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Evident of a revival of downtown Los Angeles, the once-magnificent Giannini Place, designed by Morgan, Walls & Clements in 1923, will undergo a $180-million transformation into a new hotel, office, and shopping complex named the Bloc. [Los Angeles Times]

As part of a building boom at Colorado State University, the campus is preparing for a new biology building to break ground in the fall. The university also has plans for a new medical center, chemistry building, and parking garage. [The Coloradoan]

Governor Bruce Rauner's budget proposes merging the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency into the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the agency argues this would mean the closing of some historical places. [Chicago Tribune]

Developers are adding plants and shrubbery to their planning applications to appeal to city officials and obtain permission to build in restricted areas. [The Guardian]

Two new books claim French architect Le Corbusier was a "militant fascist." [The Telegraph]

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) presented awards recognizing nine publications in architectural history, preservation, and related subjects. [SAH]

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SAH inducted David Brownlee, Keith Morgan, Pauline Saliga, and Stanley Tigerman, FAIA, as fellows. [SAH]

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DEADLINES EXTENDED: ARCHITECT's R+D Awards recognize innovative building research, materials, and technologies at every scale. Entries are now due April 24 for the regular deadline, or April 29 for the late deadline (additional fee applies).

Marvin Windows and Doors are seeking designs that utilize the company’s products for for its seventh annual Architects Challenge. Submissions are due May 1.

The 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards is accepting entries through May 22.

The American Society of Landscape Architects is accepting submissions for its 2015 Awards. Student entries are due by May 22.

The Portland chapter of the AIA is accepting entries for Stitch II, a competition challenging students and emerging designers to propose ideas for re-purposing space under a bridge on Interstate 405. Proposals are due June 1.

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