Bush says he’s not considering scaling back $300 million library – Dallas Morning News

Undeterred by a battered public image and a recession that might dampen fundraising for his library, President George W. Bush said Thursday that he hasn’t considered scaling back the multimillion-dollar project at SMU.

“I don’t think popularity ratings have anything to do with whether people want to support a good idea,” he said.

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New park in downtown Phoenix taking shape – The Arizona Republic

The Arizona Republic reports “The $30 million park taking shape in downtown Phoenix will be like no other the city has built, officials say.

The yet-unnamed spot will use water, lights, shade and art to create an oasis for nearby Arizona State University students, office workers, residents and tourists, landscape architect Tom Byrne said.”

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Students called to design sustainable community – Building Design

Technology giant Cisco has launched a competition for architecture graduates and undergraduates to design the “connected community of the future”

Entries must be submitted by February 27, and the winning design will be awarded £2,000, with an exhibition of finalists’ ideas to be held at the RIBA.

For more information go to the Cisco site

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Architecture firm Burt Hill cuts 50 jobs in Pittsburgh office; Dubai slowdown blamed – Pittsburgh Business Times

Pittsburgh Business Times reports “Only a little more than a month after an earlier round of job cuts, Butler-based Burt Hill laid off nearly 50 people Thursday from its international studio office located Downtown.”

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Industrial chic – globe and mail

globeandmail.com reports “The Wychwood streetcar repair barns were once a major hub of the Toronto Civic Railway, the forerunner of the TTC. After an environmentally-friendly makeover, they have become some of the most desired spaces for artists in the city.

“But society throws away way more buildings than it should,” he says. I feel very lucky to be involved in the redevelopment of these amazing brownfields and these incredible, unique structures. I see projects like this as examples of what we should be building.”


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