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Portraits in Design: Beatrix Farrand

Thursday, June 10, 2010

By Lynden B. Miller, Public Garden Designer Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) was America’s finest landscape garden designer. Her most extensive project, Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, D.C., has been described as ranking with “the greatest gardens in the world.”1 Her career and her work continue to be...

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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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