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    GEORGIA PRESERVATION AWARDS

    In May, 2002, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation selected 20 buildings to be honored for excellence in restoration and rehabilitation. One of the award-winning restoration projects was the childhood home of early 20th-century President Woodrow Wilson. The accurate restoration project gave the historic Augusta house the features and character it had during the Civil War and Reconstruction era.

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    SPIRIT OF WOOD

    The Wood in Culture Association of Finland has announced that it will confer the 2002 "Spirit of Nature" Wood Architecture Award to Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The award recognizes the achievements of a person or group whose work exemplifies architectural excellence and a progressive and creative use of wood. The association hopes that the award will both increase international respect for wood buildings and building components and improve their quality by fostering traditions and inspiring young architects.

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    ARCHILAB CONFERENCE 2002 ORLéANS

    A small French city tackled a very large topic when the fourth annual architectural conference "Archilab" met in Orléans to ponder "Earth Economics."

    As in past years, the curators Marie-Ange Brayer and Béatrice Simonot offered innovative architectural research programs, exploring the range of approaches and projects of the participating architects. Their goal is to create, through an openness and curiosity toward all innovative movements, a space for a creative discussion about the challenges of architecture today.

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    Officials Rethink WTC Plans — AP at Yahoo News, 2002.0721

    Architects to Sign Off on Good Design — Sydney Morning Herald, 2002.0718

    More Designs Sought in N.Y. to Replace Trade Center — San Francisco Chronicle, 2002.0717

    Pamela J. Hill, 51, Architect and Educator, Dies — Bozeman Chronicle, 2002.0717

    Reaction to WTC Rebuild Plans Mixed — AP at Yahoo News, 2002.0716

    Memorial Park Plays Large Part in Preliminary Trade Center Plans — New York Times, 2002.0716

    American Architects Vote the Millennium Dome 'the Biggest Eyesore in the World' — Independent Digital, 2002.0716

    Madrid's Prado Renovation Stalled — BBC News, 2002.0714

    AIA, HUD Announce Housing and Community Design Award Winners — AIArchitect, 2002.0712

    Opera House Architect May Return — News Interactive, 2002.0708

    Eight Creative Entries Featuring HSS Win Awards In STI's Fifth Annual Student Design & Engineering Challenge — Canada NewsWire, 2002.0708

    Apollo Theater to Begin New Life — AP at Architecture Guide, 2002.0703

    Pataki's Surprising Limit on Ground Zero Design — New York Times, 2002.0702

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