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    NORTHEASTERN BUILDING TYPES 2008

    On the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, the new Heimbold Visual Arts Center by Polshek Partnership Architects provides a dynamic space for diverse studio art programs.

    The Heimbold Center is recognized as an exemplar in the 2008 Building Type Awards given by the AIA New York chapter, cosponsored by the Boston Society of Architects.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Cannon Design in Arlington, Virginia — Hord Coplan Macht, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland — Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects in Houston, Texas — Westlake Reed Leskosky in Bethel, New York — Clark Nexsen in Norfolk, Virginia — RKT&B in Brooklyn, New York — Domus Studio Architects in Oceanside, California — Alveary Architecture in Englewood, New Jersey — Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Ellerbe Becket in Kansas City, Missouri — Walter Netsch of SOM in Chicago, Illinois...

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    HISTORIC U.S. PLACES AT RISK

    The iconic Michigan Avenue Streetwall in Chicago, Illinois, features the work of many of the city's best architects, and boasts an array of styles and building technologies dating from 1880 to 1930. Buildings by Louis Sullivan and Daniel Burnham are among the structures that compose this 12-block stretch of historic buildings that face Lake Michigan across parkland.

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    SAN FRANCISCO AIA AWARDS 2008

    With 40 different awards given by the San Francisco chapter of the AIA, 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 2008 "Top Ten Green Projects" awards by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) 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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