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Today's News - May 20, 2004

Celebrating and exploring architecture in Canada, Tel Aviv, and Tehran. -- The pro's and con's of the "invasion" of foreign architects in China. -- Crime and urban design in Miami. -- Seattle still singing about its library. -- Whitney revives expansion plans. -- Cornell ready to start its newest building. -- World War II memorial: who's to judge? -- Salaries are up for landscape architects. -- Celebrating Olmsted's legacy. -- A model for affordable housing. -- Architects building household items. -- Architecture web site competition launches. -- Lots of lectures in Los Angeles.

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Architectural profession to gather in Quebec City: Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's annual conference June 17-19- Archiseek (Canada)

Tel Aviv hoists a white flag: Events marking Unesco's designation of Tel Aviv's "white city" architecture as a World Heritage site begin this week [include] major conference and exhibition. By Esther Zandberg- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Library of Congress Kluge Center to Present Conference on Tehran May 27: ...will bring together an international panel of scholars, architects and planners to discuss the cultural, social and political evolution of the city.- Payvand (Iran)

The role of culture in shaping cities: China is the only place in the world where talented architects have the opportunity to experiment with their design ideas... - James Jao; I.M. Pei; Paul Anderu; Skidmore Owens & Merrill- China Daily

Miami, Crime, and Urban Design: This is a dangerous place, and dangerously divided as well: Can crime be reduced with well-thought-out design? - Jane Jacobs; Elizabeth Wood; C. Ray Jeffery; Oscar Newman- Miami New Times

Seattle Public Library: Design is fun on a grand scale. Crouching tiger, leaping building: If Rem Koolhaas' new library were a movie...- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The architects, Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Ramus- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Once Again, the Whitney Museum Is Planning to Expand: Little more than a year after...scrapped its plans for a $200 million expansion designed by Rem Koolhaas...Renzo Piano...considered the favorite...- New York Times

Life science building could get its start early next year - Richard Meier and Partners [image]- Cornell Chronicle

Reflections on how to memorialize war: Whose opinions matter? ...Washington politicians, bureaucrats and fine-arts czars or the architecture critic of The New York Times? The acclaim from the expected 3.5 million visitors a year or the editor of Architectural Record? - Friedrich St. Florian- USA Today

WWII Memorial designer reflects on war, other monuments - Friedrich St.Florian- Scripps Howard News Service

ASLA Salary Survey Released: Salaries for Landscape Architects Up by 23%- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Olmsted's legacy: We have reason to be grateful even now for the quality of his vision.- The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

It's 'dome sweet dome' for pair in mod house: Architect Wallace Neff designed unit as a model for affordable housing- San Francisco Chronicle

Building forms join household functions: Architects are bringing design principles for office towers to household objects, from a vodka bottle to a teapot. By Lisa Rochon - Forsythe + MacAllen; Frank Gehry- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Call For Entries: 2004 Architecture Web Site Awards- Entablature

Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design "Out There Doing It" summer lecture series - Roger Sherman; Barbara Bestor; Heydey Partnership; Wes Jones; Lorcan O'Herlihy; Neil Denari; etc.- LA Forum


-- Winning team: Inside Outside Group/Michael Maltzan Architects/Mirko Zardini: Biblioteca degli Alberi, Giardini di Porta Nuova, Milan
-- Ville Hara: HUT Wood Studio Workshop, Korkeasaari Lookout Tower, Helsinki Zoo, Finland


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