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  • "How to make design work for you"
    -- "Design and architecture have a profound subliminal effect on the way people feel ... It is well known [that] if people live in residences with a lot of light, ... " (James Grose of architects Grose Bradley, in Jane Burton Taylor, afr_00.01.25)

  • Olympic Ideal: Make Sure Those Sharks Don't Score a Goal"
    -- "So, tired of getting quizzed by fretful participants -- mostly from overseas -- the games organizers commissioned a report gauging the odds of a shark attack during the month of September." (S Karene Witcher, wsj_00.01.24)


  • "Applying a vision of civic decorum."
    -- " ... Roughly translated ... to mean 'good manners,' orderliness and respect for universal design principles ...

    ~ The only trouble is ... Sydney is not a piece of plasticine," (Jim Colman, smh_00.01.24)

    • "Sydney, a bit more civic decorum, please"
      -- "This has already begun with projects like Renzo Piano's office tower, with its high-level gardens ... to incorporate building and landscape." (Chris Johnson, smh_00.01.14)

  • "Urban designers needed: The State Government is ... telling councils they may merge if they wish."
    -- "The answer lies not in amalgamating whole councils, but only their land development departments. Two or three adjoining councils might establish a 'design department' ..." (Neville Gruzman, smh_00.01.24)

  • "Tall, True Tales About Skyscrapers"
    -- "Those huge towers that test the limits of what is structurally feasible seem to be driven by their creators' egos, the show implies." (Ernesto Lechner, lat_00.01.24)

  • "Traditional Yale dean wants architects to know their place"
    -- "Good architecture should not be an autobiographical statement by a designer bent on remaking the world

    ~ After the lecture ... Several asked how well architects are paid. ..." (Steven Litt, cpd_00.01.22)     *** more

  • "Schools Too Grand To Turn Into Trash"
    -- "Old Buildings are easier to renovate than modern ones." (Robert AM Stern, nyt_00.01.22)

  • "Architect turns vision to DC art museum"
    -- "He drew 'some parallels to working in Washington' with Berlin, where he has designed an acceptably squarish bank building 'on a holy piece of land' next to the Brandenburg Gate." (wp_00.01.22)

  • "She's Stepping on My Spreadsheet!"
    -- "Hotel Bars, Once Serene Spots To Conduct Business, Turn Boisterous--and Profitable" (Wendy Bounds, Michelle Higgins, wsj_00.01.21)

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