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Architecture Design and Building in Virginia, USA - 01
Architecture Design and Building in Virginia, USA

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VCU BRANDCENTER

The VCU Brandcenter in Richmond, Virginia — part of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Mass Communications — is one of the foremost advertising programs in North America.

In an effort to expand and broaden the educational prospectus, a new facility designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects was assembled. — Published 2011.0914

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA AIA AWARDS 2007

The Northern Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced its 2007 Design Awards. Twenty-one projects designed by architecture firms in northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area were recognized in the categories of residential, commercial, institutional, historic, interior, and unbuilt architecture. — Published 2007.0829

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VIRGINIA AIA AWARDS

Eight projects by Virginia architects recently received kudos from the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects. The Awards for Excellence in Architecture went to a broad diversity of project types, from a futuristic transit station to a comforting mausoleum garden; from a woodland house to a fabric-roofed convention center. — Published 2006.0208

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BLACKFRIARS SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYHOUSE

The recent opening of the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia marks a tribute to the original Blackfriars, William Shakespeare's favorite indoor theater. The new building's interior displays an authenticity born of extensive research by its architect, Tom McLaughlin, AIA. — Published 2001.1107

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BREATHING EASY

Indoor air pollution consistently ranks among the top four environmental risks to the public, according to comparative risk studies performed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Indoor levels of air pollutants may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels, occasionally reaching levels 100 times higher. With most US residents spending 90 percent of their time indoors, indoor air pollution has a significant impact on public health. — Published 2001.0808

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VIRGINIA'S EXECUTIVE MANSION RESTORED

The executive mansion of the Commonwealth of Virginia is said to be the oldest continuously occupied governor's residence in the United States. The mansion is an outstanding example of Federal style architecture, and after its recent restoration, it demonstrates that an historic house can be improved by sensitive additions.

This National Historic Landmark building was completed in 1813 to the designs of Boston architect Alexander Parris. Since 1987 it has been documented in the Historic American Buildings Survey. — Published 2001.0725

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