Cool Spaces! is a TV series and website that showcases what's new and exciting in the world of architecture and design.
National premiere on public television: April 2014.

Scenes From the Road: Visiting the Seattle Central Library

Photos taken while the Cool Spaces! crew was filming the Seattle Central Library. Designed by OMA and LMN Architects, the building appears in our second episode, Libraries.
Posted On 15 May 2014

KET’s One to One Features Cool Spaces!

When Stephen visited Lexington, KY, for a Cool Spaces! screening, he was invited by Bill Goodman, the host of Kentucky Educational Television’s One to One show, to come to the studio for an interview. The episode airs on KET on June 15. In the meantime, watch this clip in...
Posted On 14 May 2014

Episode 2: Libraries Promo

A 30-second look at our second show, which focuses on libraries. Watch for it on your local public TV station. Featured buildings and architects: • James B. Hunt Jr. Library — Snøhetta • South Mountain Community Library — Richärd+Bauer • Seattle Cen...
Posted On 05 May 2014

San Angelo’s Second Act — Thanks to an AIA Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team

The AIA’s Communities by Design program, which encompasses a number of initiatives, is  a primary way the association works to make places better. A great example can be found in San Angelo, TX. Twenty years ago, an AIA Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) went to...
Posted On 05 May 2014

Cool Spaces! Video Extra: Paul Kassabian/Cowboys Stadium

Stephen talks to structural engineer Paul Kassabian of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger about the enormous steel trusses that are a signature design element of the HKS Architects–designed Dallas Cowboys football stadium. From season 1, episode 1: Performance Spaces.
Posted On 29 Apr 2014

2014 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects

The AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment. The projects will be honored at the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in...
Posted On 23 Apr 2014

2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship

The 2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue an NAAB-accredited professional degree in architecture....
Posted On 18 Apr 2014

Scenes From the Road: Visiting Kauffman Center & Safdie Architects

Photos taken while the Cool Spaces! crew was filming the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (Kansas City, MO) and scenes in the office of Safdie Architects office (Boston, MA). The Kauffman Center appears in our first episode, Performance Spaces.
Posted On 14 Apr 2014

Bluebeam Case Study: Shalom Baranes Associates/CityCenter DC

See how Shalom Baranes Associates is using Bluebeam Revu to keep the punch process running smoothly on the massive CityCenter project in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Posted On 14 Apr 2014

“It Was My Own, Personal Mission”: Stephen Talks With Entrepreneur Architect

Last week, on the day Cool Spaces! first appeared on TV, Stephen chatted with architect Mark LePage, the man behind Entrepreneur Architect, an educational website and podcast “inspiring architects to build better businesses.” Stephen talks about the path that led him...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014