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    Detroit · 2006.0214
    The Michigan Chapter of the AIA has elected Jeffrey Hausman, science and technology studio leader and senior vice president of SmithGroup Midwest as its 2006 chapter president. Hausman was elected vice president/ president-elect in October of 2004. He has over 20 years of experience at SmithGroup and is currently SmithGroup Midwest's research studio leader and senior vice president.

    Louisville · 2006.0209
    Plans for Museum Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky, designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), have been unveiled. Museum Plaza, anticipated to cost $380 million, will stand at more than 61 stories, or 703 feet (214 meters) high. Museum Plaza will house two museums, a hotel, office space, 133 loft condominiums, 82 luxury condominiums, and businesses, as well as Louisville's largest contemporary art museum and the University of Louisville's Master of Fine Arts program. Selva Gurdogan and David Chacon serve as project architects for Museum Plaza. The building expects a daily traffic flow of 10,500 people.

    San Diego · 2006.0209
    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is nearing topping out on the new $30 million, 110,000-square-foot (10,220-square-meter) Student Academic Services facility at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), located in La Jolla. Designed by San Diego architect Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, the new facility consists of a concrete and structural steel hybrid frame, with curtain wall exteriors and ornate finishes. The five-story facility will combine all student services formerly located throughout the campus. UCSD senior architect Pnina Goldberg is providing project oversight, and Ron Hall is serving as principal-in-charge for McCarthy. KPFF is the structural engineer; Bechard & Associates, mechanical and electrical engineer; Boyle Engineering, civil engineer; and Wallace, Roberts & Todd, landscape architect. Completion is scheduled for March 2007.

    Minneapolis · 2006.0209
    Ellerbe Becket shareholders elected one new member and re-elected three others to the firm's Board of Directors. Michael Krauss was elected to a two-year term, while CEO Rick Lincicome, AIA, Bill Crockett, AIA, and Carol Sakoian were re-elected to two-year terms. The newly elected members join John M. "Jock"" Holliman, Mark C. Zweig and Jon Buggy, AIA, in rounding out the seven-member board. The board makeup includes three Ellerbe Becket employees and four outside directors.

    Boonton · 2006.0209
    Catherine (Coombs) Bobenhausen, a recognized expert in sustainability and environmental and worker health, has joined First Environment as an associate. From First Environment's headquarters in New Jersey, Bobenhausen will work in indoor air quality research and testing, sustainable design, and environmental health and safety management. Bobenhausen has contributed to leading projects including the LEED Platinum Merrill Center (Chesapeake Bay headquarters building), 4 Times Square/Conde Nast, Battery Park City, Trump's Riverside Plaza residential development, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Headquarters Building.

    Los Angeles · 2006.0208
    William H. Fain, Jr., FAIA, has been installed as 2006 president of AIA Los Angeles. Fain is managing partner and partner-in-charge of urban design and planning for Johnson Fain, a Los Angeles, California-based firm. With 2,300 members, AIA/LA is one of the largest chapters of the American Institute of Architects. Other new officers for AIA/LA are: Michael A. Enomoto, AIA, vice president and president-elect; Katherine J. Spitz, AIA, secretary; and Edmund M. Einy, AIA, treasurer.

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