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Today's News - October 25, 2002

National Architecture Award winners announced in Australia. - Many alumni are not pleased with Cornell's plan to break up architecture, art and planning department. -- Another report (with images) of dreams for Toronto's waterfront. --Chicago's urban planning based on a Stephen King film "might save some historic buildings and prevent future Block 37s;" and preservationists become activists. -- Deadline to register for Olympic stadium design competition is November 4 (link to site included); and Spanish and Chinese architects seek alliances. -- An exhibition of architectural drawings from the 1960's and 70's is "a cautionary tale about what happens when visionary architects start taking the future for granted," says Herbert Muschamp. -- A modern glass building to be transformed into a brick turn-of-the-century building (not in the article are the "before" and "after" images, and an architect's comment "this is going back to Omaha for inspiration"). -- A retooled aquarium design is part of big plans on Long Island. -- Singapore construction companies are encouraged to go global or get stuck in local. -- A call for health care design champions in the UK; design experts to help maintain community character in Australia; and a small town thinks big in Malaysia. -- It will probably be dubbed "the tuning fork" when a new transportation hub opens in South London. -- Murcutt muses on the elements of design at Cornell. -- Dubliners can watch the transformation of their city on the Web. [Note: Don't forget that many of us need to turn our clocks back one hour this weekend.]

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National Architecture Awards: Dawson Brown Architecture; Paul Berkemeier; Bligh Voller Nield; John Wardle Pty Ltd; DesignInc Melbourne; Troppo Architects; Gregory Burgess Architects- Sydney Morning Herald

Cornell considering break up of college of architecture, art and planning (AP)- New York Newsday

The Toronto waterfront: What could be...A gathering of architects proposed their visions [images]- Toronto Star

Ready to rumble over historical sites: Too bad you can't design Chicago's urban planning policy around a Stephen King film...- Chicago Tribune

Activists list 7 endangered sites: 1927 Chicago Mercantile Exchange...is at the top of "The Chicago Seven" list.- Chicago Tribune

Beijing announces plan to seek design applicants for Olympic stadium: Web site for designers to register...closing date is Nov. 4- Fox Sports

Sino-Spanish architects to build on opportunities...brought by the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing- China Daily

Exhibition review: "The Changing of the Avant-Garde": Castles in the Air Adorn Cities on Paper. By Herbert Muschamp [images]- New York Times

Building will get whole new look: 1960s glass-and-steel block...will get an "old look" using brick, limestone trim, arched windows... - ACI Inc.- Orlando Sentinel

Retooled Long Island Aquarium Plan on Display: will be incorporated into...larger vision for 460-acre site - CSP Architects [image]- New York Newsday

Singapore construction firms urged to go global fast: firms miss the boat will be left struggling in a small local market- The Straits Times (Singapore)

Health secretary Milburn roles out the design champion agenda...to ensure new building work meets the highest architectural standards- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Expert architects for ResCode implementation: RAIA has developed a pilot program...to assist local government in the evaluation of neighbourhood character- Infolink (Australia)

Batu Gajah awakens: set to shed its small-town image when several major on-going projects are completed [images]- The Star (Malaysia)

Wobbly bridge firm's latest design: new transport interchange which the designers are praying won't wobble in the wind - Arup Associates [image]- South London Press (UK)

Architect Presents Elements of Design - Glenn Murcutt- Cornell Daily Sun

Multimedia Provides Insight Into Dublin: website (and CD-ROM document ongoing urban regeneration- Business Plus (Dublin)

Company Cultures: Red Tettemer Advertising and Electronic Ink by Agoos/Lovera Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow


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