Expo-tectureEssay, Resources

Theorizing Construction PhasingEssay, Resources

Tactical Urbanism and Its DiscontentsEssay, Resources

Hopefully, proponents of the various urbanisms, at least initially within the freedom of competitions and exhibitions, will more fully explore and give formal shape to the terrain of future possibilities, while keeping in mind that this terrain is not just environmental and technological, but fundamentally political too.

Utility of PlayEssay, Resources

The New Wood ArchitectureEssay, Resources

Growing City / Shrinking EarthEssay, Resources

Ideology vs. Pragmatism in New UrbanismArticles, Publications, Resources

Gables and SawtoothsEssay, Resources

Aldo Rossi and Parking GaragesEssay, Resources

Sneck-down, sneck-down!Essay, Resources

ElementalismEssay, Resources

The Trouble with Mid-risesEssay, Resources

Can Design Improve Life in Cities?: The Cases of Los Angeles, London and ChicagoArticles, Resources

Meaningful InnovationEssay, Resources

Tehrani on Mies, Saarinen, and Discursive OpportunitiesEssay, Resources

My challenge to the Utile-OU team was precisely this: how can they extend their own disciplinary research without apology on the one hand and at the same time develop a speculative spirit that takes bigger risks with form, organization, and materiality in response to their client audiences.

George Condo and Philip TaaffeEssay, Resources

Infrastructure as ArchitectureEssay, Resources

Belle IsleEssay, Resources

Boston Bike UpdateEssay, Resources

SIGN!Essay, Resources

Cronut, or Donut with Horns?Essay, Resources

That Honest Texas ArchitectureEssay, Resources

Afford-A-Bail UrbanismEssay, Resources

The Smokers’ Lounge as a Building TypeEssay, Resources

One can (literally) still smell a group of cub reporters huddled under the canopy and out of the rain while taking a break from the day’s deadline.

Multi-floor IndustrialEssay, Resources

Between Mission Statement and Parametric ModelArticles, Essay, Resources

Since the late 1990s the generative capabilities of parametric modeling, or digital scripting, programs have come to dominate design discourse at schools like Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Columbia, largely due to the increasing influence and leadership of mid-career professors and practitioners such as Greg Lynn, Preston Scott Cohen and Monica Ponce de Leon.

The Letting Go: Loose Planning for Urban SpacesEssay, Resources

A flexible method that embraces informality and appropriation within a fixed city could be of great value to cities with changing demographics and constrained resources.

Beware a Generic Olympics!Essay, Resources

Arches and the ZeitgeistEssay, Resources

BIG modelsEssay, Resources

Zig-zag Stair PatternEssay, Resources

Lessons from a 1924 Town PlanEssay, Resources

Design Communication and RhetoricEssay, Resources

Architects are not builders, but we need to be knowledgeable enough that we can create written and graphic instructions for a building team. While this is an obvious statement, it points in an interesting and mostly unexplored direction.

Dirigibles!Essay, Resources

Typological Mash UpEssay, Resources

You Need to Become an Expert!Essay, Resources

While there are many aspects of the typical university tenure process that are counter-productive (an issue that has been covered extensively in higher education publications), there are some aspects of the process that could have a positive influence on our firm and the individual career paths of the people who work here.

Of coffeeshops, banks and Fritz ZwickyEssay, Resources

It’s instructive to think about what all this means for architects and urban designers, whose traditional purview it is to creatively imagine the use of space.

Urban Design After Battery Park City: Opportunities for Variety and VitalityArticles, Essay, Publications, Resources

Best Architecture in North AmericaEssay, Resources

Island Neighborhood for the Boston OlympicsEssay, Resources

Pragmatism and PolemicsEssay, Resources

Agitated CornersEssay, Resources

Plot Logic: Character-building through Creative ParcelizationPublications, Resources

Move South Station?Essay, Resources

Paper Architecture, Emerging UrbanismArticles, Publications, Resources

These are important questions: with the building boom over, and as both professional offices and academic programs seek to reframe their roles to adapt to our fast-changing culture, we have an opportunity to recalibrate the relationship between practice and education — and more, to realign progressive practice with academic inquiry.

Urban Housing AtlasPublications, Resources

As a reference book, the compendium was to communicate collective knowledge gained to an ever-growing design team and would avoid instances of wheel-reinvention, a problem in a busy office with a horizontal management structure.

Tim Love, interviewed by Nina RappaportArticles

Coffee Carts and Vacant StorefrontsEssay, Resources

Design as On-going Research vs. the One-offEssay, Resources

Figurative CeilingsEssay, Resources

Was this "architected"?Essay, Resources

Questions of EfficiencyEssay, Resources

DIY Urbanists’ Fairy DustEssay, Resources

The Haunted Horse Head and the Weathered OctopusEssay, Resources

Observations about Contemporary Design PedagogyArticles, Publications, Resources

The Vertical Integration of the Design IndustryEssay, Resources

Barrage BalloonsEssay, Resources

Take Back The PolesEssay, Resources

Productive CompetitionEssay, Resources

The Olympics, Boston’s Back Lot, and YaleEssay, Resources

Tangible SpaceEssay, Resources

The consequence of this experience, enhanced by the everyday ordinariness of the apartment and objects being rendered, is the sense that figurative architectonic space permeates every object, molding, and electrical device.

London’s Maker LifestyleEssay, Resources

Utile City vs. Turner CityEssay, Resources

Colored glassEssay, Resources

Aesthetic agendas and the pragmatics of urban developmentEssay, Resources

Paragon Park MemoriesEssay, Resources

Serendipitous CityEssay, Resources

Urbanism Starter Kit: Market-driven PrototypesPublications, Resources

The Library of the FutureEssay, Resources

The PosseEssay, Resources