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Hurricane Katrina and Gulf Coast Recovery

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NEW URBANISM NOW

David Brower Center, Berkeley, CalforniaSafeway No. 2912, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MassachusettsSCAD Museum of Art, Savanna, GeorgiaLafitte Housing, New Orleans, LouisianaWyvernwood Mixed-Use, Los Angeles, CaliforniaTown Center, Mount Rainier, MarylandVerkykerskop Farming Town, South AfricaVision for Berrien Springs, MichiganAnd more... — Published 2012.0328

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NEW ARCHITECTURE IN NEW ORLEANS

Located on one of the busiest thoroughfares in the Central Business District of New Orleans, the apartment building at 930 Poydras was designed to translate the dense, communal atmosphere of the French Quarter into a tower.

To achieve that effect, architecture firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple incorporated generous, well designed common spaces into the 250-unit, 21-story building. — Published 2011.0615

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AIA TOP GREEN BUILDINGS 2010

A boxy new house stands on stilts in the Katrina-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Its form may be distinctly contemporary, but the home has ties to its place: filigree railings recall the ornamental ironwork of the French Quarter, and a linear plan evokes some sense of the regional shotgun house vernacular. — Published 2010.0428

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AIA NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 2010

Among the brick buildings and live oaks at Rice University in Houston stands the Brochstein Pavilion, a cleanly patterned, rhythmic composition of glass and metal. With indoor and outdoor seating shaded from the Texas sun, this structure by Thomas Phifer and Partners offers a casual gathering space in the central quad, inviting activity while blending into the existing campus fabric.

The pavilion was among the 28 projects recognized by the American Institute of Architects in its 2010 AIA Institute Honor Awards. — Published 2010.0210

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WE CAN'T IGNORE CLIMATE CHANGE

At a Clean Energy Economy Forum at the White House on October 7, 2009, J. Wayne Leonard, the chairman and CEO of Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 energy company based in New Orleans, spoke about the urgency of addressing climate change. —Editor — Published 2009.1021

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AMERICAN LANDSCAPE AWARDS 2009

Buffalo Bayou flows through downtown Houston, Texas, under a tangle of freeways and bridges on its way to Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Landscape architects SWA Group reenvisioned a neglected 1.2-mile- (1.9-kilometer-) length of bayou front, transforming it into pedestrian-friendly parkland with improved floodwater conveyance. — Published 2009.0617

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ASLA LANDSCAPE AWARDS 2008

In creating the Lurie Garden in downtown Chicago, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd transformed a parking garage rooftop into a public botanical garden. Located on three acres (1.2 hectares) in Millennium Park, a part of Grant Park, the garden combines engineered elements with native perennials of the Midwestern prairie. — Published 2008.0813

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HISTORIC U.S. PLACES AT RISK

The iconic Michigan Avenue Streetwall in Chicago, Illinois, features the work of many of the city's best architects, and boasts an array of styles and building technologies dating from 1880 to 1930. Buildings by Louis Sullivan and Daniel Burnham are among the structures that compose this 12-block stretch of historic buildings that face Lake Michigan across parkland. — Published 2008.0611

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BUILDING POTENTIAL

In the rolling hills just east of Austin, Texas, a small compound of experimental buildings makes up the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS). Here, Pliny Fisk III, his partner Gail Vittori, and a cadre of researchers and interns explore the depths of sustainable building. — Published 2007.0131

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WHO CARES?

The U.S. Gulf coast is struggling to rebuild after several 2005 hurricanes destroyed countless homes, businesses, and lives. Yet as the 2006 hurricane season gets underway, much of the region is still in ruins. — Published 2006.0628

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