Malinda Seneviratne of the Sunday Island has written a great piece about Landscape Architects. She wrote the article after she met some landscape architects recently. Malinda interviews some practitioners, educators and the founding member of the recently formed Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects.
An interesting article overall that gives a good insight into how Sri Lankans landscape architects and educators see landscape architecture.
Go to the article at Sunday Island – Landscape Architecture is not about pretty gardens, flowers and fountains
NEW PORT RICHEY – Railroad Square has been put on hold but the $1 million four-phased project but remains on schedule.
The Sun Coast News reports
David Crawley, URS Group‘s assistant vice president and manager of landscape architecture, who headed the first phase of Railroad Square development, said the company hopes to continue working on the project’s next phase.
SOURCE: The Sun Coast News – Railroad Square renovations to remain on hold until October
Times of Malta reports
City Gate’s regeneration will see 400 parking spaces lost, the investments ministry said, and not 2,000 as claimed by the Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises, GRTU.
The plans by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano will do away with the parking spaces in St James Ditch and Freedom Square, Valletta, an issue of concern for Valletta shop owners and office workers
SOURCE: Times of Malta – Valletta to lose 400 parking spots to Renzo Piano’s plans
BMI/pace have been selected to upgrade the streets of Parry Sound as apart of the 2010 G8 Summit in Huntsville, Ontario.
The streetscape works are budgeted for $700,000 from the total $50-million G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund. Most of the $50 million will be spent on the Expansion of Huntsville Centennial Centre to create G8 Centre, Huntsville budgeted at $16.7 million. (figures from Industry Canada)
LOT-EK, West 8, and Beyer Blinder Belle have been selected as the design team for Pier 57 at West 15th Street and the Hudson River as part of the development group lead by New York-based real estate developer YoungWoo & Associates (YWA). YWA was awarded the project by the Hudson River Park Trust on July 30, 2009.
The 375,000 square foot vacant, former passenger ship terminal will be transformed into a world-class cultural center, small business incubator, and public park, including a dramatic rooftop venue for the Tribeca Film Festival. The plan builds on the successes of the adjacent High Line park, West Chelsea arts district, Meatpacking entertainment and retail district, and Hudson River Park itself. It will create more than a third of a mile of new public waterfront access around the pier’s perimeter.
SOURCE: West 8
IMAGE SOURCE: West 8