Architectural Record presents brief interviews with top newsmakers from the architecture world. From leading architects and designers, to noteworthy clients and policy makers, RECORD is constantly in conversation with the people shaping the profession.
Ever since McKim, Mead & White’s stately Penn Station was demolished in 1964 and replaced by Charles Luckman’s ultrabanal one, which included a doughnut-shaped Madison Square Garden and dreary office buildings, its users have suffered.
Earlier this summer, Kristine Harding, the principal in charge of the Huntsville, Alabama, studio of the KPS Group, became president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
You would be hard pressed to find an architect better equipped to talk about aviation than Norman Foster. Not only has the Pritzker-winning architect designed some of the world’s most advanced flight facilities—including the first private hangar for space travel—but, over the years, he has piloted dozens of different aircraft.
When a project by Arkansas architect Marlon Blackwell was first shown on the cover of this magazine in February 2001, it was part of an issue on the theme “Out There . . . Architecture Outside the Centers of Fashion.”
Jason McLennan says green building is not about putting on a sweater when you’re cold. It is about creating better buildings. For two decades, his mission has been helping the design and construction industry do just that.