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Today's News - June 20, 2002

Our latest featured project is the San Diego office of a leading advertising agency that The McCulley Group has transformed from a typical 1980's configuration of enclosed, isolating workspaces to an open and - dare we say - fun environment.

The rest of Today's News (click at left) is a truly international mix. Amusing: Richard Meier's essay in Time magazine. Good sign: revamp of Chicago zoning codes could be a model for other urban centers. Surprising: the increasing coverage of architectural issues in Lebanon's The Daily Star. Two awards stories: a Swiss architect wins in France; and a British firm that didn't win speaks out…and much, much more...

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Creative Collateral: Campbell Mithun Advertising West Coast Office: A typical 80's office maze is transformed into a creative, collaborative environment. - The McCulley Group- ArchNewsNow

Senate votes yes on terrorism insurance: Legislation to create Federal reinsurance program goes to conference committee- Inman News

Rebuilding May Expand Beyond Site: agencies...look beyond the 16 acres where the twin towers stood... - Beyer Blinder Belle- New York Times

Obituary: Ken Fieldhouse: Promoter of landscape design- Independent (UK)

An Art Park Is the Answer, Not a Gym By Nicolai Ouroussoff - Michael Maltzan Architecture; Gruen Associates- Los Angeles Times

Swiss architect scoops coveted French prize: Roger Diener has won the French Academy of Architecture’s highest accolade "Grande Médaille d’Or" [image]- swissinfo

To the Summit: A top architect recalls how he raised both a building and his kids By Richard Meier- Time magazine

Opinion: Zoning can be a solution for affordable housing- Chicago Tribune

Op-Ed: Many landmarks designed by local architects By John Ting Kang Chung, President, Singapore Institute of Architects- The Straits Times (Singapore)

[Arthur] Erickson's pipe dream: Countering Vancouver's rainy grey with playful movement and light, the new Waterfall Building, writes Lisa Rochon, is drenched in generosity and exuberance- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Beirut-based architect strives to break design taboos: AUB graduate’s intuition wins converts around the world - Chakib Richani Design- Daily Star (Lebanon)

Beirut’s urban spaces suffer ‘war amnesia’: Failure to deal with past is ruining the capital- Daily Star (Lebanon)

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris hits out over Monsoon: ...official complaint to the RIBA...feel is an attempt by an institute awards judge to muscle in with their client.- The Architects' Journal (UK)

The Bartlett School of Architecture: A blueprint for conflict ...has produced some of the world's most acclaimed design talent - yet it has recently slipped down the league table. Why?- Independent (UK)

Mr. Modernism Leaves Town: Mark McDonald- New York Times

President Thabo Mbeki Steps in to Firm up Summit United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg- Environmental News Service


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