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    WOOD DESIGN AWARDS 2003

    As unsustainable logging practices have depleted forests worldwide, and industrialized structural systems have developed, heavy-timber structures have largely disappeared from the vocabulary of contemporary architecture. But this hasn't dampened the appeal of wood as a building material. Instead, it has changed the way we design with wood and focused architectural commentary on factors like economy of use and elegance in spare detailing.

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    RECONSTRUCTION COMPLICATIONS CONTINUE

    When architect Daniel Libeskind was chosen in February 2003 to redesign New York's World Trade Center site, it appeared to be an irrevocable decision about the fate of "Ground Zero." But controversies have persisted, and what finally gets built may be very different from Libeskind's original design vision.

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    BATON ROUGE ROSE AWARDS 2003

    When the Baton Rouge, Louisiana chapter of the AIA selected their annual design award recipients in September 2003 , they chose a variety of commercial and institutional projects from a futuristic planetarium to a minimalist sanctuary that represent the cultural diversity of this historic city in the American South.

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    Fears over Even More Holyrood Delays — Scotsman Online, 2003.0829

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    Libeskind Wins on Tower Site — New York Post, 2003.0815

    AIA New York Chapter to Present Design Awards — AIArchitect, 2003.0815

    National Design Museum Honors I.M. Pei — AIArchitect, 2003.0815

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    Department of Interior Adds 18 Historic Landmarks — AIArchitect, 2003.0808

    Smoke and Dust at World Trade Center Is Linked to Smaller Babies — New York Times, 2003.0806

    A Prize Example of Double Standards — Sydney Morning Herald, 2003.0804

    Security Issues Elbow In on Design Work — Washington Post, 2003.0803

    The CCA Study Centre Awards Eleven Research Fellowships — Canadian Centre for Architecture press release, 2003.0801

    Enterprise Foundation Names Five Architectural Fellows — AIArchitect, 2003.0801

    At Ground Zero, an Architectural Void No Longer — New York Times, 2003.0801

    2003 National Design Awards Announced — Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Web site, 2003.08

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