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Nov 18, 2014
1. SAH Announces 68th Annual International Conference... Helena Karabatsos
Nov 11, 2014
2. Apply for the Architect in Residence Program 2015 Theresa Ann Palma
Oct 07, 2014
3. RE: Reminder - Honorary Fellowship Submission... Thomas J. Crabtree AIA
Oct 02, 2014
4. Reminder - Honorary Fellowship Submission Deadline... Theresa Ann Palma
Sep 29, 2014
5. 70th Anniversary of Bombing of Dresden STUART WILLIAMS
Sep 26, 2014
6. U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference: Building... Derek Matthew Washam
Sep 16, 2014
7. Call for Nominations: International Practice... Theresa Ann Palma
Sep 08, 2014
8. One Week Left to Apply for Qatar Trade Mission! Derek Matthew Washam
Aug 13, 2014
9. Qatar Architectural Services Trade Mission Webinar... Derek Matthew Washam
Aug 04, 2014
10. Architect in Luxembourg Kenneth A. Kornberg AIA


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SAH Announces 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago
From: Helena Karabatsos
To: International Committee
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 12:15 PM
Subject: SAH Announces 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago
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 The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will hold its 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, from April 15-19, 2015, with the theme Chicago at the Global Crossroads. SAH will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the conference, which includes lectures, roundtables, and 36 paper sessions covering topics in architecture, art and architectural history, preservation, landscape architecture, and the built environment. SAH is committed to engaging both conference attendees and local participants with public programming that includes over 30 architectural tours, a plenary talk, and a half-day seminar addressing Chicago's waterways and neighborhoods. To view a complete schedule, visit sah.org/2015.

Notable Speakers


Blair Kamin - Introductory Talk
Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin will open the conference with the talk, "Architecture Criticism: Dead or Alive." Kamin is the recipient of 35 awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, which he received in 1999 for a body of work highlighted by a series of articles that addressed the challenged and opportunities of Chicago's lakefront.


Gwendolyn Wright - Plenary Talk - open to the public
Gwendolyn Wright, professor of architecture at Columbia University, will give the plenary talk "The Role of Play: Looking for Patterns and Crossing Boundaries." Wright is an award-winning architectural historian, author and host of the popular PBS series History Detectives. The plenary talk is presented in partnership with the Architecture & Design Society and will take place in the Rubloff Auditorium at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Charles Waldheim - Keynote Address
The conference's main public event, the Chicago Seminar, opens with a keynote address by Charles Waldheim, John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Waldheim has written extensively on the history and future of Chicago urbanism.

SAH Chicago Seminar - open to the public
The Chicago Seminar, Magnitudes of Change: Local Sites and Global Concerns in Chicago's Built Environment, is a half-day program that brings together conference attendees and local participants. Two panel discussions will address the history and future of Chicago waterways and issues of community and preservation in Chicago neighborhoods. Panelists include: Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; Martin Felsen, UrbanLab and Illinois Institute of Technology; Carol Ross Barney, Ross Barney Architects, Debra Shore, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District; Robert Bruegmann, University of Illinois at Chicago; Patricia Saldaña Natke, UrbanWorks; and Alaina Harkness, MacArthur Foundation. Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, will serve as moderator. The program is funded by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts and will take place at the Buchanan Chapel in the Gratz Center, 126 E. Chestnut St.

Architecture Tours - open to the public

More than 30 guided tours of Chicago's architecture and landscapes will be available for conference attendees and the general public to attend. Led by leaders in the fields of architecture, architectural history and preservation, these tours give visitors and residents alike a chance to explore the city and learn from local experts. See tour listing below.

SAH 75th Anniversary

SAH will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding during the conference with a party at The Rookery, Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root's 1888 landmark that was renovated by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1905. The event is co-sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust and the Vernacular Architecture Forum.

Paper Sessions

Thirty-six paper sessions featuring 183 speakers from across the globe will explore the history of the built environment from antiquity to the critical present.  Global-local topics span from "Industrial Landscapes and Heritage: A Global Examination" to "Vernacular Chicago: Architecture in the City of Broad Shoulders" and "Environmental Technologies in History: Chicago's Role." View paper sessions at bit.ly/2015sessions.

Registration

Early registration opens on January 6, 2015. Registration rates increase on February 16, 2015. View registration rates and information at sah.org/2015/registration.

SAH 68th Annual International Conference Information
Location: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, 350 West Mart Center Dr., Chicago, Illinois
Dates: April 15-19, 2015
Conference App: Download at
guidebook.com/g/SAH2015
Co-Chairs: Ken Tadashi Oshima, SAH 1st Vice President, professor in the Department of Architecture at University of Washington; Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago
AIA CES Learning Units LU/HSW: SAH is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education system (AIA CES) to provide learning units for participation in various events at the Annual Conference, including paper sessions, tours, roundtable discussions, and the SAH Chicago Seminar.

Tours - open to the public   

(Public registration for tours opens on February 16, 2015. Visit sah.org/2015/tours for more information.)

TR1 Aqua Tower

TR2 Sacred Spaces in the Loop: St. Peter's Church and the Loop Synagogue

TR3 Spectacular Interiors of the Chicago Cultural Center and Monroe Buildings

TR4 Art Deco Skyscraper Interiors

TR5 Chicago's Moveable Bridges

TR6 Cutting-Edge Adaptive Reuse: The Chicago Athletics Association Hotel

TR7 Chicago School Skyscrapers on South Dearborn Street

TR8 The Architecture and Adaptive Re-use of Louis Sullivan's Carson Pirie Scott Building

TR9 Sacred Spaces in the Loop: First United Methodist Church in the Chicago Temple Building

TR10 Recent Skyscrapers on North-South Wacker Drive

TR11 Gateway to North Michigan Avenue

TR12 Spectacular Interiors of the Chicago Cultural Center and Monroe Buildings

TR13 Art Deco Skyscraper Interiors

TR14 Chicago's Moveable Bridges

TR15 The Architecture and Adaptive Re-use of Louis Sullivan's Carson Pirie Scott Building

TR16 Restoration of the Rookery Building

TR17 Tour of the Chinatown Neighborhood

TR18 Pilsen: The Heart of Chicago

TR19 Albert G. Lane and Carl Schurz High Schools

TR20 The Near South Side: Mansions, Motor Row, and McCormick Place

TR21 Walter Netsch and UIC

TR22 606 Urban Park (pre-opening tour)

TR23 Provocative New Architecture in Chicago: The Work of JGMA

TR24 Mid-Century Modern Residential Design in Chicago's South Suburbs

TR25 Urban Redevelopment in Chicago's Uptown Community

TR26 Wright's Ravine Bluffs Development and Glasner House

TR27 SC Johnson Administration Building, Research Tower and Wingspread

TR28 Chicago's Public Housing

TR29 Dearborn Street: A Microcosm of Chicago Urban Development

TR30 Country Estate Architecture in Lake Forest

TR31 Does Award-Winning Design Make a Difference? Case Studies in Chicago

TR32 Wright and Beyond: A Tour of Oak Park, River Forest, and Riverside

TR33 Pullman: America's First Planned Company Town

TR34 Mid-Century Modernism on the River

 

Sponsors

The Art Institute of Chicago

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Vernacular Architecture Forum Chicago

University of California Press

 

Partners

AIA Chicago
Archeworks
Art Institute of Chicago
Association of Architecture Organizations
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Detours
Construction History Society of America
DePaul University, Art History Department
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park
Evanston History Center
Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Glessner House Museum
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Illinois Institute of Technology
Landmarks Illinois
Pleasant Home Foundation
UIC Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
University of Chicago, Art History Department
Vernacular Architecture Forum Chicago

About SAH
Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by vocation or avocation, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs. Learn more at sah.org.

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Apply for the Architect in Residence Program 2015
From: Theresa Ann Palma
To: International Committee
Posted: Nov 11, 2014 2:39 PM
Subject: Apply for the Architect in Residence Program 2015
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This Program is a new initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation, and reflects its vision of architecture as fundamental to Australian culture. It conveys the Foundation's ongoing commitment to supporting and communicating the value of architecture as design and encourages the exploration of new approaches.

 

The Residency will be awarded to architects based outside Australia who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in architectural design, research and practice. The program offers an exciting opportunity for professionals to engage with the Australian public and architectural community through a program that includes a defined and self-directed architectural research by design project, as well as seminars, exhibitions and events.

Period :         10-12 Weeks
Commencing:           Mid 2015
Applications for 2015 Program NOW OPEN

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://wp.architecture.com.au/residence/


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Theresa Palma
Director, International Relations
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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RE: Reminder - Honorary Fellowship Submission Deadline is October...
From: Thomas J. Crabtree AIA
To: International Committee
Posted: Oct 07, 2014 2:31 PM
Subject: RE: Reminder - Honorary Fellowship Submission Deadline is October 17th
Message:
I nominate Roisin Heneghan with the Irish firm of heneghan peng architects for the 2015 Honorary Fellowship.

Among her many outstanding projects is the brilliant and courageous design for the Palestine Museum in Birzeit, Palestine.

heneghan peng architects
14-16 Lord Edward Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
hparc@hparc.com

http://www.palmuseum.org/about/the-building-

http://www.hparc.com/news/



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Thomas Crabtree AIA
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore MD
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Reminder - Honorary Fellowship Submission Deadline is October 17t...
From: Theresa Ann Palma
To: International Committee
Posted: Oct 02, 2014 12:15 PM
Subject: Reminder - Honorary Fellowship Submission Deadline is October 17th
Message:
Two weeks left to submit nominations for 2015 Honorary Fellowship!

The AIA Honorary Fellowship program was developed as the international counterpart to the Fellowship program. Election to honorary fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the foreign architect as an individual, but also elevates before the global public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on an international level.

For more details, please visit http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/AIAS075336 or email honorsawards@aia.org.


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Theresa Palma
Director, International Relations
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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5.
70th Anniversary of Bombing of Dresden
From: STUART WILLIAMS
To: International Committee
Posted: Sep 29, 2014 6:04 PM
Subject: 70th Anniversary of Bombing of Dresden
Message:
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Hello,

I am an artist and architect in New York.
Some of you may find this project of interest...

I'm working on a major public art installation with the City of Dresden, Germany. The historic Dresden Cathedral will be transformed with light and will appear to breathe in tandem with the upcoming 70th Anniversary Observance of the Bombing of Dresden. Built in 1738, and destroyed in 1945, the Cathedral was rebuilt in the 1980s.

Given Dresden's virtual destruction in the closing days of WWII, I think the vision of one of its foremost architectural landmarks appearing to breath will be filled with powerful symbolism of survival and renewal.

Details available at the following 2 links:

http://bit.ly/1uNxI9K
http://www.stuartwilliamsart.com/124374/1210639/gallery/lebensatem-dresden

With best regards,
Stuart Williams
www.stuartwilliamsart.com

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STUART WILLIAMS
STUART WILLIAMS / Environmental Artist
New York NY
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6.
U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference: Building Resilient Cities
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Sep 26, 2014 11:35 AM
Subject: U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference: Building Resilient Cities
Message:
The Corporate Council on Africa presents...
2014 U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference
Building Resilient Cities
October 7-9, 2014
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center | Washington, DC
http://infra2014.africacncl.org/

Overview

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is proud to present its 6th U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference. This year's conference, themed "Building Resilient Cities," will highlight how major metropolises in Africa are coping with rapid urbanization and the needs of a steadily growing middle class. Workshops will offer solutions for potable water, intermodal transportation, communication technology, and on- and off-grid electricity. This year's special sessions will also address natural and manmade disasters.

Immediately preceding the fall meetings at the World Bank, the conference will bring together U.S. and African government officials, international infrastructure experts, and leading decision makers from the public and private sectors.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2014 U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference.
Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are also available.

WHY ATTEND?

  • Identify key initiatives, upcoming project opportunities and areas of burgeoning growth
  • Learn from peers and experts in the field as they share best practices and success stories
  • Evaluate the risks and rewards of private sector investment across various sectors and regions
  • Discover new partnerships and explore potential investment opportunities
  • Connect with stakeholders involved in infrastructure development throughout the continent
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
  • U.S. and African businesses involved in infrastructure, power, water and ICT
  • Financiers looking for bankable projects
  • U.S. and African government officials in the infrastructure sector
  • Individuals looking for networking opportunities, including one-on-one meetings with government officials

For more information, please email cca@africacncl.org.


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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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7.
Call for Nominations: International Practice Committee Advisory G...
From: Theresa Ann Palma
To: International Committee
Posted: Sep 16, 2014 5:06 PM
Subject: Call for Nominations: International Practice Committee Advisory Group Members
Message:

Open Positions:
Vice Chair, Member at Large, Communications/Resources Member


Deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014

The AIA International Practice Committee (IPC) is now soliciting applications for 2015 appointments to the committee's Advisory Group (AG). All IPC members are encouraged to consider this opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity.


The International Practice Committee

The International Practice Committee is a group of architects and allied professionals involved and/or interested in international practice.  The International Practice Committee Advisory Group explores and monitors global practice and policy issues to be addressed by the President, the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors. The committee focuses on facilitating members' practice in global markets, identifying and developing practice resources, and providing an active network of architects engaged in international practice.  The committee serves all members by engaging in the global architecture community to advance the highest international standards of education, training, and practice.

AG Structure:

  • 7 core voting members:
    1. Chair - 2nd year of 3 year term
    2. Vice Chair - 1st year of 3 year term (ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 2015-2017)
    3. Past Chair - 3rd year of 3 year term
    4. Member at Large - 2 year term (ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 2015-2016)
    5. Trade Issues Member - 2 year term
    6. Education/Programs Member - 2 year term
    7. Communications/Resources Member - 2 year term (ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 2015-2016)
  • 1 ex-officio member: UIA Professional Practice Commission (PPC) Co-Director 

New members are appointed to the IPC-AG each year, to replace members completing their service. This appointment is to commence in January 2015.  Appointments are renewed annually by the president of the AIA.  AG members are expected to participate in monthly conference calls, IPC-sponsored conferences, symposia, and workshops, and the AIA National Convention.  


Open Positions:

Vice Chair

The successful candidate for the Vice Chair position will be appointed to a 3-year term.  He or she will serve as Chair in his or her second year and as Past Chair in his or her third year on the committee.  The Vice Chair will be responsible for supporting the Chair in coordinating and leading committee activities, including conference calls, programmatic planning, outreach, and serving in an advisory role to AIA members, leadership and staff.  

Member at Large

The successful candidate for the Member At Large position will be appointed to a 2-year term.  He or she will have broad knowledge of and interest in international practice issues.  He or she will be responsible for supporting for the committee in its regular activities and advising on international practice topics, but will be flexible to allow this position to bring to the group or take the lead on new areas of interest to the committee.

Communications/Resources Member

The successful candidate for the Communications/Resources Member position will be appointed to a 2-year term.  He or she will be the AG's point person for coordinating member communications.  He or she will also be responsible for reviewing and coordinating updates to existing resources, identifying new resources, and working with other AG members to develop and adapt content for the International Practice Committee KnowledgeNet site.


Selection

The current AG members review all applications and make a recommendation for appointment by the AIA president.

Criteria:
The Advisory Group utilizes the following criteria in making their evaluations. The individual:

  • is an AIA member in good standing;
  • is committed to a two- or three ‐year term of service (depending on position);
  • has a record of involvement with the committee's past events, publications, or special projects;
  • has an established reputation of following through on volunteer commitments;
  • has an active international practice or other related international professional activity;
  • will contribute to the diversity of the Advisory Group in terms of firm size, geography, gender, ethnicity and expertise;
  • An active involvement with a component's international committee or program is an added advantage.

To Apply

Please send the following materials by e-mail to Theresa Palma, Director, International Relations, theresapalma@aia.org:

  1. A current curriculum vitae, no longer than one page
  2. A brief (no longer than one page) statement of interest in joining the IC-AG, including the position you are applying for (Vice Chair, Member at Large, or Communications/Resources Member), a summary of past committee participation, and a description of any special goals if selected to the AG

 

All application materials must be received by Monday, September 29, 2014, 11:59 PM PDT.



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Theresa Palma
Director, International Relations
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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8.
One Week Left to Apply for Qatar Trade Mission!
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Sep 08, 2014 10:35 AM
Subject: One Week Left to Apply for Qatar Trade Mission!
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Less Than One Week Left to Apply for Qatar Trade Mission!

The deadline for the November Architecture Services Trade Mission to Qatar is approaching fast. Be sure to apply by Monday, September 15 for the chance to help your practice expand to a thriving international market.

The trade mission, hosted from November 17-19, is a prime opportunity to learn about prospects in the booming emirate. Qatar is spending over $250 billion on physical infrastructure and other developments over the next five years in an effort to move beyond a carbon-based economy. A number of specializations are particularly desired; master planning (regional design and port redevelopment); hospitals and health care architecture; hospitality; airports/other transportation infrastructure facility architecture; architectural services for mixed-use projects; sports and entertainment; and educational facilities.

In addition to the itinerary in Qatar, there is also an optional pre-mission stop in Saudi Arabia, where there is $960 billion dollars worth of projects planned or underway. The stop in Riyadh will be from November 16-17.

For more information and to apply, visit Export.gov. Questions about the AIA's involvement in trade missions should be directed to Derek Washam, the AIA's Manager of Federal & International Programs, at 202-626-7595 orderekwasham@aia.org.

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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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9.
Qatar Architectural Services Trade Mission Webinar Set for 8/20
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Aug 13, 2014 4:13 PM
Subject: Qatar Architectural Services Trade Mission Webinar Set for 8/20
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U.S. Department of Commerce Webinar Architecture Services Trade Mission to Qatar and Saudi Arabia

PLEASE JOIN US!
Recently, the American Institute of Architects and the International Trade Administration announced another opportunity to expand prospects for architects overseas with a trade mission to Doha, Qatar from November 17-19, 2014, with an optional mission stop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The purpose of this mission is to introduce U.S. firms to the expanding and diversifying Qatari and Saudi markets. 

We invite you to participate in a free webinar on August 20, 2014 to learn more about opportunities for architecture services and the trade mission to Qatar with an optional stop in Saudi Arabia.

Doing business in the Gulf region is based on building personal relationships. Speakers will include firms actually working in the countries, and who will address the business climate and culture.

Opportunities & Doing Business in Qatar
Qatar is spending over $250 billion on physical infrastructure and other developments over the next 5 years with its 2030 Vision plan combined with the award of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Best prospects include:
• Mass transit related facilities (light rail and subway);
• Stadiums & other entertainment venues
• Schools
• Hospitals
• Commercial facilities

Opportunities & Doing Business in Saudi Arabia
Demands for AEC services in Saudi Arabia has been expanding on average 9% per annum. The FY2014 budget projects government spending at $219 billion. Best prospects include:
• Master planning
• Entertainment and hospitality venues
• Hospitals
• Schools
• Commercial facilities

REGISTER NOW
https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=4Q8W
Date: August 20, 2014
Time 12:00 Noon EST; 7:00 pm
Doha & Riyadh
Cost: Free

For more information:
Arica Young
arica.young@trade.gov
613-317-7358
Eugene Alford
eugene.alford@trade.gvov
202-482-5071
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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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10.
Architect in Luxembourg
From: Kenneth A. Kornberg AIA
To: International Committee
Posted: Aug 04, 2014 1:09 PM
Subject: Architect in Luxembourg
Message:

I am looking for an architect or consultant with a good understanding of traditional Luxembourg architecture to advise on design details and construction methods of the historic architecture of Luxembourg City.
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Kenneth Kornberg AIA
Principal
Kornberg Associates/Architects
Menlo Park CA
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