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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés in Dunkirk, FranceHolzman Moss Bottino Architecture in Evansville, IndianaStephen Perry Smith Architects in Brookfield, WisconsinCO Architects with Ayers Saint Gross in Phoenix, ArizonaGKV Architects in New York, New YorkCroxton Collaborative Architects in New York, New YorkRafael Viñoly in San Francisco, CaliforniaAllford Hall Monaghan Morris in London, England, United Kingdom...

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    NATIONAL AIA AWARDS

    On a corner site in Manhattan, within the Greenwich Village Historic District, stands a new 11-story apartment building wrapped in ribbons of glass. The faceted, undulating facade creates a lively contemporary foil to the neighboring masonry structures while reflecting their facades and the greenery of Jackson Square Park.

    Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, this building is one of 27 projects honored by the American Institute of Architects in its AIA Institute Honor Awards for 2011.

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    MINNESOTA AIA AWARDS

    The house on Bert Hodus and Donna Brogan's farm takes design cues from a farm icon. With its south facade "warped" by design, the couple's new home evokes the graceful sag of many aging 19th- and 20th-century American barns.

    The Blair, Wisconsin, house is wrapped in rainscreen siding of locally harvested, rough-sawn white oak, evocative of the clients' own turn-of-the-20th-century red barn nearby. And the window and door openings are few and large.

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    BILLION-SQUARE-FOOT GREENBUILD

    "The USGBC has just reached a historic milestone," announced Rick Fedrizzi, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council. "We have one billion square feet [93 million square meters] of LEED-certified construction."

    Speaking to an audience of thousands at the organization's annual Greenbuild conference and expo, held in Chicago in November 2010, Fedrizzi also cautioned the cheering crowd, "We're still at the beginning of the journey."

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