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Today's News - June 19, 2003

Designs on transportation at Ground Zero. -- We lose the "peripatetic" co-founder of Ant Farm. -- RIBA awards record-breaking 70 projects. -- Liverpool snubbed and Manchester wins big. -- Native son adds to city skyline. -- Hadid's hometown pays attention. -- Money spent but not much to show for it at Lincoln Center. -- Business improves a bit in May. -- Moscow dealing with its own McMansion craze. -- Miami Bienal seeks architects and designers. -- Ergonomics for telecommuters challenge furniture designers. -- Aspen conference comes to New York next week. -- Chinese house finds a home in Salem. -- Atlanta architect leaves his mark.

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Libeskind to Control Design of Trade Center's Terminal- New York Times

Libeskinds Outline PATH Plans- NY Newsday

Obituary: Doug Michels, 59, Noted architect, co-founder of Ant Farm design group- Houston Chronicle

Record-breaking number of buildings win RIBA Awards: 70 new buildings across Britain and the EU- RIBA (UK)

Plea for Euro city: Leading Liverpool architects called for stronger leadership to enhance the city's physical image...as Liverpool was snubbed by last night's RIBA awards- icLiverpool (UK)

City builds success by design: Manchester has swept the board at a prestigious design awards, winning eight out of nine honours [images]- Manchester Online

Blond Ambition on Red Brick: Richard Meier, blending art and architecture, adds to his hometown skyline. By Herbert Muschamp [images]- New York Times

Look what I built: Zaha Hadid was labelled a 'paper architect'. But now her first major building is finished - to great acclaim. [images]- Guardian (UK)

Costs and Approach Disputed in Lincoln Center Redevelopment: Norman Foster; Frank Gehry; Cooper, Robertson & Partners; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Beyer Blinder Belle; Fox & Fowle; Olin Partnership; Diller & Scofidio- New York Times

Firm Billings Gradually Improve in May: While graduate business training still uncommon, larger share of firm leaders have management experience- AIArchitect

Russian dacha craze risks environmental carnage (Reuters)- Environmental News Network

Bienal Miami+Beach 2003: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design- Florida International University

Ergonomics and the Telecommuter: furniture designers are faced with the task of making ergonomics blend into the house- ErgoWeb

Design Takes on Risk: International Design Conference in Aspen New York Satellite Conference June 24 and 25 - Michael Sorkin; Lebbeus Woods; others- IDCA

From east to west: A 200-year-old house takes an incredible journey from rural China to Salem [images]- Boston Globe

City bears his mark: Architect Joe Amisano's designs reflect a New York directness [images]- Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Summer Reading: Below Ground Level: Creating New Spaces for Contmeporary Architecture; Santiago Calatrava: Artworks; Architectural Guides to 20th Century Architecture; Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings and Drawings; Kas Oosterhuis: Architecture Goes Wild; Steel and Beyond: New Strategies for Metals in Architecture; Frank Lloyd Wright & Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence


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