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Today's News - July 21, 2004

We lose a master from Miami. -- Architects adopt law firm business model. -- China puts a chill on Koolhaas project. -- Big plans and big bucks for Phoenix arts and business district. -- Chicago stadium could lose landmark status; and a new steel bean gives the city new pride. -- A Modern masterpiece is a teaching tool for students. -- Jefferson's design for Virginia Capitol restored. -- New life for a fairytale castle in New Jersey. -- Clinton Library a new destination for architectural conventions. -- Nobu goes uptown. -- Parker may be retired, but he still shows up for work. -- Denver exhibit honors Cab Childress. -- Sydney sculpture may go home again.

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Obituary: Richard H. Schuster, 67, of Ferguson Glasgow Schuster Soto: Architect rebuilt African villages- Miami Herald

Architects are rebuilding their firms -- here's how: As they grow, they are adopting law-firm-style structures that distribute ownership among several partners - Diamond and Schmitt Architects; Zeidler Partnership Architects; Dunlop Architects; Edwards and Kelsey; HNTB; CH2M Hill; Stantec; etc.- Globe and Mail (Canada)

China shelves office tower: Construction of the $600 million skyscraper by Rem Koolhaas was scheduled to begin this month, but there may be "a change in plans" (Reuters)- International Herald Tribune

Arizona State University selects developer for 13-acre Arts and Business Gateway District: Groundbreaking is projected for 2006 - Foster & Partners; Will Bruder Architects; Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner;t Kendall/Heaton Associates- Phoenix Business Journal

Stadium [Soldier Field] has lost landmark look: should be stripped of its National Historic Landmark status, federal architecture analysts - Wood and Zapata; Dirk Lohan [image]- Chicago Tribune

How a steel bean gave Chicago fresh pride - Anish Kapoor; Frank Gehry; James Plensa- Financial Times (UK)

House on the hill: Architects of tomorrow get a chance to learn from a midcentury modern masterpiece: Weston Havens House. By John A. Loomis - Harwell Hamilton Harris (1941) [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Renovations to let visitors see best side of Capitol - Thomas Jefferson; Hiller- The Virginian-Pilot

A fairy tale beginning for storied palace: Owner to restore the bewitching Gingerbread Castle - Joseph Urban (1926)- The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

Clinton library - the view from within: "Because it's a green building it puts us in the hunt for architectural meetings and conventions" - Polshek Partnership; Ralph Applebaum- Arkansas News Bureau

A 57th St. Outpost for a TriBeCa Star; Nobu owners...plan to open Nobu 57 - Rockwell Group [images]- New York Times

Leonard Parker reflects on a celebrated career: At 81, Minneapolis architect has quietly retired as chairman of the firm that he founded 36 years ago. But he’s still showing up at his son’s firm on most days.- Finance and Commerce (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

Architect's vision etched in stone: University of Denver honors one of its own with show of memorabilia, monumental design talent. By Mary Voelz Chandler - Cab Childress [images]- Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

Stick the shish back in Place: a sculpture which people either love or hate...the divisive "shish kebab" structure could be back in its original home at Martin Place [Sydney] by October. [image]- Daily Telegraph (Australia)


-- Exhibition: Santiago Calatrava: The Architect¹s Studio, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
-- Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates: Leon Levy Visitor Center, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY


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