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    AIA GOES MILE-HIGH

    Like every worthwhile professional gathering, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) national convention held in Denver, Colorado in May was part education, part work, and part inspiration.

    The 16,500 participating architects and other design industry professionals learned about a range of pressing "livability" issues -- sustainability, affordable housing, urban revitalization. They also resolved to attack some national and internal problems, and heard from several of the world's most respected practitioners.

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    GEHRY AT THE GUGGENHEIM

    Just when you thought the media culture couldn't get any more juiced about Frank Gehry, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City delivers a watermelon for the summer. "Frank Gehry, Architect" opened at Frank Lloyd Wright's marvel on Fifth Avenue on May 18, 2001 and continues through the long, hot summer, until the last Sunday in August.

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    JEAN NOUVEL WINS RIBA GOLD

    French architect Jean Nouvel has been awarded the prestigious Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. The honor was announced mid-May by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

    According to the RIBA announcement, "Nouvel has maintained the highest of architectural standards and has consistently brought excellence to design in a wide range of cultural and commercial buildings, in his native country and abroad." Editor

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