From the Dept. of Shameless Self-Promotion: To recap, it’s been a banner week in Freelanceville with a trifecta of firsts:
- First story for Slate — “Can Leprosy Be Eradicated?” about how the first rapid diagnostic test for leprosy is a game-changer.
- First piece on NPR — A review of Bruce Feiler’s intriguing new book, The Secrets of Happy Families.
- First story for Architectural Record — “Tackling School Safety Through Design” about the architectural possibilities for schools post-Sandy Hook.
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My first byline in Architectural Record, covering the recent School Safety Summit, here in DC. Most of the facility planners in attendance were focused on the “active shooter” scenario, and talked more about procedural protocols than design solutions.
When I was in Seattle last week, it was good to see that the [storefront] project by Olson Kundig Architects is still going strong a year later. I wrote about this quirky live-art-design space for the “Matters of Design” section of Interior Design last year, and just realized that I never posted it here. So, better late than never, I hope you enjoy this piece, ”What’s in store,” as much as I did reporting it.