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Jackie Craven

Updated Articles and Resources

By Jackie Craven

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Gehry Responds to Concert Hall Heat Created: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Frank Gehry's shiny Walt Disney Concert Hall complex was met with both adulation and concern. Find out what the neighbors thought.
    • Tallest Buildings in the World Created: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A comprehensive chart showing statistics of the tallest buildings in the world, with more than 100 skyscrapers compared, including several skyscrapers still under construction.
    • Guide to Colonial American House Styles, 1600 - 1800 Created: Sunday, November 13, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Is your home a Colonial? Here's everything you need to know about American colonial architecture, including German, Dutch, French, and Spanish styles.
    • What Is Neoclassical Architecture? Created: Monday, September 12, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how to identify neoclassical architecture and see examples of neoclassicism in architecture from great buildings to modest homes." itemprop="description" Tuesday, January 03, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Bungalows come in many shapes and styles. Learn to recognize the various types, see pictures, and learn the history that spans from 1905-1930.
    • How Old Is My House? Created: Monday, November 24, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how to find the age of your old house. Use these tips and resources to research the history of your home and estimate when it was built." itemprop="description" Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Longabergers has made handcrafted picnic baskets for decades, so when the Ohio-based company designed a corporate headquarters, what did it look like?
    • What can I do with a major in architecture? Created: Friday, November 21, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Architecture offers many different career paths. Learn about the jobs related to buildings and design.
    • What is a Building Designer? Created: Thursday, August 21, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A Professional Building Designer, or Home Designer, is not always an architect. Find out what Certified Building Designers can, and cannot, do.
    • Top Adobe House Building Plans and Manuals Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Beautiful and practical, today's adobe homes combine ancient techniques with modern technologies. Learn more with these helpful how-to guides.
    • Green Roof Basics Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn the basics of green roof architecture with this quick guide, complete with links to many references.
    • How to Reclaim the Land - 12 Green Ideas Created: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      A contaminated, neglected suburb of London was transformed into a sustainable Olympic Park. What Green Ideas did the London 2012 Olympics give us?
    • Mitered Created: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Mitering describes a joining together of two pieces. Learn what can be mitered from our Architecture Glossary.
    • Roof Colors Created: Monday, May 07, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      See how a muted green colors complement the roof on this Victorian home. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 5.
    • House Paint Color Guide Created: Thursday, April 26, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      What color should you paint your house? Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for house paint color advice and ideas.
    • Architecture Coloring Books Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      These delightful coloring books introduce children to the joy of architecture.
    • Top Resources for Healthy Home Design Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      How we build and decorate can affect us physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. These five authors have some suggestions for healthier designs.
    • Sverre Fehn, Norwegian Architect Created: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Norwegian Architect Sverre Fehn was a Modernist, yet he was inspired by primitive shapes and Scandinavian tradition. Learn more about Fehn's works.
    • Opposites in Architecture Created: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Even the greatest architects have been known to create uneasy partnerships
    • How To Find Used Building Parts Created: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Here's a simple how-to on finding architectural salvage for your old house repair. Incorporating old parts into a new home offers historic flavor.
    • How To Work With an Architect Created: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Building your home begins with building a relationship with your architect. These tips will help you through your building or remodeling project.
    • Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Technical Preservation Services Preservation Brief 3 has ideas applicable to any building, whether or not historic. Read a summary of suggestions.
    • Choose Building Plans for Your Dream Home Created: Monday, November 24, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Browse the Web and you'll find hundreds of companies that sell stock house plans. What features should you look for? Here are tips from a house plan publisher, with links to help you find the perfect building plan for your new home.
    • Best Wood for Decks and Porches Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      To build a better deck or porch, be sure to choose a better wood. Here are our top picks for the best wood to use for decks and porches.
    • How To Survive Remodeling Created: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Remodeling? Here's how to keep your construction project going smoothly.
    • Before You Buy Architecture Books for Kids Created: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Architecture books for kids are perfect when the adults are remodeling! Choose books about building and design to connect family activities.
    • How To Tell a Mission Style House Created: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Use this simple guide to help you recognize the mission or California mission style of architecture.
    • House Color Combinations Created: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Is green too ordinary? Pink too bold? The answer depends on how you use the colors. Visualize house color combinations from these galleries of photos.
    • Do I Need an Architect? Created: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      You are building a new home. Do you need an architect? Explore the pros and cons, and learn about cost-saving alternatives.
    • How To Identify Greek Revival Architecture Created: Monday, May 15, 2000 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Look for these characteristics to recognize the Greek revival style of architecture.
    • What is Beaux Arts Architecture? Created: Sunday, December 04, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      What Is Beaux Arts? Find definitions and examples of Beaux Arts architecture in our Architecture Glossary.
    • The Pantheon in Rome Created: Thursday, January 20, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Twice destroyed and twice rebuilt, Rome's Pantheon evolved from a rectangular structure to a dome - architecture that transformed the Western world.

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