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    BUILD BOSTON 2010

    The venerable Build Boston conference often provides an excellent way to take the temperature of the architecture and construction industry. This year was no different, as the conference, now in its 26th year, took on a leaner, less glitzy feel, with a smaller trade show area and fewer celebratory ballroom events. But it was clear that attendees were serious about preparing for the future: the nearly 200 workshops and seminars were extremely well attended by thousands of industry professionals.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Fumihiko Maki in Tokyo, JapanBNIM Architects in Kansas City, MissouriC.F. Møller in Gundslev, DenmarkAmanda Levete Architects in Bangkok, Thailand(fer) studio LLP in Louisville, KentuckyDLR Group in Phoenix, ArizonaPerkins + Will in Houston, TexasErick van Egeraat in Khanty-Mansiysk, RussiaSHH in London, England, United KingdomHanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company in Biť, AngolaAtelier Waechter in Eugene, Oregon ...

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    HOUSING AWARDS FROM HUD AND THE AIA

    Residents of Congo Street in Dallas, Texas, loved their tight-knit community of homeowners and long-term tenants. By 2008, however, the neighborhood's modest, century-old houses had fallen into disrepair.

    The local firm buildingcommunityWorkshop worked with five homeowners to develop a unique plan for renovating their homes without displacing anyone from the neighborhood during the process — and while also reaching for LEED Platinum.

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    HEALTHCARE AIA AWARDS

    The Duke (University) Integrative Medicine center combines conventional treatments with alternative therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure, yoga, and meditation. Closely tied to the mission of the new center was the goal of creating a building that evoked warmth and nurtured the well-being of patients and practitioners.

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    AUSTRALIA ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2010

    In an inner-city suburb of Sydney, Australia, a compact new public building combines the functions of library, neighborhood center, and daycare facility with striking style, while including a wide range of green features, from mixed-mode ventilation to an automated system of wood louvers that track the movement of the sun.

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    PORTLAND AIA AWARDS

    When the University of Oregon made plans with longtime athletics benefactor Phil Knight, chairman of Nike, to build a new study center for student athletes on the Eugene campus, the stated goal was to create a building of striking beauty that celebrates the landscape. The resulting John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes is a gleaming glass cuboid set against a reflecting pool, impressing passersby with its pristine presence while providing abundant outdoor views to the select athletes within.

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