White Space Cambridge | Cambridge, USA | Nina Chase, Emily Milliman, David Buckley Borden

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The winter of 2014-2015 was the snowiest winter on record for Boston, Massachusetts. In the spirit of small-scale tactical urbanism, and in an attempt to have some much needed fun with the snow, three landscape architects bought 60+ brightly colored inner tubes and threw them in front of City Hall in Cambridge, MA.

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NATHAN BURKETT DESIGN WINS THE SHOW GARDEN GOLD MEDAL AT MIFGS 2015

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Melbourne-based landscape architect, Nathan Burkett has won the Show Garden Gold Medal at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, blowing the judges away with his architectural aesthetic and unique living centerpieces.

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Piazza Verde | Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo Italy | Studio Fink

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The Piazza Vecchia (Old Square) in Bergamo Italy is a Renaissance square, that Le Corbusier called “ the most beautiful square in Europe”. As key part of a major international landscape symposium Arketipos held in Bergamo throughout September 2014 this historical square was temporarily transformed into a contemporary landscape exploring the theme of Well being and healing.

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ILAM dismantles Scale of Fees

The Insitute of Landscape Architects Malaysia have officially dismantled their Scale of Fees after the Malaysia Competition Commission recently sent the ILAM the following notice:

“That the Commission is aware that the ILAM’s Scale of Fees continues to be in effect. The Commission considers that the ILAM’s Scale of Fees should be dismantled by 5 April 2015, failing which the Commission shall proceed to take the next appropriate course of action”

ILAM in response sent out a notice to all members on the 3 April to officially dismantling the Scale of Fees:

“ILAM is hereby adhere to full application of the Competition Act 2010 and advises all ILAM members to comply with the aforementioned act. Please be informed that the booklet of ILAM’s Scale of Fees is now regarded as obsolete. ILAM has no obligation to any members should there be any circumstances in relation to “the ACt” after the date of this letter.”

The dismantling of official Scale of Fees by landscape architecture organisations has been ocurring over the last decade as countries seek to increase competition and comply with fair-trade agreements between nations where colluding or fixing of prices or fees is seen as anti-competitive. Although these scale of fees are obsolete they are often still used by firms and individuals to price work by adjusting for various costs and project complexity.

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Singapore URA launches RFP for Rail Corridor

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The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) recently launced a Request for Proposals for the Rail Corridor in Singapore. The URA is inviting architects and landscape architects to assemble a multi-disciplinary Design Team and provide consultancy services to develop a Concept Master Plan and Concept Proposals for the Rail Corridor Project in Singapore.

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