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Today's News - September 29, 2003

Baltimore loses its "its design conscience." -- Pinching pennies doesn't always save dollars. -- Grand plans (that don't always work) for grand avenues, squares, and communities in Los Angeles, Cleveland, London, and Malaysia. -- A picture can be worth a thousand words - and a few million dollars. -- Kudos - with caveats - for Koolhaas campus. -- A museum not even two years old folds, "foiled by…white-elephant architecture…" -- High praise for Foster's soaring gherkin. -- A standing ovation for theater expansion. -- Soldier Field: fighting for good press. -- Libeskind's first house is "a brave and remarkable structure…a fitting home for an artist who thrives on ambiguity, designed by an architect who does the same." -- Housing that is affordable, accessible, and award winning. -- Museum design on exhibit. -- A Scotsman is tops. -- A conference on architectural education launches website.

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Obituary: Phoebe B. Stanton, 88: City loses irreplaceable architectural adviser...was civic champion for design for 33 years- Baltimore Sun

Survival of the Fittest: Efficient and effective support staff adds dollars to your bottom line.- ArchNewsNow

A Grand Test: New Players Give Hope to Latest Revitalizing Plan...for a greater and grander Grand Avenue. By Sam Hall Kaplan- Los Angeles Downtown News

Euclid Corridor plan: an avenue to badly needed beautification. By Steven Litt - Sasaki Associates- Cleveland Plain Dealer

What's wrong with the new Trafalgar Square: it's changed shape. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

Home is where the community is? ...designing housing areas that nourish community living. - Dr. Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad Rasdi; Ho Wai Ping- The Star (Malaysia)

The Design Image vs. the Reality: ...the differences between renderings and the buildings they depict...casts light on a little-discussed facet of real estate and architectural development. By David W. Dunlap [slide show]- New York Times

Details mar the extraordinary in Koolhaas' IIT campus center. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Adieu to Bellevue Art Museum: closing, foiled by a combination of a tough economy, white-elephant architecture and a failure to find an audience. - Steven Holl [image]- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

In a glass of its own: Ignore the one-liners, Norman Foster's infamous gherkin points the way to the City's future. By Deyan Sudjic- Observer (UK)

New kid on the block: The striking design of the $100 million federal courthouse planned for Niagara Square is not your grandfather's downtown building. - Kohn Pedersen Fox [image]- Buffalo News

Standing Ovation: Arena Stage Expansion Would Add Drama to Historic Theater. By Benjamin Forgey - Bing Thom [image]- Washington Post

The selling of Soldier Field: Fighting the bad raps - Wood + Zapata; Dirk Lohan- Chicago Tribune

So where's the kitchen? Daniel Libeskind's first house has got it all - balconies, views, funny stairs. But did it really need a spray booth? By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

Architect's accessible designs open doors: Ramp design wins award for...Caldera Place Apartments...affordable complex for people with disabilities. - Mikiten Architecture- San Mateo County Times

Miami Art Museum showcases innovative design of art museums: offers lectures by Rafael Viñoly, Terence Riley, Daniel Libeskind- Miami Herald

Lighthouse a beacon for design: Stuart MacDonald...the only Scot to make this year’s "Hot 50" list compiled by Design Week- The Scotsman (UK)

Website Launched for National Conference on Architectural Education October 24-25- ArchVoices


- Inauguration: Frank O. Gehry: Maggie's Centre, Dundee, Scotland
- Construction start: Diller + Scofido: Quadrant House, Phoenix, Arizona
- The Camera: Photo Essay by Gerald Zugmann: The Brion Tomb by Carlo Scarpa
- Exhibition: Schindler's Paradise: Architectural Resistance, MAK Center, Los Angeles


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