Category Archive: Travels and books

Golden Leaves Falling

Golden leaves falling on freshly finished concrete patio Pouring a slab isn’t as easy as pouring a slab. For best results, a concrete slab should be planned, designed, and engineered. “It can be… Continue reading

Schools As Civic Architecture

This Guest Opinion by Juana Gómez of Lawrence and Gómez Architects  appeared in the Boulder Daily Camera on September 25, 2011 Excerpt: A few days into this school year, the Citizens’ Bond Oversight… Continue reading

A Patient Search

In 1960 at age 71, architect Le Corbusier summarized his career in a monograph titled Creation is a patient search. That would also be a fitting sub-title for Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas… Continue reading

Summer reading

One recently finished and one recently started If you loved Technology in the Ancient World or The Mummies of Urumchi, you will enjoy Women’s Work, The First 20,000 Years. Elizabeth W. Barber tells… Continue reading


Chicago begets another innovative skyscraper with the opening of an intriguing structure by one of the city’s native daughters, Jeanne Gang. It breaks with recent highrise traditions in many ways, some of which… Continue reading

Historic Caribbean Color

From a recent trip to San Juan and Arecibo, Puerto Rico Historic color on some of the oldest buildings in the Americas (a few almost 500 years old) Restored or raw