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    2 SQUARE HOUSE

    The 2 Square House by Marlon Blackwell is on a 0.7-acre (0.3-hectare) site in a 30-year-old residential neighborhood development. The west-facing slope of the site rises steeply 50 feet (15 meters) in elevation to the east perimeter of the site. Access and entry to the site are from the street level along the west perimeter. The site is wooded with native oaks. There are distant views to the west and northwest.

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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 Downtown Drop-In Center, a facility designed by Michael Lehrer, AIA of Lehrer Architects and operated by Volunteers of America, an offshoot of the Salvation Army.

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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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    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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    Hotel Broadway: Architectural Trendsetter Seduces Historic SoHo — Yahoo News, 2001.0411

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