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aiarchitect | volume 16   the news of america’s community of architects December 18, 2009
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Embracing the Economics of Historic Preservation
Headlines of unemployment rates, continued layoffs, acquisitions, and buy-outs are still prevalent, but are also being neighbored with articles on environmental responsibility and sustainable development. Though the recession is predicted to be over, many are not confident it has run its course. But there is one thing we do know: historic preservation, with its inherent greenness and economic value, is being seen as possibly leading the way during these challenging economic times.
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AIA/AIAS Legacy Brings Design Mentors to the New Design High School in New York
Don’t listen to people who say you can’t follow your passion. Don’t select yourself out. Build your own support network if you have to. Remember that it’s all just a test of your motivation.
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Citizen Architect: Mani Farhadi, AIA
Over her twenty-year architectural career, Mani Farhadi, AIA, of Steinberg Architects in San Jose, CA, has been an integral team member on campus planning projects for public and private schools as well as colleges and universities.

2009 and Beyond—Roadmap for Integration

Facing up to IPD, BIM, and integrated practice in a changing time.
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Giancarlo Alhadeff, FAIA

AIArchitect spoke with Giancarlo Alhadeff, FAIA, about his international practice and the importance he attaches to maintaining close ties with AIA.

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