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RICHARD ROGERS PRITZKER PRIZE

The Pritzker Prize, one of the world's highest honors in architecture, goes this year to British architect Richard Rogers. In announcing the jury's choice, Thomas J. Pritzker, president of The Hyatt Foundation, said: "Rogers is a champion of urban life and believes in the potential of the city to be a catalyst for social change."

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NEW YORK AIA AWARDS 2007

The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced its 2007 Design Award winners during its annual symposium in February. Recognized by this program are projects of design excellence architecture and interiors that were either built in New York City or designed by New York architects but built elsewhere.

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TEACHING CLIMATE

On February 20, 2007, architects and students worldwide demonstrated en masse that they are ready to go to work to stop global climate change. Their "gathering" was virtual, however, as schools, firms, and individuals from 47 countries tuned in to the 2010 Imperative Teach-In webcast.

During several hours, a panel of three experts from different disciplines discussed the building sector's impact on global warming. Their presentations are available online.

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8NW8 IN PORTLAND'S PEARL

The ideals are familiar to any architect working in a big city: a project should be well designed, well built, and well integrated into its urban environment. And yet we have too few U.S. examples to follow when it comes to applying these principles to housing for the poor.

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