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.

Bluebeam Software Launches Revu 12

On February 25, Bluebeam Software released Revu 12, the latest version of the company’s flagship solution. This year’s Revu enhancements better enable users in document-intensive industries to digitally collaborate on project documents and more easily connect the office to the...
Posted On 03 Mar 2014

Bluebeam Revu for Architects & Engineers

Bluebeam Revu enables architects and engineers to access the project documents they need, quickly and easily, from any location. Learn more about how it works in this helpful video.
Posted On 15 Feb 2014

Architects: Designing Communities, Shaping Health

Does architecture impact mental health and physical well-being? Yes — and the AIA has created an interactive graphic to show the many ways this happens. AIA CEO Robert Ivy explains why to Fast Company: Like a light bulb, this graphic can illuminate an “aha” moment,...
Posted On 11 Feb 2014

On the Radio: The Architecture of the D.C. Metro

Public radio host Kojo Nnamdi devoted an hour to the architecture and legacy of the Washington, D.C., Metro, winner of the 2014 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award. Guests: G. Martin Moeller Jr., curator at the National Building Museum and a juror for the 2014 award; and D.C. Metro...
Posted On 04 Feb 2014

Let There Be Light

Let’s face it: there are certain spaces that demand more risk-taking from designers than others. For architects and others looking to make a bold statement with dramatic impact, lighting is a powerful way to achieve that effect. Whether it’s for hotels, restaurants, or lobbies,...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014

Cool Spaces! Featured on ‘Kansas City Live’ TV Show

In November 2013, when Cool Spaces! was in Kansas City, Mo., to film Steven Holl’s Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KSHB TV’s Kansas City Live stopped by to chat with Stephen about the show. Watch the entire segment, which aired on January 6, 2014.
Posted On 22 Jan 2014

CNN Showcases AIA Award-Winning Buildings

Dubbing them “the 11 coolest buildings in North America,” CNN looks at the winners of the 2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture. Watch the video, below.
Posted On 21 Jan 2014

2014 Twenty-Five Year Award: Washington, D.C., Metro

The Washington, D.C., Metro rail transit system was selected for the 2014 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. Designed by Harry Weese, FAIA with the matching ideals of “Great Society” liberalism and Mid-Century Modernism, the Washington Metro gives monumental civic space to the humble...
Posted On 18 Jan 2014

Deconstructing the Carpet for Design Possibilities

Most of us are probably not too familiar with the history of carpet, despite its ubiquitous nature in North America, where it exploded in popularity in the mid- and late 20th century. To the untrained eye, it looks like not much has changed over the years other than colors and...
Posted On 17 Jan 2014

Happy Birthday to a Seating Icon

When Herman Miller’s cutting-edge Aeron chair hit the market in 1994, everyone knew the iconic furniture manufacturer had once again reinvented an important aspect of the modern office. This became even clearer in the years that followed, evidenced by the chair’s sales numbers...
Posted On 15 Jan 2014