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Today's News - December 5, 2003

AIA Gold Medal and salute to Sam Mockbee (better late than never). -- Celebrations for Lake/Flato as well. -- WTC memorial jury didn't (doesn't) want a beauty contest. -- The "might-have-been memorial" loses. -- Live chat today with the "might-have-been memorial" designer. -- More change orders (and bad news) for Holyrood. -- Confessions of an architecture critic. -- Detroit's new library and urban farmers. -- New life for Seattle waterfront. -- Guidelines unveiled for Baltimore waterfront. -- Toronto's mayor-elect wants architecture made a priority in urban development (what a concept!). -- Big name gets behind Great North Museum. -- Winnipeg sponsors design competition. -- Call for submissions for first annual James Stirling Memorial Lecture. -- Weekend diversion: four shows about architects and architecture in Philadelphia.

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Samuel 'Sambo' Mockbee, FAIA, Posthumously Awarded The 2004 AIA Gold Medal: Founder of the Auburn University Rural Studio worked to provide 'shelters for the soul' for Alabama's rural poor communities- American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Citizen Architect: ArchVoices Salutes Mockbee- ArchVoices

Lake/Flato Architects Receives The AIA 2004 Architecture Firm Award- American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Architects' award wasn't built in a day: Champagne flowed Thursday as Lake/Flato Architects...- San Antonio Express-News

WTC Jury Wanted "Secret" Memorial: ...feared the competition could turn into a beauty contest- New York Post

Judge Nixes Ground Zero "Twin Piers" Tribute- NY Post

Live Chat With Architectural Experts About The 8 Memorials: Friday, December 5, 2:30 - 3:30 PM - Rick Bell,FAIA, Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter; Fred Bernstein, Architecture Writer Whose Design Was Picked As A Finalist, But Later Disqualified- Gotham Gazette

264 variations were made to Holyrood in November: Fraser inquiry scrutinises Bovis' appointment and behaviour of Enric Miralles as yet more bad news emerges - EMBT; RMJM- Building (UK)

Breakdown in logic kills the function: Confessions of an architecture critic: Mr. Bigshot was too busy checking out the Big Things... By John King - James Plachek;- San Francisco Chronicle

Library in downtown Detroit has a new look, new name: ...shows off a lovingly restored 1930s architectural look with all the modern touches. By John Gallagher - Smith, Hinchman & Grylls; SmithGroup- Detroit Free Press

In the Capital of the Car, Nature Stakes a Claim- New York Times

In Seattle, a New Life for a Once-Derelict Lakefront: ...first new structures in what is eventually to be 10 million square feet of development- New York Times

Planners unveil guidelines for use of harbor: Aim is to ease congestion, balance pleasure, industry- Baltimore Sun

Urban design matters to Miller: Developers should make architecture a priority, [Mayor-elect] says. Expresses interest in how Vancouver approves buildings. By Christopher Hume- Toronto Star

Top architect Sir Terry Farrell will today throw his weight behind a bid for a £36m Great North Museum.- icNewcastle (UK)

City Crossing, City of Winnipeg International Design Competition 2004: Registration deadline: March 31, 2004- City of Winnipeg

Call for submissions: James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City: A new competition for critical thinking. Deadline: March 15, 2004- Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)

Architecture's good showing: four gallery shows devoted to architecture have just opened in Philadelphia. By Inga Saffron - Gluckman Mayner; Bernard Tschumi; etc.- Philadelphia Inquirer


-- Jean Nouvel: Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum, Périgueux, France
-- SAANA/Kazuvo Sejima/Ryue Nishizawa: New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City
-- Allied Works: Seattle Art Museum Expansion
-- Book: Morphosis By Thom Mayne


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