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Illinois Holocaust Museum Recognized

The Illinois Council of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Illinois) has named Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center as one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places, in honor of the state’s Bicentennial in 2018. The announcement was made as part of National Architecture Week, which showcases the innovative and talented architects who’ve made positive contributions …

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Designs Pump Life Into Main Street Retail

By Joshua Zinder, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP With the rise of suburban shopping malls, followed by the boom in big-box stores and the advent of online retail, it’s easy to conceive that Main Street retail is under attack. Some municipalities have experimented with restaurant-only redevelopment of their downtown areas, but these have been shown to be …

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Four Factors Lead To Urban Revitalization

By Brent Zeigler, AIA, IIDA, Dyer Brown Urban-revitalization success stories can be inspiring to those who love great cities, especially when the unique character of a neighborhood or district is preserved and even celebrated. Cincinnati provides a perfect example. In recent years the city’s Over-the-Rhine section countered a decades-long decline into crime and urban decay. …

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