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    UNIVERSO GAUDÍ

    In concluding "The Year of Gaudí," the Center of Contemporary Culture in Barcelona and the Queen Sophia Museum in Madrid have brought together an impressive array of materials for an exhibition about the life, work, and influences of master architect Antonio Gaudí. The show, "Gaudí's Universe," comprises almost 400 pieces in three sections: "Things Seen," "The Studio," and "The Legacy."

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    CLINICS TO AFRICA

    Although solving the global AIDS crisis may be beyond the scope of architecture, a young nonprofit has demonstrated that architects can apply their skills to help with this intractable humanitarian problem. It is estimated that three-quarters of the world's HIV/AIDS population lives in Sub-Saharan Africa, most without access to health care. One of the obstacles for medical professionals in Africa is lack of adequately equipped facilities within the vast continent.

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    MILLER/HULL AIA FIRM OF THE YEAR

    The Seattle firm Miller/Hull Partnership has received the 2003 Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects. Announced in December, this award is given annually to a practice the AIA deems to have consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.

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    WTC DESIGN COMPETITION RESULTS

    On December 18, 2002, citizens and designers of the United States and the world got a glimpse of some new ideas on how the site of New York's World Trade Center could be transformed over the coming decade. On December 18, 2002, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation released a new set of design proposals submitted by some of the world's most talented architects. Perhaps skittish after the poor reception given the last round of proposals, the LMDC simultaneously also launched a campaign to solicit public comment.

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    More Architecture News

    Dublin Cheers Rise of Stainless Steel Spire, Ireland's Tallest Structure — AP at Yahoo News, 2003.0121

    ACADIA Awards ArchitectureWeek Editor Novitski — Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture, 2003.0121

    Ground Zero: Where's the Vision? — New York Times, 2003.0120

    AIA Puerto Rico Honors Eight Projects and Five Individuals — AIArchitect, 2003.0117

    Three Designs for Ground Zero Emerge as Favorites — New York Times, 2003.0117

    A Hint of Rebuilding Fatigue — New York Times, 2003.0115

    New Yorkers Sound Off on WTC Rebuilding Plans — Reuters at Yahoo News, 2003.0114

    New Issues as Hearings Address Rebuilding — New York Times, 2003.0113

    New Yorkers Debate WTC Plans — BBC News, 2003.0113

    New Yorkers Sound Off on WTC Rebuilding Plans — Reuters, 2003.0113

    Building Height Debated for WTC Site — Las Vegas Sun, 2003.0112

    Museum to Tell Story of Jews in Poland — International Herald Tribune, 2003.0110

    Five Projects Cited for Urban Excellence — AIArchitect, 2003.0110

    Eleven Projects Garner AIA Honor Awards for Interiors — AIArchitect, 2003.0110

    Fifteen Projects Capture Honor Awards for Architecture — AIArchitect, 2003.0110

    Appraisals of Ground Zero Designs — New York Times, 2003.0109

    Mitchell to Step down as MIT Dean of Architecture — Massachusetts Institute of Technology press release, 2003.0108

    Deep-Six ‘Pit' Plan — New York Post, 2003.0108

    Build a Memorial First, WTC Family Group Says — New York Daily News, 2003.0108

    Designs Soar, Critics Fall Flat — New York Daily News, 2003.0107

    An Army of Critics Assaults the Redesign of Soldier Field — Los Angeles Times, 2003.0105

    Australia Plans World's Tallest Tower — BBC News, 2003.0105

    AIA Potomac Valley Honors 10 Projects — AIArchitect, 2003.0103

    World Trade Center Designs Questioned — BBC News, 2003.0103

    American Official Assumes Presidency of ISO — Designare, 2003.0101

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