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CHICAGO TRIBUNE ANNOUNCES ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION FOR PUBLIC HOUSING

 CHICAGO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-one years after it sponsored the international design competition for Tribune Tower, the Chicago Tribune calls upon architects from throughout the world to address the failure of American public housing to provide a decent place to live.
 In its Sunday, Feb. 21, editions, the Chicago Tribune announces another worldwide architectural competition. This is an "ideas" competition that invites architects and non-architects alike to submit plans for safe, livable housing for low-income residents in Chicago's Cabrini-Green public housing development. Although the winning entry in the contest will not be built, the competition is designed to stimulate new thinking that will improve the lives of public housing residents in Chicago and around the nation.
 The competition is dedicated to the memory of Dantrell Davis, a seven-year-old Cabrini-Green resident who was shot to death while walking to school in October 1992.
 This contest was conceived independently of Chicago Housing Authority Chairman Vincent Lane's recent proposal to redevelop Cabrini- Green.
 Lane will serve on the jury of seven experts that will decide the winning design. The panel will be chaired by Chicago architect Cynthia Weese, vice president of the American Institute of Architects. Other members of the panel are Devereaux Bowley Jr., author of "The Poor House," a study of Chicago public housing; Hattie Calvin, president of the residents' advisory council at Cabrini-Green; Joseph Gonzalez, a design partner with the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Christopher Lee, a partner in the Chicago architectural firm of Johnson & Lee; and Clarence Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune columnist.
 The competition is open to everyone, not just professional architects. Architecture students are particularly encouraged to submit designs.
 There is no registration fee and there are no monetary prizes. Each entrant is limited to two medium-sized boards, approximately 2 by 3 feet in size. No computer simulations or models will be accepted.
 To register for the competition, mail a letter with your name, address and phone number to:
 Tribune Competition
 435 N. Michigan Ave.
 Chicago, IL 60611 USA
 A document spelling out the requirements of the competition will be mailed to entrants beginning March 22. The deadline for registering to enter the contest is April 1. All entries must be received by June 1. No telephone calls regarding this competition will be accepted by the newspaper.
 Winners of the competition will be formally announced June 10, which is the 146th anniversary of the Chicago Tribune's first day of publishing.
 Entries from the competition will be displayed at the joint convention of the American Institute of Architects and the International Union of Architects, which will be held in Chicago starting June 18. In addition, the Tribune will publish contest entries as part of its coverage of the competition.
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 /CONTACT: Jeffrey Bierig of the Chicago Tribune, 312-222-3920/


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