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    DESERT MUSEUMS IN PLATINUM

    Another building type shattered the dual-glazed, low-e glass ceiling in April 2008 when the U.S. Green Building Council first awarded LEED Platinum certification to a museum complex. — Published 2008.0813

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    STONE HILL CENTER BY TADAO ANDO

    Think of the architecture of Tadao Ando, and images of sleek, smooth concrete are sure to fill the mind's eye. — Published 2008.0806

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    AIA/HUD SECRETARY AWARDS

    Where a failed urban housing project once stood, enclosed and separated from its surrounding neighborhood in San Francisco's Mission District, the mixed-use Valencia Gardens development now supports an integrated neighborhood designed to promote safety through activity.

    Architect Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP, with associate architect Martinez Architects, Inc., lined the sidewalk with building entries and reintroduced vehicular streets into the site, connecting it with the urban fabric. — Published 2008.0730

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    YOUNG VIC RENEWAL

    The redesigned Young Vic Theatre by London architects Haworth Tompkins is more than just the extension and renovation of a local theater in Lambeth, South London. It is a radical, minimally designed new facility that celebrates the history of the place and highlights the ambitions of the local arts community. — Published 2008.0709

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    GETTING GREEN PRODUCTS RIGHT

    Green project requirements can be found just about anywhere in the contract documents. This is also true for green building product requirements that are an important part of any green building project.

    Just like green project requirements, green building product requirements can be included in the contract documents either explicitly or implicitly. — Published 2008.0618

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    HEATHROW TERMINAL 5 BY ROGERS

    One of the largest construction projects in Europe and one of the most political and controversial building projects in the UK the new Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport opened in March 2008, nearly 20 years after the Richard Rogers Partnership (now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) won the commission. — Published 2008.0604

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    SAN FRANCISCO AIA AWARDS 2008

    With 40 different awards given by the San Francisco chapter of the AIA, and only a few repeat winners among them, there were plenty of happy architects by the Bay this year.

    Pritzker Prize-winner Thom Mayne and his Santa Monica firm, Morphosis, received one of four honor awards for excellence in architecture. Morphosis shared the award for the San Francisco Federal Building with the local office of SmithGroup. — Published 2008.0528

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    APPALACHIAN SUNCATCHER

    Nestled into a hillside near Asheville, North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center is projected to use 75 percent less energy than a comparable conventionally designed facility.

    Trombe walls, a planted roof, bioswales, daylighting, a high-efficiency mechanical energy-recovery system, and other "green" features add up to make this National Park Service facility a contender for LEED Gold certification. — Published 2008.0521

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    AIA GREEN BUILDING AWARDS 2008

    Each project in the 2008 "Top Ten Green Projects" awards by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) was evaluated on ten measures, documented extensively on the COTE web site. These include design innovation, community context and land use, longevity, bioclimatic design, water and energy conservation, materials, and indoor environment.

    The ten winners plus one honorable mention approach sustainable design through an exemplary integration of architecture, technology, and natural systems. — Published 2008.0514

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    AIA PORTLAND DESIGN AWARDS 2007

    Portland, Oregon, has traditionally kept a low architectural style profile compared to other West Coast cities of the United States, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, with their array of landmarks by star architects.

    But this river city is becoming a hot commodity. Numerous publications have christened Portland as America's greenest city. There are more LEED-registered building projects in Portland than any other city in the country. — Published 2008.0507

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