Here is a little more detail on the events noted in this issue’s timeline.

Here is a little more detail on the events noted in this issue’s timeline.

1995—DesignIntelligence and the Design Futures Council are founded at the Salk Institute. Circulation: 26.

1995—The World Monuments Watch is launched to call attention to imperiled cultural heritage sites around the world. The first list, released in 1996, includes the Taj Mahal and the U.S. historical immigration point of entry, Ellis Island.

1995—Witold Rybczynski’s City Life is published.

1996—Philip Johnson appears on the cover of Out. He had appeared on Time’s cover in 1984.

1996—Richard Farson writes Management of the Absurd, Paradoxes in Leadership. He also leads the DFC think tank in La Jolla.

1996—Ernest Boyer and Lee Mitgang publish Building Community: A New Future for Architectural Education and Practice.

1996—www.di.net is launched by the Design Futures Council and Greenway Group.

1997—Sharpshooters are on the roof for the opening of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. While the building has gone on to inspire the term, “The Bilbao effect,” at the time it was a platform for Basque separatists, who were blamed for the fatal shooting of a policeman on site the week of the opening. Later 100,000 people marched through town to decry the radicals’ acts.

1998—The USGBC releases the first LEED 1.0 standards.

1998—After 24 years’ reign as the world’s tallest building, SOM’s Sears Tower is “officially” overshadowed by the Petronas Towers 1 & 2 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; reflecting the trend toward Asia leading the skyscraper race. Eight of 10 of the world’s tallest are now in the far east.

1998—Sarah Susanka writes The Not So Big House, which becomes the all-time best seller written by an architect.

1998—U.S. Bank One Ballpark, home of MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, became the world’s first facility which combines a retractable roof, a natural grass playing field and air conditioning. On the horizon: Cardinals Stadium in Arizona will have a retractable roof and the first retractable field.

1999—Architecture for Humanity is founded to promote architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises.
1999—The first edition of Greenway’s Almanac of Architecture & Design is published; the 7th edition is now in production.

1999—Joe Pine II writes The Experience Economy and leads the DFC think tank at Beaver Creek, Colo.

2000—The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design, is written by Sandra Mendler and Bill Odell.

2001—Tom Kelley writes The Art of Innovation.

2001—Terrorists bring down the north and south towers of the World Trade Center by crashing a hijacked airplane into the north tower. 2,749 people died there, not including the 10 hijackers aboard.

2002—The first DFC Summit on Sustainable Design is held on Nantucket, Mass.

2002—Scott Simpson and Jim Cramer write How Firms Succeed, A Field Guide to Design Management.

2002—James Kuntsler publishes The City in Mind: Notes on the Human Condition.

2005—The DFC 10th anniversary think tank takes place in London with a focus on the latest trends at Arup, Gensler, Foster & Associates and Renzo Piano.

2005—In May, DesignIntelligence print circulation tops 2,200 per month. Also, unique Internet page views ranging between 3,000 to 9,500 per day. There are 34,000 unique user sessions on-line per month at www.di.net.