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David M. Schwarz Architects designed the master plan for downtown Alpharetta, GA, and the new City Hall. Photo: Hedrich Blessing Photographers Read article.



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VOL. 28/NO. 5 October 2015

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A Spirit of Resilience: Galveston, Texas
It hasn’t been all smooth sailing for Galveston’s historic district, but people like metalworker and sculptor Doug McLean, have been working on these iron-clad buildings for many years. He got his start by working on the historic iron-hull tall ship, the Elissa.
By Doug McLean


Adaptive Reuse: Historic High School
Schooley Caldwell has converted a historic building in Columbus, OH, into a high school for underprivileged students. The firm has been involved with the project for many years, going back to the 1970s.

New Construction: Downtown City Hall
Alpharetta, GA, a growing suburb outside of Atlanta, had outgrown not only its city hall, but also its downtown. David M. Schwarz Architects designed a new master plan along with a new city hall.

Landscapes: Private Garden Goes Public
Going public takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to gardens. The historic Greenwood Gardens in New Jersey is now open to the public, thanks to a recent conversion led by Historic Building Architects, LLC, and Rodney Robinson Landscape Architects.


Lessons from the Window Bible
The Window Sash Bible: A Guide to Maintaining and Restoring Old Wood Windows, By Steve Jordan
Reviewed by Clem Labine

Examining Durability
Durability in Construction: Traditions and Sustainability in 21st Century Architecture, edited by Richard Economakis; forward by Leon Krier
Reviewed by Alvin Holm


A Vision for Civic Conservation
By Jenny Bevan, principal, Bevan & Liberatos, Charleston, SC



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