• Learning Light: The Steven L. Anderson Design Center

    Marlon Blackwell Architects and Renfro Design Group have designed a new home for the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture that illuminates in more ways than one.

  • 2014 AL Design Awards Postscript

    This year, two projects played the roles of design-issue instigators: the Lowline and the New York City Streetlight.

  • 2014 AL Design Awards - Danish National Maritime Museum

    Located near Kronberg Castle, the inspiration for the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the new Danish Maritime Museum celebrates the country’s maritime traditions through built form and light.

  • 2014 AL Design Awards - Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium

    A new gymnasium at the Gammel Hellerup High School in Hellerup, Denmark, is built below grade, while its roof area becomes a new outdoor gathering place for students.

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    2013 AL Design Awards - Clyfford Still Museum, Denver

    Denver recently ranked sixth on a Current Results list of the major cities that receive the most sunshine. With all of that light, it’s no wonder that Allied Works Architecture chose to capitalize on the abundant resource in its design of the Clyfford Still Museum. Working with Arup, the team...

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    2013 AL Design Awards - St. Katherine Drexel Chapel, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans

    The St. Katharine Drexel Chapel at Xavier University—named after the school’s founder—breaks away from traditional churches both in style and in lighting approach.

  • David Chipperfield Architects new East Wing of the St. Louis Art Museum is an addition to the Beaux-Arts original designed by Cass Gilbert for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exhibition.

    Between the Lines

    The concrete grid topping the St. Louis Art Museum’s new East Wing is a work of art in and of itself.

  • A rendering of what the proposed underground Lowline park would look like.

    Lighting the Lowline

    A radical experiment in daylighting could result in New York's first illuminated underground park.

  • Thomas Phifer Reveals His Final Design for the Corning Museum of Glass

    The New York-based architect reveals his final design for the 100,000-square-foot museum expansion in Corning, N.Y., that is slated to open next year, including a new glass skin and curvaceous galleries.

  • Commendable Achievement, Whole Building: Tenley-Friendship Library

    The Tenley-Friendship Library, part of the DC Public Library system, was designed inside-out by way of a collaborative process. The Freelon Group and Horton Lees Brogdon Lighting Design worked together to develop architectural, electric lighting, and daylighting systems with an eye toward creating...

  • Commendable Achievement, Whole Building: Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University

    The Frick Chemistry Laboratory at Princeton University rationally organizes office and laboratory space on either side of an open, central atrium topped by 216 photovoltaic-equipped skylights. The architecture indulges its mechanistic aspects with exposed-steel structural members and mechanical...

  • Best Use of Daylighting: The Sidwell Friends School Meeting House and Arts Center

    A Quaker institution, the Sidwell Friends School wanted to transform an old gymnasium into a meeting and worship space. The school hired architects KieranTimberlake to deliver a design that would embody the Quaker ideals of light and simplicity.

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    2011 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards Postscript

    Daylighting is one of the most challenging lighting strategies to implement. This year, the jury was torn between two projects that it felt exemplified different thinking about daylighting design—the poetic and the functional.

  • Special Citation - Anacostia Neighborhood Library, Washington, D.C.

    Transparency and luminosity underscore this new two-story library in Washington, D.C.'s southwest neighborhood of Anacostia.

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    GSA Regional Field Office Building

    A secondary glass façade provides sun shading and softens visual boundaries.

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    Additions to two of Israel's leading art museums open up to the vibrant daylight of the Mediterranean.

  • The Chartwell School, Seaside, Calif.

    Sited on the decommissioned Fort Ord military base in Seaside, Calif., the Chartwell Campus is composed of multiple buildings and connecting outdoor spaces overlooking Monterey Bay.

  • Berkshire Beauty

    Nestled in the Berkshires sits an understated jewel—the Stone Hill Center at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, a public art museum and research center established in 1955 by Singer sewing machine heir Robert Sterling Clark and his wife Francine.

  • Happy Landings

    Madrid airport's terminal 4 may be high-tech, architecturally, but the effect is humane

  • Glowing Glass

    It's not difficult to pinpoint which building along 15th Street Northwest in downtown Washington, D.C., is the Columbia Center. Completed in 2007, its glass curtain wall façade and glowing “lightbox” lobby stand out amid the surrounding drab 1970s precast concrete office buildings—which is exactly...


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