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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Writer | March 3, 1994
For nearly two decades, the students of Boys' Latin School have had to fight traffic on West Lake Avenue whenever they wanted to go from one part of campus to another.Concerned about their safety, the school's administrators have decided to build a pedestrian bridge to link the upper school campus, on the north side of the 800 and 900 blocks of W. Lake Ave., with the lower and middle school campuses, on the south side.There's just one problem. The panel that reviews designs for new buildings in Baltimore neighborhoods took one look at the proposed bridge, with its precast concrete panels, thick columns and multiple flights of steps, and sent its designers back to the drawing board.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | November 25, 1993
An elaborate bronze fountain at the governor's mansion in Annapolis, criticized as a symbol of gubernatorial excess when it was unveiled three years ago, has drawn praise this fall as a model of good design.Inform magazine, a regional journal published by the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, has named the fountain and surrounding garden as one of 11 winners in its annual design award program, which surveys work throughout the mid-Atlantic.The garden was completed in spring 1990 on the west and northwest sections of the grounds around the governor's mansion.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | February 20, 1994
In addition to being one of the oldest handmade home products, ceramic tile remains one of the most popular hard-surface finishes for floors and walls. In fact, ceramic tile may now be more favored than ever before because it so incontestably gives consumers their money's worth. Few design materials are tougher or easier to maintain, and none is richer in its decorative possibilities.How unfortunate, then, that in homes in northern climates ceramic tile has been used almost exclusively in obvious areas like the bathroom.
FEATURES
By Rita St. Clair | August 2, 1992
Probably it has something to do with the political revolution that swept aside the Soviet Union. But even that historic upheaval doesn't fully account for the current fascination with things Russian, particularly with art objects from the czarist era.Whatever the reason, Americans are now snatching up all sorts of Russian-inspired creations, from grand-scale exact copies of furniture in St. Petersburg's Hermitage museum, to decorative fabrics based on...
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By NICK SHIELDS and NICK SHIELDS,SUN REPORTER | November 20, 2005
David Herbert Wilson, a retired architect who helped design hospitals, residences, public buildings and offices, died of heart failure Tuesday at his Baltimore home. He was 86. Mr. Wilson was born and raised in eastern New Jersey and graduated from Harvard University with a degree in engineering in 1940. A natural at ballroom dancing, Mr. Wilson became a dance instructor while in college to help pay for school. While in school, he met his future wife, Allen Dickey. The two married in 1941.
FEATURES
By Sharon Stangenes and Sharon Stangenes,Chicago Tribune | June 21, 1992
CHICAGO -- When Andree Putman opened Ecart, her Paris-based firm, in 1978, she was alone and unknown. Today she is the toast of interior design on both sides of the Atlantic.So it is surprising that Ms. Putman says "good riddance" to the decade of her greatest success and predicts that the 1990s will be better for good home design."The 1980s was the decade of the championship of arrogance and money," she declares in the deep, husky voice that has advised clients from the French minister of culture to the owners of Barneys New York.
NEWS
By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,Sun Staff Writer | February 23, 1995
Instead of suffering in the cold and rain, homeless people might someday sleep in a "Compactable Chalet," a "Port-a-Home 2000" or "Project POSH."Three teams of students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County came up with those names -- and the structures to match -- when they took on an assignment to design and build an original, portable, low-cost shelter to keep a homeless person warm and dry.The freshmen in honors engineering put up $20 each,...
FEATURES
By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | July 19, 1992
Q: I'm about to furnish and decorate a room for my two preteen boys. It's a fairly large space that I would like to have serve as a playroom and as a quiet place for reading, watching TV and relaxing with friends. Can you give me some suggestions for how to proceed?A: Function should clearly be your foremost concern. And, from that perspective, I would suggest that the room be designed in such a way it will literally be able to grow along with your growing boys. That means using movable furniture, easily accessible storage units and adjustable-height shelving.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | June 16, 1992
After reviewing credentials of 10 groups, state aviation officials have selected a joint venture of the STV Group of Baltimore and William Nicholas Bodouva & Associates of New York as their first choice to design the proposed $100 million expansion of the international wing at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.Michael West, an associate administrator at the Maryland Aviation Administration, says his agency is negotiating with the top-ranked design team and hopes to have a contract to present to the state Board of Public Works in several months.
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