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    FROM MAYBECK TO MEGACHURCHES

    Now that we have turned the corner into the 21st century, surveying the evolution of religious architecture over the past hundred years seems fair game. Starting from 1900, what were the noticeable changes, and what were the common denominators that survived through the end of the century?

    What was the impact of the modern movement in architecture on the designs for religious buildings? Can this evolution provide insight into religious architecture for the new millennium?

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    DOING UNIVERSAL DESIGN

    CD-ROM Review: Universal Design Exemplars by the Center for Universal Design, North Carolina State University, 2000.

    A Japanese garden pond with the lily pads within anyone's reach; a rustic log cabin fully accessible to wheelchair users; a museum exhibit that tells its story through touch and sound. These are a few of the recently published examples of the principles of universal design.

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    VIRGINIA'S EXECUTIVE MANSION RESTORED

    The executive mansion of the Commonwealth of Virginia is said to be the oldest continuously occupied governor's residence in the United States. The mansion is an outstanding example of Federal style architecture, and after its recent restoration, it demonstrates that an historic house can be improved by sensitive additions.

    This National Historic Landmark building was completed in 1813 to the designs of Boston architect Alexander Parris. Since 1987 it has been documented in the Historic American Buildings Survey.

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    Architect Who Kept A Low Profile But Gave London A Towering Landmark — U.K. Times, 2001.0804

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