Archive for February, 2011

  • Ghost Lab 13: Plotting a New Course for Architecture

    A conference organized by Brian MacKay-Lyons aims to push locavore design to the forefront. Read more

  • Solar Decathlon Booted from National Mall

    Despite objections from participants, federal officials have barred the popular Solar Decathlon from the National Mall this year over concerns that the large-scale event would cause too much property damage. Read more

  • New Plaintiffs Join Amended LEED Lawsuit

    A federal lawsuit filed in October 2010 against the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and other defendants, focusing on allegedly fraudulent claims of the LEED rating system, has been amended. Read more

  • New York Library Receives $50 Million Facelift for 100th Birthday

    Three years and $50 million after work first began, the New York Public Library has revealed the fully renovated facade of the landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue. Read more

  • AIA Announces 104 New Fellows, Six Honorary Fellows

    Today, the American Institute of Architects announced that it has elevated 104 members to its College of Fellows, in addition to naming six international architects honorary fellows. Read more

  • White House Proposes New Green Buildings Program

    The White House has launched a package of proposals—including a new tax credit and grant competition among states and cities—that aim to make commercial buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over 10 years. Read more