Design

Blog post
July 11, 2017, 10am PDT
Some argue that neighborhoods will be willing to accept new housing as long as it is high quality; this argument overlooks a wide variety of other objections to new housing.
Michael Lewyn
May 19, 2017, 10am PDT
Accepted by planners as a way to make buildings feel less 'crowded' and baked into many zoning codes, setbacks achieve no benefit other than giving opponents of development a bargaining chip.
California Planning & Development Report
May 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
As the energy grid evolves to accommodate more and more solar energy, conflicts emerge.
99% Invisible
March 23, 2017, 7am PDT
What if an algorithm could meet the needs of the economic system driving suburban housing development while also designing more diverse building types? One architect has already experimented with this provocative thought experiment.
Co.Design
March 4, 2017, 9am PST
Designing trails means serving many masters. Those who do it professionally must balance aesthetics with practical concerns like drainage.
99% Invisible
January 26, 2017, 1pm PST
Andres Duany takes to the CNU's Public Square to argue for the critical need for codes in a built environment awash in mediocrity.
Public Square
December 12, 2016, 11am PST
John King argues that the city's new guidelines may leave too many loopholes open, potentially defeating their purpose: well-integrated new buildings.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 17, 2016, 7am PDT
The Urbanist is publishing a series of articles focusing on the leadership of women is shaping the past, present, and future of Seattle.
The Urbanist
August 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
Citing several recent projects, Alan G. Brake argues that New York City is developing an urban identity that no longer transmits every experience through the lens of Manhattan.
Dezeen
July 20, 2016, 11am PDT
What would Richard Neutra do with a third arm? UC Berkeley researchers once asked him that and more, for science.
99% Invisible
July 12, 2016, 6am PDT
Current trends in the design community require a pointed question: "When everything is characterized as 'world-changing,' is anything?"
The New York Times
June 20, 2016, 10am PDT
A design fix helps Brooklyn brownstones go green.
Wired
June 1, 2016, 6am PDT
NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual celebration of design, recently wrapped up its fourth season. To learn more about who makes up the design community, photographer Charles Aydlett asked attendees how they would like to see design evolve in the city.
Doggerel
May 3, 2016, 5am PDT
Transportation planner Dan Malouff shares eight insights into what makes the Paris Metro one of the world's great subways.
Greater Greater Washington
April 20, 2016, 7am PDT
The first museum to have a "sustained department of architecture and design" is closing down its architecture and design galleries.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 21, 2016, 9am PST
Looking for a greater awareness of social responsibility, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Architect's Newspaper calls for a new organization tasked with advocacy in New York City.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 15, 2016, 6am PST
With the historic climate agreement reached in Paris at COP21, what implications will it have on the architecture, engineering and design industries? Doggerel spoke to U.S. Green Building Council Chair-elect Fiona Cousins for her perspective.
Doggerel
November 17, 2015, 6am PST
In advance of what may be a wider program, Philadelphia's alleys have been ranked for their aesthetic quality. Those in the "average" range are most suitable for retrofits.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 10, 2015, 6am PST
In a field that seems divided between aesthetes and the activists, landscape architects may be closest to reconciling the two trends.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 13, 2015, 12pm PDT
Designing large-scale projects that can take years to build in industries that are constantly evolving run the risk of becoming outdated once completed. Arup's Andrew McAlpine discusses how to design for the long-term while remaining innovative.
Doggerel