American Institute of Architects
“It embodies our humility as a nation and the humility we expect of our elected representatives.”
"Good housing is a sanctuary for the human spirit."
On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and as direct participants in its aftermath and recovery, it's important to look back and chronicle the lessons the country has learned -- and how much it has yet to understand about how to recover from such disasters.
Then there's the sand castle. Yup, we all remember our childhood trips to the beach, schlepping pails down to the water's edge, digging tunnels, moats and towers like the ones in Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, imagining ourselves soldiers defending the fort, or princesses up on the balcony being rescued by the prince.
An oft-cited obstacle we see in work like this is the significant lag time between stabilizing a disaster-stricken area through emergency humanitarian response and the implementing of viable recovery programs which return a sense of normalcy to those affected.
8. Winner, Specialized Housing: 160 Massachusetts Avenue Tower, Berklee College of Music; Boston, Massachusetts. Scroll down
2. Bud Clark Commons: Portland, Oregon / Holst Architecture 7. Sustainability Treehouse: Glen Jean, West Virginia / Mithun
I don't think about wage disparities in social-conscious and creative professions like architecture. But according to a survey by Architects Journal on Women in Architecture, Don Draper could as easily be an architect as he is a advertising executive.