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    CREATING THE KENNEDY CENTER

    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was problematic for the office of architect Edward Durell Stone. At the project's inception as the National Cultural Center, Washington, D.C., had lacked a venue for performing arts commensurate with the city's role in the life of the nation and the world.

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    KENNEDY CENTER GALLERY

    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Edward Durell Stone is a major architectural and cultural landmark on the banks of the Potomac in Washington, D.C., as well as a white marble living memorial to the Camelot President.

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    OSCAR NIEMEYER - BRAZILIAN MODERNIST

    As the preeminent figure of one of the most innovative national interpretations of architectural Modernism, and a radical critic of orthodox Modernist aesthetic formulae and moralizing ideologies, Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer occupies a unique place in the pantheon of great builders.      (Published 2012.0201)

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    Daniel Libeskind's Perspective

    ArchitectureWeek  You tend to take on or win projects with a great deal of emotional symbolism. Is there anything in particular about your past work or personal history that you think resonates with people? How did this feature, for example, in your design for New York City's Ground Zero Master Plan?

    Daniel Libeskind  My work addresses not just the surface of things, but how architecture, urban space, buildings can really tell a story...       (Published 2012.0118)

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    Gerry Gilmore, Who Helped Build HOK into Architectural Powerhouse, Dies — STLtoday, 2012.0210

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    Point of View: Architecture Critisism — Metropolis Magazine, 2012.0210

    Multifamily Industry Stages Strong Recovery but Still Limited by Credit Constraints, Says NAHB — NAHB, 2012.0209

    Market for Aging-in-Place Remodeling Goes Mainstream as More Home Owners Prefer to Remain at Home — NAHB, 2012.0209

    NAHB Foresees Measured Growth in Residential Remodeling — NAHB, 2012.0209

    An Interview with Jacques Herzog — Design Observer, 2012.0209

    Living with Guild: Looking at Robert Venturi's Guild House — Metropolis Magazine, 2012.0209

    Moby Is an Architecture Critic Now — Artinfo, 2012.0209

    The Untold Story: The Continuing Demise of the Construction Industry — Triple Pundit, 2012.0209

    Fourth Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Boost Affordability, Sales Improving — National Association of Realtors, 2012.0209

    Hertzberger Urges Architects to Abandon Lofty Ambitions — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0209

    Metro Theater Site Could Host Equinox Fitness — San Francisco Chronicle, 2012.0209

    Creating the Kennedy Center — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0208

    Kennedy Center Gallery — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0208

    Does Government GIS Data Belong to the People? — Cadalyst, 2012.0208

    Modernism Shines in Classic City Buildings — Desert Sun, 2012.0208

    Architecture for the Other 99% — Metropolis Magazine, 2012.0208

    Restore a Gateway to Dignity — New York Times, 2012.0208

    Domesticities | Lieb House, Saved — New York Times, 2012.0208

    Arb Reprimands Architect for Unacceptable Professional Conduct — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0208

    Ed Davey's Promotion Is a Great Opportunity for a Greener Future — Guardian, 2012.0207

    Connecting Materials to Construction — Guardian, 2012.0207

    Recruiting a 'Hub' to Cut the Energy Use of Commercial Buildings — Environment & Energy Publishing, 2012.0207

    Efficiency or History at Sturbridge Town Hall? — Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 2012.0207

    Building Blocks to a New Mass Housing — Czech Position, 2012.0207

    Home-Price Scorecard Shows a Falling Market — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0207

    Fannie Mae: Outlook for Home Prices Rises Again — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0207

    Some Big Manufacturers Will Skip Home Builders' Show — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0207

    'Informal Urbanism' Entry Wins Unbuilt Design Competition — Architecture & Design, 2012.0206

    With Pisa's Tower Straighter, Others Vie for Title — New York Times, 2012.0206

    How Do You Overhaul the Way Buildings Use Energy? — Environment & Energy Publishing, 2012.0206

    Historical Clues to Phoenix-Area Home Design — Republic, 2012.0206

    What the Mortgage Relief Plan Would Do for Homeowners — Forbes, 2012.0206

    Wrigley Building a Beloved Rip-Off — Chicago Sun-Times, 2012.0205

    Statesville Will Unveil City Hall Renovation Today — Charlotte Observer, 2012.0205

    Obama Promotes Homeowner Plan to Eliminate 'Drag' — Bloomberg, 2012.0204

    The Architecture Meltdown: Where Does Architecture Go from Here? — Salon, 2012.0204

    William Menking on the Rise of Design Excellence in Federal Architecture. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0203

    One of Oregon's Oldest Buildings to Be Rehabbed — Daily Journal of Commerce, 2012.0203

    Prince of Wales Hits Out at Modern Buildings as 'Energy-Guzzling Glass Boxes' — Telegraph, 2012.0203

    Can't Park? Blame a Condo — New York Times, 2012.0203

    Why the Places We Live Make Us Happy — Atlantic Cities, 2012.0202

    Oscar Niemeyer - Brazilian Modernist — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0201

    Witold Rybczynski Takes a Good Look at a Chair He Hadn't Considered Since 1970 — Philadelphia Inquirer, 2012.0127

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