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    GULF SOUTH STRUGGLES

    As yet another record-breaking and devastating hurricane season draws toward its close, we are still far from a final assessment of damage from Katrina, the most costly natural disaster in U.S. history, or from Rita, the subsequent multibillion-dollar storm.

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    SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

    On October 15, 2005, the winner of the United Kingdom's prestigious Stirling Prize was announced. This year the honor went to the new Scottish Parliament, which has been hailed as one of the most innovative designs in Britain today. It is a vastly ambitious and complex building, and to visit it is a hugely rewarding experience: there is so much to take in, so many architectural and metaphorical references, so many technical challenges surmounted.

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    SWISS AWARD TO CANADIAN PROJECTS

    On September 30, 2005, the Swiss Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction honored three North American projects in its annual awards program. The Holcim Foundation, in collaboration with five of the world's leading technical universities, promotes sustainable approaches to environmental design. The awards highlight projects that go beyond technical solutions to consider process, human behavior, and visionary city planning.

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    Scotland's Answer to Rome's Colosseum — Scotsman Online, 2005.1028

    Afloat in the Flood Zone — New York Times, 2005.1027

    Building-Savvy Prince Feted — Chicago Tribune, 2005.1026

    Vincent Scully Prize Awarded to The Prince of Wales — National Building Museum press release, 2005.1025

    Big Plans, Grand Dreams in Mississippi — Chicago Tribune, 2005.1023

    'Oscars' of Design Awarded in New York — New York Times, 2005.1021

    Solidarity with Pakistan — International Union of Architects press release, 2005.1020

    House at Clonakilty Wins the Stephen Lawrence Prize — Archiseek, 2005.1018

    Old Dominion Honors Design Excellence — AIArchitect, 2005.1017

    In Mississippi, the Reshape of Things to Come — Washington Post, 2005.1015

    Top Prize for Parliament Building — BBC News, 2005.1015

    The Scottish Parliament Wins £20,000 RIBA Stirling Prize — Royal Institute of British Architects press release, 2005.1015

    Vision: Rebuild 'New Urban' Mississippi Coast — USA Today, 2005.1011

    Hain Unveils Design for Giantís Causeway Visitor Centre — Archiseek, 2005.1011

    ASLA Installs New President, Three Vice Presidents — American Society of Landscape Architects press release, 2005.1010

    Gehry Calls Time on 51-Year Career — Building Design, 2005.1007

    FEMA Cites Contractual Right to Rebid after $50,000 Paid — ENR, 2005.1007

    UN-Habitat and UIA Sign a Cooperation Agreement — International Union of Architects press release, 2005.1003

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