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    ALFRED WATERHOUSE'S TERRACOTTA MENAGERIE

    When British architect Alfred Waterhouse designed a Gothic revival building for London's Natural History Museum, he integrated into its structure sculptures of some of the flora and fauna that would be featured in the exhibits. Terracotta monkeys climb the interior arches; flowers grace exterior columns. Some recently published pencil drawings by the architect/ naturalist give an insight into the Victorian Waterhouse's approach to ornament for the museum. Editor

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    150 YEARS OF SMITHGROUP

    The Detroit-based SmithGroup turns 150 this year, making it the oldest architecture firm in the United States. It is also the country's fifth largest, according to a 2002 report from Building Design & Construction. A look back at past successes and recent innovations such as in the McNamara Terminal and Chesapeake Bay Foundation headquarters and a look ahead to projects still on the boards demonstrate that the SmithGroup continues to reinvent itself.

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