Articles

2019

Rockwell Group’s “Lawn” Opens at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Interior Design, July 2019 

Perkins + Will Blurs Work-Leisure for Madison Marquette’s Washington, DC, headquarters
Interior Design, June 2019

Line DC by INC Architecture & Design: 2018 Best of Year Winner for Hotel Transformation
Interior Design, January 2019

2018

Doughnut as a Work of Art: The Hirshhorn’s Famously Round Building Is Shaping Its Resurgence
Interior Design, November 2018

Then and Now: For decades, Brazilian furniture designers have been carving out a modern aesthetic that’s all their own
Interior Design, June 2018

Doctor Green: The circular economy is William McDonough’s prescription for a healthy planet
Interior Design, February 2018

Inside Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights by Rockwell Group
Interior Design, January 2018 Read

Peter Q. Bohlin’s Impressive Career Includes Work for Bill Gates and Steve Jobs
Interior Design, January 2018

2017

Calculate This: Computational architect Marc Fornes transforms coding into undulating designs
Interior Design, October 2017

2015

Yes, She Can: Built by Women, an initiative to give credit where credit is due, is rolling out across the U.S.
Interior Design, May 2015

2014

Hall of Fame: Sergio Palleroni
Interior Design, May 2014 (updated from December 2006)

Book Review: Human Ingenuity takes on Mother Nature in ‘The Big Ratchet’
ScienceNews, October 4, 2014

Austin City Limits: Lake Flato Architects and Abode transform Texas Lake House
Interior Design, October 2014

Book Review: ‘Fantastic Lab’ recounts battle against typhus, Nazis
ScienceNews, September 21, 2014

Beautiful Spaces, Beautiful Minds: Biomedical labs convey their mission through architecture
Interior Design, May 2014

Book Review: The Thing With Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human by Noah Stryker
ScienceNews, April 3, 2014

Big Ideas: The Lab Grows Up
Interior Design, March 2014

Viewpoint: Murch Elementary needs modernization now 
The Northwest Current, February 19, 2014  Read

2013

Funny Farm: GrizForm Remakes a Washington Restaurant
Interior Design, June 2013

The House that Radio Built: This is NPR, a Washington headquarters by Hickok Cole
Interior Design, May 2013

Book Review: “The Secrets of Happy Families”
NPR, February 22, 2013

Can Leprosy Finally Be Eradicated?
Slate, February 20, 2013 Read

2012

The Art of Healing: At the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Perkins + Will redefined care for children and adults
Interior Design, August 2012

Muchos Nachos: Poteet Architects cooks up a San Antonio headquarters for the Tex-Mex food giant Ricos
Interior Design, May 2012

What’s in Store: Expect the Unexpected at Olson Kundig’s storefront experiment in Seattle
Interior Design, May 2012

2010

Textbook Success: A vigilant grassroots effort helped save a forgotten school in Maryland
Preservation, September/October 2010

The Queen City Rules: Sophisticated corporate and arts interiors are transforming Charlotte, North Carolina
Interior Design, May 2010 

2009

Unconventional Wisdom: Exhibition designs by Alfred Zollinger and Sandra Wheeler challenge assumptions about what’s green
Interior Design, March 2009

2008

From Bauhaus to Bow-Wows: The most indispensable member of a design studio may have a tail and four paws
Interior Design, July 2008  Read

The Big D is for Design: In Dallas, nostalgia architecture has gone the way of J. R. Ewing
Interior Design, May 2008

The Alpha Dog: Kenneth Wampler’s Alpha Workshops reinvents lives through decorative arts
Interior Design, March 2008

2007

Tex/Zen: Andersson-Wise reinvents a 1980’s house in Austin as a serene haven for art
Interior Design, October 2007

A Modern Past: Baltimore’s Bolton Square celebrates its Minimalist take on Victorian style
The Washington Post, September 8, 2007  Read

Libraries Unbound: Taking a page from Starbucks, dusty public institutions overhaul and expand their mission–with a chai latte on the side
Interior Design, May 2007

2006

Let the Numbers Do the Talking: Half of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 12,000 employees now work in a 2.5-million-square-foot office in Suitland, Maryland
Interior Design, November 2006

A Matter of Faith: At the U.S. Naval Academy, a Jewish chapel by Boggs & Partners shines with a heavenly light
Interior Design, July 2006

Gimme Shelter: When disaster strikes, humanitarian design comes to the rescue
Interior Design, January 2006

2005

The Strongest Link: Industry and Art Unite in Metal Mesh
The Washington Post, April 7, 2005

2004

Aspiration Inspiration: For James Dyson, vacuum cleaners are just the start of the debate
Interior Design, December 2004

Long-Haul Flight: In the works for 14 years, the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center is definitely worth the wait.
Interior Design, November 2004

Flushed with Success: Water-guzzling toilets give way to eco-friendly models
Interior Design, October 2004

Landmark Lodge: A Historic Adirondack-Style House Gets a True-to-Its-Roots Update
— This Old House, October 2004

The Jolly Green Giant: While skyscrapers transform Asian skylines, Ken Yeang is transforming the skyscraper
Interior Design, July 2004

Shipping News: Getting Furniture and Other Big Things from Here to There
The Washington Post, January 29, 2004

Taking the Pain Out of Painting
The Washington Post, July 8, 2004

Putting the ‘Green’ in Green Door: A nonprofit in Washington, DC, embodies the eco-friendly, cost-conscious vision of Envision Design
Interior Design, June 2004

A Gothic Tale: First the money ran out. Then the fire struck. How one family’s perseverance overcame all obstacles
This Old House, May 2004

Getting Good Water at Home But Not from the Tap
The Washington Post, April 29, 2004

Filtering Lead Out of Water
The Washington Post, February 12, 2004

2003

The Feiner Things: Thanks to architect Edward A. Feiner, the federal government is building future landmarks again
Interior Design, October 2003

A Manor Reborn: A neglected 1745 house is gracefully brought up to date
— This Old House, September 2003

Awakenings: Portraits of Faith
Nature Conservancy, Spring 2003

Lightsome: An ethereal sculpture by Ayala Serfaty adds brilliant practicality to a restaurant in Valencia, Spain
Interior Design, March 2003

Papa’s Got a Brand New Bagless
The Washington Post, February 20, 2003

2002

God Sitings: Searching for Faith (cover)
Yahoo! Internet Life, 2002

2000

Rescuing the Ranch: Volunteers restore historic log cabins in the Montana wilderness
This Old House, June 2000

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