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    INNER LIGHT OF THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL

    With nave and aisles bearing vast arrays of vivid, intricate stained glass, sunshine naturally washes warm, beautiful color across the stone arches and columns of the National Cathedral, atop Mount St. Alban in Washington, D.C.

    Since the Gothic masonry structure was shaken by the magnitude 5.8 Virginia earthquake on August 23, 2011, this inner light has taken on another dimension.

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    THE AMAZING FLEXHOUSE

    The flexhouse is a live-work type that does not match the narrow range of housing types that American builders are comfortable producing. While a range of variations on the shop house, including versions of the flexhouse, have been produced by small specialized builders — typically in greenfield traditional neighborhood developments — it is by far the least common live-work type. (Published 2012.0620)

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    RENOVATING FAY JONES

    While the work of a master painter or sculptor might be nurtured in climate-controlled galleries for centuries, the works of master architects are often lived in, worked in, enjoyed by crowds, exposed to the weather, and vulnerable to owners' whims. Architecture lovers can hope that their favorite structures are cared for by conscientious stewards, but aside from the use of preservation easements, there are few real guarantees.   (Published 2012.0523)

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    California Lawmakers Set to Vote on Bullet Train — San Jose Mercury News, 2012.0705

    Inner Light of the National Cathedral — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0704

    Railroad Trains Its Sights on Luxury — American Planning Association, 2012.0704

    Design Schools Evolving — Metropolis, 2012.0703

    Top 5 Reasons You Haven't Been Promoted — Quickbase Blog, 2012.0703

    Europe Turns to Corporate Sponsors to Preserve Treasures — Washington Post, 2012.0702

    High-Speed Rail between Jacksonville and Atlanta? — Florida Times-Union, 2012.0702

    Urban Renewal Revisited-- andTaunted — New Haven Independent, 2012.0702

    Michael Trentham Architects Wins Planning Permission for National Park Houses — BD (registration required), 2012.0702

    What Makes Our Architecture GREAT? — BD (registration required), 2012.0702

    Architects Want Denver Library Torn Down — Denver Business Journal, 2012.0702

    Unesco Puts Liverpool on Danger List — BD (registration required), 2012.0702

    Central Cities Now Growing Faster Than Suburbs — NRDC Switchboard, 2012.0629

    Lighthouse Beams after National Award — Cape May County Herald, 2012.0629

    Starting a Young Practice — Metropolis, 2012.0629

    Let Them Have Architecture! — ArtInfo, 2012.0629

    Best of Pyongyang's Architecture — Korea Times, 2012.0629

    Deborah Saunt Hits Out at Decision to Cut RIBA Awards — BD (registration required), 2012.0629

    Peavey Plaza Preservationists Lose on Appeal — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0628

    For Arts Institutions, Thinking Big Can Be Suicidal — New York Times, 2012.0627

    U.K. Architects' Workloads Continue to Grow — BD (registration required), 2012.0627

    Dubai World Trade Centre Building 'an Example for the Future' — The National, 2012.0626

    RIBA Exhibitions Celebrate Olympic Designs — Art Daily, 2012.0626

    Land of Opportunity — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0626

    Storm Ravages Homes, Buildings in Richmond — NBC12, 2012.0626

    AIA Survey: Residential Market Seeing Largest Growth in Six Years — Dexigner, 2012.0626

    St. Pete's Architectural Heritage under Threat — Moscow Times, 2012.0626

    Richard Glaser, 87, Co-Founded Architectural Firm — Cincinnati Community Press, 2012.0626

    Architect Urges City to Preserve His Building — Winnipeg Free Press, 2012.0626

    Queens Man Turns Construction Materials into Art — New York Daily News, 2012.0622

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