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This picture shows a landscaped courtyard seen from an upper floor of the soon-to-open University Medical Center in New Orleans, during a media tour. The $1 billion medical complex, designed by NBBJ,was at the center of a yearslong fight over the extent of hurricane damage to the city's old Charity Hospital, fights over the razing of a neighborhood where the new hospital was to be built and over the objections of many in the medical community.
Gerald Herbert/AP Photo This picture shows a landscaped courtyard seen from an upper floor of the soon-to-open University Medical Center in New Orleans, during a media tour. The $1 billion medical complex, designed by NBBJ,was at the center of a yearslong fight over the extent of hurricane damage to the city's old Charity Hospital, fights over the razing of a neighborhood where the new hospital was to be built and over the objections of many in the medical community.


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Charles Correa, "India's greatest architect," died on Tuesday at age 84, and this week's #ArchitectChats discussion garnered insights into architectural competitions.

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Five More Stories for Thursday:

How the proposed new building for the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., could be funded. [The Washington Post]

London's Paul Cocksedge designed the Living Staircase for the city's Ampersand building. [Slate]

The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that's "the biggest threat yet" to the Eisenhower Memorial designed by Frank Gehry, FAIA. [Roll Call]

What will improving U.S. relations mean for Cuban architecture? [PBS Newshour]

Millennials' inability or unwillingness to buy homes "foreshadows a looming problem," says Mechele Dickerson. [Quartz]

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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