Interview with Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA

Friday, April 9, 2010

By Andrew Caruso National Building Museum (NBM) Online: Pugh+Scarpa describes “investigation” as a foundation for its practice. What motivates this approach to design? Lawrence Scarpa: In some ways, it’s a personal fear. Throughout the careers of architects I admired, they progressively plagiarized themselves. Their work...

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The Parking Garage as Muse

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mark Shetabi is a Philadelphia-based artist whose work has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibitions. Early in his career, he developed an interest in depicting seemingly mundane objects in ways that reveal underlying meanings and evoke sometimes surprising emotional responses. This interest...

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Civic Innovator: New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On May 11, the National Building Museum will honor three organizations for their civic innovations: design firm Perkins+Will, the founders of New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village, and the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon during the 2010 Honor Award. These honorees share a commitment to...

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The Scene of the Crime: Parking Garages in the Movies

Thursday, February 11, 2010

by deborah sorensen Int. parking garage—George, Kramer, and Elaine KRAMER (CALLING OUT): Jerry! ELAINE: Jerry! GEORGE: Unbelievable, I’m never gonna get out of here. The guy goes to pee, he never comes back. It’s like a science fiction story. ELAINE: Maybe he went to one...

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