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aiarchitect | volume 16   the news of america’s community of architects December 4, 2009
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Architects Remember the Building that Helped Put a Man on the Moon
As tall as a 52-story building and as wide as a city block, the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida cuts a stark and lonely profile along the Atlantic Ocean coastline. A brick-like rectilinear mass that’s almost totally devoid of human-scaled features, it’s a hyperbole--a simple, exaggerated sketch of a building.
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President Malecha: An Incredible Privilege
In his final videotaped address as AIA President, Marvin Malecha, FAIA, thanks the AIA membership for the “incredible privilege” of serving as AIA president and voices his confidence in the profession: “We will emerge stronger from the difficult times we are in.”
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Dan Bankhead, AIA

For Dan Bankhead, AIA, a principal at Houston-based RdlR Architects, the AIA represents a critical venue not only for the community it develops, but also as an essential tool to navigate the current economic downturn.

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