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BUILDINGS FOR EARTH DAY

As architects become more aware of their role in protecting the natural environment, they begin to view "sustainable design" more broadly. In addition to reducing consumption of fossil fuels, successful "green" architecture also improves comfort for building occupants, protects and repairs its immediate surroundings, and makes a positive contribution to the community.

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JØRN UTZON PRITZKER PRIZE

Danish architect Jørn Utzon, best known for his design of the Sydney Opera House in Australia, has been chosen as the 2003 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. This prestigious honor is widely considered to be the "Nobel Prize" for architecture.

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I. M. PEI'S CONSTRUCTION INNOVATION

The National Building Museum and Turner Construction Company have awarded Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei, FAIA, the second annual Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology. This award recognizes notable advances and high achievement in construction methods and processes.

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