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    Mexico City · 2006.0207
    The Mexico office of HOK has appointed Juan Carlos Alvear as director of design. Most recently, Alvear served as Partner of SCAP (Soluciones Corporativas par Arquitectura y Planeación), an architectural firm he cofounded in 1999. Alvear has previously served in design and project management positions through employment or affiliations with several prominent firms, including Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, Bath, England; and the Mexico practices of GICSA, S.A. de C.V. (Grupo Inmobiliario Cababie), WAT&G (Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo), ALVEAR-ROCHA Arquitectos; PLAN Arquitectos; and KMD (Kaplan-McLaughlin-Diaz).

    Chicago · 2006.0206
    TVS Interiors, Inc. announced today that Marc Adelman has joined the Chicago, Illionois office as principal. He will provide leadership for the firm's interiors practice, overseeing its continued growth in the Midwest while collaborating with the firm's Atlanta and Dubai offices on national and international interior design projects.

    Urbana-Champaign · 2006.0203
    The University of Illinois has selected Loebl Schlossman & Hackl as architect for the Roger Adams Laboratory Remodeling program on its Urbana-Champaign campus. The program involves multiple renovation projects over a five-year period. The first of several phases is to start in February 2006 and includes the renovation of approximately 20,000 square feet (1,860 square meters) of laboratory space, building systems, and other academic spaces. KJWW Engineering Consultants is providing MEP engineering services.

    Dallas · 2006.0131
    The Dallas Cowboys have announced that Manhattan Construction Co., in a strategic alliance with local minority-owned firms Rayco Construction and 3i Construction, has been selected as the general construction management team of the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium, to be built in Arlington, Texas in time for the 2009 NFL season. This group will direct the construction of a retractable-roof stadium designed by architect HKS, with a capacity of up to 100,000 persons and featuring open end zones linked to fan decks and the latest in artificial turf systems. In addition, the Cowboys Experience and Hall of Fame — an interactive, multi-faceted venue for community activities, fan experiences, and tourism — will be part of the entertainment complex.

    Kansas City · 2006.0130
    BNIM Architects today announced that Rod Kruse, FAIA has joined BNIM in Kansas City, Missouri, as a principal. Kruse was formerly with Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck (HLKB) Architecture in Des Moines, Iowa, where he was a founding principal. With over 30 years of experience, he has gained national recognition for his projects and has been honored with 24 National Awards or Citations for Design Excellence, including a National American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award for Design Excellence for Architecture in both 2000 and 2002. In 2001 his firm, HLKB, earned the AIA Firm Award.

    Los Angeles · 2006.0117
    The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) has announced the 2006 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service: Ronald A. Altoon, FAIA. Altoon is a founding partner of Altoon + Porter Architects of Los Angeles, California, where he implemented intern and continuing education programs. Altoon's work has resulted in over 75 design awards regionally, nationally, and internationally. A few of Altoon's award-winning architectural projects include the Southwestern University School of Law Library, Engine Company No. 28 in Los Angeles, the Fashion Valley Center in San Diego, the Sengkang Transit Station in Singapore, and the UCLA Arthur Ashe Health and Wellness Center in Los Angeles.

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