Buildings constructed of unreinforced masonry get much if not most of the media's attention on seismic safety, but so-called 'soft story' wood buildings, often with garages on the ground floor, compose the greatest numbers of vulnerable buildings.
Yesterday   San Francisco Chronicle
The LEED green building standards may not be green enough, as critics voice concerns over some allowed materials and an apparent building industry influence.
Sep 19, 2006   L.A. Weekly
The waste generated from demolition, and the large floor space of many new eco-mansions, is an environmentally unfriendly result of the new green home trend.
Sep 18, 2006   LA Weekly
If voters approve a new school construction bond, plans call for eco-friendly school buildings to begin sprouting up all over Portland, Oregon.
Sep 18, 2006   The Oregonian
Architectural securitization measures around public buildings are going from temporary fixtures to permanent ones, and most are turning once-beautiful cities into military zones. Architecture critic Blair Kamin asks, is all of this necessary?
Sep 18, 2006   Capital Times (Madison)
Despite the security concerns after September 11th, skyscraper construction has continued in cities around the globe.
Sep 18, 2006   The Standard
Ten homes on the 2006 tour for "Architecture and the City" month in San Francisco highlight what's hot in local residential design.
Sep 16, 2006   The San Francisco Chronicle
An exhibition challenges stereotypes and explores the role architects will play in shaping the megacities of tomorrow.
Sep 15, 2006   By Abhijeet Chavan
Seaside's New Institutes Program helps communities establish nonprofit organizations different from homeowners' associations.
Sep 15, 2006   New Urban News
The bleak emphasis on the world's urban problems at the 10th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale overwhelms any architectural aspirations.
Sep 15, 2006   The New York Times
Stockholders in JCDecaux, the world's largest street furniture company, are smiling after the company announced higher profits due to growing demand for advertisements in airports and transit stops.
Sep 14, 2006   By Christian Madera