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    LOGICAL / ECOLOGICAL DESIGN

    "Most buildings are terrible. They're unhealthy, and they're bad for the soul." Fred Stitt, director of the San Francisco Institute of Architecture, didn't mince words as he officiated over "Ecological Design: The Unstoppable Wave." The conference, held in Oakland, California in August 2003, aimed at improving architecture through a better understanding of its relationship to the natural environment.

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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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    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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    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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    Architect Expects Rio Guggenheim to Go Ahead — Yahoo News, 2003.0915

    Ground Zero Plan Seems to Circle Back — New York Times, 2003.0913

    Skyscrapers 'Sinking' Shanghai — BBC News, 2003.0913

    Libeskind, Childs Mesh Competing Visions at Trade Center Site — Bloomberg, 2003.0911

    Former Cranbrook Teacher's Design to Fill Ground Zero — Oakland Press, 2003.0911

    Stirling Prize Shortlist 2003 — Architecture.com, 2003.0911

    Vincent Scully Awarded Urban Land Institute Prize — Designare, 2003.0903

    9/11 Relatives Plan Protest at Ground Zero Work Site — New York Times, 2003.0903

    CAJ Jury Honors 22 Justice Facilities — AIArchitect, 2003.0829

    Fears over Even More Holyrood Delays — Scotsman Online, 2003.0829

    Byker Wall Estate to Become Listed Area — Telegraph, 2003.0829

    Silverstein to Hire Architects for 4 Trade Center Buildings — Bloomberg, 2003.0824

    Rare Austro-Hungarian Architecture Found in N. China — People's Daily, 2003.0821

    Berlin Holocaust Memorial Takes Shape — Deutsche Welle, 2003.0817

    Centerbrook Architects Frog Runs for Governor — Centerbrook Architects and Planners press release, 2003.0815

    Libeskind Wins on Tower Site — New York Post, 2003.0815

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