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Today's News - January 8, 2003

No Gold Medal, but lots of AIA Honor Awards. --The failure of architectural education: "…training has not prepared [American architects] intellectually to think about how to create a captivating, monumental urban symbol…" -- An insider's view of the architecture biz in Dubai. -- Slow-growth zoning an experiment to watch. -- It takes a President for downtown revitalization in Little Rock. -- A non-profit and Santa Monica take years to make peace. -- Hawker centers in Singapore go upscale. -- LifeWise House: good timing (and a good idea). -- An international shortlist for a tram. -- Retro called a no-go for St. Louis stadium. -- La Scala has Piano, but not all are happy. -- Arts colleges merging: a good idea? -- Design matches client ingenuity. -- Cloning icons. -- Fallingwater jewelry: pricey, but for a good cause.

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2003 AIA Honor Awards Announced- American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Our Degraded Public Realm: the Multiple Failures of Architecture Education. By Sarah Williams Goldhagen- The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professional indemnity insurance...to support the country's architects and consultants...and other issues: an interview. Peter Jackson/PHB Group- Gulf News (Dubai)

Loudoun County Board Adopts Slow-Growth Zoning Blueprint: ...a long-promised growth-control experiment...- Washington Post

Clinton presidential library begins trend toward revitalization of downtown Little Rock, Ark. (AP)- Boston.com

RAND vs. Santa Monica: The New Headquarters - DMJM Design [image]- New York Times

Centre of attraction: a new breed of upgraded hawker centres is designed to blend in with the environment and please both the palate and the eye - Mirage International; ADDP Architects [images]- The Straights Times (Singapore)

Design For Living: "LifeWise House"...demonstrates to home builders that they don't have to go to great lengths or expense to erect houses their owners can remain in for their entire lives.- NY Newsday

Architects call Tram design a plum: Four firms chosen as finalists - UN Studio; Guy Nordenson and Associates; SHoP/Sharples Holden Pasquarelli; Angelil/Graham/Pfenninger/Scholl- Portland Tribune (Oregon)

"Retro" should be a no go for new stadium: ...the existing design, which amounts to leftovers, to put it charitably. - HOK Sport [image]- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

La Scala's Expansion Plan Raises Eyebrows - Renzo Piano- Andante

One size fits all? If California College of Arts and Crafts/San Francisco Art Institute merge...will it have the "Euro" effect – creating economic benefits with a very real threat of homogenization?- San Francisco Bay Guardian

Designing the new house of Orange: ...architects have responded with ingenuity that rivals that of their client. By Robert Campbell - Anmahian Winton Architects- Boston Globe

U.S. disaster plans include cloned icons: Experts work feverishly to map Liberty, Capitol, Rushmore- NY Daily News

Now, wear a piece of Fallingwater (AP) [image]- CNN


- Competition winner: Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA): Central Chinese Television (CCTV) Headquarters, Beijing, China
- Opera design: Zaha Hadid: "Desire" at Helmut List-Halle, Graz, Austria
- Under construction: Michael Maltzan Architecture: Kidspace Children's Museum, Pasadena, California
- Books: Samuel Mockbee; Santiago Calatrava


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