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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Renzo Piano with Cooper, Robertson & Partners in New York, New YorkGensler in Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaSam Marshall and NSW Government Architect in Sydney, AustraliaEwingCole in Edgewater, MarylandInteractive Design in Chicago, Illinois...

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    AIA/ALA LIBRARY AWARDS 2011

    In an urban district of Little Rock along the Arkansas River, the Arkansas Studies Institute occupies a facility befitting the study of state history. Two neglected buildings from the 1880s and 1910s were repaired and combined with a new addition to form one consolidated facility that houses over ten million historic documents.

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    BNIM - AIA FIRM OF THE YEAR

    To become one of the first two buildings to receive full recognition under the Living Building Challenge, the Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, New York, had to meet a stringent set of criteria, including generating all its energy from renewable resources, and capturing and treating all water used onsite.

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    COMPARING FUKUSHIMA AND CHERNOBYL

    Our goal with this article is to support an accurate, technically grounded, and broadly comprehensible comparison of the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear disasters, to facilitate realistic understanding of these serious accidents by the technically savvy ArchitectureWeek A/E/C readership.

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    Louisiana Cities Brace for River Peak as Bayou Floods — Reuters, 2011.0518

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