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Six More Stories for Wednesday:

Paris-based firm Antonio Virga Architecte finished the renovation of Dior Homme’s headquarters in the city. [Huh]

Hermann Zapf, who created the font used in Washington, D.C.'s Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall, died last week. [Quartz]

Green Business Certification Inc. and the Canada Green Building Council announced a joint effort to promote and advance the WELL Building Standard in Canada. [Green Building Certification Inc.]

HOK opened a new office in Philadelphia. [HOK]

Santiago Calatrava, FAIA, defends his controversial projects. [The Guardian]

The first in an eight-part series by Karrie Jacobs detailing the process of building a house in upstate New York. [Curbed]

Photos of out-of-the-norm houses. [The Atlantic]

Awards: Enter Now!

AIA|DC is accepting applicants for its 2016 Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP). The CKLDP is a year-long program focusing on nurturing professional skills for emerging architects. Applications are due June 29.

AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee is holding its second annual Thesis Showcase. Graduates from accredited architectural degree programs (B.Arch. and M.Arch) in the last three years who have completed a thesis project are eligible to apply. Submissions are due July 1.

An open, international competition has begun for a World War I Memorial on a 1.8-acre site within Washington, D.C.’s Pershing Park. Stage 1 design entries are due July 21.

Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.

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