In this issue:
·AIA Issues RFQ for HQ Renovation
·Passing: Herbert Muschamp
AIA Issues RFQ for HQ Renovation
AIA headquarters is in need of renovation. Opened in 1973 and designed by The Architect’s Collaborative (founded by Walter Gropius), the 180,000-square-foot building should become a demonstration project, illustrating for architects and the general public how to:
› Renovate an occupied building while maintaining the productivity of its occupants
› Utilize a geo-thermal system
› Utilize photovoltaic panels
› Use water heated by the sun to reduce fossil fuel usage
› Improve the thermal performance of the building’s envelope
› Harvest 100% of the rainwater
› Maximize flexibility and adaptability in space planning and space allocation
› Incorporate workplace technology to facilitate mobility, increase interaction, and expand accessibility
› Provide all work spaces with natural daylight and views
› Respect the defining characteristics of the existing structure, thereby ensuring its eligibility for future Landmark status.
Passing: Herbert Muschamp
Architecture critic Herbert Muschamp passed away October 2. To honor his life as a critic, here are some of the many links to articles celebrating his life:
Herbert Muschamp, 59, Architecture Critic, Dies, by Nicolai Ouroussoff, New York Times.
Herbert Muschamp, 1947-2007, by Julie Iovine, The Architect’s Newspaper.
Critic Muschamp mixed reason desire, by Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times.
Herbert Muschamp: 1947-2007, by Richard Lacayo, Time.