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    AIA GREEN BUILDINGS 2006

    In celebration of Earth Day, the Committee on the Environment (COTE) of the American Institute of Architects annually selects ten buildings that demonstrate exemplary "green" design and construction methods. The AIA's 2006 "Top Ten Green" buildings successfully integrate architecture, technology, and natural systems. — Published 2006.0531

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    COVERINGS AWARDS 2006

    In an age when sleek glass and steel seem to dominate design headlines, there is still room for creativity in the venerable media of stone and tile. To celebrate accomplishments with these materials, the international trade show and conference "Coverings," managed by National Trade Productions and sponsored by several industry associations, recently presented the winners of two awards programs. — Published 2006.0517

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    JANE JACOBS, CITY SEER

    Jane Jacobs, who turned 20th-century modernist urban thinking on its head in 1961 with the publication of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, died last week in Toronto, nine days shy of her 90th birthday. — Published 2006.0510

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    AIA HOUSING AWARDS 2006

    In the wake of a century in which in U.S. residential architecture suffered from suburban sprawl, wastefulness, the popularity of extravagant but barren "MacMansions," and indifference to history, urban context, and affordability, it is refreshing to see a collection of projects that offer positive object lessons for architects and homebuilders. — Published 2006.0503

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    ENERGY CONCERNS MAINSTREAM

    In March 2006, architect and planner Bob Berkebile, FAIA addressed an overflow audience at the Building Energy '06 conference in Boston. He gave a stirring call to arms, saying that this was a powerful moment in human history. — Published 2006.0419

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    PAULO MENDES DA ROCHA PRITZKER PRIZE

    Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha has been chosen as the 2006 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. In announcing the jury's choice, Thomas J. Pritzker, president of The Hyatt Foundation, said, "Mendes da Rocha has shown a deep understanding of space and scale through the great variety of buildings he has designed... While few of his buildings were realized outside of Brazil, the lessons to be learned from his work, both as a practicing architect and a teacher, are universal." — Published 2006.0412

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    NEW HAMPSHIRE AIA AWARDS 2006

    In the "Granite State" of New Hampshire, the annual AIA awards program has recognized a series of projects that reflect the character of New England: muscular architecture to withstand a harsh climate and to protect the warm and inviting environments within. — Published 2006.0405

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    PALLADIO AWARDS 2006

    Despite the prevalence of jagged edges or curvy surfaces in contemporary architecture, there survives a passion among some architects for traditional values and classical ideals. This is revealed not only in the careful restoration of historic buildings but in the detailing and forms of some new construction. — Published 2006.0315

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    PRIZING CONTRASTS

    Twice in recent months, the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. has hosted a ceremony to honor a tireless international leader in the public promotion of architectural ideals. The prestigious Vincent Scully Prize went to Prince Charles of Great Britain and to Phyllis Lambert, founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. — Published 2006.0308

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    TENNESSEE AIA AWARDS

    The Tennessee chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently announced 16 projects in its annual awards program. These projects from the U.S. heartland represent a diversity of traditional and modern, of modest and monumental. — Published 2006.0301

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