The Take

Cutting commentary from those who know the most.


U.S. architecture’s public enemy No. 1: the Tea Party

When it comes to architecture, this political party seems to oppose it all.


Monterey Shale isn't all it's fracked up to be

A detailed new report on California's Monterey Shale finds previous claims about its potential were vastly overstated.


A Clean Dozen: 12 Green Must-Haves from Greenbuild

There was far more to the green building conference than the LEED version 4 launch. Here's a sampling of the innovations on the show floor.