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    GOOD DESIGN, GOOD BUSINESS

    The 19-story Price Tower by Frank Lloyd Wright has recently been restored to productive use. A childbirth clinic in Japan is leading an effort to change public attitudes toward women's health. And a new building for the venerable Natural History Museum in London provides much needed climate-controlled labs for delicate specimens.

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    SOUTH ATLANTIC AIA DESIGN AWARDS

    The South Atlantic Region (SAR) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced in September 2003 the winners of its annual design awards program. Despite the record 231 entries received, four of the five architecture awards went to a single firm, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects of Atlanta, Georgia.

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    ARCHITECTURAL PERFORMANCES?

    A recent symposium entitled "Performative Architecture: Instrumentality Plus?" at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia was, understandably, focused on defining "performative." An international collection of architects, engineers, designers, and academics grappled with the question, each (seemingly like the blind men of ancient lore) sizing up the "elephant" by grasping a different part.

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