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    As a result of the national recession, the AIAhas had to make additional cuts in operating expenses and has planned two weeklong furloughs—in June and August—for all national component staff.


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    The AIA has named 25 projects as winners of the institute's 2009 Honor Awards, which celebrate the best in architecture, interior architecture, and urban design.

  • 2009 Mies Award Nominees Announced

    The 340 nominees for the 2009 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture?Mies van der Rohe Award, which is given every two years, have been announced.