Canadian National Urban Design Awards announced

June 13, 2010,AEDT

Urban design and architectural excellence play an important role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Canadian cities. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in cooperation with Canadian municipalities, wish to promote public and private awareness | Read More

KCAP and ARLETTE SCHNEIDERS ARCHITECTS win competition in Luxemburg

May 25, 2010,AEDT

KCAP Architects & Planners in cooperation with local architect Arlette Schneiders win the competition for an office development in the city of Luxemburg. The competition entry was already awarded first prize in 2009. Recently, the client Fonds de Compensation has officially assigned the building commission to the team KCAP and | Read More

Light at end of tunnel – AIA Billings highest in two years

May 20, 2010,AEDT

For the third straight month the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has gone up. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the April ABI rating was | Read More

Urban SOS – AECOM student ideas competition

May 5, 2010,AEDT

AECOM has launched for its second year, an open student ideas competition for 2010 – Urban SOS. The competition seeks to engage students in the design, planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, environmental and related fields, with the urban conditions that are now facing the majority of the world’s | Read More

International Green Construction Code launched

March 29, 2010,AEDT

Version 1.0 of the International Green Construction Code(IGCC) was launched by the International Code Council. Of interest to Landscape Architects is Chapter 4 – Site development and land use which provides requirements for the development and maintenance of building and building sites that encourage natural resource conservation and environmentally responsible | Read More

New ‘Future Cities Laboratory’ for Singapore

March 29, 2010,AEDT

ETH Zurich, a Swiss University and the National Research Foundation of Singapore have signed an agreement for the “Future Cities Laboratory”. This set the seal on the structure of the new platform for urban development in Singapore. In this project, it is collaborating closely with scientists from the National University | Read More

APA Announces Sustaining Places Initiative at World Urban Forum

March 27, 2010,AEDT

American Planning Association (APA) President Bruce Knight, FAICP, at the United Nation’s Fifth World Urban Forum (WUF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil announced the Sustaining Places Initiative will focus on the role of planning in addressing the entire set of human settlement issues relating to sustainability. The initiative will establish | Read More

Six teams shortlisted for Stoke bus station

March 18, 2010,AEDT

Six internationally renowned teams have been short-listed to design a new bus station which will welcome visitors to a rejuvenated Stoke-on-Trent city centre.  The teams have been selected following a major competition organised by the North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership. More than 40 architectural practices expressed interest in designing the new | Read More

NBBJ and Chan Krieger Sieniewicz to merge

March 16, 2010,AEDT

NBBJ, a global architecture and design firm, and Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, internationally-known for urban design and architecture excellence, announced today a merger of the two firms that will create an integrated team of over 700 architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners and interior designers. The Chan Krieger Sieniewicz team, including | Read More

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