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New Jersey Health Facility Designed Using Patient-Centered Care Model
A health facility that embraces Planetree (i.e. patient-centered) concepts, utilizes evidence-based design, and enhances urban revitalization opened in Camden, NJ, on Dec. 11.

Daylighting: Controls Hold Key to Energy
Ensuring that a daylight-designed building achieves both the promised energy savings and occupant benefits requires good planning, coordination, and communication. Successful control systems are not simply a matter of choosing products from a catalog of options.

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Architecture Billings Index Drops to All-Time Low for Second Straight MonthThe American Institute of Architects recently revealed the results from the latest Architecture Billings Index. Among the findings, the AIA reports an approximate 9- to 12-month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.
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December 17, 2008 A Sense of Identity
December 10, 2008 LEED Reorganization
December 03, 2008 Pioneering Science Center Breaks Ground
November 26, 2008 Greening the Vatican
November 19, 2008 Library Unveils New Donor Wall
November 12, 2008 New Engineering School Maximizes Flexibility
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October 29, 2008 Madison Avenue Building Gets New Look

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