The Yamuna Project, a multiyear research agreement between the University of Virginia and the Delhi Jal Board, will help stem the crisis of pollution in New Delhi, India's Yamuna River. Photo: Wikimedia Commons user Teacher1943

Death of the architect: Operating in an era of uncertainty

Architects face an uncertain time. On one hand, we are in the fading era of famous designers, the “starchitects” who shaped discussion of what architecture should be—those who transcended typical barriers facing architecture by mastering the globalized market economy, delivering the ultimate branding strategy based on design to corporations and a wealthy elite. On the […]

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From STEM to STREAM: Charlottesville Catholic School expands the possibilities

Time was, when students at Charlottesville Catholic School wanted to do a science experiment, they’d have to contend with the elements. “Students would be heating minerals over an open flame,” recalls Principal Michael Riley. “They’d use a Petri dish with an alcohol flame. They’d be doing it outside”—because there wasn’t a properly ventilated spot indoors—“and […]