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aiarchitect | volume 16   the news of america’s community of architects July 17, 2009
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The Story of a Country House
Part 2: Bear Run, Kaufmann, and Wright
In the second installment of this six-part series, architect/author Jim Atkins, FAIA, takes a closer look at a magical place in the Pennsylvania hills along Bear Run Creek—a setting worthy of the renowned architecture that would come to grace one modest but not insignificant waterfall. He explores the interactive and often conflicting personalities of Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. and Frank Lloyd Wright, two successful, driven men who shared the common desire and goal of creating Fallingwater. Their sometimes volatile, yet codependent chemistry was likely a necessary ingredient for producing the most celebrated house in America.
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Listen to the PodcastDesigning an Architecture Firm with Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen
In this podcast, Jim Olson, FAIA, Rick Sundberg, FAIA, and Tom Kundig, FAIA, compare the structure of their Seattle-based firm to one of their first design projects—the Pike and Virginia Building in Seattle.
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Videocast: Lessons Learned at Convention by Marvin Malecha, FAIA
“What we saw and heard in San Francisco was tremendously energizing . . . there was a lot that inspired hope for the future of our profession.” See all of Marvin Malecha’s comments on this post-convention videocast.
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Patience Is a Virtue (But Action Feeds the Bulldog)
Many people are asking: When's it going to get better, already? "We're only 140 days into this deal. It's supposed to take 18 months," Vice President Biden has been reminding critics of late. So why are we already hearing some pundits tolling the bells of defeat; some even asking for another stimulus infusion? And what is your AIA doing about it?
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