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    GE LIGHTING AWARDS 2001

    The annual GE Edison Award Competition celebrates the importance of light in architecture by acclaiming outstanding achievements in lighting design. At a gala reception in Las Vegas in May, 2001, this year's awards recognized an international roster of excellence.

    The highest honor, the GE Edison Award, went to George Sexton Associates for a simple yet striking lighting design for the Herz Jesu Kirche (Heart of Jesus Church) in Munich, Germany.

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    ARCHITECTS SEEK DIVERSITY

    A mere one percent of registered architects in the United States are African Americans; a number that has remained unchanged for over 30 years. The profession is losing tremendous potential and an untapped market.

    This was the conclusion of participants at a meeting of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). The AIA/NOMA summit was held August 1, 2001 at the AIA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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    FUTURE WORKPLACE ON EXHIBIT

    With a slowing economy, burned-out workers, and an escalating energy crisis, how can a company make sure its investments in office space, technology, and work force are wisely spent? A new exhibit of work-environment innovation in Seattle suggests answers to these questions.

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