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    PUGH + SCARPA AIA FIRM AWARD 2010

    It's not easy to pigeonhole Pugh + Scarpa Architects. And that's the way partners Gwynne Pugh, Larry Scarpa, and Angela Brooks like it.

    The buildings they create are dynamic, many with colorful, angular, patterned facades that exude a sense of whimsical energy. Even at its most eye-catching, the work is also decisively rooted in function and energy efficiency. The firm has also established a substantial portfolio of affordable housing projects.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Bell Phillips + Kimble in Elstree, England, United Kingdom — Domusstudio Architecture in Chula Vista, California — Renzo Piano in Boston, Massachusetts — SWA Architects in Burbank, California — Foster Wilson Architects in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom...

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    HAITI EARTHQUAKE — INITIAL ARCHITECTURAL PERSPECTIVE

    Living and building day to day in one of the most challenged small countries on our planet entails difficulties hard to grasp from an every-day wealthy-country perspective.

    Rushing the desperately needed volumes of emergency aid, from water to antiseptics, to the millions who need it in a devastated city and its surroundings though collapsed port facilities, rubble-blocked streets, and a modest airport seems to progress with crushing slowness.

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    AUSSIE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2009

    On a windswept site in Australia's Snowy Mountains stands a rounded, steel-clad form, like a sleek spacecraft among the grasses. Anchored to a concrete plinth, this ground-hugging shelter by James Stockwell Architect deflects wind and transfers snow loads while offering its occupants expansive views of the Snowy and Thredbo River Valleys.

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    GREENBUILD REPORT 2009

    "Almost 40 percent of the global warming pollution in our country comes from old, inefficient, leaky buildings that don't have to be that way."

    So said former Vice President Al Gore as he opened Greenbuild 2009.

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    How Are Architects Responding to the Haiti Disaster? — Metropolis Magazine, 2010.0121

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    Shattered Haiti Hit by Second Earthquake Measuring 6.1 — Daily Mail, 2010.0121

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    Three Architects Selected to Receive 2010 AIA Thomas Jefferson Award — Dexigner, 2010.0121

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