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I'll second those Kudos Edgar; Mr. Kelbaugh continues to provide enlightenment and inspiration; and Carl Elefante is taking this critical issue to a new level of action and engagement on behalf of our institute.
While the challenge is certainly daunting, it seems to me that architects are well equipped to face these kinds of seemingly insurmountable odds. After all, our design process often brings order, progress and some measure of beauty to chaotic and dire situations.
Michael F. Malinowski FAIA