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25-Year-Old Architect Wins Contest to Design WWI Memorial in D.C.

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Talk about a nice line on your resume. The United States World War One Centennial Commission just announced that 25-year-old Chicago architect Joseph Weishaar and New York sculptor Sabin Howard have been selected to design a monument that will be built in a park in the nation's capital. Their entry,"The Weight of Sacrifice," one of 360 entered in an international design competition, was selected from a group of five other finalists. Weishaar, who works as a project architect with Brininstool+Lynch in Chicago and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2013, told the Chicago Tribune that "It's overwhelming, entirely. Just even making it to the second round of the competition was entirely overwhelming. It's the greatest opportunity I've ever had in my life, and I'm enthralled to see where it goes."

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