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Today's News - April 22, 2003

Here's to Earth Day. -- Here's to saving the Baghdad Museum. -- Canadian architects getting greener. -- Making New Urbanism saleable to doubtful developers and a suspicious public. -- Sensible sprawl for Michigan. -- N.Y. Governor wants downtown reconstruction on a fast track. -- Downtown businesses want transit hubs. -- Gehry and Libeskind mix it up with University of Toronto architecture students. -- High ranking for Cal Poly. -- University of Kansas students build green. -- Dorms go high-end as marketing tools. -- Scottish architectural "wonder" of the 1960s in ruins. -- New life for 60s California tower? -- Big business in redoing the 80s. -- "Rowhouse" not necessarily a bad word in housing.


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Earth Day 2003 Calendar through April 30 (U.S.)- EnviroLink

Help Save the Baghdad Museum: looking for architects with experience in 3D or 4D architectural modeling and GIS- Iraq National Museum

Greening design: Canadian architects are getting ecological -- but it's not fast enough for some- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Op-Ed: Market-Oriented New Urbanism: ...would do well distance itself from the smart growth agenda of restrictive land-use controls- PLANetizen

Sensible sprawl is mission for state panel- Detroit Free Press

Pataki Wants Downtown Rebuilt Fast: will lay out an aggressive schedule for construction in the first phase of the rebuilding effort- New York Times

Downtown execs want transit hubs, link to airports: priorities for top executives at 25 of the largest companies downtown, according to a new survey.- Crain's New York

Kibitzing design gurus big hit on campus: Two architectural superstars spend a memorable day reviewing work by awed students. By Lisa Rochon - Frank Gehry; Daniel Libeskind- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Cal Poly grads rise to top of architecture field: The university's architecture program is ranked second only to Harvard, and its graduates have helped create landmarks- San Luis Obispo Tribune

Studio 804: University of Kansas architecture students build and learn in hands-on program: "This year has to do more with sustainability than ever before."- Kansas City Star

Graduate Degree Dorms: Dreary dorms of old are transitioning to high-end residences...as marketing tools that can help attract new students and build stronger ties with future alumni- First Source

Temple to ruined dreams: St. Peter's College went from architectural wonder to vandalised shell within four decades, yet it has been praised as one of the greatest buildings in Britain. - Gillespie, Kidd and Coia [image]- The Scotsman (UK)

Historic Tower May Become Housing: Transamerica Center Tower, a lonely [William Pereira] landmark of chic 1960s office architecture...developers may convert...as part of a large-scale revitalization effort near Staples Center.- Los Angeles Times

Architects to benefit from 1980s redo's: Property repositioning is becoming a hot category for Gensler and other Metroplex architecture firms- Dallas Business Journal

The Much-Maligned Rowhouse Offers Several Advantages Over a Detached Home. By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

Designing the High Line: Competition insights about - and hopes for - one of Manhattan's most unique urban environments. [images]- ArchNewsNow

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated 04/18/03)- ArchNewsNow


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- The Architect's Studio: Michael Jantzen - Virtual Reality Interface
- GAD architects: BMW Expedition Center/Parkorman, Istanbul, Turkey
- Kim Utzon: Henry Dunker Culture Centre, Helsingborg, Sweden
- Book: Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century By David Gissen

 

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