About: Since its establishment in 1982, and its first issue of CENTER: Architecture and Design in America that same year, one of the main aims of the Center for American Architecture and Design has been to provide a high-quality publishing platform for fresh research and scholarship on vital topics in architecture. In 2005, the CAAD added the editing and publishing of an additional book series, Centerline, and in 2008 took on the co-production of the O’Neil Ford series of Monographs and Duographs on a regular basis. CENTER is currently on its nineteenth volume, Centerline on its eighth, and the two O’Neil Fords on their fifth.
Among the architect-writers published have been Christopher Alexander, Stan Allen, Aaron Betsky, Petra Blaisse, Michael Benedikt, Christine Boyer, Denise Scott Brown, William Bruder, Henry Cisneros, Elizabeth Diller, Peter Eisenman, Tom Ford, Kenneth Frampton, Gary Hack, Rem Koolhaas, Rosalind Krauss, Sanford Kwinter, Phyllis Lambert, David Leatherbarrow, Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis, Rodolfo Machado, Barton Myers, Gerald McCue, Charles Moore, Mohsen Mostafavi, Todd Oldham, Juhani Pallasmaa, Smiljan Radic, Charles Renfro, Michael Rotondi, Joseph Rykwert, Jenny Sabin, Ricardo Scofidio, Mary Patricia May Sekler, Eduard Sekler, Lawrence Speck, Robert A.M. Stern, Kim Tanzer, Anthony Vidler, Wilfried Wang, Tod Williams, as well scores of prominent authors, less well known to architects, from other disciplines.
2014 CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award Nomination, O’Neil Ford Monograph 5: Philharmonie, Hans Scharoun
2014 CICA Pierre Vago Journalism Award, Juhani Pallasmaa, “In Praise of Vagueness,” CENTER 17: Space & Psyche
2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Award in Architecture, CENTER 17: Space & Psyche
2014 Texas AIGA Second Place Award in Publications, Center 17: Space & Psyche
2004 Independent Publisher Book Awards Finalist in Architecture, CENTER 12/13: The Good Building/Pressing Style
2004 Graphic Design USA American Graphic Design Award, CENTER 12/13: The Good Building/Pressing Style
1996 American Association of Museums First Prize Award for scholarly publishing, CENTER 9: Regarding the Proper
1988 Texas Society of Architects Graphics Competition Winner in the Publications Division, CENTER 3: New Regionalism
1987 American Association of Museums Award of Merit, CENTER 3: New Regionalism
1985 American Association of Museums Award of Distinction, CENTER 1: Architecture for the Emerging American City
CENTER—Books in the CENTER series typically originate from themed events and symposia put on by the CAAD. Around two hundred pages in length, richly illustrated and carefully designed, each is a compilation of presented and invited papers from top scholars and practitioners worldwide, especially edited for the volume. With a more recent focus on interdisciplinary study, CENTER series explores architecture in relation to its complementary arts and disciplines.
CENTERs are executive-edited by CAAD Director Michael Benedikt and CAAD Associate Director Kevin Alter, with an in-house staff of two covering production management, copy editing, image research, and assistant editing. CENTERs are also frequently guest-edited by UTSOA faculty.
CENTER is open to papers submitted by writers anywhere on (almost) any topic. If selected by the Executive Editors as suitable, these are sent out for peer review, edited in cooperation with the author, and incorporated into upcoming volumes.
Centerline—Where CENTER covers a broader scope of vision, Centerline is more focused, with each volume unpacking a single project, practice, or line of thought. Centerlines are typically under one hundred pages in length, and authored by single practitioner-writers with introductions and supplementary essays by others, and are edited by the same team as CENTER.
O’Neil Ford Monograph and Duograph—Edited by Wilfried Wang and Barbara Hoidn, respectively, these two book series are offered in tandem, but have different foci. The Monograph series richly documents buildings of major importance in architectural theory and practice that have been under- or unrecognized by the canon of architectural writing. The Duograph series documents two different buildings by two different architects who are emerging as leaders in the field of architecture today. The purview is global.
Other Publications—From time to time, CAAD publishes one-off volumes that fall outside of its three series.
Recent Designers: Dyal and Partners, Tenderling, Cameron Kraus, Asterisk Group, Jeffrey Blocksidge
Printers: Friesens Corporation, Canada
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