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Five fight for Human Rights

Niki May Young
Monday 16 Mar 2009

Finalists announced for Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Center for Civil & Human Rights (CCHR) announced its selection of five architectural firms as finalists in the competition to design the new $125 million Center to be located in Downtown Atlanta in January. The list presents a competitive round table of some of the most respected American architects, who have each now presented their designs (shown) to the Jury.

The finalists are:

Diller Scofidio + Renfro of New York, who designed the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and partnerStanley Beaman & Sears of Atlanta

Freelon Group of Durham, N.C., who designed the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland AfricanAmerican History and Culture, and partner HOK of Atlanta

Huff + Gooden Architects LLC of New York and partner Hammel Green and Abrahamson of Minneapolis,Minn., a partnership which designed the California African American Museum

Moody•Nolan of Columbus, Ohio and partners Antoine Predock Architect PC of Albuquerque, whodesigned the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Goode Van Slyke of Atlanta

Polshek Partnership Architects of New York, who designed the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, andAtlanta partners Cooper Carry and Stanley Love-Stanley PC

The Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, scheduled to break ground in 2009, will commemorate thelandmark contributions of Atlantans and Georgians to the historic struggle for African-American freedom andequality as well as present the continuing story of human rights efforts around the world. The Center will be aspace for ongoing dialogue, study and potential resolution of current and future freedom struggles for allpeople, at the local, national and international levels.

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