Residential Design Staff

Solitary Refinements: A Summer Reading List

Even the introverts among us are straining under the burden of relentless social distancing. There are few bright spots in our current scenario, but one pastime is a particularly welcome escape from...

Design Diaries: The Home Office

How many of your former clients are now rueing their push for more open plan living in their custom homes? How many of you pros are regretting your own floor plans? Those...

Jaquelin Taylor Robertson Dies at 87

Noted architect and urbanist, Jaquelin Taylor Robertson, FAIA, died earlier this month at the age of 87. Below is a remembrance by John Kirk, AIA, a partner in his firm, Cooper Robertson...

AD Architectural Digest Show Postponed

The annual Architectural Digest Design Show scheduled for March 19-22, 2020, has been postponed until late June. Show management issued the following statement in the afternoon of March 6, 2020. STATEMENT FROM...

Call for Entries: NAHB Custom Builder of the Year

The National Association of Home Builders has issued their annual call for entries for Custom Builder of the Year. The program honors builders for “their innovative achievements, professional leadership, and creativity in crafting...

The Houses of I.M. Pei

I.M. Pei, FAIA, famed architect of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art and the renovation of the Louvre museum including its new glass entrance pyramid, died on May 16...

Deco Days

Kolbe Windows & Doors introduces an elegant new matte-and-brushed-gold Dallas handle to complement its VistaLuxe series of in-swing doors. Also compatible with the company’s Heritage and Ultra Series.  Kolbewindows.com...

Tall Order

Weather Shield has upgraded the sills for its bi-fold doors, in both the contemporary and premium lines. Openings up to 24 feet wide and 10 feet high are supported. Weathershield.com...

Sudden Impact

Kolbe Windows and Doors’ Forgent series of windows and doors uses the company’s proprietary Glastra material to combine durability and affordability with Wind Zone 4 strength. Kolbewindows.com...

It’s a Lock

Marvin Windows and Doors debuted its new lock status sensor at the Builder Show this past winter. The sensor can perform wired or wireless, and doesn’t mar important aesthetics. Marvin.com...

John Portman’s Houses

Atlanta-based architect John Portman, FAIA, died shortly before the beginning of 2018. Considered the father of the atrium hotel, he was the rare architect who was a developer as well, underwriting some...

John Portman’s Houses

Atlanta-based architect John Portman, FAIA, died shortly before the beginning of 2018. Considered the father of the atrium hotel, he was the rare architect who was a developer as well, underwriting some...

Back to School at Harvard

Do you ever wish you could go back to school and apply all you’ve learned as a professional to the big questions that still dog and excite you? The Harvard Graduate School...

Profiles in Blue

Petersen expands its versatile metal wall panels with seven new Highline products. The company offers a wide variety of profiles and 45 different colors, 30 of which are cool-roof certified. petersen.com...