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ARCHITECT is proud to boast that one of our peeps, Robb Ogle, the magazine’s art director, is a semifinalist in the 2014 Peeps Show conducted by The Washington Post. As you well know, that’s the contest in which Post readers create and submit dioramas on the newsworthy events of the day, except with Peeps in place of people. With collaborator Becca Campana, Ogle recreated the dramatic events of the government shutdown on the National Mall, except with Peeps in place of World War II veterans (and Republican congressmen). Catch up on ARCHITECT’s coverage if you missed it the first time around, then click through to slide #11 to consider how sugary mass-produced confections might shed light on congressional gridlock. [The Washington Post]

Quote of the Day: “By building a new house we might give a leg up to people who might be encouraged to fix up their own houses,” says Yale's Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA. The school requires architecture students to design and build a house for a New Haven, Conn. neighborhood—a project that Stern says is an “important part of the school.”

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Experience New York from a drone’s perspective. [Curbed N.Y.]

Number of the Day—$300: The cost to fix a misspelled street name on a San Francisco sidewalk.  [San Francisco Chronicle]

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5 More Stories for Friday:

Bay Area-ites can get their last word in on the design for the new BART subway cars, expected to start hitting the tracks in 2017. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Construction timeline for new suburban stadium for the Atlanta Braves is released. [11Alive]

In order to be sustainable communities, architect Lloyd Alter says cities need “Goldilocks”—housing density that isn’t too high or low, but just right. But what is that magic number? [The Guardian]

Despite the efforts of preservationists, demolition of Houston’s Art Barn at Rice University began this week. [Houston Chronicle]

Historic preservationists in Hawaii claim two state bills undermine historic preservation laws by limiting the definition of a historic property. [Honolulu Civil Beat]

Step Up, Step Down:

P+R Architects promoted Brad Williams, AIA, to principal.

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