October 16, 2007
by: Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP

In this issue:
·AIA Issues RFQ for HQ Renovation
·Passing: Herbert Muschamp

AIA Issues RFQ for HQ Renovation
AIA headquarters is in need of renovation. Opened in 1973 and designed by The Architect’s Collaborative (founded by Walter Gropius), the 180,000-square-foot building should become a demonstration project, illustrating for architects and the general public how to:

› Renovate an occupied building while maintaining the productivity of its occupants
› Utilize a geo-thermal system
› Utilize photovoltaic panels
› Use water heated by the sun to reduce fossil fuel usage
› Improve the thermal performance of the building’s envelope
› Harvest 100% of the rainwater
› Maximize flexibility and adaptability in space planning and space allocation
› Incorporate workplace technology to facilitate mobility, increase interaction, and expand accessibility
› Provide all work spaces with natural daylight and views
› Respect the defining characteristics of the existing structure, thereby ensuring its eligibility for future Landmark status.

For more information, go to the AIA website. To request the RFQ, e-mail aiafq. For specific questions, e-mail aiahqrenewal by 10.19 (answers will be posted 10.25). The deadline is 11.06.07.

Passing: Herbert Muschamp
Architecture critic Herbert Muschamp passed away October 2. To honor his life as a critic, here are some of the many links to articles celebrating his life:

Herbert Muschamp, 59, Architecture Critic, Dies, by Nicolai Ouroussoff, New York Times.

Herbert Muschamp, 1947-2007, by Julie Iovine, The Architect’s Newspaper.

Critic Muschamp mixed reason desire, by Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times.

Herbert Muschamp: 1947-2007, by Richard Lacayo, Time.


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