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    CHICAGO AIA AWARDS 2007

    AIA Chicago has announced the winners of its 2007 Design Excellence Awards. Chapter president Laura Fisher, FAIA, lauded the almost 300 submissions as reflective of the "versatility and creativity of Chicago's architecture and design community." Forty-six awards were given in the categories of distinguished building, sustainable design, interior architecture, and "divine detail," including 13 honor awards, the highest honor.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Architects | Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker in San Diego, California — Connolly Architects in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin — Paul Dillon Architects in Galway, Ireland — Dougherty + Dougherty Architects in Newport Beach, California — Meeks + Partners in Houston, Texas — Pei Partnership Architects and collaborators in New York, New York — Kirksey in Houston, Texas — CertainTeed Gypsum in North Las Vegas, Nevada — Kevin Hom + Andrew Goldman Architects, PC and Architects Mosher Drew Watson Ferguson in San Diego, California — Fowlkes and Associates Architects in Nashville, Tennessee — McIntosh Poris Associates in Detroit, Michigan...

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    LIVING STEEL COMPETITION 2007

    Living Steel has announced the three winners of its second International Architecture Competition for Sustainable Housing. The consortium of steel companies challenged participants to design innovative, resource-efficient housing solutions using steel.

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    DAVID CHIPPERFIELD STIRLING PRIZE

    The Stirling Prize for 2007 has been awarded to the Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach am Neckar, Germany, designed by David Chipperfield Architects. With a spare colonnade around its boxy, minimalist form, the Museum (Literaturmuseum der Moderne) is something of a neoclassical Parthenon, helping the larger cluster of buildings which also includes the National Schiller Museum (1903) and the Archive for German Literature (1970s) come together as a seeming Acropolis atop its ridge overlooking the River Neckar.

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    CLIMATE FINDINGS UPDATE

    Even if global greenhouse gas emissions were to stop increasing today, the climate would continue to warm.

    That was the stark reality underlined in February 2007 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).1

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