Publications

 

Press:

The Architectural Research Institute has consistently undertaken the exploration of critical issues in contemporary urban planning and the reconfigurations of space made possible by the digital era and information era; and has also provided design solutions that serve societal needs. This significant contribution has been recognized in a variety of national design and planning publications and in the frequency that the Institute has been asked to participate in distinguished forums.

The following excerpts were selected from articles featured in national publications and papers presented at urban planning forums.

"New York's Cool Schools," AIArchitect, the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, Washington DC, May 1999.
"But does it Work" ,Andrea Moed, Interiors Magazine, New , May 1999.
"Back to School" ,Jayne Merkel, Oculus Magazine, American Institute of Architects, New York City, New York, September 1995.
"Visionaires in Exile - NYC's Small School Movement," ,Glenn Thrush, Metroplis Magazine, September 1994.

 

Papers:

Towards Sustainable City: Rebuilding Lower Manhattan, Beverly Willis, Creating Sustainable Urban Environments: Future Forms for City Living, International Urban Planning and Environment Association, Christ Church Oxford, England, September 2002
Towards a Sustainable City, Beverly Willis, for "City and Gender" published by Leske+Budrich Publishers, Hanover, Germany 2002
Re-examining the Courtyard Block: A Megacity Family Habitat, Beverly Willis, MegaCities 2000 Conference, University of Hong Kong, Feb. 2000
Spatial Speculations, Beverly Willis, Embodied Utopias, University of Chicago Gender Center, March 1999
MegaCities: Re-examining the Sidewalk as Public Space, Beverly Willis, The Second International Symposium on Asia Pacific Architecture, The Making of Public Spaces, University of Hawaii East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 1997

 

Books:

INVISIBLE IMAGES, The Silent Language of Architecture, Beverly Willis
Published by The National Building Museum

116 pages, hard cover, including 170 color and black-and-white photographs and graphics

$45.00 plus $5.95 shipping and handling

Invisible Images: The Silent Language of Architecture by Beverly Willis is a book for readers of the late 1990s, who have learned -- and demand -- to interact with media that includes both ideas and imagery.

Encompassing the full range of visual and verbal arts, Willis discusses and illustrates the creative process that is universal to all designers:

"All art forms, from architecture to music, dance to painting, drama to sculpture, cinematography to illustration, seek to reveal or express the invisible, unarticulated and often unperceived forces that affect the human experience at a given time. Objects that command attention and communicate at some profound level become timeless, weaving a tapestry of universal expression. The invisible images surrounding such forms or designs not only distinguish the present from the past, but generate new possibilities."

This original book, profusely illustrated in color with 170 stunning cross-cultural photographs and drawings of Willis' own architectural projects, multi-media art, and symbols will engage creative people in any field, and all of those who are interested in the creative process.

Willis' textual thesis is enhanced by a compelling visual device: a ribbon of words running along every page of the book, traversing time and place, with quotations from artists, writers, and philosophers, and highlights from her own text. More provocative than the moving headlines on Times Square, they carry the reader along. . . engaged by thoughts and interrupted by images, when not engaged by images and interrupted by thoughts.

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