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    PRESERVATION AWARDS 2004

    Although the built history of the United States is relatively young compared to that of most of the rest of the world, heroic efforts are sometimes needed to preserve what remains. The damaging effects of natural disasters, neglect, and "progress" often destroy old buildings before their historic value can be appreciated.

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    SCHOOLS OUR KIDS WOULD BUILD

    In 1967, and again in 2001, British schoolchildren were invited to submit their ideas to a competition "The School I'd Like." In their drawings and poems, they expressed the desire for schools that are attractive, safe, flexible, relevant, and respectful. This review of the archived results suggests that architects could benefit from understanding these children's visions. — Editor

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    Legacy of People's Architect Is Placed in Scottish Hands — Scotsman Online, 2005.0104

    Architect of Modern China Turns 70 — Deutsche Welle, 2005.0103

    Once the Tallest Building, but since 1967, a Ghost — New York Times, 2005.0102

    AEC Job Search Strategies: Understanding Job Opportunities — AECWorkForce, 2004.1229

    Quake May Have Made Earth Wobble — Netscape News, 2004.1228

    '50s Wright House May Get New Use — Chicago Tribune, 2004.1223

    Student Team of Architects Help Disabled — Arizona Republic, 2004.1223

    To Save a Once-Grand Mansion, Destruction Must Come First — Miami Herald, 2004.1222

    Trek to School Not Like It Used to Be — USA TODAY, 2004.1221

    2005 Planetizen Top 10 Book List — Planetizen, 2004.1221

    AEC Job Search Strategies: 3 D’s for a Successful Cover Letter — AEC WorkForce, 2004.1220

    Review 2004: Architecture — Telegraph, 2004.1218

    Mumbai's Heritage under Threat — BBC News, 2004.1216

    Ergonomic Economics: Sorting Out the Good from the Bad — Buildings.com, 2004.1215

    Houses Provide Chance to Live Wright's Architecture — Ohio News Network, 2004.1215

    Letting an Old Flour Mill Bloom Again — Sacramento Bee, 2004.1215

    Danish Master Jørn Utzon Returns to Sydney - in Spirit — TIME Pacific, 2004.1214

    Foster's Architecture Spans High-Tech and Beauty — Expatica, 2004.1214

    No Walls Too High — The Plain Dealer, 2004.1212

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