Philadelphia’s Charter High School for Architecture and Design forged a new kind of design-based curriculum in public schools when it opened more than a decade ago. Is the experiment working?
Marking the trailhead of a Wildlife Refuge next to the Minnesota River, the new Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center constantly reinforces the natural beauty of its surroundings through strategically placed openings framing the landscape.
A collaborative approach to sustainable building at LJ’s sixth Design Institute, in Dallas
In the architecture, engineering and construction industry there are practical problems to defining environmental success with energy codes. It is assumed that energy conservation codes are designed to protect the environment and reduce energy consumption. By following energy codes, owners, designers and politicians believe they are reducing air pollution and energy demand. Yet, consumption continues to rise.
"[Parent Melissa] Martyr-Wagner said. 'I knew what I wanted for my child, and the district couldn't offer it. And when someone's convinced at what they want for their child, they'll work pretty hard to get it.'