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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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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Shah Kawasaki Architects in Oakland, California — Eckols & Associates in Austin, Texas — Nicholas Hare Architects in Strasbourg, France — Rafael Viñoly Architects in San Francisco, California — Cannon Design in Richmond, Canada — NBBJ in Gilbert, Arizona...

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    POSTCARD FROM BOSTON

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    Party at the BPL!

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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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    Report Bares Construction-Site Crisis — New York Post, 2008.0525

    Fire under Control at Home of Berlin Philharmonic — New York Times, 2008.0521

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    Japan's Earthquake Warning System Fails Again — Nature, 2008.0514

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    Rome Mayor Aims to Tear Down Richard Meier Museum — Reuters, 2008.0430

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    AIA Kansas City Honor Awards — AIArchitect, 2008.0418

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