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.
This is the eighth year that Samuel Mockbee and his architecture students at Auburn University have been designing and building striking houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama’s Hale County.
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.