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FOSTER AND PARTNERS ROOF THE GREAT COURT

Until recently, the neoclassical British Museum in London was relatively unknown among the monuments of Europe. However, the opening of its Foster and Partners-designed Queen Elizabeth II Great Court has awakened a sleeping giant.

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LDS CONFERENCE CENTER WELCOMES THE FAITHFUL

Crowds and sacred places have always gone together. Perhaps no major religious group has ever been called to accommodate so many, so well, as the Mormons.

Founded in upstate New York only a century and a half ago and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) now counts 11 million members around the globe, and expands at the rate of 300,000 per year.

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A MORE COMFORTABLE CHILDBIRTH UNIT

NBBJ has gone beyond common trends in women's healthcare facility design in transforming a rectilinear shell space within an existing hospital into a comforting healthcare environment for childbirth.

The 32,000 square foot (3000-square meter) The Ohio State University (OSU) Doan Hall Maternity Center includes 12 private labor-delivery rooms, a Cesarean-section unit, recovery room, outpatient triage area, and a waiting area. The unit adjoins the previously remodeled neonatal intensive care unit, nurseries, and administration.

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