Lighting: Armani/5th Avenue Canada Line Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Milwaukee, Wisconsin Donald Grieb CLD-E illuminates a Milwaukee landmark Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, a complex of three connected structures commonly and affectionately known as “the Domes,” needed a significant revitalization. Photo courtesy CLD-E/Marty peck Designed in the late 1950s by local architect Donald Grieb and dedicated at its opening in the mid-1960s by Lady Bird Johnson, then first lady, the conservatory comprises three 15,000-square-foot conoidal domes composed of a precast concrete substructure and aluminum-framed glass. One hundred and forty feet in diameter at the base and 85 feet high, each
In what is a tribute honoring his parent’s intellectual rigor and legacy, Jim Venturi, the 36-year-old son of Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, is producing and directing a film about the highly regarded yet sometimes misunderstood architects.
Recognizing the role that architects can play in lessening the impact of climate change on the built environment, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded the 2007 Latrobe Prize to a team of architects and engineers who are researching waterfront development and the ramifications of severe urban flooding. Guy Nordenson, founder of Guy Nordenson Associates and a Princeton University structural engineering professor, leads the seven-member group. Also on the team are Stan Allen, AIA, dean of the Princeton University School of Architecture; Catherine Seavitt, AIA, and James Smith, of Princeton University; Michael Tantala, of Tantala Associates; and Adam Yarinsky,