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    AIA CONVENTION 2009

    "Ours is a hopeful future," said American Institute of Architects President Marvin Malecha, FAIA, as he opened the 2009 AIA Convention in San Francisco. "We need to let the public know that they can count on our profession to lead them through these tough times."

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    SERA Architects in Portland, Oregon — Providence in Providence, Rhode Island — in Lithonia, Georgia — Roche-Dinkeloo in Washington, D.C., USA — Arthur Erickson in Vancouver, USA — Leigh & Orange in Jidd Haffs, Bahrain...

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    ENDANGERED HISTORIC U.S. PLACES 2009

    Unity Temple, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his own Unitarian congregation in Oak Park, Illinois, remains an icon of early modern architecture, with its geometric design, strong massing, characteristic detailing, and use of exposed concrete.

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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 the wood into the project.

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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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    Rising at Ground Zero, a Symbol of Resilience — USA Today, 2009.0511

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    People and Places 2009.0422 — ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0422

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

    Smithsonian Picks Black History Museum Designer — Associated Press, 2009.0415

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    Hello LEED V3! — ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0415

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

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