One Of The World's Largest Design Firms Profiled

The Baltimore Sun profiles urban design firm RTKL Associates, which has been selected to plan the massive Beijing International Sports and Exhibition Center.
August 30, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"RTKL has grown into one of the world's largest architectural and design firms with 705 employees in 10 offices in cities such as Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Madrid, London and Shanghai. Its specialties range from urban planning to designing skyscrapers, shopping malls and hospitals, and now, Olympic venues...

In 1961, the firm hired urban design specialist George Kostritsky, a Harvard University professor, and changed its name to Rogers, Taliaferro, Kostritsky and Lamb. Seven years later, an exasperated receptionist who had trouble pronouncing the names shortened it to RTKL. The new name stuck."

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Published on Sunday, August 29, 2004 in The Baltimore Sun
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