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    SEATTLE DESIGN AWARDS

    In November 2002, as a highlight of their yearly "Celebrate Architecture" festivities, AIA Seattle announced the results of its 51st annual design awards program. In honoring Washington architecture, the jury commended both clients and architects for their sensitivity to the Washington landscape. — Published 2002.1211

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    BUILD BOSTON BOOMS

    An excellent way to keep current in the architectural world is to attend the Build Boston conference held every November. This year's event shattered previous records with 13,000 participants attending over 260 seminars and workshops led by industry professionals from around the United States. — Published 2002.1204

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    GEORGIA AIA AWARDS

    The Georgia Association of the American Institute of Architects presented its annual design awards in October 2002, selecting seven projects for special recognition. Among the Award of Excellence winners were an advertising agency, an architecture school, and a notably elegant horse stable, all designed by Atlanta firms. — Published 2002.1120

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    IKEA THREATENS BREUER ICON

    On November 7, 2002, the Board of Aldermen of the City of New Haven, Connecticut voted to approve a development proposal from IKEA, an international retailer of designer furnishings. IKEA proposes to build a major new store on an industrial landfill site known as Long Wharf, bringing much-needed jobs and tax revenue to the city. However, unless IKEA changes its current plans, construction of the facility's parking lot will result in the demolition of a substantial part of the Pirelli Building, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1969 for the Armstrong Tire Company. — Published 2002.1113

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    CALATRAVA WAVES

    Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava recently unveiled "Wave," a perpetually moving sculpture on the plaza in front of the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The 26-by-68-foot (8-by-21-meter) sculpture is made of 129 hollow-steel, bronze-coated bars that rise and descend in a syncopation that simulates a wave motion. The sculpture balances over a large, shallow, black granite reflecting pool of slow-moving water. — Published 2002.1106

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    NORTH CAROLINA AIA AWARDS 2002

    Fourteen architectural projects from across the state of North Carolina were selected in August, 2002, for special recognition by the state's chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Projects recognized include new work and renovations of historic structures. — Published 2002.1030

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    SAVING MODERN MOMENTS

    Some 500 architectural experts came to Paris in September 2002 to discuss the plight of a threatened species: architecture of the 20th-century Modern Movement. The 7th International DOCOMOMO Conference met in the UNESCO Headquarters designed by Marcel Breuer, one of the movement's masters. — Published 2002.1023

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    SOLAR HOUSES SHINE

    In a dramatic demonstration of design with solar energy, 14 North American universities recently competed in a Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. The students were tasked with designing and building solar-powered houses that would blend aesthetics and modern conveniences with maximum energy efficiency. The overarching goal of the competition was to illustrate the benefits of solar energy for a wide audience. — Published 2002.1016

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    AIACC 2002 DESIGN AWARDS

    The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) honored 15 of its members in its annual design awards program in September, 2002. Special recognition went to two contemporary designs and a historic preservation project. — Published 2002.1009

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    DALLAS AIA AWARDS

    The Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2002 design awards program in September. Among them were both built and unbuilt projects, with special recognition for two buildings over 25 years old that have demonstrated lasting influence. — Published 2002.1002

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