Lecture – Harvard GSD – NIALL G. KIRKWOOD

November 15, 2009,AEDT

FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED LECTURE: MUMBAI ELEGY? MATTERS OF DESIGN IN AN ARDUOUS LANDSCAPE NIALL G. KIRKWOOD Niall G. Kirkwood is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology at the Harvard Design School. November 18 – 6:30pm – 7:30pm ·   Piper Auditorium, Harvard University

UBC students design pavilion for 2010 Olympics

November 12, 2009,AEDT

Sarah Chung at the THEUBYSSEY.CA reports The 24-hour design session, or 24-hour charette, consisted of interdisciplinary architecture student teams designing a rain-proof, bright, and lively pavilion to be erected in Downtown Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics. The event was held at the Lasserre Building and ended at 9am Monday morning. | Read More

Firm principal returns from volunteer design charette in Nigeria

November 12, 2009,AEDT

NJ.com reports Ben Walmer, principal in the Somerville-based architectural firm, LiMN Architects, recently returned from rural Nigeria where he donated eight days of his time and professional expertise to help children and families step out of poverty The project scope includes a 12+ acre training center with a dormitory for | Read More

White vs Green roofs at McGill

November 11, 2009,AEDT

Henry Gass of McGill Daily reports The fight for Montreal’s environmental future has recently reached new heights, as various environmental groups in the city promote the installation of energy-efficient green and white roofs. Green rooftops, or rooftop gardens, are becoming more and more popular in Montreal, while white rooftops, flat | Read More

WPA 2.0 Student Edition Finalists Announced

November 10, 2009,AEDT

WPA 2.0 (SE) finalists has announced the finalists S1025 R_Ignite Re-Commission – Peter Millar . Jamie Potter . Andy Wilde The Manchester School of Architecture, UK S1035 Aquaculture Canal_New Orleans Aquaculture Canal Fadi Masoud – University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design S1037 155th St Viaduct: Polytechnic | Read More

Boom in design review prompts new guidance

November 5, 2009,AEDT

The number of design review panels has more than doubled in the last five years, so that now almost every local authority has access to high quality independent design advice. Over 80 panels are up and running across England. New guidance has been launched, Design review: principles and practice, to | Read More

International urban heritage conference in Riyadh, 2010

November 2, 2009,AEDT

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host next April (2010) the First International Conference on Urban and Architectural Heritage in Islamic Countries (FCUAHIC) at the Saudi capital of Riyadh to discuss the role of urban heritage in the cultural, social, and economic development in the Islamic countries. For more information: | Read More

Australian Institute of Architects 2009 National Architecture Awards announced

November 2, 2009,AEDT

IMAGE SOURCE: Flickr – Eugene Regis Australia’s major new arts, theatre and ‘culture palaces’ from Canberra to Melbourne to New York, and the architects who designed them, are among major winners at this year’s top architecture awards. The Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards are the country’s most prestigious | Read More

UMass plans to open urban design center in downtown Springfield

October 30, 2009,AEDT

MassLive.com reports The University of Massachusetts at Amherst will open an urban design center downtown early next year, marking the school’s first step to locate programs in Springfield. Plans call for the design center to open on Feb. 1 and to provide a variety of programs in architecture, landscape architecture, | Read More

SOM Wins Beijing CBD Competition

October 25, 2009,AEDT

The Chicago and China offices of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) were named the winner of an international design competition to expand the Beijing Central Business District (CBD). The competition was sponsored by the Chaoyang District Government and the Beijing CBD Administration Committee. Seven teams of the world’s leading urban | Read More

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