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    FASHIONED FOR A WEEK

    Most eyes are on the glamour and the celebrities at the biannual "New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week." Indeed, 7th on Sixth Inc., the nonprofit organization created to organize and produce these fashion shows, works hard to point the spotlights on the fashion models and designers.

    But in the world of architecture, engineering, and construction, 7th on Sixth offers equally interesting lessons in logistics, organization, and sheer tenacity. — Published 2001.0425

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    CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATIONS

    For 35 years, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has worked hard to protect and restore the damaged ecosystems of the largest estuary in North America. Their latest effort to combat air and water pollution is manifest in their new home, the Philip Merrill Environmental Center near Annapolis, Maryland. — Published 2001.0418

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    ENVIRONMENTAL REFUGE

    The new Cusano Environmental Education Center sends a message from its wetlands setting near Philadelphia: that environmentally sound construction can be attractive and not necessarily expensive.

    The center is an oasis on a site that could be an environmentalist's nightmare. The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is the most urban refuge in the United States, with giant jets from the nearby Philadelphia International Airport buzzing overhead. — Published 2001.0418

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    WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD BUILDINGS

    Most people in the construction industry have had this experience: Someone (a client, a guy at a cocktail party, your Aunt Ethel) asks, "Why can't you people build things the way you used to? Why do new buildings fall apart?" — Published 2001.0404

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    BERNARD MAYBECK: VISIONARY ARCHITECT

    The ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement are now so enshrined that their originally avant-garde position in turn-of-the-century culture is easily forgotten. Enclaves of artists and artisans throughout the state of California felt the exhilaration of charting a fresh aesthetic course that touched life as well as art. — Published 2001.0328

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    A SCHOOL WITH DAYLIGHT

    A newly opened school in Newport Beach provides both the medium and the message for teachers and parents in Southern California, who were already instilling in their children a respect for energy conservation before an electricity shortage hit the western United States.

    Architects in the Pasadena office of the firm — Published 2001.0314

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    EXCELLENT EVOLUTION AT LONDON DOCKLANDS

    Emerging as the hub of London's Royal Victoria Docklands regeneration program, one building, above any other, has become the catalyst for creating its own commercial infrastructure. It has also raised the profile of the "unfashionable" area of east London. — Published 2001.0314

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    CALIFORNIA HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS

    An urban marketplace, a bridge, and a classical temple were among 19 projects receiving awards last weekend from the California Preservation Foundation in a ceremony at Stanford University.

    Design awards chair, Christopher Johnson, AIA, described the 18-year-old awards program as: "one of our principal means of honoring the preservation industry and educating the public about the important role that historic preservation projects play in the quality of life in our communities." — Published 2001.0228

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    CESAR PELLI'S ARCHITECTURE OF ENCLOSURE

    Architecture's ability to express its place in history remains one of its most fascinating and revealing features. Cesar Pelli's architecture locates the primary mode of expression in the building's enclosure. The veil that separates interior from exterior becomes for him the element through which a building is located in the stream of architectural and construction history.

    Argentine-born American architect Cesar Pelli views this expressive function of the skin as a signifier that changes across architectural periods and cultures. — Published 2001.0228

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    OFFICE BUILDING TAKES ON LAKEFRONT SITE

    Few American cities are as surrounded by water as Seattle. But in exchange for lovely views of its several lakes or Puget Sound, architects must grapple with the construction challenges of hilly sites and a high water table. — Published 2001.0221

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