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NEW JUSTICE IN THE OLD WEST

Even if justice in the "wild west" of American history was rough and haphazard, we can look back to the 19th century with nostalgia for the direct, practical style of wood and masonry construction. Working within that context, the Denver firm of Fentress Bradburn Architects has sought a balance between historic forms and modern amenities.

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NORMAN FOSTER : ANALOG AND DIGITAL ECOLOGY

Norman Foster's keynote address at this year's Bentley International User Conference in Philadelphia on Tuesday reminded me again why he is considered one of the most intelligent architects practicing today.

In a wide-ranging talk that tied together themes found in his work for over 30 years, Foster stressed the importance of melding the technological with human experience, or the "digital with the analog," as he called it.

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DESIGN DIPLOMACY IN DENMARK

Imagine a place where one in every 500 citizens is an architect; where architects are involved in every aspect of public life—from designing teapots to formulating public policy. No, it's not Utopia, it's Denmark, a country known for its design excellence, both traditional and modern, at every scale from consumer products to urban landscapes.

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Marriott's effort to scrap historic building draws fire — Wall Street Journal/MSNBC, 2000.0925. "Marriott International is in hot water over an attempted late-night demolition of a historic Baltimore financial building which preservationists have been fighting for the past year to save."

Hideo Sasaki, Influential Landscape Architect, Dies at 80 — New York Times, 2000.0925 (registration required)

Palm Beach Opera Hits Sour Note In Selecting Architect — ENR, 2000.0925

Plans for World War II Memorial Lurch Forward — New York Times, 2000.0923 (registration required)

Bad news for design in the US capitol:
World War II Memorial OK'd for Washington's Mall — Reuters at Yahoo, 2000.0922

Obituary: Andrew Delfino — San Francisco Chronicle, 2000.0920

Commentary : D.C. Follies — LA Times, 2000.0919

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