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    AIA HONORS LEERS WEINZAPFEL AND VIETNAM MEMORIAL

    The American Institute of Architects has announced the recipients of two of its highest honors. The 2007 AIA Architecture Firm Award has gone to the Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects (LWA) in recognition of their history of design excellence. And the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., by designer Maya Lin, was selected to receive the 2007 AIA Twenty-five Year Award.

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    BARNES GOLD MEDAL

    Only five times in the 100-year history of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal has the AIA's highest honor been awarded posthumously. Renowned 20th-century architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, FAIA has now joined the ranks of the others Thomas Jefferson, Eero Saarinen, Richard Neutra, William Caudill, and Samuel Mockbee who did not live long enough to enjoy this well deserved symbol of professional recognition.

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    GREENBUILD CONFERENCE

    The GreenBuild Conference, held in Denver, Colorado in November 2006, provided an important rallying of forces against global warming. Architects, builders, nongovernmental organizations, building product manufacturers, and other private companies gathered to announce ambitious plans for confronting the problem.

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    BUILDING BOSTON 2006

    The annual Build Boston conference, now in its 22nd year, was held in November 2006. Over 15,000 attendees explored important recent developments in the design/ construction industry at this trade show brimming with 350 booth exhibits and over 230 seminars.

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