November–December 2005
Vol. 31 No. 6

Educational Facilities
32 Greenhouse Effect HGA’s Visitor Center at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is every bit as green as the flora it shelters By Camille LeFevre

40 Inside Out VJAA blurs the line between interior and exterior spaces in its captivating redesign of Tulane University Center By Nancy A. Miller

44 Getting Started A new research facility designed by Architectural Alliance gets enterprising bioscientists off on the right foot By Glenn Gordon

48 A New Horizon Rozeboom Miller Architects’ light-filled Horizon Middle School is a sign of things to come for the City of Moorhead By Barbara Knox

53 Local Color A sturdy north-woods character infuses DLR Group’s design of a Pequot Lakes elementary school By Dorothy Rand

56 Designing EcoHouse A cross-disciplinary design course at Carleton College asks students to relate their individual life choices to broader environmental issues By Heather Beal

7 Editor’s Note

11 Overview AIA Minnesota 2005 Annual Convention & Exposition; 2005 Firm Award; 25-Year Awards; AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards

21 Newsmakers A trio at the U: HGA designs a crewhouse for the women’s varsity rowing team; RRT saddles up to design a new Equine Center for the St. Paul campus; Collaborative Design Group renovates the historic Mineral Resources Research Center By Bette Hammel

25 Citizen Architect Three innovative design programs give local middle school and high school students a taste of what it’s like to be an architect By Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA

29 Endangered A brand new Morris Area Elementary School leaves its historic predecessor with an uncertain future By Robert Roscoe

31 Talking Point The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture aims to better understand how the human brain interprets architectural space By Bill Beyer, FAIA

83 Directory of General Contractors

88 Project Credits

89 Advertising Index

90 Fast Forward MacPhail Center for Music, by James Dayton Design

Visitor Center at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
St. Paul, Minnesota
Architect: Hammel, Green and Abrahamson
Photographer: Peter Bastianelli-Kerze

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