Art: The Year's Best

After sifting through plans and photographs of buildings from all over the U.S., the American Institute of Architects last week picked this year's winners of "first honor" awards for architectural excellence. The year's best: the Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. home office building near Hartford by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Partner Gordon Bunshaft (TIME COLOR PAGES, Sept. 16); the Stuart Co. pharmaceutical plant at Pasadena by Architect Edward D. Stone (TIME COVER, March 31); two glass-façaded California school buildings by San Francisco's Mario J. Ciampi; a highly patterned tile-and-glass-façaded Palm Springs specialty...

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