, Texas; Detroit’s Cobo Center updated, enlarged; historic Battery Park pier getting $100 million restoration.

Our IT expert puts a new PDF creation package through its paces and sees value for AEC firms that want to move more aggressively into 3D documents.

Sanford E. Garner, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP ND, NCARB, founding partner and president of A2SO4 Architecture, LLC, Indianapolis, on gentrification, the profitability of being diverse, and his goals as NOMA president.