October 23, 2009
Thom Mayne’s Event Horizon Architecture Blends Natural and Constructed Landscapes at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Though his work is some of the most immediately recognizable of all contemporary architects, Thom Mayne, FAIA, has an ambivalent relationship with the formal qualities of his finished work. “I’ve never had an expectation of what [it’s going to look] like, and so when it develops, I look at it myself with a certain amount of curiosity,” he says. “A lot of times the work is a bit startling to me.”

AIA Maryland’s 2009 Design Awards Celebrate Excellence
AIA Maryland recently announced its 2009 AIA Maryland Design Awards winners recognizing architects, building owners, and general contractors. AIA Maryland also held its third annual Student Design Awards; three awards were given to graduate and undergraduate students.

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