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    WHO CARES?

    The U.S. Gulf coast is struggling to rebuild after several 2005 hurricanes destroyed countless homes, businesses, and lives. Yet as the 2006 hurricane season gets underway, much of the region is still in ruins.

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    RESIDENT EXCELLENCE

    As the awards jury worked to choose among nearly a thousand entries for Residential Architect magazine's Project of the Year, they pondered several criteria: how to add or replace housing where it's needed, with sturdy construction, pleasing architecture, and day-to-day livability.

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    ENDANGERED AMERICA

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced in May its 2006 list of the 11 "Most Endangered Historic Places" in the United States. These buildings have been damaged or threatened by hurricanes, terrorists, development pressures, or simple neglect. The organization issues this list to bring public attention to heritage structures that might be preserved if rescued in time.

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    AIA GREEN BUILDINGS 2006

    In celebration of Earth Day, the Committee on the Environment (COTE) of the American Institute of Architects annually selects ten buildings that demonstrate exemplary "green" design and construction methods. The AIA's 2006 "Top Ten Green" buildings successfully integrate architecture, technology, and natural systems.

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