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    AIA NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 2010

    Among the brick buildings and live oaks at Rice University in Houston stands the Brochstein Pavilion, a cleanly patterned, rhythmic composition of glass and metal. With indoor and outdoor seating shaded from the Texas sun, this structure by Thomas Phifer and Partners offers a casual gathering space in the central quad, inviting activity while blending into the existing campus fabric.

    The pavilion was among the 28 projects recognized by the American Institute of Architects in its 2010 AIA Institute Honor Awards.

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    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Prefab Masonry Framing Systems Still In Use

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    I read your interesting article, published in Architecture Week (Prefab Clay-Tile and Concrete-Block Framing Systems). These systems are still in use in Spain, Cuba, Mexico and other Latin American countries.

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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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    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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