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December 2002


23 Forecasts predict construction industry boom to end
26 Development at the WTC site*


17 Editorial: Another Pair of Eyes*
20 Letters*
39 Dates & Events*
45 Archrecord2: For the emerging architect by Kevin Lerner*
49 Critique: Picking fights in architecture by Robert Campbell, FAIA
53 Practice Matters: Planning strategies for firms by Satish Rao
57 Commentary: A debate about a book by Christopher Alexander
59 Books: Exploring Japan by Naomi R. Pollock, AIA
63 Exhibitions: Arne Jacobsen by Nicholas Adams
67 Snapshot: Aluminum Centre by Christina Rogers
256 Profile: Marcel Wanders by Josephine Minutillo*


72 Taking a Leap of Faith by John E. Czarnecki, Assoc. AIA*
Why would a client entrust a young, untested firm with a project?


85 Design Vanguard 2002 by Joseph Giovannini
At a time when there is no clear path for the profession of
architecture, young architects are choosing and inventing their own.
88 propeller z, Austria by Sarah Amelar*
92 Tolkin & Associates, California by Suzanne Stephens*
98 Tezuka Architects, Japan by Naomi R. Pollock, AIA*
102 René van Zuuk Architekten, the Netherlands by Tracy Metz*
108 Plexus r+d, Georgia by Sara Hart*
114 JKMM Architects, Finland by Clifford A. Pearson*
118 3SIX0, Rhode Island by William Weathersby, Jr.*
122 Sahel Al-Hiyari, Jordan by Kevin Lerner*
126 Adjaye Associates, England by James S. Russell, AIA*
130 Predock_Frane Architects, California by Charles Linn, FAIA*

Building Types Study 816

135 Introduction: Design Studios by Jane F. Kolleeny
136 Oliva - Remolà Studio, Terrassa, Spain by David Cohn*
140 Suyama Peterson Deguchi, Seattle by Sheri Olson*
144 RSP Architects, Minneapolis by Camille LeFevre*
148 Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Minneapolis by Camille LeFevre*

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Building Science & Technology

153 There Is No North Arrow in Outer Space
by Sara Hart*
Space architecture is already a specialty within the profession. Its lessons will infiltrate the mainstream, changing the way we design.

Digital Practice

167 News & Trends
170 Building with clicks, not bricks by Sam Lubell
Architects who design in virtual space say they enjoy the pleasures of design, with none of the headaches of construction.
177 Digital Architect: Scanner update by Michael Bordenaro
180 Product Reviews: Tools to draw, model, bill, manage
by Deborah Snoonian, P.E.

Product Reports

182 Introduction by Rita Catinella
184 Editors Picks
187 General Data
191 Sitework, Concrete & Masonry
195 Metals, Wood & Plastics
199 Thermal & Moisture
201 Doors & Windows
207 Finishes
212 Specialties
215 Equipment
218 Furnishings
223 Special Construction & Conveying Systems
225 Mechanical
228 Electrical

48 What’s at
240 AIA/CES Self-Report Form*
241 Manufacturers’ Spotlight
240 Reader Service*
252 Classified Advertising*