The Changing Meaning of Urban Space in Yerevan

Recently, I had the opportunity to be present at a debate about education reform among workers at the Yerevan State University. The occasion was the introduction of the credit system, the latest stage in the reforms. The main argument was that “the Soviet education system was the best in the world and there was no reason to change it.”

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Burt Hill Opens First US-Based International Studio

Responding to the needs of its growing client base overseas, Burt Hill announces the establishment of an International Studio. This full-service studio, which offers architectural, site, engineering, and creative services, will support and expand the capabilities of the firm’s existing offices abroad in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE and Ahmedabad, India, while also strengthening its resources in the United States. The new studio will be housed in Burt Hill’s Pittsburgh office and increase its current Pittsburgh-based team in the upcoming year.

Burt Hill Opens First US-Based International Studio.

$3 Billion Grand Avenue Project Starts Construction

Construction work is underway on The Grand, one of the largest vertically-integrated, mixed-use projects under construction in the nation. The multi-phase 3.6 million square foot development spanning three city blocks will cost an estimated $3 billion to develop. Phase I has been designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry for the project developer, Related Companies.

$3 Billion Grand Avenue Project Starts Construction.
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$US 1 Billion needed for Investment in Dragon City

Real estate developer Phu Long Joint-Stock Company yesterday launched what is considered to be the largest project of any local property company, the 65-ha Dragon City in Sai Gon South.

Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said the project would include villa areas, various apartments, shopping and service buildings and office towers.

Viet Nam News.

Brad Pitt unveils plans for New Orleans homes

Brad Pitt launched his own regeneration project for Katrina-ravaged New Orleans yesterday, unveiling designs for a range of eco-friendly and flood-proof homes.

Pitt, who had ambitions to be an architect if he had not taken up acting, commissioned 13 architectural firms to produce houses that would incorporate solar power and other environmentally-sound designs.

Brad Pitt unveils plans for New Orleans homes | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited.

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