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    TWO COMPACT URBAN SCHOOLS

    A school on top of a parking garage might not initially sound appealing. A parking garage would be a bleak, unlovely place, an aesthetic bludgeon to hungry young minds. But that's where design comes in.

    The Gonzalo and Felicitias Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School in Santa Ana, California, is tucked behind a shopping mall, on top of a parking garage.

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    BORROMINI AWARDS TO KLOTZ AND NOUVEL

    In June, 2001, Chilean architect Matthias Klotz won the first Francesco Borromini International Award for Young Architects. In a profession where many practitioners reach their full potential late in life, this award celebrates the promise and achievements of architects whose career is still young.

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    MORE STAFF IN LESS SPACE

    Despite a wobbling economy, some U.S. companies are still experiencing explosive growth. Yet partly because of it, many growing companies are reluctant to take on additional space. Instead, they do all they can to squeeze more people into tighter confines, eventually stretching their building infrastructure beyond its limits.

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    Right Park, But Wrong Place — Editorial at Philadelphia Inquirer, 2001.0701

    In the Beginning, There Was Utopia — FAZ, 2001.0701

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