Skaters modify skate plaza design – Ukiah Daily Journal

March 31, 2009,AEDT

Ukiah Daily Journal reports “About 30 skateboarders fine tuned a skate plaza design created by Site Design Group and RJM Design Group for the aquatic center site. Pro-boarder and skatepark designer Kanten Russell from Site Design Group and landscape architect John Courtney from RJM Design Group presented the plan last | Read More

situate – international sculpture competition for Perth, Western Australia.

March 31, 2009,AEDT

Department of Culture and Arts – Western Australia annnounces situate is an international sculpture competition for Perth, Western Australia. Forrest Place, which is the location of a proposed major multi-million dollar upgrade, has been announced as the site for the artwork. situate has been designed to encourage innovative partnerships between | Read More

Indonesian dam warnings ignored – theage.com.au

March 31, 2009,AEDT

theage.com.au The dam wall at Situ (Lake) Gintung south of Jakarta was breached early on Friday morning. Nirwono Yoga, the head of the Indonesia Landscape Architecture Study Group,….. warned of a calamity after conducting three surveys of Jakarta’s dams in 2005, 2007 and 2008. read the full article @ the | Read More

What should we make of empty big-box stores? – TheStar.com

March 30, 2009,AEDT

TheStar.com reports “While we routinely mourn the disappearance of the small storefront, we rarely ask what happens to the texture of a city when a big-box store closes shop.” SOURCE: What should we make of empty big-box stores? – TheStar.com

Herzog & de Meuron feels pinch – Architects Journal

March 29, 2009,AEDT

Architects Journal reports “Several UK projects have been delayed, including Lord’s Cricket Ground and Portsmouth arena Two of Herzog & de Meuron’s largest London projects have been delayed…….” Read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Architects Journal – Herzog & de Meuron feels pinch ]

Into the future – The Boston Globe

March 29, 2009,AEDT

Robert Campbell in a recent The Boston Globe looks into “What changes could coming years bring to Boston’s landscape? We asked the Globe’s architecture critic to gaze into his crystal ball and tell us the shape of things to come.” Read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Into the future | Read More

Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray Lecture – April 6 – AIANY

March 28, 2009,AEDT

The AIA New York Chapter, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the London School of Economics, is welcoming Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray, 2008-2009 Stirling Lecturers, to the Center for Architecture on April 6, 2009. Winning the James Stirling Lectures on the City competition for their proposal | Read More

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