OregonLive.com reports “One of Portland’s most venerable architecture firms is closing its doors, another victim of a stumbling economy.
Sienna Architecture Co., founded in 1951….in October, Sienna downsized its downtown Portland office from 45 to 25 and retained only four of its nine Seattle employees” sadly now it is set to close its doors.
[SOURCE: OregonLive.com – Sienna Architecture will close its doors]
Garnering the support of a large and diverse number of organizations and businesses, the 2030 Challenge Stimulus Plan is quietly gaining momentum both on and off the Hill. Impressed with the Plan’s ability to create over 9 million new jobs and $1 trillion in direct non-federal spending in just two years while opening up a brand new $1.8 trillion renovation market, many agree that this Plan can turn the economy around with far-reaching, positive impacts for every U.S. sector and industry.
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[SOURCE Newswire – 2030 Challenge Stimulus Plan Gains Momentum].
The Herald (Scotland) reports “Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games in 2014 should bring about an improvement in the health of every citizen, if the investment opportunity is used wisely.
That is the view of one of the world’s leading consultants on sustainable urban development, Gary Lawrence of Ove Arup, who was in Scotland recently talking to civic and business leaders.”
SOURCE: The Herald – Sustainability Built Into One Grand Design
Building Design reports that “Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled designs for the Madrid headquarters of Spanish bank BBVA.
The design concept proposes creating a small city and artificial oasis on a site on the outskirts of the city, described by the architects as a “desert-like” space”
read the full article with images @ [SOURCE: Building Design – Herzog & de Meuron reveals design for Madrid bank HQ – Building Design].