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    THEATRICAL CONSCIOUSNESS

    The newly opened Mondavi Center, for music, dance, and theater, is part of a master plan for the University of California at Davis aimed at creating a new image for the campus. Overcoming the special challenges of designing "green" in a performing arts center, BOORA Architects and Arup engineers have made the building a model of sustainability. — Published 2002.1106

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    GREEN GUIDE FOR DEVELOPERS

    CD-ROM Review: Green Developments by the Rocky Mountain Institute, 2002.

    "Real estate development was once a revered profession. It can be so again." This claim begins a new CD-ROM-based guide on "green" building for developers from the Rocky Mountain Institute. — Published 2002.1009

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    SOLAR-POWERED FACTORY

    The new manufacturing plant for Hayward Building Systems, recently opened in Santa Maria, California, may not look like much from the street, but its energy conservation performance marks it as a leader in modern factory design. — Published 2002.0828

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    EXPLAINING GREEN MATERIALS

    Now, more than ever, homeowners and builders are getting serious about choosing sustainable building materials for their next remodel or construction project. Yet their interest may exceed the availability of information. A common question from people interested in "green" materials is: "Where can I find out about them?" — Published 2002.0717

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    SUSTAINABILITY PAYS OFF

    Conventional wisdom holds that the best way to formally "green" a project is to integrate sustainable thinking into the design process from the beginning. Getting everyone on the team working together early toward this common goal is still the best approach. But it's not the only way to design a sustainable building. — Published 2002.0612

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    HERETICAL TENT

    In the south of France is a house whose tent-like form follows the contours of the land and mimics the curvature of a nearby ancient stone wall. It is an example of "architecture by stealth." Not only does its green fabric covering blend into the natural environment, but the structure is nearly invisible to building officials.

    "Maison Barak" is also figuratively green, with a geothermal heat source and a relatively light footprint in its grove of olive trees. — Published 2002.0529

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    SUSTAINABLE IN SEATTLE

    The sixth annual EnvironDesign conference brought 1200 people to Seattle, a fitting venue for a conversation on sustainability. The city now has over $1 billion of new construction in progress expected to receive a "green building" certification. Regional neighbors Vancouver, British Columbia and Portland, Oregon also stand out as leading cities in this movement. — Published 2002.0515

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    AUTODESK GOES CONCEPTUAL

    For two decades, as mainstream software for architects has gradually increased its ability to support design development and construction document production, one phase of design has proved more elusive to software providers.

    What has been relatively lacking in the digital realm is support for conceptual design, an activity typically carried out in a fast-paced, personal "conversation" between a designer and a series of sketches, through the medium of soft pencil on paper. — Published 2002.0508

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    COTE GREEN AWARDS

    After many years of struggling against professional and political apathy in the United States, energy conservation and sustainability ideals may be finally receiving the attention they deserve. In the past four years, acceptance of environmental values has been reflected in the growing numbers of projects nominated the "Top Ten Green Projects" awards program of the American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment (COTE). Architects, their clients, and the general public are increasingly appreciating environmentally sensitive architecture for both its economic and ethical importance. — Published 2002.0508

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    COOL AND GREEN

    "Green" buildings can be built in any climate. They can be kept within a reasonable budget, and they don't have to sacrifice architectural grace in favor of functional, environmental, and sustainable factors.

    Proving these claims is the recently completed Computer Science Building on the suburban campus of York University, Toronto. It is believed to be the most comprehensively green building in Ontario. — Published 2002.0403

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