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    TREE SCULPTURE ENGINEERING

    Contemporary interpretations of themes from Native American culture grace the recently expanded Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. These architectural elements include free-standing sculptural "trees" that spread their branches to create a variety of overhead canopies.

    Although these trees, designed by the interior architecture firm The Rockwell Group, do not support any of the building's structure, their fabrication posed significant challenges to consulting engineers at M.G. McLaren, P.C.

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    REBUILDING A STONE HERITAGE

    "[ I worked with the mason]... until my fingers had the art to make stone love stone." from "Tor House" by poet Robinson Jeffers

    For the past two years, students from the United States have gathered in a small village in northern Italy to participate in an unusual experience the preservation of a built environment that has changed little since medieval times.

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    Analyzing the Towers' Fall — Newsday, 2002.0206

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    Local Firms See Use of Design-Build Process Growing — Columbus Business First, 2002.02 Edition

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