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Last week I visited Pittsburgh for the first time. It was exciting and terrifying, a combination of business (an interview) and pleasure (a visit to family whom I have not, alas, seen in over a decade).

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The satisfactions of Satie

Erik Satie is a French composer of whom I know little, but am very familiar with one of his pieces, the first of his three “Gnossiennes,” which I suspect most readers will recognize as well. 319 more words


Form v/s Function

I remember taking up my first design assignment and coming up with a very dynamic form. The design problem was a small food outlet, and guess what! 1,144 more words


The Auditorium meets the NFL and the Wabash wins the Gold (Part I)

Chicago celebrated the Auditorium, an icon of the City’s architectural and engineering legacy, on December 9, 2014, 125 years after the first performance in 1889. A prized and flexible venue, the Auditorium hosted the National Football League (NFL) … 2,232 more words

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Nature and Soul in America: Understanding the Roles of Style and Ornamentation in Louis Sullivan’s Design Philosophy (Essay)

American Architect Louis Sullivan (1856 – 1924) was a revolutionary force in design during the late 19th-century; a period of significant economic growth and architectural activity in America. 1,706 more words