Museum Chooses Landscape Architect

89.3 WFPL  reports

The Speed Art Museum has chosen a landscape architect for its expansion at the University of Louisville campus. The landscape architecture firm chosen is Reed Hilderbrand Associates of Massachusetts who will work with wHY Architecture of Los Angeles, which the museum chose in January……..The museum expects to break ground next year and complete construction by 2014

SOURCE: 89.3 WFPL | Museum Chooses Landscape Architect; Gets $5 million

Burj Dubai (World’s Tallest Tower) to open on December 2

The Times of India reports

The world’s tallest tower Burj Dubai will open this year on December 2, which is the UAE National

Mohammed Al-Abbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, which is the developer of the project, said he was “shooting for UAE National Day”.

SOURCE: The Times of India – Burj Dubai to open on December 2

Bennetts’ New Street Square green wall lives on

Architects Journal reports

Teething issues with a wall of plants pictured at Bennetts Associates’ New Street Square office complex in central London have been addressed, says director Rab Bennetts.

He added that the wall has been replanted and will be ‘fine by next spring’.

read and see images at the SOURCE:  Architects JournalBennetts’ New Street Square green wall lives on

The future of landscape architecture – 27east

April Gonzales attended the ASLA conference in Chicago in September and gives a summary of the presentations she attend and a brief overview parts of Chicago she visited in comparison to Southhampton. read more

SOURCE: The future of landscape architecture – 27east

Northwest Design Review Panel announces affiliation with CABE

The Places Matter! Northwest Design Review Panel has joined with seven other regional design review services to affiliate with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). This will create a national network of design review panels, providing all local planning authorities with access to independent practical design advice. The network (including CABE) will collectively review more than 800 schemes a year.

Affiliation means that there is an agreement defining shared values, a shared service, and a joint commitment to high standards in design review. It will ensure that the panels work more closely together, learning is shared, and a consistent service is provided to developers and planners across England.
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Brentwood Park could get major facelift

Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports

The Brentwood Park Initiative may soon finalize plans for an ambitious overhaul — more than $6 million worth — of the town’s park.

A master plan has been presented to the group by J.T. Sauer & Associates, a landscape architect and engineering firm in McKees Rocks.

Initiative members met Tuesday for a walk through the park to visualize some of those proposals, which include replacing the basketball and tennis courts with two youth baseball fields, extending the track around the football field, relocating the basketball courts closer to the high school, adding a deck hockey rink, expanding the pool to include spray features, new turf and building a grandstand for the football stadium.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post Gazette ( Brentwood Park could get major facelift

China coastal city wins UN Habitat award

China Daily

The local government of an Eastern China coastal city won a United Nations Habitat award on Monday for well executed urban planning which has transformed the city into a green home with new housing and infrastructure.

The awardee is the municipal government of Rizhao, a coastal city in Shandong province, Eastern China.

SOURCE: China Daily – China coastal city wins UN Habitat award

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