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    ALBERTA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

    The Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH), designed by Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd., sets a new standard for family-centered care in a state-of-the-art pediatric care and infection-control facility. The 70,000-square-meter (750,000-square-foot) facility serves as the hub of the Alberta Children's Healthcare Network.

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    VIRGINIA ARENA

    When designing the new basketball arena for the University of Virginia, local Charlottesville firm VMDO Architects had two significant legacies to uphold.

    First there was the celebrated campus, originally designed by Thomas Jefferson, and symbolized by the Pantheon-inspired Rotunda (circa 1826) and the extensive green Lawn upon which it sits. The university grounds were the first in America to be centered upon a library (then housed in the Rotunda) rather than a church.

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