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    PAULO MENDES DA ROCHA PRITZKER PRIZE

    Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha has been chosen as the 2006 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. In announcing the jury's choice, Thomas J. Pritzker, president of The Hyatt Foundation, said, "Mendes da Rocha has shown a deep understanding of space and scale through the great variety of buildings he has designed... While few of his buildings were realized outside of Brazil, the lessons to be learned from his work, both as a practicing architect and a teacher, are universal."

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    NEW HAMPSHIRE AIA AWARDS 2006

    In the "Granite State" of New Hampshire, the annual AIA awards program has recognized a series of projects that reflect the character of New England: muscular architecture to withstand a harsh climate and to protect the warm and inviting environments within.

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    PALLADIO AWARDS 2006

    Despite the prevalence of jagged edges or curvy surfaces in contemporary architecture, there survives a passion among some architects for traditional values and classical ideals. This is revealed not only in the careful restoration of historic buildings but in the detailing and forms of some new construction.

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    NARI Announces 2006 Contractors of the Year — National Association of the Remodeling Industry press release, 2006.0322

    Mitsuru Hamada Wins 2006 Steedman Fellowship — Washington University Press Release, 2006.0322

    The 2006 Next Generation Award Won by FAT Ltd — The Architecture Foundation press release, 2006.0302

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