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BARNES GOLD MEDAL

Only five times in the 100-year history of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal has the AIA's highest honor been awarded posthumously. Renowned 20th-century architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, FAIA has now joined the ranks of the others Thomas Jefferson, Eero Saarinen, Richard Neutra, William Caudill, and Samuel Mockbee who did not live long enough to enjoy this well deserved symbol of professional recognition. — Published 2007.0117

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AIA GOLD MEDAL FOR SAMUEL MOCKBEE

The late Samuel Mockbee, FAIA, has just joined Thomas Jefferson in an elite club of architects who have received AIA Gold Medals posthumously. The widely admired Mockbee was a practitioner and educator until his death in 2001. The American Institute of Architects announced on December 4, 2003 that they would confer on him their highest honor. — Published 2003.1210

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PROPOSALS FOR REBUILDING

What should be done with the World Trade Center site in New York? Should it become a memorial park? Or should new buildings go up, and if so, should they rise as high as their predecessors? Or higher? When you ask these questions of over 100 internationally known architects, you can expect to receive a broad range of answers. — Published 2002.0306

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MOCKBEE SOUTHERN GENIUS

Earlier this summer, Alabama architect Samuel Mockbee picked up the phone and found out he was a genius. Not just a genius, mind you. But one of only three in the entire profession. — Published 2000.0823

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