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Today's News - April 2, 2004

Of rural sprawl and "ranchettes." -- Letting nature drive the design. -- Lessons for a university. -- Lessons in collaboration from an Australian gold medallist. -- Lessons in the landscape. -- Shortlist for Vietnam Veterans Memorial education center. -- An NYC 9/11 memorial for British victims. -- Tour Modernist America. -- Profiling the next generation of planners. -- Call for papers for the under-40 crowd. -- Scholarships for the up-and-coming. -- Reminder for (most) U.S. readers: set your clocks an hour ahead this weekend.

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The new pioneers of sprawl: As Westerners pursue their own swaths of rural land, 'ranchettes' - and culture clashes - spread.- Christian Science Monitor

Siblings want old farm's natural features kept in housing development: "The land is driving the design ..." - Oglesby Greene Architects- Dallas Morning News

Learning From the Past: Expansion Then and Now: I.M. Pei's 1970 Proposal for Columbia's Campus Provides Perspective on Current Manhattanville Plans- Columbia Spectator

Light but sure touch: Gregory Burgess...a medallist with an international reputation who is self-effacing and an advocate of design by collaboration rather than solitary genius.- The Australian

The Life and Death of a Masterpiece: What went wrong with a 1988 park by the late Dan Kiley [and Harry Wolf], and what can we learn from its imminent demolition?- Landscape Architecture

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Announces Four Finalists in National Competition for Education Center - Ann Beha Architects; Architecture Research Office; Michael Graves & Associates; Polshek Partnership- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Anish Kapoor to create 9/11 memorial in New York to the British victims...centrepiece of a memorial garden in Hanover Square, near the twin towers site. [image]- BBC (UK)

On the Road to Modern America: A driving tour of modernist landmarks [images]- New York Times

Profiles of the Next Generation of Planners: a new series profiling urban planning, development, and design students from across the country- PLANetizen

Call for Papers: Premio Edoardo Benvenuto 2004 for the best research by a young scholar in the historical development of the Science and Art of Building; deadline: April 30- Nexus Network Journal

Company offering scholarship for area students hoping to pursue architecture - HOK Sport + Venue + Event- Dos Mundos (Kabsas City)

Musical Catalyst: Detroit's Max M. Fisher Music Center sparks downtown redevelopment - Diamond and Schmitt Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow


-- Nearing completion: Rem Koolhaas/OMA: Seattle Public Library
-- Exhibition installation: The Moderns, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood
-- Symposium: Reimagining Grand Avenue, Los Angeles (Gehry, Hadid, Cobb, Daly, et al)
-- Zaha Hadid, Pritzker Prize 2004 Laureate (as everybody else but a little different!)
-- Tadao Ando: International Library of Children's Literature, Tokyo


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