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Today's News - December 4, 2002

Big bi-coastal times for Allied Works. -- The best and worst centers of sprawl. -- Canadian architects have big dreams. -- A superb suburb (for those who can afford it). -- Architects wax poetic about the Los Angeles River and Chicago's new Soldier Field. -- Dallas park plans threaten mid-century modern treasures. -- Buffalo gives new life to architectural treasures. -- Conferences in Dubai and Toronto. -- Exhibitions of interest in Sydney, Beirut, and Miami. -- Big dorm to adorn Chicago Loop. -- Retail frontiers…and more.

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Portland architect lands two big-city jobs:Not since Pietro Belluschi rocketed to prominence in the late '40s has a local architect leaped so far so fast. - Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works- The Oregonian

Planned growth vs. sprawl: the best and worst cities - Smart Growth America- Christian Science Monitor

A revolution for Canada's cities: Appalled by the 'banality' of cities, the country's top architects want to radically re-create 15 biggest urban centres [images]- Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

Mayo heirs planning an atypical exurban development: Mayo Woodlands a new suburban model- Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Commentary: Finding a Heart: the L.A. River: Rome and Los Angeles share a lost opportunity. By William H. Fain Jr.- Los Angeles Times

Letter: Soldier Field fan: Why should the designers have to subscribe to another era's interpretation of history? By Douglas Garofalo/Garofalo Architects, Professor and acting director, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture- Chicago Tribune

Park plan targets buildings: hotel and library constitute "the best block of 1950s architecture in the city" - William Tabler; George Dahl- Dallas Morning News

The giants rise again: Buffalo's mightiest remaining monuments to its glory days of turn-of-the-century architecture on the brink of shining again - Louis Sullivan; Frank Lloyd Wright; H.H. Richardson [images]- Buffalo News

Cityscape 2002 has attracted many of the world's leading architects, urban planners and consultants. December 14-16 in Dubai- AME Info

Construct Canada 2002: largest annual forum & exposition of technologies, products, systems, trends & strategies for building design & construction. December 4-6- Canada NewsWire

Colombia attains heights of urban splendor: Kaslik exhibition showcases organized urban planning, architecture- Daily Star (Lebanon)

Building a perception of invisible forces - Santiago Calatrava- Sydney Morning Herald

Art Basel Miami Beach: a new form of art event combines art, music, film, fashion, architecture and design. December 5-8- Art Basel

3 Chicago Universities to Build Dormitory in the Loop - Antunovich Associates; VOA Associates [image]- New York Times

Singapore Offers an Architectural Symbol for the Arts - Michael Wilford; Artec Consultants; Artec Consultants- New York Times

Sophisticated Sell: Anthropologie - A field report from the frontier of retail.- Fast Company

INSIGHT: Creating an Arbor for Art in Fort Worth: The engineers explain the solutions that range from the exotic to the purely functional. By Spires, Galletta, and Joseph - Tadao Ando; Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers [images]- ArchNewsNow

Inspiring Design: Winners of Architecture for Humanity's Mobile HIV/AIDS Health Clinic Design Competition- ArchNewsNow


Four Books for the Holidays:
Barragán: Space and Shadow, Walls and Colour
Futuro: Tomorrow’s House from Yesterday
Architecture Now II
Studios by the Sea: Artists of Long Island's East End


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