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Today's News - June 28, 2002

It is not typical to find architecture listed at the top of "visual arts" categories (it usually follows painting and sculpture), so it is refreshing to see that the inaugural cycle of the just-launched Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative leads with architecture (along with dance, literature, music, and theater arts). Even more heartening is the selection of a young architect from Jordan who is doing wonderful but - until now - unheralded work. Sahel Al-Hiyari now has a year (and a stipend) to broaden his horizons, literally and figuratively, to glean inspiration from his mentor, Álvaro Siza.

Other news: Herbert Muschamp ventures to MoMA QNS; PWD Consultants (formerly Singapore's Public Works Department) is now considered an independent practice, but not everyone sees it that way; Arata Isozaki's Globe Theatre in Tokyo is for sale as of July; there are cheers and jeers for a decision to make a developer of luxury housing pay into the coffers for affordable housing; and, should you find yourself in Berlin this weekend, Daniel Libeskind will be conducting the Deutsche Opera.

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Timely Pairing: Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative Pairs a Pritzker Prize Winner with a Young Jordanian Architect- ArchNewsNow

Adjusting to a Shift in Modern Art's Axis: The shift is philosophical as well as physical. By Herbert Muschamp - Michale Maltzan; Cooper, Robertson & Partners- New York Times

Condos Behind a Cascading Wall of Colored Glass - Archi-Tectonics- New York Times

Presolicitation Notice: Architect/Engineering Services for a New Interpretive/Visitors'' Center at the Normandy American Cemetery- American Battle Monuments Commission

Arch's stairway project could help to revitalize riverfront, sponsors say - Eero Saarinen; HNTB- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

$1.3b jobs to private architects: PWD Corp isn't hogging Govt contracts, says ministry; in fact, private sector has received more work since it was set up- The Straits Times

PWD grows by venturing abroad: CEO says company is able to expand, while architecture firms here downsize, because of its overseas contracts- The Straits Times (Singapore)

Daniel Libeskind turns his talents to conducting- The Guardian (UK)

Students at Qatar design school to receive degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University (AP)- San Francisco Gate

Arts Organizer Said to Be Choice to Oversee 9/11 Memorial Effort - Anita F. Contini- New York Times

PRP Architects wins Shanghai masterplanning prize: a new 450,000 sq m residential project on the outskirts of Shanghai- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Proctor Matthew Architects wins Building for Life Award- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Commercial real estate on upswing: Investment trends quarterly reports says average deal for first quarter above $20 million- Inman News

Tokyo's Globe Theater, host to Shakespearean plays, closing in July - Arata Isozaki (AP)- San Francisco Gate

The mayor transforming Tirana [Albania]: has treated the bare exterior of the city's grey buildings as a canvas to paint a multi-coloured signal of what is to come. [images]- BBC

Compromise reached on Tassajara Valley: Developers agree to pay millions...to help fund affordable housing if they are given permission to build hundreds of upscale homes- San Francisco Chronicle


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