Landscape Architect & Urban Planner in Top 50 careers for 2010

December 31, 2009,AEDT

U.S. News and World Report have listed Landscape Architect and Urban Planner in the Top 50 Careers for 2010. Numbers of Landscape Architects according U.S. News and World Report are expected to jump 20 percent between 2008 and 2018 and Urban Planners are expected to also to grow 19 percent | Read More

Londoners to get 22,500 car charging points by 2015

December 23, 2009,AEDT

Recently at the Copenhagen climate summit the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson revealed plans for a comprehensive network of electric charge points in the capital, supporting the mainstream use of zero carbon-emission electric vehicles by 2015. The plan shows that Londoners will have access to 22,500 charge points at work, | Read More

Sustainable Sites gets coverage in Biocycle

December 23, 2009,AEDT

The Sustainable Sites Initiative launched the Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009 in November 2009 has received more recent press coverage from the December issue of Biocycle magazine. The article looks at the history of the Initiative and explores the Ecosystem as a Baseline. The article also looks at the pilot program | Read More

AECOM on the M&A trail not far from home

December 23, 2009,AEDT

Recently we reported recently via (Building.co.uk) that AECOM was one of the firms to be rumoured to be on the look out for firms ripe for Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in the UK. However, it seems they are also looking in their own backyard as they announced yesterday by press | Read More

Vectorworks 2010 gets new Service Pack

December 21, 2009,AEDT

Recently Nemetschek released Service Pack 2 for English Vectorworks 2010 and its variations (eg Landmark, etc). Vectorworks 2010 now has Service Pack 2 which fixes issues with DXF/DWG import & export, wall joining as wells as a few other updates. For all you techies who want to know everything that | Read More

Australian architects think about cities in 2050 and beyond

December 21, 2009,AEDT

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced a shortlist of proposals for the Australia Pavillion at the Venice Biennale. The shortlist of 24 was selected from 129 submissions addressing urban spaces in 2050 and beyond. Some of the proposals include: New cities of 50,000-100,000 in desert areas Cities which feature | Read More

Walter Hood in the New York Times

December 21, 2009,AEDT

New York Times feature with Walter Hood about Crown Memorial State Beach Mr. Hood, whose landscape architecture firm designed the grounds of the de Young Museum in San Francisco, lives in Oakland, and he spends a lot of time traveling. In August, he accepted a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award | Read More

Go-ahead on Gustafson Porter designed Woolwich Squares

December 20, 2009,AEDT

Builder & Engineer reports A £6.6m project to revamp the two squares at the heart of Woolwich town centre will go ahead in the New Year after Greenwich councillors gave the scheme the green light yesterday…. The scheme has been designed by landscape architects Gustafson Porter, and follows detailed consultation | Read More

2010 World Architecture report released

December 18, 2009,AEDT

Building Design has just released its 2010 World Architecture report and it has some interesting findings. The some of the world’s architecture firms have shrunk due the Global Financial Crisis while others have increased in size due to the growth of cities in Asia. Building Design states The world’s biggest | Read More

IULA shortlist announced

December 17, 2009,AEDT

The jury session for the International Urban Landscape Award 2009 took place at the end of November 2009. The focus of this year’s award was on projects from Great Britain and Germany. The feedback was excellent: 43 projects were submitted. IULA 2009 aimed to find urban design solutions for the | Read More

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