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Today's News - June 17, 2002

They may be called the Hills of Beverly, but urban internationals who explore its byways will find a new face on the block (actually, a block off Rodeo Drive) offering everything needed for more challenging journeys. JGA, Inc. has designed the newest (of only eight) stand-alone locations for outdoor apparel and gear manufacturer, The North Face. Combining elements from exotic locales with high-tech product creates a sophisticated retail environment for the most discerning adventurers.

Urban landscape and growth are big topics in the rest of today's news. The commentaries by Elizabeth Farrelly in the Sydney Morning Herald and John King in the San Francisco Chronicle raise issues that should spark some major debates. Farrelly asks (and King implies): "What about the moral qualities of buildings themselves?" Hopefully, the debate will extend beyond the water cooler and coffee bar.

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Adventure in Style: The North Face Beverly Hills by JGA, Inc.- ArchNewsNow

Board approves concept for addition to Cleveland Museum of Art - Rafael Vinoly- Cleveland Plain Dealer

Urban Landscape: A cautionary tale of corporate campuses: Good design should make good neighbors By John King - Bohlin Cywinski Jackson/Pixar Animation; Calthorpe Associates/Franklin Resources- San Francisco Chronicle

The moral of the storey: Glenn Murcutt won't design a detention centre, but somebody has to. Elizabeth Farrelly wonders whether great buildings need sound ethical foundations.- Sydney Morning Herald

Land-use planning goes awry: Policy-makers fail to coordinate open space with growth management- Inman News

Tomorrow's People; The Challenge of Urban Growth: Recent global demographic figures and forecasts, and trends in the United States housing market give a glimpse of possible future directions for the New Zealand building industry. (Build magazine)- Strategic Data

My Father, My Architect: In a sprawling Chelsea loft, the author and his stepfather, Charles Gwathmey, find common ground. [images]- New York Times

[101-floor] Taipei Financial Center tries to change its luck: construction...is gradually getting back up to speed. - C.Y. Lee & Partners; Thorton-Tomasetti- The Taipei Times

Office staff getting more legroom: Some firms allocate more square footage per worker- Crains Chicago

Hotels Take Strides Toward Energy Efficiency- EarthVision Environmental News

Viet Nam Well on its Way Towards Sustainable Development- Vietnam Investment Journal

Design Doyenne: Amanda Burden, chairman of the NYC Department of City Planning, believes that quality design and economic development go hand in hand -- and she's pushing hard for both.- GRID

Retro Fight: Architect David Schwarz is remaking Fort Worth in a resplendent, nostalgic style. But some critics find his historicism too contrived.- Star-Telegram (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Britain needs to see stars: Our new modern buildings may get talked about, says the industry's new chief, but it's not enough By Deyan Sudjic - Rowan Moore/The Architecture Foundation- Observer (UK)

New York architect finds it's not easy being green - Hillary Brown/New Civic Works- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Exhibit features museums as art objects: "Museums for a New Millennium" By Whitney Gould [images]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


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