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    AIA HEALTHCARE AWARDS 2008

    At the CHA Women & Children's Hospital near Seoul, a softness of natural light, organic elements, and curving form tempers a sleek building of glass, aluminum, and stainless steel. KMD Architects designed the facility, with associate architect yo2 Architects, to provide uncluttered respite from the surrounding neighborhood's visual noise.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Shen Milsom & Wilke in New York, New York — Montpelier in Orange, Virginia — Peter Zumthor in Tokyo, Japan — Herzog & de Meuron in New York, New York — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Plano, Illinois — Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas — Wilkinson Eyre Architects in Oxford, England, United Kingdom — Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies in Arlington, Virginia — Frank Gehry in Princeton, New Jersey — OMA in New York, New York — HOK Sport in Monterrey, Mexico...

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    AIA SMALL PROJECTS 2008

    Housing for art lovers, homeless people, flood-zone dwellers, and hobbits. Chandeliers, bus stops, and a synagogue entrance. An expandable bathroom.

    These are not massive landmarks, but rather the AIA's annual exemplars of design executed with limited financial and programmatic means: the American Institute of Architects 2008 Small Project Awards recipients.

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    ASLA LANDSCAPE AWARDS 2008

    In creating the Lurie Garden in downtown Chicago, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd transformed a parking garage rooftop into a public botanical garden. Located on three acres (1.2 hectares) in Millennium Park, a part of Grant Park, the garden combines engineered elements with native perennials of the Midwestern prairie.

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    AIA/HUD SECRETARY AWARDS

    Where a failed urban housing project once stood, enclosed and separated from its surrounding neighborhood in San Francisco's Mission District, the mixed-use Valencia Gardens development now supports an integrated neighborhood designed to promote safety through activity.

    Architect Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP, with associate architect Martinez Architects, Inc., lined the sidewalk with building entries and reintroduced vehicular streets into the site, connecting it with the urban fabric.

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