Archinect - Features 2017-08-22T01:42:32-04:00 "I think of architecture as an act of writing in the city": Vishaan Chakrabarti discusses PAU's upcoming projects Julia Ingalls 2017-06-22T13:27:00-04:00 >2017-07-13T13:22:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the founder of <a href="" target="_blank">PAU</a>, Vishaan Chakrabarti is an architect and urban planner who considers every aspect of the city with foresight, but isn't as concerned with the culture of celebrity that has often dominated the profession. "Calling oneself a humanist over the last couple of decades was a real no-no," he explains via phone. "You're supposed to be a bad-boy, cape-wearing starchitect." He purposefully did not name the firm after himself in order to place emphasis on intelligent discussion, not hierarchy. Although he's excited about taking on more projects, he never wants PAU to grow beyond roughly 30 employees so that he will always know everyone in his office.</p> For Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, we interview Dan Nichols who has been living in and restoring Wright’s Sweeton House in New Jersey Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-10T08:21:11-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a> is one of the few architects who needs little introduction regardless of to whom you are talking. With a career lasting over 60 years, and with over 400 homes scattered across the US, his enduring legacy and contribution to the field of architecture is unparalleled. The famed architect would have turned 150 this month.</p> Deans List: David Mohney of the Kean University's Michael Graves School of Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-16T10:16:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T18:46:21-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>David Mohney</strong>, the Acting Dean at <a href="" target="_blank">Kean University</a>'s upcoming Michael Graves School of Architecture.</p> D.I.R.T. Studio Heather Ring 2006-10-02T17:19:00-04:00 >2012-12-03T19:42:55-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I like to think that Julie Bargmann fights the good fight. She grew up cruising through the New Jersey Turnpike, under powerlines, past the oil refineries and through America's dumping ground, The Meadowlands. Now she dedicates her research and practice, D.I.R.T. (Dump It Right There) Studio, to taking on abandoned railyards, closed quarries and landfills, disused factories and former coal mines. And with more than half a million contaminated sites in the US alone, there's a strong argument for remediating what's been used, rather than sprawling out and building new. Her practice is a critical one, which means there's no erasing the evidence. Instead, she works to transform the waste produced by a century of manufacturing and consumption into something culturally and ecologically productive. She's got a pink hard-hat and a quick wit, and a willingness to get her hands dirty and talk about things like "beauty," in a way that redefines it for us all.<br> -- <a href="../members/profile_view_ind.php?id=8857" target="_blank">Heather Ring</a></p>