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  • Unprecedented Teamwork
    The Carmel City Center Plaza in Carmel, IN, was designed by the Pedcor Design Group to create a pedestrian-friendly downtown area.

    Complementary Tradition
    Elkus Manfredi Architects and Perkowitz & Ruth Architects collaborated on the design of the new Our Savior Parish and USC Caruso Catholic Center in Los Angeles, CA.

    Two for One
    The new Collegiate Gothic humanities center at Boston College is one of the largest buildings on campus, but Tsoi/Kobus & Associates designed it to fit into the surroundings.

    Classical Inspiration
    Carmel, IN, has a new Palladium Concert Hall, designed by David M. Schwarz Architects, Washington, D.C.

    Victorian Gothic Design
    Canning Studios created a Victorian Gothic interior for the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford, CT.

    Completing the Quadrangle
    Robert A.M. Stern Architects designed a building for the Bronx Community College that complements its historic neighbor, Stanford White’s Gould Memorial Library.

    Gothic Additions
    Project: St. Edward's Chapel at Casady School, Oklahoma City, OK
    Architect: Cram & Ferguson Architects

    Wish Fulfilled
    The Mount Angel Abbey in St. Benedict, OR, finally got a bell tower. It was designed by Soderstrom Architects to coordinate with the existing 1920s buildings.

    Articulate Architecture
    David Mayernik of South Bend, IN, has designed a new building for The American School in Switzerland (TASIS), the John E. Palmer Cultural Center.

    Open for Business
    The new building for the Farmer School of Business, Miami University, Oxford, OH, was a collaboration between Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, and Moody Nolan, Columbus, OH.

    Grand Return
    The new classically styled Ralph Lauren Store in Greenwich, CT, was designed by Halper Owens Architects LLC, also of Greenwich, CT.

    The Gold Standard
    The David L. Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA, designed by Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP, is a learning tool for the school.

    Practicing the Duany Code
    Jonathan Parks Architect followed the Duany Code, a master plan created by Duany Plater-Zyberk, when developing Citrus Square in Sarasota, FL.

    French Vintage
    Fort Ticonderoga, a National Landmark in New York State, called on Tonetti Associates to design the new Mars Education Center in the same style as the original 18th-century French fort.

    Planting Ideas
    Archer & Buchanan Architecture designed the new Victorian Arts & Crafts-style Wister Education Center and Greenhouse for the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College.

    Fine Winery
    The New Kent Winery in New Kent County, VA, was built using traditional timber-frame techniques and reclaimed materials.

    Transparent Motives
    Beyer Blinder Belle’s Modernist steel-and-glass addition was designed to follow historic precedents to bring a striking new look to DC’s historic Old City Hall.

    Balanced Composition
    Designed by David M. Schwarz/Architectural Services of Washington, DC, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN, combines acoustical engineering, natural light and Classical architectural styling.

    Classical Shrine
    La Crosse, WI, is the home of a new church, Our Lady of Guadalupe, which combines a Tuscan exterior with a high renaissance interior. River Architects and Duncan G. Stroik Architect directed the seven-year project.

    Rejecting Modernism
    St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Farragut, TN, called on HDB/Cram and Ferguson Architects of Boston to design a new traditional church.

    Facing Forward
    A new four-story addition to the Williams Research Center in New Orleans, LA, designed by Jahncke Architects, provides space for the organization's collection and is a tribute to the charm of the historic French Quarter.

    Leaving the Dark Ages
    Designed by Dr. Demetri Porphyrios and built using traditional and contemporary methods, Princeton's new Whitman College is a remarkable success. By Richard Sammons

    A New Chapter
    Under the direction of Arcademe, the stones of the Santa Maria de Ovila Monastery near Madrid, Spain, are used to create a new chapterhouse for the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, CA.

    Proper Detail
    Drawing on traditional New England houses of worship, Grandberg & Associates Architects designs the new Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich, CT.

    A Carousel Pavilion Turns Heads
    Altonview Architects designs a 12-sided pavilion for the Empire State Carousel, a New York-themed merry-go-round that was recently relocated to the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, NY.

    Missed Opportunity
    With its overscaled mansard roof, misplaced windows and underdeveloped details, the new $72-million Hotel Commonwealth in Boston's Kenmore Square is a poor imitation of a Classically styled building. By Sheldon Richard Kostelecky

    Burgeoning Faith
    Columbus, OH-based Meleca Architecture's design of a new 14,500-sq.ft. worship hall for the Church of St. Edward the Confessor in nearby Granville incorporates the existing 3,000-sq.ft. church into a new complex that accommodates the entire congregation.

    Concrete Ideas
    A Classically styled bed and breakfast was recently designed by Miami-based Trelles Architects to fit into the mixed-use community of Rosemary Beach, a New Urbanist development on the Florida panhandle. The building's owner fabricated many of its elements, including its single-pour concrete cornice.

    Following the Footprint
    A new Shaker-style restaurant designed by Meredith, NH-based Christopher P. Williams, Architects, for Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH, fits the character of its surroundings by conforming to historical precedent.

    A New Sensibility
    In the first of a series of project critiques, architect Steven W. Semes reviews Léon Krier's design for the recently completed Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. The eclectic building, he argues, offers itself not as a rebuke to the Modernist buildings around it, but as a mediator. By Steven W. Semes

    Building with Past Techniques
    Mesick, Cohen, Wilson and Baker Architects, Albany, NY, oversaw the reconstruction of Historic St. Mary's City's Brick Chapel, St. Mary's City, MD.

    California Classicism
    Designed by Duncan Stroik, the new chapel at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA, incorporates the University of Virginia quadrangle layout into a California setting.

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