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SAN FRANCISCO AIA AWARDS 2008

With 40 different awards given, and only a few repeat winners among them, there were plenty of happy architects by the Bay this year.

Pritzker Prize-winner Thom Mayne and his Santa Monica firm, Morphosis, received one of four honor awards for excellence in architecture. Morphosis shared the award for the San Francisco Federal Building with the local office of SmithGroup.

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AIA GREEN BUILDING AWARDS 2008

Each project in the "Top Ten Green Projects" awards by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) for 2008 was evaluated on ten measures, documented extensively on the COTE Web site. These include design innovation, community context and land use, longevity, bioclimatic design, water and energy conservation, materials, and indoor environment.

The ten winners plus one honorable mention approach sustainable design through an exemplary integration of architecture, technology, and natural systems.

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AIA PORTLAND DESIGN AWARDS 2007

Portland, Oregon, has traditionally kept a low architectural style profile compared to other West Coast cities of the United States, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, with their array of landmarks by star architects.

But this river city is becoming a hot commodity. Numerous publications have christened Portland as America's greenest city. There are more LEED-registered building projects in Portland than any other city in the country.

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