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    BEST OF THE WEST

    If you're looking for some of the best in design that North American architecture has to offer, heed Horace Greeley's advice to "Go West!"

    The winners of the Western International Design Awards, 17 in all, display a breadth of approaches, many with acute sensitivity to the regional flavor and people of their locale. The awards were announced at the American Institute of Architects' Western International Summit a few weeks ago in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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    CALATRAVA RECOGNIZED

    Santiago Calatrava, the renowned Spanish engineer, architect and artist, has received the 2000 Algur H. Meadows Award for Excellence in the Arts. The award was presented in November at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

    Calatrava has gained an international reputation for integrating technology and aesthetics, producing dynamic structural forms that challenge traditional practice in both architecture and engineering.

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    ACADIA REPORTS PROGRESS IN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

    Every October, a small but intrepid group meets at a North American university and peeks into the future of computer-aided design. They can see this future because some of them are inventing it.

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    SEATTLE ARCHITECTS GO PUBLIC

    One of the fastest-growing cities in the United States is Seattle, Washington. Home to Microsoft, Amazon.com, and other well-endowed companies, Seattle is experiencing a building boom in quality as well as quantity.

    Amidst this renaissance of the built environment, AIA Seattle, the city's chapter of the American Institute of Architects, has set aside time again this autumn for their annual Architecture Week, actually a 10 day period, rich with events dedicated to public outreach and professional celebration.

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    More Architecture News

    Architect Michael Graves calls latest award 'humbling' — CNN Style, 2000.1201

    Iowa architectural firm wins AIA's top award — CNN Style, 2000.1130

    New York to donate millions toward new Guggenheim — CNN Style, 2000.1128

    Architects urged to go for the 'wow factor' in designs for Britain's new public buildings — Guardian (UK), 2000.1127

    Chicago Girds for Big Battle Over Its Skyline — New York Times, 2000.1112. (registration required)

    Memorials Wall-to-Wall on Mall Are Feared — Washington Post, 2000.1113

    Architects to block the 'units of horror' — Sydney Morning Herald, 2000.1031

    INTERIORS and ARCHITECTURE Magazines Join Design Group at Bill Communications — BPi Communications Press Release, 2000.1031

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