AIA awards citation to Monitor

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded citations to The Christian Science Monitor, the Charlotte Observer, Arizona Highways, the Atlantic, and the Arts and Entertainment Network for their coverage of architecture, urban planning, and design.

''Throughout its 75-year history, The Christian Science Monitor has been committed not only to identifying architectural problems but also to promoting solutions,'' the AIA said. ''The Monitor's essays, special sections, and articles have been especially thorough in discussing residential design, land use, city planning, and special-use buildings.''

The AIA cited The Monitor as ''an inspired advocate of quality, affordable housing, enlightened urban design, and the marriage of delight to invention in American architecture.''

The citations were presented Thursday at AIA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The Charlotte Observer was honored for providing a community forum on choices open to a rapidly growing city that values both ''its architectural heritage and its emerging reputation as one of the brightest stars of the new South.''

The AIA cited Arizona Highways for an article in its June issue focusing on the legacy and innovation of Arizona design.

The organization honored the Atlantic for its September cover story, ''The American House,'' a comprehensive article on the evolution and future of US home ownership.

The Arts and Entertainment Network was honored for its 90-minute documentary in April entitled ''The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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