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Today's News - May 6, 2002

Hot off the drawing board (and onto the Web) is the just-completed conceptual design for the Museum of Life and the Environment to be located on the banks of the Catawba River in South Carolina. The project couldn't ask for a more eco-friendly team than William McDonough + Partners, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, and Nelson-Byrd Landscape Architects. And this posting couldn't be more timely, especially for architects about to descend on Charlotte, North Carolina, for the AIA convention: a special session on "green" museum design has been added to the program (details in article below). On Friday, principal William McDonough, FAIA, and design partner Christopher Hays, AIA, will present the project and the challenges the team addressed in designing a sustainable museum.

Also timely is an article in this week's The New Yorker magazine that outlines McDonough's blueprint for a new industrial revolution (see below).


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Riverside Reveries: The Museum of Life and the Environment by William McDonough + Partners; Ralph Appelbaum Associates; and Nelson-Byrd Landscape Architects- ArchNewsNow Feature

Rethinking New York's Patch of Athens: Sir Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Meier, Arata Isozaki and Skidmore Owings & Merrill have accepted an invitation to compete for the commission to redesign Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. By Herbert Muschamp- New York Times

Waste Away: Affluence and technology don't have to be enemies of the earth - William McDonough + Partners- The New Yorker

Emerald city: Mayor's new environment-friendly building [Chicago Center for Green Technology] aims to make Chicago the envy of all green towns. By Blair Kamin - Douglas Farr- Chicago Tribune

Rebuilding New York: Nino's Lament: Developer Wants LMDC to Put Down Foot So He Can Put Up Philip Johnson Tower [image]- GRID

Blueprint for Ground Zero Begins to Take Shape- New York Times

The helter-skelter from outer space: Jonathan Glancey is thrilled - and a little bemused - by Norman Foster's City Hall- The Guardian (UK)

Students Have Vision For Ground Zero: two classes in Yale's architectural school, overseen by Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid.- The Hartfor Courant

In Leesburg, A Judicious Court Complex: key ingredient...architectural excellence. By Benjamin Forgey - Kallmann McKinnell & Wood; HDR Architecture- Washington Post

How much say should public have over public buildings? Supreme Court complex - Foster and Partners; PWD Consultants- The Straits Times (Singapore)

[Supreme] Court design was not 'sprung' on people - Foster and Partners; PWD Consultants- The Straits Times (Singapore)

Rebuilding images: Old Shriners Hospital, downtown office, find new purposes By John King - BAR Architects; Patri Merker Architects [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

The Rebirth of La Plata: Tornado Aid May Finally Bring Town's Picturesque Vision to Life- Washington Post

Modernist style makes dealership stand out: Volkswagen "marketplace"...a distinctive new Euro look that will be replicated, with minor variations, throughout the United States and Canada. By Whitney Gould [image]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Industry Trends: How frequently should you be doing performance reviews? and Compensation trends- ZweigWhite

 

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