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    WEST AFRICAN ADOBE

    Too often, when people in the West think of African architecture, they imagine nothing more than a mud hut a primitive vernacular remembered from an old Tarzan movie. Why this ignorance to the richness of West African buildings? Possibly it is because the great dynastic civilizations of the region were already in decline when the European colonizers first exposed these cultures to the West.

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    REVIVAL BY TOWNHOUSE

    One of the innovations Henry Ford is known for in automotive history, besides the Model T and the assembly line, is the concept that his employees should be able to afford the products they made. Reflecting this spirit, the Detroit, Michigan neighborhood he once lived in, near the now-abandoned Model T factory, is experiencing new life as an affordable housing development.

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    SCHOOLHOUSE MODERNISM

    During the second half of the 20th century, the Texan architecture firm of Caudill Rowlett Scott (CRS) grew impressively in size and influence. They became known as masters of modern practice and construction management. Their innovations in school design mirrored the firm's own evolution. Editor

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    Sky's the Limit for Saskatchewan Artists — CBC, 2004.0218

    New Child-Care Center Earns Applause for Architect — Kansas City Star, 2004.0218

    Fiasco as 30M Leisure Centre is Mothballed — This is London, 2004.0217

    Architects Sent Back to School — Scotsman Online, 2004.0215

    AEC Job Search Strategies: Creative Ways to Open Doors — AEC WorkForce, 2004.0213

    Architect's Legacy Much More than Buildings — Toronto Star, 2004.0213

    Design Matters — Guardian Unlimited, 2004.0213

    Designs on Career in Architecture — Arizona Republic, 2004.0213

    House Proud: He Braked for Cupid — New York Times, 2004.0212

    Affordable-Housing Exhibit Honors Cambridge Project — Boston Herald, 2004.0212

    Apartment Tower Plans Have Loft District on Edge — Los Angeles Times, 2004.0212

    Tilting Tradition With Punch-Line Proportions — New York Times, 2004.0212

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