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The American Public Works Association named Norfolk, Va.'s Slover Library designed by Newman Architects the Project of the Year. 

Four industry professionals weigh in on the past, present, and future of museums. [The Guardian]

Work on Houston's Nau Center for Texas Cultural Heritage has halted just four months after its groundbreaking due to rising construction costs, along with falling oil and gas stocks. The $80-million project was designed by Bailey Architects and Gallagher & Associates. [Houston Business Journal]

A look at North Korea's monumental architecture. [Time]

Kansas-City, Mo.–based Populous won a competition to design a £91-million entertainment arena in Bristol, U.K. [BBC]

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London’s National Gallery appointed Gabriele Finaldi as its new director. Finaldi was Madrid’s Prado museum deputy director for collections and research. [The New York Times]

Awards: Enter Now!

ARCHITECT's R+D Awards recognize innovative building research, materials, and technologies at every scale—from design strategies and building systems to must-have products and digital tools. Entries are due April 17.

The American Society of Landscape Architects is accepting submissions for its 2015 Awards. Professional entries are due by March 27, and student entries are due by May 22.

The Design Talks Institute recognizes alternative ideas for reframing how underutilized spaces can be used in urban environments in its Lost Spaces 2015 competition. Submissions are due March 30.

AIA and Houzz launched the 2015 Future of Architecture Residential Design Contest and Showcase. Entries are due March 31.

The Radical Innovation Awards recognize innovative ideas that impact the hospitality industry. Contestants may submit their next big hotel concept until March 31.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is hosting its third annual RAMSA Travel Fellowship, a $10,000 prize for the purpose of travel and research. Proposal submissions are due April 10.

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

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.

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