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    REMEMBERING GEOFFREY BAWA, 1919-2003

    The beloved Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa died in his native city of Colombo on May 27, at age 83. He will be remembered as a prolific and influential designer who drew on many traditions but especially those of his own people. His works — from houses to hotels — are noted for their sensitivity to the South Asian culture and climate.

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    AIA CONVENES IN SAN DIEGO

    The American Institute of Architects 2003 national convention was held in May in the Southern California city of San Diego. AIA members came to the seaside city for continuing education seminars, to conduct institute business, and to enjoy visits to nearby architectural attractions, such as the famous Salk Institute designed by Louis Kahn.

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    SUSTAINABILITY NORTHEAST

    "Green" Building design, as it becomes increasingly adopted by U.S. architects, is about more than conserving energy and natural resources. In green building, design criteria broaden to include fostering a sense of community, maintaining healthy environments, and preserving historic properties. These were some of the themes of the 2003 awards program of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), which recently made awards to workplaces, schools, and residential projects.

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    PRESERVING GEORGIA'S HERITAGE

    The Georgia Trust, a nonprofit preservation organization, has recently honored 22 building projects that have been restored to historical accuracy or rehabilitated for a new use. In addition, University of Georgia professor John C. Waters received the organization's top award for leadership in preservation issues and education.

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