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    AIA/COTE TOP TEN GREEN PROJECTS FOR 2009

    In September 2005, as construction was starting at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas, the property was severely damaged by Hurricane Rita. The building team led by Lake/Flato Architects salvaged storm-felled trees and incorporated them into the new facilities.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    KlingStubbins in Beijing, China — Richard Rogers, with HKS in Washington, D.C., USA — American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C., USA — Boogertman Urban Edge + Partners in Johannesburg, South Africa — Jim Pankow, Inc. in Manitowoc, Wisconsin — Beyer Blinder Belle in Budapest, Hungary — HLW International in Burbank, California — Weickenmeier, Kunz + Partner in Munich, Germany...

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    HELLO LEED V3!

    The U.S. Green Building Council is rolling out the long-awaited LEED Version 3 on April 27, 2009. It's been ten years since the first LEED version was released in 1999, and this release is intended to initiate a pattern of biennial updates.

    The green building industry has been asking for changes to LEED for some time. One of the criticisms of the current LEED Version 2 has been the inequity of the one-point-per-strategy system.

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    AIA/ALA LIBRARY AWARDS

    In León, Mexico, a white stone-and-glass-clad structure expresses monumental solidity while maintaining indoor-outdoor connectivity. A three-story pergola of white-painted steel covers a plaza and rooftop terrace, adding a rhythmic lightness to the composition. This is the new library designed by Pei Partnership Architects for the state of Guanajuato.

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    PALLADIO AWARDS 2009

    The Danforth University Center provides a new gothic-style gathering space and "front door" for Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Designed by Tsoi/ Kobus & Associates, Inc., the center received one of eleven Palladio Awards for 2009.

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    Pritzker Gives Permanence to an Ephemeral Magic — Brisbane Times, 2009.0416

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    Smithsonian Picks Black History Museum Designer — Associated Press, 2009.0415

    Pritzker Prize Goes to Peter Zumthor — New York Times, 2009.0413

    Swiss Architect Receives the Pritzker Prize — Washington Post, 2009.0412

    Earthquake Upsets Italian Architecture — Yale Daily News, 2009.0410

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    Plans for Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Revealed — San Francisco Examiner, 2009.0407

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    Brooklyn Bridge to Get Face-Lift Thanks to Feds, Says Bloomberg — New York Daily News, 2009.0330

    Plans Unveiled for African American Museum — Washington Post, 2009.0327

    People and Places 2009.0318 — ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0318

    $700M in Federal Aid Finally Flowing to N.O. — USA Today, 2009.0317

    Future of Many Architectural Firms in Doubt — Charlotte Observer, 2009.0316

    Grand Paris: Architects Reveal Plans to Transform French Capital — Telegraph, 2009.0313

    California Schools Honored for Intelligent Design — PR Web, 2009.0312

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    Congregation Beth Sholom's Design Honored — San Francisco Chronicle, 2009.0309

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