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Today's News - May 23, 2002

Today, we introduce the Canadian architects who are, as you read this, receiving the Governor General's Medals in Architecture. The 12 winning projects represent a wide range of work that we look forward to exploring in more depth in the future.

There's a lot of other news…it's official: Beyer Blinder Belle will oversee the WTC redevelopment; urban/suburban sprawl is bemoaned in San Francisco and Sydney, and kept in abeyance in Portland; the Silverdome in Detroit is open to development ideas, but it'll cost $100 (the first RFP I'm aware of that charges for the privilege); and much more.

Oh yes…George Ferguson has won the election to become the next president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and will take over from current president Paul Hyett in July 2003.

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North of the Border the Winners Are: Governor General's Medals in Architecture [images]- ArchNewsNow

Design Firm Chosen to Oversee Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan: Beyer Blinder Belle will be assisted...by Parsons Brinckerhoff...and 11 other specialty design and engineering firms [listed].- New York Times

Designers Chosen for Santa Fe Railyard Park - Frederic Schwartz Architects; Ken Smith, Landscape Architect; etc.- Environmental News Network

A New Broom Sweeps a Meier Design Clean: High Museum of Art $130 million expansion plan that would include adding...a "village" of three new buildings - Renzo Piano- New York Times

Sisters of mystery and portents of doom: high modern architecture in Dublin, and its commercial nemesis. By Hugh Pearman - Benson and Forsyth; McCullough; Mulvin with Keane Murphy Duff [images]- HughPearman.com

Stopping Suburban Sprawl: Smart growth is a solution that needs to get smarter- San Francisco Gate

Driven to the edge in Sydney's great sprawl: Stressful commuting overshadows the advantages of living on the city's fringe- Sydney Morning Herald

Portland Voters Endorse Curbs on City Growth- New York Times

For sale: Dome and plenty of acreage: RFP for Pontiac Silverdome and 127.5-acre site on the Internet costs $100- Detroit Free Press

Mather’s design for new Lincoln architecture school comes off the drawing board and onto site - Rick Mather Architects [image]- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Construction of 35000m² Paarl Mall to start in August:- BusinessDay (Johannesburg)

UK Firms Eye Beijing's Olympics Building: British Deputy PM: keen to participate in building projects for the Beijing Olympics in 2008- People's Daily (China)

New building design reinvents Belfast's image: The Royal Society of Ulster Architects' latest awards confirm that the standard of contemporary architecture north of the Border is improving all the time- Irish Times

Plans for East Beach get new look: feature fewer beachfront mansions and preserve a 100-foot-wide development-free zone along the Chesapeake Bay shoreline - Duany Plater-Zyberk- The Virginian-Pilot

Presidio Trust tells what it wants to build, knock down- San Francisco Chronicle

Ups and downs: Architecture is built upon a foundation of bankruptcy- The Times (UK)

Fate of 2 Columbus Circle Is Hidden Behind Marble Walls: announcement...soon about who will get the filigreed nine-story box...and whether it will be preserved, altered or demolished. - Edward Durell Stone- New York Times


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