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    FAITH IN ARCHITECTURE

    Each year, Faith & Form magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, & Architecture recognize outstanding design in completed projects through the Religious Art & Architecture Awards program.

    This year's winners, marking the start of the new millennium, reflect the wealth of activity in the design and construction of sacred spaces throughout the United States for faith traditions well established in this country, as well as those just getting a foothold.

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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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    Luxury Flats Sell Out In Just Sixty Minutes — Scotsman Online, 2001.0831

    CHA awards Boston designer — Chicago Tribune, 2001.0828

    Durham Cathedral tops building poll — BBC News, 2001.0827

    Work Begins at World War Two Memorial Site — Reuters at Excite, 2001.0827

    Izenour, principal with Venturi and Scott Brown, dies — Architectural Record, 2001.0823

    Designs On V & A Contract Come Good For Glasgow Architects — Scotsman, 2001.0820

    Runway, Bridge Honored For Civil Engineering — Yahoo News, 2001.0817

    Judge Clears WWII Memorial Plan — Washington Post, 2001.0817

    Paris's Eiffel Tower May Expand Underground — Reuters at Yahoo News, 2001.0816

    Urban Design Week Set For Lift-Off — Architect's Journal, 2001.0816

    Bolivia Battles Poverty With A Competition Call-Up — Architects' Journal, 2001.0814

    Change of Big-Name Architect at Fifth Avenue and 38th Street — New York Times, 2001.0812 (registration required)

    Bailout Plan For Park — Chicago Tribune, 2001.0807

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