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    NEW ARCHITECTS

    Who are the Richard Rogers, Norman Fosters, Tadao Andos, and Richard Meiers of tomorrow? Who will be designing the landmark buildings of the 21st century? Who will be responsible for shaping the 21st-century city? And who will be defining the architectural styles of the next decade?

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    DOWNTOWN DROP-IN CENTER

    Several blocks along San Julian Street in downtown Los Angeles are home to many of the city's homeless. One would expect a sense of hopelessness to pervade that stretch of road, but instead it is vibrant and lively.

    This is due to the presence of the Volunteers of America Downtown Drop-In Center, a facility designed by Michael Lehrer, AIA of Lehrer Architects with Farook Ameen as executive architect.

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    BASKETBALL BUSINESS

    Architect James Carter had the task of recreating the spontaneous atmosphere of a pickup game of basketball. In designing the corporate headquarters for the small but growing sports apparel company, "AND 1," he also had to appeal to unpredictable basketball fanatics.

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    CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IN HISTORIC TEL AVIV

    The first thing that strikes you when you enter the Felicja Blumental Music Center and Library is its transparency. A holistic approach to the building's design has resulted in successful visual connections between the rooms and an extraordinary attention to detail.

    A muted golden hue pervading the open, spacious foyer originates from the intense Mediterranean light blended into the white walls with their discreet gold design and the plain pink carpeted floors.

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    Mexican Architect Gets London Show — Las Vegas Sun, 2001.0404

    Architect gives Baltimore County firms a face-lift — Baltimore Sun, 2001.0402

    Modernism with a human face — Independent Digital, 2001.0402

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