BERNARDO FORT-BRESCIA AND LAURINDA SPEAR INDUCTED TO THE INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE HALL OF FAME
(Extensions of Remarks - November 22, 1999)

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   BERNARDO FORT-BRESCIA AND LAURINDA SPEAR INDUCTED TO THE INTERIOR 
                      DESIGN MAGAZINE HALL OF FAME

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                        HON. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                       Monday, November 22, 1999

  Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN. Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate Bernardo 
Fort-Brescia and his wife, Laurinda Spear, on being inducted as members 
of the 1999 Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame.
  In 1977, Bernardo and Laurinda, both graduates of Ivy League 
architectural schools, founded the Miami based Arquitectonica which has 
been making headlines with a brand of unconventional modernism that 
combines clarity and formal rigor with unusual daring in color and wit. 
The firm's designs have won numerous awards from the American Institute 
of Architects and Progressive Architecture.
  Bernardo and Laurinda have worked on many memorable designs, 
including the Miami City Ballet headquarters in Miami Beach, the 
American Airlines Arena in Miami, and the future Westin New York at 
Times Square on New York's 42nd Street. These projects have been 
featured in many magazines and professional journals including Time, 
Newsweek, Domus, and Architectural Digest. Bernardo and Laurinda have 
lectured around the world and their work had been exhibited in many 
prestigious museums and galleries throughout the Western Hemisphere and 
Europe.
  I urge my colleagues to join me in congratulating Bernard Fort-
Brescia, FAIA and Laurinda Spear, FAIA on their induction to the 1999 
Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame.

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