September/October 2002
Vol. 28 No. 5


Preview Rapson Hall dedication, "programming," young architects awarded, Rapson rocker

Newsmakers Perkins & Will, Ralph Rapson & Associates, Stanius Johnson Architects, Hammel Green and Abrahamson

Endangered Despite proposals for adaptive resuse, the Duluth Armory, plagued by structural problems and hazardous materials, is slated for demolition By Robert Roscoe

Technology The search for green products includes satisfying needs for improved indoor-air quality, resource efficiency and waste reduction By Rebecca Foss

Practice Casting aside tensions of the past, in-house architects and interior designers are collaborating to bring integrated design solutions to architectural projects By Camille LeFevre

Talking Point At look at homeland security from through memories of a trip abroad By Bill Beyer, FAIA

Directory of Interior Architecture Firms

Directory of Interior Design Firms

Project Credits

Advertising Index

Lost Minnesota Fountain Cave, Mississippi River Bluffs, St. Paul By Jack El-Hai


Library Legacy Stageberg Beyer Sachs balances historic restoration and high-tech adaptive reuse in renewing Walter Library By Judith Neiswander

Retro Mode The Leonard Parker Associates revives a dormitory lounge at Vassar College originally designed by Eero Saarinen By Camille LeFevre

Historic Character Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle revamps St. Paul's Drake Marble Building, starting with new offices for the Northwest Area Foundation By Barbara Knox

Fabric Art LEAD, Inc., transforms a brick box into a soft space for a chiropractic practice with the application of fabric architecture By Camille LeFevre

Council Keep Skaaden-Helmes Architects and MacDonald & Mack Architects reveal the historic grandeur of the Minneapolis City Council chamber By Judith Neiswander

American Icon Paulsen Architects turns an abandoned Kmart in Austin into a corporate headquarters and SPAM Museum for Hormel Foods By Camille LeFevre

Objects of Design Four architects share their forays into the art and business of furniture design By Camille LeFevre

Asian Aesthetic Two Japanese rooms at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts provide architectural contexts for Japanese art and artifacts By Jane King Hession, Assoc. AIA


Walter Library
Architect: Stageberg Beyer Sachs, Inc.
Photographer: Dana Wheelock