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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Drawing inspiration from Manhattan’s street grid, the new John Jay College of... More

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A View on Wright

The Darwin D. Martin House Complex (1903–1905) in Buffalo, N.Y., stands as one of the early shining examples of the Prairie School, as well as one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most elaborate residential designs. More

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The Skylight Series

Velux promotes daylighting through a number of sponsored studios More

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2007 AL Design Awards: Condé Nast Cafeteria, New York
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2007 AL Design Awards: Condé Nast Cafeteria, New York

When the team at Arup Lighting's New York City office was asked to design A... More

2007 AL Design Awards: 7 World Trade Center, New York
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2007 AL Design Awards: 7 World Trade Center, New York

Before design began on 7 World Trade Center, architect David Childs of Skidmore,... More

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Façade Lighting: A Fork In The Road?

Today, façade lighting design strategies seem to follow two diverging paths: One emulates the work of nature—the moon and the sun—while the other embraces the possibilities of latter-day technology. For any given project, a lighting designer tends to operate with either a “naturalist” or a “technologist” mindset, though the approaches can overlap considerably. In the best cases, each hopes to imbue the building with not merely skilled illumination, but a higher level of meaning. More

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A New York State of Mind

The utterly bearable lightness of being in New York this spring is evident in several new structures, and one classic now topping the charts. This is a great time to walk the sidewalks of Manhattan, from Columbus Circle to the Battery, from Harlem to City Hall Park. More

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City Lights Events

The two-stage international design competition to create an innovative, state-of-the-art fixture design that responds to New York City's unique architectural and urban landscape, while meeting performance requirements for a city streetlight is nearing completion. In anticipation of selecting a winning proposal, an exhibit and lecture have been scheduled. Details are listed below. More

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City Lights Design Competition Winners Announced

The results of this competition to design a new streetlight for New York City have been announced. First place was awarded to Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York City; Second Place went to Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Chicago, IL; and Third Place was given to Atelier Imrey Culbert, New York City. Expanded coverage of the competition and the three finalists? schemes will appear in the Jan/Feb 2005 issue of A|L. More

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